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Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi

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The 58th year of Shouwa, early summer
It’s June, and the summer heat has arrived earlier than it does most years.
By day there are crickets, and by night there are cicadas.

We’re in Hinamizawa, a small village in the countryside.
There are fewer than two thousand people here. But every year, there is an event.

This event is a mysterious death.
(The series has run from 1979 to 1983)

On a certain day in June, someone dies, and someone else goes missing.
The series of deaths is connected to the upheaval surrounding the dam construction project.
A murder case that was covered up is being reenacted.
Is it a conspiracy? A coincidence? Or perhaps a curse?

Someone who was supposed to be there isn’t.
Someone who wasn’t supposed to be there is.

Someone who was alive last night is dead now.
And someone who is here right now isn’t alive.

So, there is no way to avert tragedy. There is no choice but to give up.
But don’t give up.

Only you can stand up to this.
Release date
07th Expansion
Age rating
Not rated

System requirements for PC

7 / 8 / 10
Processor: Pentium 4 1.4GHz
Memory: 1 GB RAM
DirectX: Version 9.0
Graphics: DirectX or OpenGL Compatible Video Card
Storage: 500 MB available space
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System requirements for macOS

10.11 or later
Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Storage: 500 MB available space
Mouse, keyboard

System requirements for Linux

Ubuntu 16.04, Ubuntu 18.04 or newer
Processor: 1 Ghz or faster processor
Memory: 1 GB RAM
Graphics: 256Mb OpenGL2 or higher
Storage: 500 MB available space
Mouse, keyboard
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Higurashi When They Cry Hou - Ch.1 Onikakushi reviews and comments

Translated by
Microsoft from French
This game is a must-have in the category of kinetic novel. PATCH HIM UP! I would only advise you to Patcher it with the sprites and voice of the play station, the old sprites being not superb. (Google to find the patch) The story plunges you into a village very sympathetic, but appearances are deceiving... A bloody past lurks in Hinamizawa, where a curse seems to crack every year. 10/10 for history. If you like puzzles and horror, this game is for you. Do not expect however to get the solutions to the puzzles: there are many elements of response to many mysteries, but never a universally true answer. What is the strength of the "when they cry" series (のなく頃に) is that it is the player's responsibility to interpret what he sees. Many of the things that will appear obvious to you at the beginning of the game will seem a lot less safe a few hours later.
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Microsoft from French
This steam version, is faithful and complete by part writing. The new characters sprites are rather smooth and cute but are cruelly lacking expressions. Some, are so to speak rather "missed", I aim in particular Ooishi-San who sees his face redrawn to the axe, Tomitake-San, far too muscular, Takano-San who lacks cruelly charm and his creepy smile. Mion as for her, suffers from an oversized chest that jumps a little too much to the eyes for my taste. In background, I am not at all Fane of this effect brought to photos that does not stick at all with the Visual of the characters. The music, too simplistic and sloppy does not meet my expectations. It does not prevent that I had a good time reading and I recommend it to anyone who does not know Higurashi or who would have seen only the anime. Fans of the first version and the one on PlayStation will surely pass their way.
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Microsoft from French
Higurashi when they cry or Le Sanglot des Cigales in French, is one of my first Visual novel (I had started with Doki Doki literature Club but I have not yet finished it at the time I write this evaluation). I knew Higurashi through the lively where I had loved the first two seasons, season 3 was passing and for the 4th season... I am quite mixed but still is it that I had loved Higurashi with the animated! So I decided one day to start in the Visual novel of Higurashi and I'm not disappointed at all, the fact of making Chapter 1 of Higurashi reinforces strengthens my "love" for the latter! In the Visual novel, we take the time to set up the atmosphere (which can be one of the faults of the animated) and it allows to make a very good contrast between the very cute, the humor and the horror, the anguish! What I can reproach in relation to the steam version of Higurashi is to have no basic voices that are used in the PS2 and PS3 versions (which can be had via a mod with the graphics of the PS3 version whether it is the decorations or the sprites so fault to MO but also the French translation that was made by Pierre Bancov in 2011 (although I don't really have a problem with English). Count at least 18h to finish Chapter 1 and it is important not to hesitate to make Higurashi when they cry, the price is well worth the shot in view of the quality of the title!
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