A masterpiece amongst visual novels.
I've never been a fan of the horror genre, but Higurashi is an exception. Higurashi is different because it doesn't take 'generic' horror cliches such as extreme amounts of gore or jump scares. If you've watched the anime or played the VN already, yes, I agree, it does take a while to get to the scary parts. But the build-up and the contrast makes it worth it. If you went into this game blind without even reading the description, you might even start to think it's just another romance visual novel. The lightheartedness of the beginning contrasting with the slowly ascending terror makes reading and continuing addicting.
Developer: 07th Expansion
Release Date: 15 May, 2015
Genre: Visual Novel, Anime, Adventure, Casual
- OS: Windows XP, 7, 8
- Processor: Pentium III 800 MHz
- Memory: 512 MB RAM
- DirectX: Version 9.0
- Storage: 500 MB available space
- Processor: Pentium 4 1.4GHz
- Memory: 1 GB RAM