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  • Summary: Escape from the living prison jail in Mary Skelter: Nightmares for the PlayStation Vita system. The Nightmare monster actively stalks the player as you run through the dungeon, so you must use the dungeons' gimmicks to impede its movements. This dungeon RPG features a turn- based battleEscape from the living prison jail in Mary Skelter: Nightmares for the PlayStation Vita system. The Nightmare monster actively stalks the player as you run through the dungeon, so you must use the dungeons' gimmicks to impede its movements. This dungeon RPG features a turn- based battle system that includes class change, a strategic blood-licking transform system, and a blood-rubbing system to power up your party. As you solve the dungeons' mysteries and satisfy the prison's desires, you just might make it out alive.

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    Walking Nightmares - The dungeon-crawling RPG genre gets a twist when special enemies can chase you through the dungeons. Lay traps to make your escape, or try to face them down.

    Blood-drenched Transformations - Characters can transform with stronger stats and extra skills, but if they fight too much they may enter Blood Skelter Mode, where they go completely berserk.

    Everyone's got a Job - Strategise your dungeon battles by assigning different classes to your characters, unlocking new skills, stats, and character portraits.
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  1. Positive: 9 out of 14
  2. Negative: 1 out of 14
  1. Nov 17, 2017
    91
    There are many ways this game could’ve come off as just another Japanese DRPG. To its enormous credit, it avoids all those pitfalls, and makes an interesting game in the process.
  2. 90
    Mary Skelter is sublime. By turns darkly sensual and horrific, it's also beautiful, ravishing, and backed by truly expert level design and a clean, clever combat system. This game is too different to effectively compare to other dungeon crawlers, but I must say, of all the many games in this genre that I've played, this one will sit with me for a very long time into the future.
  3. Sep 18, 2017
    85
    Mary Skelter: Nightmares provides the dungeon crawling experience fans of the genre crave. The game offers a unique battle system that requires attention and skill to master, many different ways to customize characters, and large dungeons to explore with many hidden rooms and valuable loot.
  4. Sep 6, 2018
    78
    Mary Skelter: Nightmares varies nicely from your typical turn-based JRPG. With a darker atmosphere than most games, the art and music is really what defines it. If you can overlook some of the repetitive combat and dialogue, this game has a lot to offer and provides an overall great experience.
  5. Sep 24, 2017
    77
    Borrows the most successful elements of the genre and combines them with new and imaginative mechanics, offering a tasty, modern cocktail.
  6. Sep 25, 2017
    70
    While it won’t blow anyone away, Mary Skelter: Nightmares is a well put together, enjoyable experience and a worthy addition to any dungeon crawler RPG fan’s collection.
  7. Mar 12, 2019
    40
    I can truthfully say that Mary Skelter: Nightmares is the very first game I have ever played in which giving a woman multiple meatless pancakes demonstrably raised her affection for my character. I can also truthfully say that it exceeds the level of quality seen in my previous experiences with Idea Factory and Compile Heart. That comes with the significant caveat of a point where the game refused to recognize I had the critical item for progression, until after about 150 tries it finally allowed me through. Cranking the quality up from completely wretched to only somewhat wretched isn’t all that much of an accomplishment though, and leaves me no wiser than before about how these companies remain in business.

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