PAUSED Let's Play Higurashi! [BLIND][ONGOING]

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Higurashi

Hey all, here's the opening to my new let's play! It's actually the anime opening, but it's all to build atmosphere! ;)


This is the game that came before my favourite ever anime and manga, but is actually the remaster that was released on Steam a couple of weeks back. It'll be released in chapters, so this is an ongoing series. I should probably mention that it is a visual novel, so something that won't require very much actual gaming, but I've been so excited to check out the roots of the series that I really really have to check it out! Also: a new genre for me. Fingers crossed! :)

This series is going to be completely blind, but at the same time I know the universe, characters and plot already, so unless there are huge changes (I've heard there aren't!), I can hopefully give you some comparisons and stuff throughout :).

I know, I know, the opening isn't the best quality, but it's the best I could get hold of right now. It may not be up for too long anyways for...certain reasons :s.

This game was in no way made by me. All that is mine is the commentary and a bit of playing. It was actually made by 007th Expansion , Mangagamer and (the creator of this great story) Ryukishi07.

Thanks for watching! See you tomorrow when we check out how the game is! :)
 

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Episode 1 - Get Those Nuts Out, Keiichi!

https://youtu.be/ArxhV3lNDPY


Hey all, here's the start to Higurashi! Today, we meet the main cast (although there are plenty more characters to come), get to see the general area and have a look at the school.

Thanks for watching! I'm not too sure what will happen next, but maybe the plot will thicken soon 0_0. I'm actually kinda loving this game so far. It's sticking true to the anime and manga, while feeling fresh enough to read through again.

P.S. Watching out for Satoko, Keiichi...you know what she's like with those deadly traps :s.

P.P.S. BGM is a little quiet. I'll turn it up a notch next time.
 

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Episode 2 - Rena The Kidnapper

https://youtu.be/56MF7-YEXRs


Welcome back! This time around we finish off the first chapter with a bit of school stuff and finding out that Rena isn't all that innocent lmao. We also check out what TIPS are at the end of chapters and see what their school and uniforms are all about ;).

Thanks for watching! See you next time for chapter 2 :).
 

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Episode 3 - Mr. Popular

https://youtu.be/GiMWfWYj6vM


Hello there! This time around, da crew have a day off from school to show Keiichi around Hinamizawa! There's a picnic and everything, but there's naturally way too much to eat...

This is such a nice part that really shows how well they all get along, as well as how the village is so close-knit as a whole; everyone seems to know everyone ;).

Thanks for watching! See you for more pervy antics (and if it's anything like the anime, the darkness should start to spread reeeeal soon).
 

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Episode 4 - Slithers Of Morbidity

https://youtu.be/QSvEMtQseTk


Hey all, this episode finally gives us a slight taste of things to come. During the dam war (where Hinamizawa was almost removed), there was apparently something very suspicious going on nearby...

There are also two new TIPS, talking about the Maebara Manor and a bit more insight into the murder victim of the dam war 0_0.

Thanks for watching! See you for chapter 3! ;)
 

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Episode 5 - Old Bachelor Mion

https://youtu.be/C3CvOoCWMsU


Hey all, let's check out what this club is all about, shall we? Old Bachelor seems so fun...I just don't have any mates who play cards lmao.

Thanks for watching! I'm pretty sure something's gonna come to light next ep. Oh who am I kidding...I've already recorded the next ep or two lmao. I had to :/.

P.S. Those cheaters are turds. Damn turds.
 

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Episode 6 - A Rena's Treasure

https://youtu.be/fxrmUZ5Z3Lo


Hello peoples, here's the rest of the chapter! This time around, we let our dad have his fun finding creativity around the house while we head on over to the skip to help Rena out. Colonel Sanders must be saved, or we'll never have a KFC again! :eek:

What's that in the newspaper too...it looks like the murder was real :s. I think it's about time for things to start getting real!

We also check out the new TIPS: a wee bit more info on the dam war and another "special tabloid report" 0_0.

Thanks for watching! I wonder how quickly things will spiral out of control now??? ;)

P.S. Going on holidays for 10 days starting tomorrow, so we'll continue this on Monday 15th June (maybe the Sunday before if I'm feeling up to it after traveling lol). See you then :).
 

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Episode 7 - Zombie Apocalypse!

https://youtu.be/vEPtIA6s0dM


Welcome back to Higurashi, where everyone is turning into zombies, one by one...

Thanks for watching! It's good to be back! This ep is from a backlog I made back before my holiday. Tomorrow's will be the same...then it's time to record some more! Can't waaaaaait :D.
 

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Episode 8 - Woop, There Goes His Arm

https://youtu.be/63VWGVL9OJg


Hey all, let's finish up chapter 4 with a day at the tip, shall we? With Rena whacking around the place like an axed maniac, we have one final attempt at saving the KFC man!

There's also a newspaper lying there, in amongst all the rubbish, which adds a new layer to the dismemberment plot...

Thanks for watching! See you next time for a new chapter! :)
 

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Episode 9 - Rika The Cat

https://youtu.be/Z5bOvGDZazk


Let's play President!

We all love to see Rena strip, Rika as a cat, Rena as a maid and Mion being a slave, don't we? Well, Keichii certainly does...

Thanks for watching! See you for the rest of the chapter tomorrow...it's gonna go more into the murder plot, surely? ;)

P.S. Rubbing a bald man's head? These people are suicidal :/.
 

