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Moonlight Syndrome (PS1): A Suda 51 Trip (Monokuma Approved)

And they don't come more twisted than this one.



Vermillion from Paradise Hotel 51 is working on translating the script(to be put into a future translation), and my god is this game deranged.

Danganronpa 2 veterans may also recognize it.



Same composer, too.
Moonlight Syndrome is primarily a 2D adventure game, but it also has 3D renders in some areas for optimal creepy effect.




This game marks the beginning of the Kill the Past universe. This game can be best described as a Japanese psycho horror love story drama that masquerades as a game.

MS' story centers around a girl named Mika Kishi.

She was supposed to die when she was kidnapped by a stalker/rapist. However her life expectancy was actually extended when a silver haired kid presented Ryo Kazan (A friend of Mika's.) an ultimatum or a contract that would extend Mika's life & ensure her safety.

Ryo consented to the contract, because Mika reminds him of his dead sister.
(Mika was the only other person whom Ryo was close with.)

However the contract is automatically nullified once Ryo or Mika make physical contact with each other. (In other words. Ryo is forbidden to get intimate with Mika & vice versa.)

Moonlight Syndrome actually shows you the origins of the blinking moon that was shown before targets/stages in Killer 7.

Long story short: The phases of the moon reflect the sanity of those who are affected by the enchanting light of the moon.

Think of Moonlight Syndrome in the same way that would think of Koudelka in the Shadow Hearts series, Marathon of Halo, or Shin Megami Tensei IF of Persona.
Suffice it to say: you are in one for sadistic journey into the minds of several psychopaths.

The effects of Moonlight Syndrome directly tie into The Silver Case, and are also later referenced in Flower, Sun, and Rain & Killer7.



Do not be too at ease. This area and the people in it are as restless as they come. Seems I haven’t lost my touch.


“There is nothing you know. Nothing at all.”








They were all crying their eyes out.
They cried and screamed, and tried to put up a fight. It was so pitiful.
Oh, what’s wrong with your face? Ahaha! Foolish girl…





"Ohhhhh dear. Look at this now. How dead they all look. All whom you call your friends, that is. So Mika. How does it feel to take revenge on the people whom you associated with?

All on your own? Here lie the ones that you resented with all your heart. Haven’t you understood a thing about this yet? People are truly frightened of each other.

That’s why humans make friends: to keep a close eye on the person they fear. But once it all tumbles down…
"





Who is Ryo Kazan?



Why did he go on a killing spree in The Silver Case?



The answers begin here.



Or maybe just more questions...


Once Vermillion finishes her project, myself and Esper will begin work on a fan translation. Until then, welcome to the madness.

 
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All I really knew about Moonlight Syndrome is its connection to the other games in the Kill the Past mythos, and more specifically the ending cutscene...which is really weird and unnerving in terms of what's shown within it.
 

Roto13

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This. This is what I want. Not mediocre action games he doesn't even actually direct.
 

Spieler Eins

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Why isn't he making visual novel/adventure games anymore?
Because first No More Heroes and then Lolipop Chainsaw were the biggest successes for GHM. With being bought up by that mobile company, I don't expect things to get any better.

On a sidenote, there was a visual novel sequel to Liberation Maiden...
 

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Because Suda's become synonymous with 3d action games since the success of NMH, and he has no desire to go back.
Now I kinda want one of those "XXXX was a mistake, it's nothing but trash" gifs with Suda51 and adventure games.
 

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I really liked this part in dr2. I wish you and the others the best of luck for the fan translation.
 

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Both Margaret Moonlight


and Alice Twilight


from No More Heroes 2 where named after this and Twilight Syndrome. Probably the best two bosses in the game.

Would love to play the translation. I'm still super bummed out The Silver Case DS was never released.

One game I'm afraid will never be translated is his PS2 Blood+ game. Which sucks as I'm a huge fan of both Suda and Blood+. His Samurai Champloo game did come over.
 
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And they don't come more twisted than this one.



Vermillion from Paradise Hotel 51 is working on translating the script(to be put into a future translation), and my god is this game deranged.

Danganronpa 2 veterans may also recognize it.



Same composer, too.
Moonlight Syndrome is primarily a 2D adventure game, but it also has 3D renders in some areas for optimal creepy effect.






Suffice it to say: you are in one for sadistic journey into the minds of several psychopaths.

The effects of Moonlight Syndrome directly tie into The Silver Case, and are also later referenced in Flower, Sun, and Rain & Killer7.



Do not be too at ease. This area and the people in it are as restless as they come. Seems I havent lost my touch.


There is nothing you know. Nothing at all.








They were all crying their eyes out.
They cried and screamed, and tried to put up a fight. It was so pitiful.
Oh, whats wrong with your face? Ahaha! Foolish girl





"Ohhhhh dear. Look at this now. How dead they all look. All whom you call your friends, that is. So Mika. How does it feel to take revenge on the people whom you associated with?

All on your own? Here lie the ones that you resented with all your heart. Havent you understood a thing about this yet? People are truly frightened of each other.

Thats why humans make friends: to keep a close eye on the person they fear. But once it all tumbles down
"





Who is Ryo Kazan?



Why did he go on a killing spree in The Silver Case?



The answers begin here.



Or maybe just more questions...


Once Vermillion finishes her project, myself and Esper will begin work on a fan translation. Until then, welcome to the madness.

The school Girls are like king xiaoyu. Are from japanese high school or chinese?
 
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Al3x1s

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The school Girls are like king xiaoyu. Are from japanese high school or chinese?
Japanese, Xiaoyu goes to a Japanese school during Tekken even though she's Chinese, hence the uniform. Storyline's like Heihachi almost adopted her when she challenged him to a fight to get her amusement park or something, stayed in Japan to win the tournament and get it, met Jin etc., lol.
 
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