If I had to mark the starting point ...
Then perhaps her abrupt ending was actually the beginning of everything.
By the time we gave up on logic and common sense in order to understand ...
It was already too late.
Sayako is a game heavily rooted in the exploration and horror genres, and the first entry in a planned trilogy, but by no means an incomplete story by itself. It tells the the story of two teenagers who nearly 6 months after the loss of a close friend, find themselves trapped in a looping nightmare related to her and the events sorrounding her demise. In a last ditch attempt to salvage their sanity, they decide to head for the location those dreams hint to visit. The hospital where said friend, Sayako Noguchi perished.
The now abandoned Ancora Hills Sanatorium
Operational for 40 years, the Ancora Hills sanatorium served nearly 3 billion patients while it remained operational, however, the reputation of said institution saw itself tarnished during the later run of its life, with varied reports of patient mistreatment and covered up negligence. The highly controversial case of Sayako Noguchi would casually become the last, yet greatest black stain on the records, before the scheduled closure and decommission of the facility. Today, the intimidating structure remains largely abandoned, becoming an object of urban legends and vandalism.
A cool headed guy who tries to abide by logic and common sense whenever possible. His world took a bitter turn after his perfect triangle of friendship was broken when his friend Sayako, "Saya" as he usually called her, died under the worst possible circumstances. His life would further be thrown into chaos as a series of recurring macabre nightmares related to Saya began to plague him. In a last ditch attempt to find a solution,
it was his idea to go back to the now abandoned Ancora hills hospital, the place where Saya's tragedy took place.
A stubborn girl of japanese descent who is an old,close friend of Wayne and goes to the same international school as him. She was also part of the triangle, made up by her,Wayne and Saya, prior to the tragedy. Yuri doesn't generally enjoy stepping outside of her comfort zone, but is ironically forced to so under extreme conditions as she becomes victim of the same recurring nightmares as Wayne.
Once the last piece of the friendship triangle Her,Yuri and Wayne formed. Her personality, developments and the mysterious circumstances around her tragic demise are a central part of the game.
- Stamina Gauge
- Flashlight System - press Q during the game to switch on/off flashlight
- Dynamic Encounters
- Plot driven exploration and puzzles.
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Edited by Elements, 15 January 2013 - 10:16 AM.