Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
This chapter introduces the player to the world of Higurashi no Naku Koro ni. The player is assimilated into the simple rural life of Hinamizawa, the fun and exciting after school club activities, all the while mingling with new friends. But things make an irreversible turn after the Watanagashi Festival...
This chapter can be said that Rena Ryuguu as being the "villain."
By this chapter, the player should have an overall detail of how life in Hinamizawa is like. If Onikakushi-hen was the appetizer, Watanagashi-hen is the start of the main dish. Once again, the turn of events occurs from the end of the Watanagashi Festival... This is the chapter where Shion Sonozaki makes her first appearance.
Mion Sonozaki is portrayed as being the "villain" in this chapter.
By the time you reach Tatarigoroshi-hen, the player should have several theories in their minds. Whether the player believes in a human culprit at work, something supernatural at hand, or just plain coincidence, it's all up to the player's view. However, this chapter will either solidify or crush that player's theory. Tatarigoroshi-hen is shorter than the previous two chapters, but it is also the most depressing.
This time, the spotlight shines on Satoko Houjou as being the "victim."
As the player made through the first three chapters, they will have all the pieces of the puzzle at hand. Now it is time to put them together. Himatsubushi-hen is a prequel to the first three chapters. In contrast to the first three chapters, this chapter is shown through the eyes of Akasaka Mamoru. He is a young elite police investigator from Tokyo who came to investigate a kidnapping of a politician's child. Little does he know that he has stepped foot into a village that holds dark secrets...
Focuses mainly on Rika Furude as being the "key part" of the mystery.