Today’s entry will be a bit different, only because there isn’t much available for this title in terms of videos or music. The game was created by a group called puppet combo and they release games via patreon (an interesting model).
This game feels like it would be right at home on the PS1. Saying that now I notice how few games choose that style when going for a “retro feel”. In a way I can understand why most wouldn’t. Unless you know what you’re doing it could come out looking awful. Thankfully that isn’t the case for NightRipper. It’s effectively a slasher horror game where you must navigate back to your home through the city while being pursued by the NightRipper. The graphics are not the most stellar, but the aesthetic and the way it is presented work really well (again having that ps1 feel to them).
The game itself is enjoyable though very simple and straight forward. There is a fair amount of thrill in hiding from the killer and searching for a way back home. All in all a very atmospheric experience that I highly recommend. It feels like I’m playing a slasher film and I have some agency over the main characters current situation. I can't say I get that feel from similar horror games. I suppose it has to do with the simple nature of the game combined with what little they do have for story content, giving me a chance to fill in the gaps. I suppose less really is more (somtimes).