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[[caption-width-right:350:This is how Fuminori sees the world '''ALL THE TIME'''.]]

This is what you get if Creator/HPLovecraft [[JustForFun/XMeetsY worked in]] VisualNovels.
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* Honestly, who wants to live with the fucked up senses that Fuminori got after the accident? The very first shot we get is of the fleshy lumps that represent his friends talking with [[https://gamentropy.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/saya02.jpg jumbled text]] and distorted speech to boot. It ain't pretty.
* This game features literal wall to wall guro the majority of the time, a [[EldritchAbomination tentacle monster]] that rather graphically kills and eats people, your protagonist can either go from wistful madman in an asylum (sad ending for him and Saya since they may never see each other again), heartbroken madman on a transformed earth where all humans have changed into tentacle monsters (bittersweet ending for him and Saya since their "children" are taking over the world, sad ending for pretty much everyone else), or killed in a horrifically graphic manner that just gets worse with the "censor filter" off (sad ending for him, Saya and every other major character. Happy ending for anyone who wasn't involved in this fucked-up plot. [[TearJerker Noticing a theme?]]). Oh yeah, it's an H game with a girl who can literally MindScrew people. [[spoiler:She's the tentacle monster.]]
** [[NightmareFuelStationAttendant Saya]], just [[StarfishAlien Saya]], [[spoiler:if Fuminori is seeing the real world as a literal CrapsackWorld with the people there [[HumanoidAbomination Humanoid]] or even {{Eldritch Abomination}}s and Saya as a normal person, [[FridgeHorror WHAT DO YOU THINK SAYA IS IN THE REAL WORLD]]? It is not completely known what Saya looks like in the real world, but it is so [[TheGrotesque Grostesque]] that those who do see it would GoMadFromTheRevelation.]]
* [[ImAHumanitarian Cannibalism]], this was coming due to Fuminori's warped senses [[spoiler:and to [[EldritchAbomination what Saya is]]]] but the way it is described is horrifying on Fuminori's POV and who the person that he is eating from, [[spoiler:Oumi Takahata]]. Soon after this [[spoiler:is the first main crossroads of ''Saya No Uta''. You could have Saya return Fuminori's senses to normal, which leads to him being incarcerated in an asylum, or [[MoralEventHorizon have Fuminori reject his humanity and say that he doesn't mind eating flesh]], making him a VillainProtagonist]].
* There's a couple songs from the soundtrack that stand out as Nightmare Fuel material. The first is "Scream", a loud, dissonant track. The second, "Scare Shadow", is only 16 seconds long, but easily instills a feeling of uneasiness in the listener. And "Saya's Song", which is unnervingly eerie deep beneath its astoundingly beautiful tongue - an ugly monster in the guise of a beauty, which is what Saya is.
** "Scare Shadow" is actually pretty long, looping the first part for a few times and then progressing to a middle part that's totally different. I can't even describe it. The start (and the end, which is the same) still obey some laws of sound itself, the middle part just... does not. The distorted guitar just makes it all the more insane.
** Don't forget that loud, distorted noise appearing half way in both "Saya's Song" I and II, but also at the end of "Sin", and even in the vocal version of "Saya's Song" ! [[spoiler:This might even be Saya's true voice...]]
* Picture this scenario: [[spoiler:You are a family man that has a daughter, a great marriage, and all is well. Soon after, [[EldritchAbomination your neighbor]] start giving you a new way to [[ThroughTheEyesOfMadness "see"]] things and as a result you immediately GoMadFromTheRevelation and killed your wife and daughter. You also lose all sense of reason so when you "see" that neighbor, you rape her (which itself stands out as NF).]] Yeah, [[spoiler:Yousuke]] had it rough.
** Dear God, [[spoiler:the rape scene.]] Seeing [[spoiler: the mind-corrupted Yousuke deriving pleasure from Saya's helplessness as he rapes her]] was too much.
* Yoh's fate. [[spoiler: Mutated into ... whatever Saya is, just so she can serve as a family pet-turned-mindless sex slave, just aware enough of herself to really wish she'd been killed instead. (In fact, Fumninori explicitly acknowledges that what Saya has done is horrible and sadistic, and that the merciful course of action would be to just kill Yoh. He goes ahead and rapes Yoh anyway because he finds Saya's jealousy-driven behavior very human-like and endearing.) She is so [[BreakTheCutie broken]] by the time she escapes and meets Kouji that she gets {{Mercy Kill}}ed by him and when Kouji meets Yoh at that time, [[EldritchAbomination she doesn't resemble anything human]].]]

* Now we start to get to the endings, no matter which ending you got someone WILL face a [[DownerEnding tragic fate]] [[spoiler: and [[{{Tearjerker}} Fuminori and Saya will never get to be together]]. It IS an {{Utsuge}} after all]]. Those people are:
** Fuminori [[spoiler:in ending 1, where he's locked away in a sanitarium, probably for the rest of his life, and will likely never see Saya again as the two say goodbye forever using text messages on a cell phone passed back and forth underneath his cell door.]] This ending is achieved [[spoiler:if you accept Saya's offer to restore your senses. Ironically enough, this ending has the LEAST amount of death and suffering in comparison the other two below yet this one is seen by some as a NonStandardGameOver.]]
** Dr. Tanbo [[spoiler:in ending 2, where [[DeathByChildbirth Saya "blooms"]] and [[TheEndOfTheWorldAsWeKnowIt every human in the planet changes into her type of life form]], but Dr. Tanbo, being high up in the mountains where the spores have trouble reaching, transforms agonizingly slowly over the course of weeks as she completes transcribing Dr. Ougai's research on Saya for her own personal pride. At one point she even chops off one of her arms that had undergone the transformation while the rest of her was still human]]. This ending is achieved [[spoiler:if in the Final Battle Dr. Tanbo didn't appear and Fuminori and Saya killed Kouji]].
** And finally, Kouji [[spoiler:in ending 3, as the only survivor of the Final Battle and last person remaining with knowledge of the now-deceased Saya's true nature and ThingsManWasNotMeantToKnow has to live knowing he can't talk with anyone about what he's witnessed lest they think he's crazy (which he partially is at this point and likely getting worse), his girlfriend and two best friends dead, and a revolver loaded with one bullet hidden in his bathroom in case the day ever comes he can't take his schizophrenia and hallucinations anymore and commits suicide]]. In this ending, [[spoiler:Dr. Tanbo appears to help Kouji, they both successfully killed Saya, Fuminori kills Dr. Tanbo, and seeing that Saya is dead, [[TogetherInDeath Fuminori commits suicide]]]].
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