The path to the top is not always obvious and takes an increasing amount of maneuvering. The solutions are not always obvious and require a lot of creative thinking to get the right path. There is a boss at the end of each floor (each floor has more than one level), that makes it so you cannot spend a lot of time thinking about your moves, you just have to use the techniques you’ve learned and move on as quickly as possible. In between each level there is a platform, where you talk to “sheep people.” These are people who are also having these nightmares, and they offer clues about the game.
The platform contains confession booth that takes Vincent to the next level. A voice in the confession booth asks Vincent a different moral question. Vincent can either answer “good” or “bad.” There is meter throughout the game that shows what path Vincent is on. This is completely controlled by the player, which adds a level of excitement to the game. Players can choose Vincent’s responses in conversations and text messages. How Vincent responds can affect what happens in the game and how Vincent interacts with the other characters. This gives the player to chance to play the game a couple of different ways. On the one hand you can choose the most salacious answers, or you can try to choose honest answers as if you were living through this situation.
Graphically the anime style is quite good. The detail is excellent and the locations are cool. The atmosphere is dark and foreboding which fits the storyline. There is a kind of creepiness to everything. Vincent spends his time in the Stray Sheep bar, his tiny apartment, some kind of cafeteria, and a small café where he has coffee with his girlfriend. The nightmares take place in some kind of endless pit where Vincent and the other sheep are clamoring their way to the top. The bosses at each level are really quite frightening, and their very presence makes you want to finish the climb just to get away from them. Along the way Vincent meets the likes of a grotesque bride, a giant baby constantly screaming for “daddy,” and a baby with a chainsaw.