Before we begin the review, LAN would like to thank Square Enix for allowing us to play the game before its release!
Would you do anything to see a loved one of yours again?
Would you sacrifice everything?
Everything in life has two sides,
you can’t receive without giving anything in return.
If you like mystery and Japanese culture, there is no better game than Paranormasigh: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. The game is available for PC (Steam) and Nintendo Switch and was made by the behemoth game company, Square Enix.
About the Game
PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is a supernatural horror game filled with mystery. It features a very innovative 2D style with the ability to look around as if you were in 3D, making the game not so stagnant.
The story takes place in Honjo, Tokyo’s Sumida Ward during the Showa period (1926-1989).
With several lives at stake, PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo not only tells the story of several characters but makes the player step inside them. It makes you think, about the characters, their motivations, their sadness, and their struggles.
Shogo Okiie, an ordinary office worker, visits Kinshibori Park in the dead of night with his friend, Yoko Fukunaga, to investigate a well-known local ghost story: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. Shogo doesn’t quite believe Yoko when she talks about how the mysteries are connected to the Rite of Resurrection and doesn’t pay it much mind – that is until strange events begin to unfold before his very eyes.
Meanwhile, several others are making their own investigations into The Seven Mysteries…
Detectives investigating a series of strange deaths, a high-school girl seeking the truth behind her classmate’s suicide, and a mother who has sworn revenge for her lost son.
Their desires and motives intertwine and interplay, with the Seven Mysteries of Honjo at the core, leading the story towards a battle of wits and curses.
This game could very well be your next favorite mystery/horror game, and until it is surpassed it will take some time.
One of the best ways to describe PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is how immersive the game is. From the extremely beautiful visuals to the soundtrack, the game puts the player in a state of alertness. As if at any moment something is going to happen, you feel the need to always be prepared for what comes next.
I must emphasize the soundtrack, Hidenori Iwasaki is a composer that I would say is complete. The amount of games he has participated in is simply enormous, for example, an all-time favorite, Final Fantasy XI Online or Threads of Fate.
PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo wants the player to think for himself, in many moments I had to stop and think about what I had to do, the game itself demands that we explore more deeply, making it more immersive.
The game often seemed to be alive, the use of the camera, the characters moving or even the lack of light in many environments makes this game worth playing in a dark room.
The only negative point I have to give is the lack of voice acting, I think it would give an even better elusiveness (but even so with a story like this, it ended up mitigating the lack of voice acting) and what can make many people not play/buy the game is the lack of support in other languages, at this moment the game is only available in English and Japanese.
My favorite time has come, and this is where I will recommend the game to you or not.
And of course, PARANORMASIGHT: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is a TOTAL RECOMMEND!
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