Eastern Mind 2: Chu-Teng [J] Osamu Sato Productions / Sony, OutSide Directors Company 1995

This is a Japanese follow-up to Eastern Mind: The Lost Souls of Tong Nou from the same creator. It continues the surreal adventure with Myst like 3D graphics from the previous game. It is quite rare. The game is less messy, and more playable - it's easier to find your way, especially since it's also way more straightforward and descriptive than its predecessor. Most of the game consists of going back and forth through the Shrine of the Stars, a circular network based on the Chinese equivalent to the Western system of zodiac constellations - whose every room is inhabited by a sacred creature. The game logically relies more on interaction with characters, and the inventory is also brought to use more often seeing the increase in item circulation - which also means less exploration and more fetch quests. The fun characters get more and more grotesque and exaggerated as you progress, and their unpredictable behavior just adds to the confusion. Actual exploration has mostly been replaced with backtracking between characters. The soundtrack is still experimental as hell, though. This time, it's gone completely erratic - most of the background music tracks are actually seconds-short loops of wrecked, sometimes even abrasive electro mixing saturated oscillators, atonal drum machines, digitized choirs and 808 cowbells.
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Japanese MAC ISO Demo 236MB (uploaded by scaryfun)
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English Fan-Translated Full Demo 284MB (uploaded by Meddle)
Full Demo + OST + Extras 248MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
English Translation 10.08.2015 (wip4) 290.5MB (uploaded by hgdagon)
Win3.1 ISO Demo 375MB (uploaded by hybridadv)


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