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I thought since Halloween is now way past the yardarm—and I’ll be damned if server issues are gonna stop me from celebrating my favorite holiday—that I’d take a moment to whip out an old favorite and give everyone a good, close look. But since doing that last year got me arrested for indecent exposure, I figure I’ll just do a game review instead. And who better to give us a glimpse of the intensely Irish look at All Hallow’s Eve, which the Celts called Samhain, than the Japanese?
What may seem, and indeed is, a comical statement contains certain hidden truths, much like the holiday itself. Though kiddified, Anglicized, and Christianized over the years, Samhain was originally a harvest festival. The darker half of the year came thanks to what was seen as a door to the Otherworld swinging the other way. Spirits from this world could cross over and vice versa. Anyone who has felt the cold wind on their neck on a dark October evening knows there’s something to this, regardless of how much we don’t wish to admit it.