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Two episodes today, due to the first being so short and me not uploading yesterday.

Episode 10 - Closeknit Community


https://youtu.be/Mh5Dl-57CT4


So, here's the rest of the chapter. It's reeeeally short, but the new TIPS takes it up to around the 10 minute mark, so I hope it's ok. Either way, there's another episode coming today to make up for it :).

P.S. I couldn't think of a name this time so I got it from the TIPS :s.

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Episode 11 - The Cotton Drifting Festival

https://youtu.be/M7xRiJfjOY0



Hey folks, this time around we have the ever loved cotton drifting festival! It's so nice to see Rena and Keiichi get to close (in a genuine way rather than their jokey, teasing way), as well as seeing the whole group taking each other on in competitions and stuff, with the adults all being genuinely interested ha. Even Tomitake joins in!

The cotton drifting itself is where this part shines though. It's so nice; from the music, to the picture, to the interaction between Rena and Keiichi. It all works so well :).

Thanks for watching! We'll finish up the festival next time and y'know...it's the end of the chapter so something is BOUND to happen ;).
 

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Episode 12 - Five Nights At Hinamizawa

https://youtu.be/tAz3LZMrvs0


Hey folks, here's the rest of the cotton-drifting festival! This time around, we get to meet a new character: Miyo (or Takano). She's the local nurse who has such a twisted sense of humour lmao. One of my favourite characters in the series (we'll get to know her more in other arcs...this is just a fleeting visit).

Oh oh oh! We also learn of the 5 year murder thing, where someone dies every year on the day of the cotton drifting festival! This is what is going to lead Keiichi into him amazingly terrifying scenes pretty soon, so get ready for that! I'm so excited for how the game deals with the darker section of the arc...I may just wazz myself.

Thanks for watching! Another new character should be coming next episode, who can be damn right terrifying in his own right ;). See you in a bit!

P.S. Such a secsi nurse. I know you were all thinking it :p.
 

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Episode 13 - The 6th Year

https://youtu.be/uuEJrJea-2I


Hey all, here's the whole of the next chapter, 'cause there wasn't a midway point :s. It seems like it'll just be a good old club activity day with the mates (deduction is the name folks!), but a new character comes along and ruins all that. It seems that there has been something fishy going on!

Thanks for watching! I don't like spoiling too much in these descriptions, so I'll leave it there. I'll just say that things are about to go downhill from here on out...at least, going by the anime and manga 0_0.

P.S. Also, y'know, one missing and one death. A recurring theme throughout the arcs that may be worth remembering :).
 

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Episode 14 - Rena's Split Personality

https://youtu.be/zj0BqeyiWRk


Why hello there! This time around, while Keiichi is asleep (almost!) we discover that the gang knows all about the murders and everything, so why are they hiding it all from us? 0_0

Also, Rena seems to have another personality and that allows us to see something that this series is pretty famous for: the "other" faces. You won't believe how the series starts to switch it up now...it ain't all flowers and rainbows! ;)

Thanks for watching! I wonder what Rena has in store for us now that she knows we're onto something...and now that we know something about the gang maybe we weren't supposed to know? :eek:
 

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Episode 15 - Our Favourite Stalker

https://youtu.be/dVt9pUj321Y


Welcome back sirs and madams! This time around, our main players are Keiichi, Rena and Ooishi. It looks like Ooishi and Keiichi need to have a conversation about all the weird goings on lately...but Rena is also acting suspiciously...

It's funny how Rena and Keiichi were so close before and now all of a sudden, a new atmosphere has emerged.

Thanks for watching! Things can only get better for them...right? ;)
 

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Episode 16 - Happy Meal!

https://youtu.be/vkwydG64E8E


Hey all, this episode shows us something new about the murders and Ooishi gives us a grand reason as to why he suspects our group o' chums. Nothing like a nice, cheerful discussion while feeling ill at a restaurant, huh? ;)

Thanks for watching! Sorry for the delay for this ep...I've been really ill this past week (just like Keiichi ironically!). It's a good job I bulk record sometimes really :/.
 

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Episode 17 - Mochi Surprise!

https://youtu.be/26yn2fYKX2U


Hey peoples, it looks like Rena and Mion know that Keiichi was with Ooishi the day before and that they were talking about suspicious stuffs :eek:. To make sure Keiichi gets the message (or threat), the mochi that Keiichi receives holds quite a big surprise...

Thanks for watching! See you next time! :)
 

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Episode 18 - Act Natural, Sir

https://youtu.be/CO3IzvepE-k


Welcome sirs and madams to Keiichi's attempt at playing it normal as much as possible at school. This is such a tense part and really makes me feel sad for him. They used to be such good mates but now...check it out :(.

Thanks for watching! :)
 

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Episode 19 - If I Die

https://youtu.be/XwJxg2AiNGY


Hey all, today is a day where we see Keiichi's thoughts a lot more than actual events, but it's so sad :(.

Oh! I've finished recording now so we're close to the end! 24 episodes total for this, with an ep going up per day.

Thanks for watching! :)
 

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Episode 20 - History Repeating

https://youtu.be/wIitW8X7yK0


(Just a little bit of that history's repeating though)

Hey there folks, this time around Keiichi finds his form of self defence against everything that's going on around him. We also find that there's a connection between Keiichi and the old Satoshi of yore...

Thanks for watching! The episodes will be a bit on the long side from now on, but that's because the chapter parts are longer. Still...good things are coming. Ever so good things 0_0.
 
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