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Glass Rose (PlayStation 2)

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Description

Cast in the role of Takashi Kagetani, a reporter for the Tonichi Times, you get interested in a case offered by Emi Katagiri. Reading Takashi's article entitled "unsolved serial killer cases", she notices a familiar killer case she recognized from her grandfather's notebook. She asks Takashi for help and the two of them get involved in the case of the "Cinema Mansion Serial Murder" that happened over seventy years ago.

One day, the two of them together enter the old mansion in search of some clues and get pulled back in time, Emi spiritually lost with a broken heart and Takashi cast in a role of the first victim's prodigal son, Kazuya Nanase.

Thus the plot starts to unveil as you race against time while trying to figure out who is the mysterious killer, how are the victims selected, and why did you never find out anything on this mysterious Kazuya Nanase character that apparently was a witness to all the killings.

The story stretches across three-day time and is entirely fitted inside the Yoshinodou's mansion. The will of master Yoshinodou stated that all his children be called to the mansion and spend three days together before reading it. The three days that may prove fatal for whoever is in the mansion at the time. But due to awaiting the final hour, you will uncover lots of hidden secrets of this mansion, its history, and the background story of its inhabitants.

Screenshots

Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Your character becomes transparent when you roll mouse cursor over him, as well as clock shifts to opposite side if necessary to give you clear shot for your point of interest.
Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Instead of having selectable sentences as answers, you select topic you wanna discuss further.
Glass Rose PlayStation 2 A-ha! Found the key under the sofa. Wonder what's it for.
Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Looks like you managed to slide back in time fine, but Emi seems to have some corporeal difficulties.

Alternate Titles

  • "玻璃ノ薔薇" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Glass no Bara" -- Japanese title

User Reviews

An excellent whodunit of a lost forgotten genre. MAT (75832) 3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars3.17 Stars

The Press Says

Jeuxvideo.com Apr 01, 2004 10 out of 20 50
Adventure Gamers Jul 09, 2010 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Aventura y Cía Dec 20, 2004 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
NowGamer Mar 26, 2004 1.9 out of 10 19

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Trivia

Graphics

The main character is modeled after Japanese actor Masahiro Matsuoka.

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MAT (75832) added Glass Rose (PlayStation 2) on Apr 02, 2004