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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 Shiny beads you collect at various places are heart fragments that may affect Emi as well as the ending.
Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Hmm, I could swear I saw someone in this mansion that looks just like the woman in the picture.
Glass Rose PlayStation 2 How most of the games start.
Glass Rose PlayStation 2 Exploring the gardens of Yoshinodou mansion.

Alternate Titles

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

User Reviews

An excellent whodunit of a lost forgotten genre. コナン (77709) 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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コナン (77709) added Glass Rose (PlayStation 2) on Apr 02, 2004