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I am the Darkerman, a being of ultimate darkness, lame puns, and chaotic goods.
Basically i'm a gamer who likes to have choices in my games and I also write stories and sometimes draw in my free time.
I guess that's all you could say about me besides being a Marvel fan.
And my first gaming system was an N64 which jump started my life of gaming and being a fan of nintendo.
And that is all, mortals! *Lightning*
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Well, as most of you may or may not know, this is my own little corner in which I talk about really unknown games that are rather weird and not exactly known by many.
As of recently I have taken into the account the game I will be talking about next.
But, there arises a difficult problem.
This game was never really released outside of it's native country from what I heard, yet what I've also heard was that there were some versions of it that were in fact translated to English.

The name of this game is Kowloon's Gate.


This game takes place before Honk Kong was handed back to China. Little tidbit of trivia if you would. The demolished walled city of Kowloon returns from the realm of Yin back to the streets of Honk Kong in the living realm of Yang. It's determined by the Hong Kong Supreme Feng Shui Conference that the reappearance of the walled city was a sign of an imbalance in the Yin and Yang, and if the two parallel worlds aren't separated then a great calamity would occur.
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This game was developed Zeque and was released for the playstation on February 28, 1997, then it was re-released for PSN on April 14, 2010.
Your goal in this odd and quirky game is to seek and awaken the Four Symbols so that order would be revived.
Seems like a simple enough premise, for the most part. I actually hadn't known about the city of Kowloon or this game till it popped up while I was watching a video on Youtube, surprisingly enough.
This game is also an adventure game aka you must click in order to move to places or to talk with the inhabitants of the walled city and it is indeed first person.




There's some gameplay videos that should wet your appetite for a while, it's not much but it is the best I could find really since I'm not exactly good at translating Japanese at all.
Another unique tidbit is that as you saw, there are hub areas or what could be considered those, and dungeons.
Also there are bosses and they are quite freaky compared to what you might see in some games today.




And in both these videos it's shown that you need the correct item in order to practically progress anywhere in the game or to defeat any of the bosses or enemies.
This is pretty much the end of the observation, check it out if you're interested or if you can at least understand the Japanese language in order to make more sense of the game for yourself.
That's it for now and sorry that I didn't show too many pictures, since the gameplay videos pretty much sufficed for that.
See you guys next time!
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