ABYSS OF THE SACRIFICE Review
I bought this because I enjoyed the Nonary games (999, Virtue's Last Reward, and Zero Time Dilemma) and the Danganronpa trilogy and was searching for something similar - a wild and violent anime visual novel interspersed with puzzle / escape room-like sequences.
As a puzzle game, I suggest this one. As previously said, the good puzzles were excellent. There is also a lot of variation in puzzle types, which made it difficult for me to put the game down after bedtime. "Just one more room."
I don't want to ruin the plot, so I won't say anything about it. This game's plot and characters do not intrigue me as much as the truly excellent zero escape sequence. But the story isn't all negative. There are several branching paths, and the game's five heroines will frequently die if you choose the wrong storyline. Playing rooms in a different order will result in different story outcomes. Often you have to see some bad endings in order to find a happy ending. Overall, it's a nice quest for a happy ending. That was a fun part of the game for me.
This game is mainly for those of us who crave more games like Zero Escape and are willing to put up with a few bits of puzzle logic nonsense to fulfill the craving while we wait for ZE4. When viewed through modern eyes, I believe the game is a little overpriced considering its flaws, but I still had a great time playing it. So I give it a thumbs up.