A topic for all who are invested in the smallest touches whether in the environment, plot or sound design. What are your favourites? I'll share by game.
I waffled a lot about it in the replay topic, but I really do like the parallels between the characters, particularly Miku and Mikoto. It's such a good and creepy idea to take Mikoto's place in that last game of Demon Tag to finally find her missing friends. Even this note seems like something that could've been written about Miku post-rescue, taken in by a friend of the family.
The thought behind Miku and Mafuyu's designs. If I remember right, the white was to help them stand out in the darkness and contrast as a sign of life, the black chokers are suggestive of rope marks, and the red of Miku's ribbons of wounds and blood.
Did anyone else not know the small window above the mirror in the Rope Hallway is from the Koto Room? Nice touch.
I had no idea the ropes sealing the entrance during the first night had any significance until I read the books. They were used to close the mansion during the ceremony, which is pretty cool in hindsight.
The hair wrapped around the door handle. Easily missed, very creepy.
I'm scratching my head to remember where on Homuranagi's site I read this, but the Abyss as a bottomless pit where maidens are thrown being symbolic of Mayu's fall is genius.
Not sure if this was in the original, but the Rope Temple is visible behind the Kurosawa House from the Whisper Bridge in DCB. Love how it looks all foreboding and mysterious.
One of the covered mirrors in the Tachibana storeroom grows hair after getting the camera...
The priests' singing floating out from the Kurosawa House in Chapter 8 and all the extra scenes.
The new hanging lanterns in the Kureha shrine. Kureha period.
I really dig the one-sided correspondence with Kei's letters, the developments as he progresses, piecing parts of his investigation with Yuu by rummaging in the latter's room.
The placement and surreal layout of the past locations. Really compliments the dream feel.
Developing the musty film. I thought it added a lot of interesting world-building when you researched it.
Rei's notebook is full of them, especially the photos. I want that big one of Ruri.
I don't know if it was intentional, but Ruka arriving (or being "spirited away") last to the island mirrors how she was last to arrive at the Kiraigou.
Does anyone else see the faint imprint of a face on the small door in Souya's workshop? It's creepy for sure, but makes me think someone slammed face-first into it like a Tom & Jerry cartoon, haha.
You can hear Ayako say "die" as part of the ambience in Madoka's room, emphasising how much the fear of her seeped into Madoka's life.
Charging Choushiro's flashlight while pointing at paintings of Sakuya turns the charge circle red, creating a blood moon.
Miya and Misaki's colours are inverted. I wonder if the choice of white and blacks is supposed to mimick the moon and eclipse?
The pillar of masks in the caves is so cool.
At the start of the 12th drop, Yuuri won't disturb Miu and Miku while they're sleeping. After finding out where she needs to go, she'll now enter their room but Miu's moved downstairs. I like to think it's a sign that Yuuri wouldn't have left without waking and telling Miu, so she won't wake up and wonder where she is.
If you examine one the partitions in the House of Joining, the character will mention that it's placed upside down, like for a funeral. I love the eerie contrast of a wedding ceremony and placements of things like that.
Before the Chamber of Vows, there's a carving above the door of crashing waves, which reminded me of the Shadowspring. Also, in the Shrine of the Ephemeral, there's an elaborate altar with a miniature shrine. Directly beneath it downstairs is a reliquary with a vertical carving that looks like Black Water. A representation of being submerged beneath the Shrine on the Water maybe?
And probably loads more!