Hey, everyone! I’m KoutetsuSteel, an American who does Let’s Plays in Japanese! This time let’s play World of Horror (Kyoufu no Sekai)! This game apparently a horror roguelike RPG that is overflowing with horror from Junji Ito and H.P. Lovecraft. Junji Ito is the “East”, Lovecraft is the “West’… It indeed is the “world” — the World of Horror. In terms of what the game is like, I think you’ll understand if we just play it, so let’s get started. Unfortunately, as of right now only an English version exists. It looks like a Japanese version will be added later, but… not yet. As for the options, there isn’t really a need to change anything right now… Shall we start a new story? “New Story”. So, you all have eyes attached to your head so I’m sure you’ve noticed already, The game’s look is kind of, you know… Monochrome? Black and White? Well, not JUST that… 1bit or 2bit… Not only can we change between these two, but there’s also this. Hm, I wonder what would be good.. 2bit and… Hmmm… should I go with– Uhhhh purple is kind of… Oh, kind of hard to see. Which one is good, I wonder. Maybe a blue… Yeah, maybe this? I personally think this is good. Alright, “continue”. So, there are various difficulty levels– Ah, rather than “difficulty levels”, you can choose your story. The difficulty is different for each story. So, apparently… Ah, so if this is your first time — if you’re a beginner, this first one is recommended. What kind of story…? Scissors? School Scissors?? You don’t mean… wait, I mean I have a clue, but… Everyone, who do you think this story is about? If that’s the case, let’s go with this one. Spells?? There’s spells and such… Finally– Wh…what?? I saw a glimpse of something for a second there… Ah, “the story so far”. Oh, a combat tutorial. I guess I’ll turn it on? So… what is this… He’s not a kid, right? What is his name? I wonder who he is and how old he is. Ummm, Strength… and Knowledge and such… Endurance and such too? Find? (FND?) Ah, it’s not an E, it’s FND (So not endurance??) Stamina.. so this is endurance maybe? And then… mentality? I wonder. Alright, let’s do it… the mystery! Ahhh, it might be. It actually is “Kuchisake Onna”? I wonder. Alright, “Investigation”… or rather, let’s start investigating? Oh, this is a story from quite a long time ago. 1984 So, the school is strangely quiet at this time. It looks like our friend who went missing left us a notebook. If the rumors are true, we need to quickly stop that woman — the woman with the scissors. But to do that, we need to perform some kind of a ritual. To perform the ritual, it looks like there are some items that are needed… Some kind of… crest pattern? And some candles. So… Ah, Storage. Some kind of inventory? What is in– Ah, a diary. So then… Um…
Oh, I took it! Shall we read this? “Maru is acting strange”. Maru is…? Oh, a girl? So a girl named Maru attempted that ritual or something? This… shall we called it a crest pattern? If this crest pattern exists… if we write it correctly, the demon will weaken for a little while. I see.
Ah! They hid the candles in the classrooms for us. If that’s true, then shall we search the school? I’m not prepared to do that ritual yet… Yeah… Oh, lockers. Ah, there’s also lockers. What is this…? It’s another strange kind of symbol or whatnot… Wh…what?? A bat! Nice. Can I pick– oh I can pick it up! So then…? “Equip”. Okay, let’s equip it! Nice. Alright, so this one is…? It needs a key. I wonder where it is. Alright… explore the school? So by using the bat we just picked up… Oh. Ah! No way…! We got some money but our stamina decreased…! At school, at this time of night… what the heck can you do with money?? Right… the glass is dangerous. Alright, next is… Is there anything here? Umm, don’t need storage… There is Sacred Chalk and Sacred Candles… I haven’t found them yet though. Okay, so shall we investigate a little deeper? What? Who the hell? Who was– Wh… Who was that?! Oh, that chalk is on the roof. I understand. Shall we… ah, peek outside one more time? Who? Who was that?? Uh huh….
