PS3 Friday, September 14, 2007 | 10:30 PM

Images of Imabi Kisou

Images of Imabi Kisou

If the survival & horror genre interests you, keep a close eye on Imabi Kisou from Chunsoft. It is like a SoundNovel videogame and centers around a drug called "Vision". You play as Hiroki Makimura. After experimenting said mysterious drug, his friends die one after the other, their bodies covered by burns. It is your duty to avoid this malediction by entering the Imabi Kisou manor. I added some rather old scans in case you missed'em ;)


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Commented on 2007-09-14 22:43:34
wtf

i'm scared.
Commented on 2007-09-14 22:47:53
Is this like a press the button and watch part of a video, press another button, watch another video game? Or is there an actual game to it?
Commented on 2007-09-14 22:50:23
The girl in pic 7 looks like Alma!
Commented on 2007-09-14 22:53:13
I'm interested. Hopefully more is shown on TGS.
Commented on 2007-09-14 22:55:06
From what I red, it's just that the sound (Surround 5.1) plays a really important part in the game and yes I think you get to click between scenes. By SoundNovel, I mean Otogirisou (Super Famicom) and Kamaitachi No Yoru (Super Famicom). If these games are any indication, "The game plays similarly to a gamebook. The player reads the text from the game screen, and makes choices which will affect the outcome of the game." (wiki).
Commented on 2007-09-14 22:57:44
God, i thought they stopped making fmv-games after....like, the sega cd or something? Still, i guess it could be cool if it's well made and has solid actors.
Commented on 2007-09-14 23:02:46 In reply to Megido
Posted by Megido
God, i thought they stopped making fmv-games after....like, the sega cd or something? Still, i guess it could be cool if it's well made and has solid actors.
I doubt it will make it outside of Japan really
Commented on 2007-09-14 23:54:22
I'm impressed by the fact you actually post this - especially such a graphic-centric site as this. kudos! to exposing people to different genres and philosophy! Keep up the good work.
Commented on 2007-09-14 23:54:28
It's a regular game, except it looks like they're using real actors for the FMV scenes. NFS did this, as did Siren to a lesser extent.
Commented on 2007-09-15 00:31:56 In reply to 60Hz
Posted by 60Hz
I'm impressed by the fact you actually post this - especially such a graphic-centric site as this. kudos! to exposing people to different genres and philosophy! Keep up the good work.
IMO, every genre has something to teach us. Graphics are just a bonus, in most of the cases.
Commented on 2007-09-15 00:34:27
looks awesome, there was also a trailer on gametrailers:
http://www.gametrailers.com/game/5331.html
but it doesn't reveal much either
Commented on 2007-09-15 01:09:39 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
It's a regular game, except it looks like they're using real actors for the FMV scenes. NFS did this, as did Siren to a lesser extent.
But that's the only thing there is.. FMV's.
Commented on 2007-09-15 01:54:19 In reply to prodygee
Posted by prodygee
But that's the only thing there is.. FMV's.
You've gotta be kidding me. Was this confirmed, or is it speculation?
Commented on 2007-09-15 03:31:07 In reply to 60Hz
Posted by 60Hz
I'm impressed by the fact you actually post this - especially such a graphic-centric site as this. kudos! to exposing people to different genres and philosophy! Keep up the good work.
I would have to agree. Gamersyde shows us games that we wouldn't otherwise see. Its one of the many reasons why I visit here.
Commented on 2007-09-15 03:56:14 In reply to synce
Posted by synce
You've gotta be kidding me. Was this confirmed, or is it speculation?
Confirmed. These sort of games are the norm in Japan. They are just like interactive storybooks but they sell decently over there, which may seem strange to us being from a different culture.
Commented on 2007-09-15 09:19:39
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Commented on 2007-09-16 07:51:03
I used to import these types of games all the time in my PS1 days. If you can read enough to understand whats going on (or speak enough in the case of the ones with voice-work) then they are very engaging and fun to play. You can easily get 40+ hours of gameplay out of some trying to get all the different endings.
Commented on 2007-09-17 00:15:24
Night Trap! I still have that somewhere in my dungeon.

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