Saya no Uta

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Developer(s) Nitroplus
Publisher(s)
Writer(s) Gen Urobuchi
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows,Android
Release date(s) Microsoft Windows

  • JP: December 26, 2003
  • NA: May 6, 2013

Android

  • JP: April 17, 2014
Genre(s) Visual novel

I don’t have enough words to really explain why this visual novel is at the top of my most liked games list. I can say it’s a relatively short game, only 10 hours maximum to play through it all. It has 3 or 4 choices tops.

It’s a fucked up, beautiful game. I’m not really into porn games, or watching porn. I like reading it, but when it’s voiced and there’s lots of sounds it puts me off and squicks me out (my virginity/asexuality is coming across really strongly xDD).

But you see, in this game the 3 or so sex scenes that happen are supposed to squick you out. Saya looks like she’s 10 or so, a cute angel in the middle of the guts and wall meat MC sees. The humans look like monsters to him, and the Lovecraft vibe/influences are very vivid in this tale.

There isn’t a good ending per se. Not because the game is a horror game, and the descriptions were glorious and made me really disgusted at times, but because in order for one person to have their good ending, the rest get killed, shafted or worse.

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Saya was an extremely interesting character. Not just because we know she’s not human, but because in a weird way she was innocent. She wasn’t trying to be a villain, she just wanted to meet her father, she just wanted to be loved. She wanted to help MC, it’s just the ways she did…

I’m not spoiling anything of the plot/story because it’s something to be experienced. But if you haven’t played Saya’s Song because sex scenes disgust you, or because it’s horror, let me assure you it’s worth it.

The horror in the game is more psychological and ambiance than it is something graphic, which I was thankful for considering I’ve never been able to play Silent Hill or Resident Evil because of my fear and response to it (running away, freezing and getting killed/panicking like a headless chicken…).

Saya no Uta writing is top notch, so is the translation, and Nitro+ became one of my favorite game makers because of this game alone.

Happy gaming everyone!

Have you heard about this game before? Have you played it? If so, I’d love to know what you think of it!

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4 thoughts on “Saya no Uta

    • …NOOOOPPPPPPPPPE
      Don’t make me cry (个_个) SH is too strong for me. I got scared when I watched an LP, im weak sauce ORZ

      Saya’s Song got localised I believe by NitroPlus themselves? I played it a few years ago. You can definitely still find it on their website for a digital purchase (considering it has sex Steam would never allow it (^~^))
      The Lovecraft influences are really good and match the atmosphere of the game perfectly (´∀`)♡

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        • Lmao, why are you reading it xDDD nah, it does not show gore or any of the sort. Sure the backgrounds are fucked up, but you never see well the monsters. It is a deeply fucked up but beautiful game (。♥‿♥。)

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