• Publisher: Konami
  • Release Date: Mar 5, 2001
  • Also On: PC
Metascore
78

Generally favorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
Buy On
  1. While it suffers from a few somewhat glaring flaws, it contains a deep narrative structure and a surprisingly interesting adventure motif that should excite fans of the genre and those who like complex storytelling.
  2. It is a bit on the short side, but the upside is a fantastic plot that has numerous side stories to it that cannot all be experienced in a single play.
  3. Great visuals coupled with great atmosphere and music makes this a must-have for fans of the genre.
  4. Plays little more than an interactive "Choose Your Own Adventure" book.
  5. An acquired taste that blends mainstream graphic appeal with a methodic pace and a compelling story to great effect.

Awards & Rankings

53
70
#70 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2001
18
#18 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2001
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 21 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 2 out of 8
  1. Aug 21, 2012
    9
    this game is far away from perfect, it has mediocre graphics, cause it was a very early title on the PS2 and it has a gameplay not everyonethis game is far away from perfect, it has mediocre graphics, cause it was a very early title on the PS2 and it has a gameplay not everyone will like, cause it's more like an interactive novel, but the story & atmosphere was so great that this one has burned itself into my brain. will never forget this one. Full Review »
  2. Mar 16, 2017
    10
    I have played a lot of games, but I will never forget this game's story. The plot twists are amazing! I wish if there's any newer game haveI have played a lot of games, but I will never forget this game's story. The plot twists are amazing! I wish if there's any newer game have such a amazing script writing.

    P/S: but it has bug everywhere which annoyed me sometimes.
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  3. Jul 31, 2014
    2
    It looked really interesting and had a lot of potential with the story it was going for but the graphics were outdated even for its time, theIt looked really interesting and had a lot of potential with the story it was going for but the graphics were outdated even for its time, the main character was horribly proportioned and apparently retarded as well. Although I don't base how much I like a game off of how it looks or how the characters look, the main reason I didn't like this game was that the main objectives were not clear...AT ALL. There is no direction on what you need to do or where you need to go and although that may be fine if you've played the game before and don't need it but as a first time player it's very off putting. Likewise, due to this I didn't get very far before getting SUPER frustrated. I hate using guides/cheats to play my games but it was the only way I could figure out how to complete the first area. I'm a girl who plays lots of puzzle games and platforming games so I'm typically good at figuring things out on my own but.... geezus, this game had ZERO direction or clues so I spent my time that I had basically wandering around not sure what to do. I wouldn't recommend this game to anyone unless I want them to pull their hair out in frustration. Full Review »