If you came across this masterpiece of a game, you’ll either hate it or love it. Rule of Rose was released back in 2006 on PS2 and falls into the horror category but adding the psychological element into it. To be honest I was confused the whole time I was playing it, not to mention the set of emotions you go through as you progress in the game. Let us explore the phases this game creates in your mind.
*This post include spoilers
So the game begins with a creepy song and shows few cutscenes, and makes you interested in the story, who is who ? What happened ? Where is this ? The song gives you goosebumps if you focus on the lyrics then later it builds up to violin themed track with a danger vibe to it.
Then it gets random as the game starts showing you different locations and parts from stories which are handwritten with creepy drawings in them. While you try to chain newspaper clippings info with these stories, you stay confused on why in the world these kids want to make your life a living hell.
Trying to make peace with your mind because you got sort of lost but too proud to admit it, holding back the rage of the random attacks the main character Jennifer has to deal with creatures named Imps which are basically children with disfigured faces but with variations as you progress in the game. Then you reach that rage stage when you slowly realize how bad Jennifer actually attacks, to sum it up just swinging forks while she dabs that you would accept the fact that she just deserves to die and you could swing a spoon way better than her. Jennifer honey, you are an adult and they are children for the love of god …
So you try so hard not to hate on these kids then you reach the breaking point that the children in this game aren’t just messed up, they are pure evil. Their punishments take one of the worst form of bullying and will make you feel disgusted.
Eventually you’ll be shouting WTF to everything this game reveals as you analyze the meaning of the children story books, from the sexual implied mermaid story, passing to animal abuse scenes of the bloody bag as they beat it, to the violence of how everyone died and how the whole game ended.
Have you played this game ? How did it make you feel ?