Posted 10/23/2018

Review Copy provided by NIS America.

Attention: These games are rated M for mature, and for good reason. If you have any problems at all with blood, death, or suicide, I do not recommend these games for you.

Overview

Let me start by saying I do not under any circumstances believe in ghosts, spirits, undead, or any other similar concept, and Yomawari: The Long Night Collection features these ideas heavily.

 

Due to this, I thought these games were going to have a difficult time in their attempt to freak me out.

 

This was not the case.

 

The opening sequence in the first title of this collection, Yomawari: Night Alone, is now my most horrific experience in gaming, so much so that it left me dumbfounded, mouth agape, staring at the screen, unable to comprehend what just happened.

 

I will not spoil this moment that, as a typical Nintendo gamer, fundamentally shocked me to my core.

 

It was because of this that I spent the rest of my time with these games wondering what else could possibly happen.

 

What else could go wrong?

 

This made every jump scare, creepy spirit, and heart pounding encounter all that more significant.

Yomawari: The Long Night Collection is Nippon Ichi Software's latest release (Oct. 30th 2018) for the Nintendo Switch.

 

With a theme that centers around the darkest reaches of our conscious and subconscious mind, and the demons that haunt us, you will follow the story of the young protagonists as they embark on a journey through a never-ending night.

 

Armed with nothing but a flashlight, some commonplace items, and the courage to keep moving forward, you will spend your time unlocking the mysteries around town as you avoid spirits inspired by urban Japanese legends and folklore.

Click below to go into my Night Alone review.

Click below to go into my Midnight Shadows review.

Final Thoughts

Yomawari: The Long Night Collection is a fantastic collection of games.

 

Getting to play both games back to back really lets you appreciate the changes NIS made from Night Alone to Midnight Shadows.

 

I'm very excited to see more from this series, with personal hopes that the Nintendo Switch's JoyCon can be used to offer multiplayer in the next game.

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