|Back at Rei's house, I got a phone call from Miku, she was crying out for help... then another phone call from Kei, who says he wants Rei to go with him to investigate the abandoned house.|
But first, back to sleep I guess... This game is like Yume Nikki at this point.
Hour X - The Piercing of Soul
Another Kei chapter, damn...
Kei now has access to the Shrine Courtyard, that Rei just unlocked in the previous chapter.
Suddenly everything turns monochrome... The lighting looks really cool in this mode... There's no enemies to fight at all, just a bunch of bonus surprise ghosts that can be caught pretty easily.
Later, I get an item called "Purifying Light", which restores color to the world. Apparently, while the world is monochrome, powerful ghosts will appear more often. In the one nearby room I can get to with a save point, there was an invincible tattooed ghost there so I couldn't go in and save. But now with the Purifying Light, I went back there and the ghost is gone.
I found a path that leads up onto the rooftops of the Shrine Courtyard area, and Kei hopped across the roofs to get inside the actual shrine, sneaking around up on the beams, while some ominous ghost activity goes on down below. I can tell I'm getting close to the end now... This shrine seems to be getting very close to where Rei will finally reach her dead boyfriend (and according to the lore, meeting your dead loved one in this dream world will make it so you too are trapped here and can never return).
If the feeling of loss for those who crossed over to the other side begin to spill into dreams, they shall bring great trouble into this world. Those feelings of loss must be etched into the priestess as tattoos in the Piercing of the Soul. The tattooed priestess who has been engraved with the pain shall then bear that pain into her sleep and calm the troubles of this world.