Ao Oni is an independent survival horror/RPG Horror game, that actually looks and plays like those old timey games as were in the old Nintendo handheld devices, slightly better though.
The story of the game is very simple, you are Hiroshi who has dared his friends Mika (girl), Takuro and Takeshi (boys) to seek out a haunted mansion, where bizarre things lead to their separation and then ultimately…well, you know what, don’t get smart with us!
The game is basically find objects and solve puzzles to advance ahead in the story, with Ao Oni (translates to: Blue Demon) chases after you randomly and out of nowhere, escape it to progress the game.
The game advancement is too simple, but very addictive fun to play and see what happens next, the game is a wacky take on the haunted mansion genre, perhaps an ode to the classic, “Sweet Home”.
There are many moments in the game that although nothing you have not seen or heard before but still impact upon you and of course the dark humor, the wacky chase sequences, the pressure to get the hell out of here and hurry, this is what awaits you in Ao Oni!
Developed and offered by noprops, the game is available for PC and it was released November 2008.
It’s a light horror game that actually grips you for as long as you take it to complete, not just any time passer but a truly engaging one.