It’s Sunday, and that means we’re in for a treat with some Horror Hoedown Showdown! Today I bring to you a super quick VN-like RPG called “Ib” (pronounced “Eeb” or “Eve”) that sent some shivers down my nerves of steel. And if you haven’t noticed, I listed this game under visual novel since, personally, I found that it felt more like a visual novel than an RPG. But anyways, without further ado, let’s dive in, itadakimasu!
We’ll start with a plot-and-stuff run through. You are a young girl named Ib, and your parents took you to an art museum for the first time. The art museum is showcasing the works of Weiss Guertena (fictional…), and while browsing his works you get sucked into the fantasy world of his art. All you have to fend for yourself is your wits and a red rose, aka your health bar. The plot on the surface is very straightforward, although as you play the game, you’ll learn tidbits of other information that add a lot of implicit plot points. But, in any case, your main goal after this is to escape back into reality, eventually with the help of your party members, Garry and Mary.