Episode 22 features some of the cute endings for the most important characters (i.e., female) from Dead or Alive 4
. Such as Hitomi's
breakfast misadventure; Lei Fang's
disastrous train ride; and Lisa
coming to Tina's aid during a wrestling match. My favorite is the ending
for Christie, the British assassin.
The job went down at an upper-class club, where Christie went undercover as an exotic dancer. She performs a provocative dance to this song
, and lets her mark get in close before dealing the killing blow. The ending also features a cameo from Ninja Gaiden's
Rachel, whom the mark hits on, to her displeasure.
There were some creepy games sprinkled throughout this episode too, like Kamaitachi no Yoru 2
and The Dark Eye
. The former, whose title translates to Night of the Sickle Weasels
, is a horror-based adventure game with multiple-choice conversations. It was originally released as a "sound novel" for the SNES (!). The choices you make affect the story's outcome and prevents more murders at a skiing lodge, where the game takes place.
The intro for the PS2
version is like a horrifying cross between the old, Japanese-themed Madonna video and the twitchy monsters of Silent Hill 2
. There are several quick cuts from such lovely imagery as maggots, tarantulas, and a woman nursing a baby wrapped up in some kind of stocking.
The Dark Eye
is a PC horror/graphic adventure game from 1995. This Cult Classic
is different from most horror games due to its Claymation
art style, which lends the game a very distinct and eerie look and feel.
The story and resultant gameplay is a bit harder to understand. Your unnamed main character visits his uncle, Edwin, and quickly becomes embroiled in your brother Henry's affair with a woman named Elise. Unfortunately, Edwin disapproves of the relationship. Despite this, and your occasional Edgar Allan Poe
-themed nightmares, you help Henry and Elise communicate in secret. According to Wikipedia
, it doesn't end well for anyone
The game wasn't lacking for voice talent, featuring Jennifer Hale
(Elise), Tom Kane
, and William S. Burroughs as Edwin.
You can read more about The Dark Eye here
on Hardcore Gaming 101