[PS Vita] Yomawari: Night Alone Review
Yomawari: Night Alone is a creepy game from NIS America. You follow a little girl and her dog Poro. Late one night, Poro goes missing and when the little girl returns home her sister. Worried that Poro is gone, she ventures out into the night to try and find him. After the sister is gone for a while, the little girl decides to go out looking for her. Read our out Yomawari: Night Alone Review to see what will happen during their bizarre night!
A young girl walks her dog at dusk when an accident occurs. After coming home, the girl’s sister runs into the night to find the dog. Neither returns. Now you must help the girl brave the town in the dead of night to find her missing loved ones.
Yomawari: Night Alone – Launch Trailer
Yomawari: Night Alone is a stressful experience, which is exactly what the developer wanted. You have to explore the city in the deepest of the night to find the whereabouts of your missing sister. But the city at night is a very dangerous place, as there are a ton of monsters roaming the roads. This is a big, dark and creepy city to explore, so be careful!
While exploring you’ll notice that your heart starts beating when danger is close. The first thing you have to master as soon as you’re out in the wild is how to protect yourself from enemies. This is done by finding shelters and hiding until danger goes away. This being said a billboard or a bush. Don’t worry, you’ll find them all over the place, but even so you should never take them for granted.
I liked how it was possible to explore the city in a relatively freely way. I say relatively because since it’s dangerous out there, so you certainly won’t be able to go everywhere at the start unless you like to die a lot. In Yomawari, you always have a clear objective to reach, but reaching it is harder than expected because you don’t know the precise steps needed to complete said objective. For instance, at one point I needed to get into the school’s pool sector but the fence was locked (safety first!). There are no indications as to where the key resides so you have to explore a lot in order to find it. At least an exclamation mark pops on your head when you are close to a point of interest, which was really helpful in the long run!
One of the aspects of this game that impressed me the most was the impeccable presentation it boasts. The art style is gorgeous, and the sound effects are perfect for generating anxiety and keeping us on edge. Given the circumstances of this experience, I highly recommend playing in the dark whilea wearing earphones!
Yomawari: Night Alone is a great game that will keep you on the edge or your seat. Its hard and stressful at times, but it was great to experience. If you like games like the original Corpse Party, then I’m positive Yomawari will be to your taste!
[review pros=”Stressful atmosphere.
Big city to explore.
Gorgeous art style.” cons=”It’s hard to find everything you need to complete each goal.” score=80]
PSN Game Size: 560MB