Your husband Richard lies dead beneath the cherry blossoms of Old Japan, and the police are of no help. Step into history and uncover the truth when no one else will. Find devilishly hidden clues, explore exotic locales, and bring the killer to justice!
User reviews: Very Positive (111 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 3, 2010

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Your husband Richard lies dead beneath the cherry blossoms of Old Japan, and the police are of no help. Step into history and uncover the truth when no one else will. Find devilishly hidden clues, explore exotic locales, and bring the killer to justice!

  • The hidden object genre meets historical fiction for the first time
  • Over 1200 cleverly hidden objects
  • Over 20 handpainted backgrounds
  • Stirring, Japanese-themed soundtrack

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows Vista/XP/7
    • Processor: 800 Mhz
    • Memory: 512 MB
    • Graphics: On-Board
    • DirectX®: 8.1
    • Hard Drive: 186 MB
    • Sound: DirectX 8.1 Compatible
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 5
After playing this I went to see if Steam had any other hidden object games by Square Enix, so that's a vote of approval. About 3 hours of playtime. Heavy hidden-object, no real puzzles. Story-line was decent, but on-rails (no real options on where to go next). When all you are in the mood for is hidden object (which is usually true for me) then this is a good choice.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 10
I would not recommand this game because :
- Puzzles are way too easy
- Not a lot of places to visit (you have to go 10 times to the same scenes)
- Graphisms are quite poor and hidden objects are not well integrated in the scenes.
- The story is quite boring.
- No timer, no points, no challenge.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
I was looking through Steam for games that got support for the Japanese language and eventually found this. It was on sale, of course, and I thought the game reasonable priced for its contents.

The game reminds me of all those hidden objects games that were popular among Facebook-friends a few years ago. It easily becomes repeatable over time and if one does not enjoy such repetition then this game is not to recommend.

I am pleased by the game so far as I did, for the most part, buy it to practice my Japanese language skills and also did not expect too much from it.

If you are looking for a game to play in Japanese this would be one of my recommendations, though, there is no furigana for kanji but many of the kanji used are more basic ones or common ones. The words during the hidden objects search are quite often half loan words meaning that they are shown in katakana. The rest is in hiragana and kanji.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 13
Got it at a discounted price, love it because it was set in historic Japan.
The disappointing part was that that are much more point and click hidden object than puzzle games in this one.
And you will be looking for the same item in the same place in repeat..

I was looking forward to a Square Enix production, but this one I wouldnt recommend it.
Unless it's discounted or more, free to play.
There're no extras mini games or additional games after you've completed the whole game.
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39 of 39 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
A solid HOG with good art and decent story by Square Enix.

Has moderate replayability due to an above average amount of objects hidden per scene, with each scene sequence choosing a modest random selection of them. However, it lacks "Collector's Edition" features, so there's no way to just replay specific scenes.

<6 hours to 100% with no walkthrough (2 playthroughs). A sloppy playthrough using hints takes about 2 hours. <2 hours to 100% with walkthrough and cutscene skipping.
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