YMMV / Scratches

  • Critical Research Failure: When Michael Arthate keeps calling the bank, the employee on the other hand eventually answers the phone with the words that he will call the police if Michael keeps calling. Given the time setting of the game, the employee's phone would not have any Caller ID, making it impossible for him to know that it's Michael calling, without even saying anything.
    • Although thalidomide use by pregnant women can induce physical malformations in a fetus, they don't actually look anything like the deformities seen in Robin. If the game had portrayed it accurately, Robin would've been a lot less scary and a lot more pitiful.
      • He also spent some time with some feral cats while locked up in the basement, and given how one of them acts towards your character in the Last Visit, that can't have helped.
  • Narm: Some British players have criticized the weak accents the cast tries to push.
  • Paranoia Fuel: Despite the fact that the graphics almost never change within the 3 days, the ominous soundtrack can still make you think something's going to happen sooner or later, especially at night.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks: In the Last Visit, Robin does not look nearly as scary as he did at the end of the main game. Although his voice is just as disturbing.
  • The Woobie: Robin, considering his backstory. Born with hideous malformations, he was locked away in the manor and eventually killed his mother. Still locked away, he gets regular shippings of meat into his hideyhole and trying to tunnel himself a way to freedom. All because he has looks weird, to no fault of his own - his mother kept taking a drug that caused the malformations.

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