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Poll: "Safe" haven

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Poll: Poll: "Safe" haven (33 member(s) have cast votes)

Which place did you prefer?

  1. Rei's House (11 votes [33.33%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 33.33%

  2. Voted Kurosawa Antique Shop (22 votes [66.67%] - View)

    Percentage of vote: 66.67%

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#1 OFFLINE   Hex


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 06:01 PM

As the two function in slightly similar ways, why not compare.  Of the two places you return to regularly which feature gradual scares, which did it best?  What scares are your favourite? 


And most importantly, which toilet is more mysterious: the one on the shop floor or outside the Dark Room?

#2 OFFLINE   Homuranagi



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Posted 14 November 2014 - 07:10 PM

Overall, I preferred the antiques shop. It's not massively exciting in terms of ghost activity, but then it fits in with the rest of the game! (Ba-dum tsh)


But really. The design is so nice. It's big! It has nice rooms, about fifty million clocks, the entire entrance has lights on every spare inch of ceiling and cups all over the place, plus a banana cheese... something on the menu. It's lovely.


Rei's house is pleasant, and nice to be in, but it doesn't really have the overall "what in the hell is this place" atmosphere that I like so much about the crazy cluttered antiques shop and Hisoka's lovely room and everything. Yuuri's little sunflower calendar. All it's really missing is something like Miku's room... but Miku is still too raw so I'll leave that thought there.


Rei's house definitely trumped it for me in terms of hauntings. I much prefer the way they use the house and just kind of subtlely stick a ghost in your kitchen, or shower, etc. I like a couple of the things in the shop (primarily your dead friends showing up, and Tall Woman on the CCTV camera is one of the top 3 moments in the game), but it all comes too all-at-once and in your face.


Plus the shop has actual boxes of tea everywhere. That helps.

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#3 OFFLINE   midwinter


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Posted 14 November 2014 - 08:53 PM

Kurosawa Antiques because:


  • It is an antiques shop
  • It's also a cafe
  • It's an antiques shop and cafe that never gets a single customer in the entire game
  • Banana cheese is on the menu
  • You can see out of the windows into the garden
  • CCTV cameras
  • Full of potentially interesting junk (that sadly turns out not to be very interesting, but makes a plausible source for MacGuffins in future fic, if your inclinations run that way)
  • Yuuri's window is open at night and you can look out of it
  • It's awesome how the atmosphere varies throughout the game as the conditions change from sunset to rain to red sky at midnight and finally the drifting fog of impending oblivion
  • It is the folklore central headquarters that I have been dreaming of
  • I cannot stress enough that there are windows and you can look out of them

Granted it is a little disappointing that you can't actually go out into the garden - did they not learn their lesson about this with Osaka House? And yeah, while IMO some of the creepiest moments of the game take place there (the sound of Haruka singing when she shows up on the CCTV, people appearing in Hisoka's mirror, Ren seeing his doppelganger, Tall Womannnnn), it's sadly underused as far as scares for their own sake go. We have two radios sitting there crackling for nearly the whole game and they only get used once! Same with the phone! And it would have been so cool to be able to check the CCTV whenever you liked and sometimes get a spooky apparition that you didn't have to go and fight.

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Posted 29 January 2015 - 07:36 PM

The Antiques Shop by far. Rei's house always felt more like a prison you cannot escape (like in Silent Hill 4) than a "safe heaven". 

Also, Hisoka's place feels like the old times' places with clocks, antiques and friendlier interior design, while Rei's place reminded me of the typical late 1900s proletarian's gray and white, boring place. 


And my grandmother has a million clocks like Hisoka, so that's a bonus point.  :D

Although the CCTV cameras are a little bit unsettling. Why is it there? If only Yuuri and Hisoka work here, and one takes requests and goes out to find missing persons or serves the customers tea (Hisoka), and the other stands behind the counter all day waiting for customers/ is cleaning the toilet, who is watching the cameras?

Or is it because Yuuri is/was suicidal? So Hisoka can make sure she does not do harm to herself?

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Posted 21 February 2015 - 01:29 PM

I liked the Antique Shop more, but i'm afraid i'm biased because I love antique shops! I even wrote a fanfic about a girl working part-time at an antique shop and coming across a camera obscura. Heh heh. I love love loved the CCTV scenes which is something you wouldn't have in Rei's house. But as many have said, there are some really cool things in Rei's house which don't appear in the antique shop such as the red room/development room and the use of the telephone. One thing I was really hopingfor since Ren comes to the antique shop was something similar to what Rei and Miku do in the third game. He's a eriter so why wouldn't he be someone you would go to for a little help researching? Then they could've included more info on things such as the yomiko!

#6 OFFLINE   Daz Hinasaki

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 12:23 PM

I gotta go with the antique shop. I love the layout and like the other comments, the clocks are an awesome touch. Although I do like Rei's house, and at times really creeped me out. I love the static from the radio, the rain effect on the windows in the antique shop and it feels more of a warm place. Rei's house always felt cold.

Edited by Daz Hinasaki, 03 November 2015 - 04:59 PM.

It's raining again...

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Posted 03 November 2015 - 03:45 PM

the antique shop. It's so beautiful! 

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