What a fantastic game. While it would've been preferred when someone edited a bit to tone down the overuse of similar and sometimes inappropriate adverbs the writing was impeccable elsewhere. The game screams atmosphere in both its presentation and ambience.
A downloadable game for Windows, macOS, Linux, and Android
In this Gothic story of deep bonds and chilling mystery, a young girl named Esther ventures deep within a forgotten forest.
There, she seeks out a potential cure for her mysterious illness:
a life-leeching plague known as the Pale Cachexia.
But when Esther meets Seina, who lives all alone in a towering manor, the two girls are drawn to each other in a tale of friendship, sorrow, and bitter loneliness.
Their story is shadowed by the dark secrets of the manor and its cemetery, which haunts Esther even in her deepest dreams.
Genres: Visual novel, Gothic fantasy, drama, horror
Rating: PG-13 (language/mild horror)
Story Type: Kinetic (no choices)
Length: 49k words
Accessibility Features: Sound/Music closed captions,
OpenDyslexic font option, disable bright flashes option
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|Platforms||Windows, macOS, Linux, Android|
|Genre||Visual Novel, Interactive Fiction|
|Tags||Anime, Female Protagonist, friendship, Gothic, Horror, Kinetic Novel, Story Rich|
|Average session||A few hours|
|Inputs||Keyboard, Mouse, Smartphone|
In order to download this game you must purchase it at or above the minimum price of $5.99 USD. You will get access to the following files:
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Beautiful. Beautiful. BEAUTIFUL. This game is one of those games you just know you WILL cry. I'm already just so attached to the characters. There's this mystery playing out from Esther's perspective and I'm torn between playing quickly to get some answers or stopping on every screen getting lost in the art. There are so many unique backgrounds and expressions for the character's a lot of care went into the art.
Absolutely play this game. There is a demo to start with or I was gifted a copy to play on my YouTube channel so there are a couple of ways to get your feet wet but I don't know if you'll be able to stop yourself from buying this game after you start ;).
5 stars! Typically I don't gravitate towards kinetic visual novels because I prefer the ability to impact the story. But Pale Cachexia kept my interest the whole time. The character and background art was stunning, and the writing was beautiful and poetic. Argent Games doesn't disappoint!