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  • Summary: NightCry is set on a cruise ship, and you have been invited along for the cruise of a (possibly short) lifetime. While your surroundings are luxurious and the guests are friendly, not everything is as it should be. The guests and the crew start to turn up dead, the victims of some foul murderer.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 8
  2. Negative: 4 out of 8
  1. 90
    Your enjoyment of NightCry is going to depend a lot on your perspective, which is why I suspect this is going to be one of the most divisive horror games since Deadly Premonition. To judge NightCry at face value would be to grossly overlook all the work that Nude Maker has done to create an authentic Clock Tower-style, classic stalker horror experience for the modern day. You’re going to have to look past the game’s often ugly exterior to see the beauty behind every design choice, every camera angle and every mindblowing plot twist, and you’re going to need to be a horror fan who isn’t spoiled on the modern trends of jump scares and instant gratification.
  2. Apr 15, 2023
    Halfway between survival horror and point'n click adventures lies this game that may not be as scary as we were expecting, but it's still fun and enjoyable.
  3. Apr 15, 2023
    As much as I could criticise the game for its shortcomings, B-Movie dialogue and writing, alongside movement control issues and inconsistent/erratic/badly designed logical item puzzles with equally poor flag conditions for the branching paths and endings, the game was quite enjoyable.
  4. Apr 15, 2023
    NightCry is confusing mess of a game that nevertheless manages to provide a bit of schlocky B movie horror fun, particularly for those with fond memories of Clock Tower.
  5. Apr 15, 2023
    NightCry controls are a mess, its graphics are outdated and the tension is broken by the monster spawn points. Remember the good old Clock Towers and forget this game.
  6. Apr 15, 2023
    I can't recommend anyone play NightCry unless you have a steel resolve, unlimited time on your hands, and a penchant for terrible physics and animations straight out of the PS2 era.
  7. Apr 15, 2023
    Why an emphasis on replay value? Ugly, boring and stupid, NightCry isn't even entertaining on the first go. Being told that I had to repeat a major chunk of the story for the fifth time, particularly after two crashes, was where I had to draw the line. It's rare for me to review a game without finishing, but no matter what's past that damn island, I couldn't see it changing the fact that NightCry is the worst game I've played in years.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 1
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 1
  3. Negative: 0 out of 1
  1. Mar 30, 2016
    Night Cry is a love-letter to the good old days of low-budget Japanese horror titles.
    The game refuses to modernize itself from Awkward
    Night Cry is a love-letter to the good old days of low-budget Japanese horror titles.
    The game refuses to modernize itself from Awkward controls, Cringy dialogue, frustrating mechanics, and poor graphics.

    Night Cry will be frustrating to modern gamers. Having to navigate the unresponsive point and click movement... or your character constantly slipping while being chased by the Scissor-Man. These may seem like every reason not to get this game, but there's a charm behind these annoying mechanics.
    It brings back memories of playing Clock Tower: Ghost Mask on my PS1, or enduring the creepy vibes of Fatal Frame.

    If you enjoy novelty train-wrecks like Deadly Premonition, you should give this game a go. Overall there's no way to give Night Cry a balanced review.. it's either you love it cause it brings back memories, or hate it cause the game lives with its flaws.

    I loved this train-wreck of a game so I'm going to give it a 9.