I never thought I’d start my review with saying I played a horror graphic novel by Square Enix, but here we are! Since it’s a relatively new game, I’d like to share my non-spoilery thoughts on whether you should play it or not. Huge thanks to Square Enix for giving me the free copy of Paranormasight: Seven Mysteries of Honjo for me to practice not getting heart attacks whenever I jump out of my chair. If you’ve been wondering about this game, you’re in the right place, as we’re gonna dive into what it is, and what it isn’t!
First of all, what is this strange, new game?
Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is a thrilling graphic novel developed by Square Enix. The game takes place in a small village named Honjo, where strange events have been happening and it’s your job to uncover the truth behind creepy and unsettling things. You essentially take on the role of a detective, who has been called to investigate these events and uncover the truth behind the paranormal occurrences.
Why should you play Paranormasight?
One of the main reasons to play Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is its incredibly captivating storyline. The game is filled with mystery and suspense, and the storyline will keep you engaged and eager to uncover the truth. The game also features stunning graphics and sound effects, which adds to the overall immersive experience. Even though it is a horror game, it’s not actually terrifying all the time – it’s more unsettling, with occasional mild jumpscares, that admittedly freaked me out more than they should have.
Another pro of the game is the variety of tasks and challenges that you have to complete throughout the game. From investigating crime scenes to solving puzzles, each task is unique and requires different skills and strategies, mostly determining what to say in order to extract information, or avoid dying, which is sometimes very hard!
Here’s why you might want to pass on it…
However, there are also some cons to playing Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo. One of the main cons is that the game can be quite challenging at times, which may lead to some frustration, as you don’t always know what you’re supposed to do or say. However, all the puzzles are solvable, and feel very satisfying when you figure out what it is that the game wants you to do. Some of the puzzles and tasks require a lot of patience and critical thinking, which may not be your thing, but the good news is that there’s no perma death and you’re always welcome to reload and try again. The game also has a secret ending which is quite tricky to figure out how to get to, but if you spend enough time exploring, I’m sure you’ll get around to it!
Also, the game may not be suitable for you if you prefer more action-packed games. Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is a slow-paced game that requires players to think carefully and pay attention to detail. It has tons of reading, and you don’t really control your character’s movement around the city, so if this is a deal-breaker for you, just be aware of it.
Should you buy Paranormasight at full price?
Overall, Paranormasight: The Seven Mysteries of Honjo is a highly engaging and thrilling experience that is sure to keep you hooked until the very end. Its captivating storyline, stunning graphics, and variety of challenges make it a must-play for anyone enjoying unsettling horror games, graphic novels, retro style, and murder mysteries. The game is definitely worth its full price, but if you’d like to get it right now, hurry up – as there’s currently a 20% discount that lasts until tomorrow, May the 8th!
That’s pretty much it when it comes to my thoughts on whether or not you should play this game. What are your thoughts on it, and if you’ve already played it, would you recommend it to others? Leave your two cents in the comments! You can also find my playthrough here, should you want to check it out. However, for your own sake, beware of the spoilers and go through the lore bits carefully if you haven’t played yet. Should you want to support my content and keep me going, consider becoming a Patron and enjoying some awesome perks! Alright now – enjoy the game, take care and I’ll see you next time!