Alright, a little more investigating? “Something is strange…” Ah, wait a sec! It’s like that, you know… That “spiral” thing? What’s this? Oh, nothing. That “uzumaki” (“Spiral” horror movie) story? I wonder… Then… stealth? Run away? Let’s run. Ah, success! Oh, and we also got some experience. Good…! Phew… I wonder what that was. Okay, so this is… Ah! We got the chalk! Ah, but this is different… It’s different isn’t it. Alright, so open the diary… Let’s see… a triangle and… One line and… what? I’m not really sure. Triangle. First, we need a triangle. A triangle, right? And then… this! It was this, right? This one! Alright! “Right answer”
It says this should be correct. Alright, so let’s do a little more– Ah, I wonder where that key is. Also, this is… spells? HP Recovery, but we can only use it once. To use this… or forget this… If we forget it, then our Mentality will– Ah, this is like our magic power (MP) or something? Hm, I wonder. Or perhaps both of them are like HP and if one of them hits 0, we die? Ah, if we use this… Doom?! This is doom…?? Hmm… Nah, I won’t use it yet. Alright, let’s move forward. “Gym”. The next spot is the gym. Wh…wha? Oh I see… our stamina decreased. Just by experiencing things, our stamina decreases, huh? So I guess this really is our mentality or something, yeah? Oh no…! The sound of scissors is getting closer. We need to hurry! Alright. Let’s explore a bit more. We need those, what, the sacred– No way…! Combat! So, we have the tutorial… It looks like there are bunch of different actions… Oh, I see — so this is the gauge. To use each one (actions), it looks like it takes time. I see. Alright, so first… Ah, because this is a tutorial, we can only use this one? Alright, I’ll use it a bunch of times. Oh, we’re not taking any damage. But she’s preparing… she’s preparing for an attack. What’s next? This is “improvised weapon”? I’m already wielding a weapon, aren’t I??? Fine, let’s try using this.
Hopefully there’s some kind of weapon nearby… Yeah, alright… This too? Kick once again? Ah! No way! We got a new injury or whatnot… You’re kidding! We’re bleeding… the hemorrhaging is bad! Ah! But if we use that spell, maybe it’ll be healed? Maybe! Alright, what should we use…
Ah, use the weapon we’re holding! Using this bat… Ah, but our chance to hit is only 60% so… Attack Boost. The chance will increase with this. Alright, so this 3 times… then this. Hmm… maybe not. Wait a sec, wait a sec… How do we clear this?? Before we attack once again, let’s look at some stuff. So, this is… I… have no idea. This is “Combat Skill.” Ohhh I see. If we use this, our Experience will decrease by 5, but our chance to hit from now on will be increased… for this battle. Hmmm… I don’t think I’ll use it though. This is… defense stuff? “Dodge”. “Run Away”?
Oh, but if we run away, it says Doom will increase by 5%. I see! Ah, oh wow! Oh no! Our stamina is bad! Wha? Did I already take that much damage?? Ah, the enemy doesn’t have that much HP left, so I’m sure we’re okay, but… if we pray, we recover HP. But it’ll use our mentality. (reason) Alright, so… use it once? No, twice? And then… This… By using this, we’ll deal the finishing blow, yeah? We prayed — we prayed twice and got HP back. That’s good. We got a steak knife?? This is… It’s not really that– Wait, this thing is covered in blood. Hm, what should we do. Should we equip it? Ah, we don’t have time to equip it. What? Ah, we found the Sacred Candles. Okay, one sec… I’m still bleeding, right? If that’s so… spells, let’s use this. We all good? I wonder… I want to check my status… Ah, Status. Whaaa, no way! I used “cauterize” though! Alright. Now that it’s come to this, I have to do this (ritual). The ritual– Ohhhh it’s here! Grosssss Our only chance, yeah? Alright, prepare for combat. “Am I pretty?” or whatnot? Ohhh it’s started. 20?! She has 20 HP?! “Power” Ah, so if [the enemy’s] power is higher, my chance to hit decreases? And as for her damage… I see, “All”. Not just my stamina, but my mentality — my reason — Not mentality, but reason? My reason also will decrease. If that’s the case, we need to deal a lot of damage at once? Hmmm I wonder what we should use… This is… “Attack Preparation” If we use this, our next attack is guaranteed to hit. Let’s do this. I’m not sure if it’ll go well or not Miss!
Ah, alright, there we go. Ahh we took some damage. But it’s okay, I think we can do it. And then, this once more… and this once more… And then this! Defeated her! We defeated the Kuchisake Onna! Wait, there are other endings too? That’s interesting.
“Continue”. Ah, the horror has ended. …for now. By the way, this is this game’s startup — its beginning. Horror (Kyoufu) World (Sekai) [ad nauseum] Man, this is interesting, isn’t it? It’s kind of, you know… the black and white I mean, it’s not black and white anymore, but, it’s a little bit hard to see, but in terms of the mechanics — the games mechanics and appearance are interesting, yeah? Anyway, I’m going to end the video here for today. Thank you so much for watching. What did you all think? By all means let me know your thoughts down in the comments. See you next time!