Horror + Undertale
The game seems to take inspiration from the art style and feel to the gameplay of Undertale. There is a focus on horror through and through, developed by Kikiyama and made using the RPG maker engine. It’s a very dark game and isn’t for the faint of heart but still very enjoyable. It adds a lot to the game without the dark tone it wouldn’t be as enjoyable as it is.
This might affect you.
Even though the plot isn’t given to you on a plate it is there but it’s behind closed doors. Meaning that you will have to work out the story of this game when playing through. So, maybe it’s more like a mix of Horror, Undertale and Dark Souls with you having to work out the story for yourself. Yume Nikki is set around dreams, there’s no telling what could happen through the game. It’s a horror game set in a dream meaning that anything can pop up in this game. Set in 12 different areas with 24 objects to archive to complete the game.
Weird and wonderful.
The graphics are a simple Pixel art style, and this is where it looks like it took the inspiration from Undertale. The simple art style doesn’t take anything away from the game though. As it never did for Undertale which is why it also works for Yume Nikki. If anything, it adds a lot more to the atmosphere. It makes it feel nervous as you don’t know what is going on due to subtle detail in the pixel art. The Pixel art adds a lot to the game, making you feel very uneasy throughout your experience adding more to the horror element.
It's going to be a scary ride.
The gameplay for Yume Nikki is very simple as you explore through the world, you must find these 24 objectives. It’s a very simple way to play through the game but the horror elements to it make you feel scared through the game. So, the true task through the game is getting through without being too scared. As you go through the game, the 12 worlds, you expand into a large world which is a big surprise. As you go in thinking it’s going to be a short game but turns into a large open game with a lot of exploring to do. It is a horror game, so it’s best for fans of the horror genre to play but I do think if you enjoyed games like Undertale you would enjoy the expansive world of Yume Nikki throws you into, just make sure you bring you blanket!
Don’t go out there.
The game has a very simple art style but somehow managed to give the uneasy feel throughout the game adds a lot to the horror element of the game. The simple gameplay kind of adds a walking sim element to it but the horror and explore through the worlds to find objects making it a very enjoyable and fearsome game.
Download Yume Nikki
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP