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Haunting Ground, known in Japan as Demento, is a survival horror video game developed and The fluctuating degree of player control over Fiona has made Haunting Ground a key subject in the study of avatars and their relationship with . As they fight atop a water tower, Hewie rescues Fiona by attacking Riccardo. Haunting Ground (aka Demento) is a lesser-known adventure-horror game released by In a less literal sense, after finishing the game once, sparing Debilitas is . Fiona's first encounter with Lorenzo, who can be heard whispering her name .. Relationship Values: Fiona can praise or scold Hewie, and too much abuse. For Haunting Ground on the PlayStation 2, a GameFAQs message board confuses me is one of Lorenzo's lines near the ending of the game.
In a corridor, Fiona finds Debilitasa large mentally disabled hunchbacked male " homunculus " artificial man-made human who believes Fiona is a doll for him to play with. He is hostile and chases Fiona around the castle until he is temporarily stopped by Riccardo Bellithe castle's keeper. Riccardo tells Fiona that her parents, Ugo and Ayla Bellidied in a car crash and that she is the heir to Belli Castle. Confused and disturbed, Fiona faints. Fiona later wakes up on a bed in the guestroom.
She hears whimpering from outside and finds the dog from before, tied to a tree with a wire. Fiona saves Hewie from death. Fiona frees the dog and tells him to run away. However, after the dog protects Fiona from Debilitas, Fiona befriends him, a white German Shepherd named Hewie and valuable ally. She quickly begins searching for some answers and a way out of the castle she is in but the main entrance is locked and the castle perimeter is secured with walls. As Fiona's predicament gets more disturbing, she learns that she is the carrier of the Azothwhich is what the castle's residents are after.
She realizes that almost everyone and everything in the castle either wants to kill, rape, and possibly eat her body. She finds letters and memos given to her by a man named Lorenzo who wants to help her escape the castle. Fiona and Hewie are chased by Debilitas to the chapel. The way in which the player ultimately eliminates Debilitas influences the outcome of the endings; Fiona can either kill him, or spare his life by dropping a chandelier onto him.
Daniella, the quiet maid of Belli Castle. Soon after Fiona has rid herself of Debilitas, Daniella reappears to serve Fiona dinner. Daniella becomes jealous that Fiona can smell, taste, and "experience pleasure and pain", and desires Fiona's Azoth to become "complete". This foreshadows her later intimation, immediately before her boss battle, that she cannot engage in sexual intercourse or have children as she is infertile.
While Fiona is resting in one of the castle's rooms, Daniella bashes her head against a window until it shatters, then wields a large shard of broken glass and pursues her with it. At one point, when Fiona trips on stairs, Daniella notices a mirror on the wall and begins screaming at her reflection. After an exploration of the Old MansionDaniella's end comes when Fiona and Hewie enter a stargazing room and face her in a boss fight.
Fiona eventually indirectly kills Daniella by impaling her with a large shard of broken glass from the ceiling. Daniella smiles as she dies, happy that she has finally experienced pain and can die fulfilled, free from her boring and monotonous life and existence.
Riccardo before killing Ugo. While exploring the castle, Riccardo chases Fiona with a flintlock pistol. Riccardo keeps his face hidden under a hood, though reveals his face and his plot to Fiona after cornering her in the forest.
He has the same face as Fiona's father, Ugo, and reveals that they are clones and that he is the original. Riccardo murdered Ugo after attempting to kill him in the car crash as revenge for leaving the castle and marrying Ayla, Fiona's mother. He plans to use Fiona by means of her womb and use of her Azoth to help him be reborn so that he may live forever. Hewie rescues Fiona and assists in their escape from the tower in which Riccardo keeps Fiona imprisoned. During the battle with Riccardo on the top of the tower, Riccardo falls off, resulting in his death.
Fiona enters the House of Truth and meets Lorenzo, her alchemist grandfather who menaces her in several different forms.
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She first meets Lorenzo as an old, crippled man. He tells Fiona how Riccardo was always the "problem child", and that he created both Riccardo and Ugo in attempts to find a body with Azoth he could use. Ugo had the Azoth but left the castle to marry Ayla.
Now that he knows Fiona is finally his, he can take the Azoth she inherited from Ugo. He rids himself of his wheelchair and crawls on the floor in order to chase Fiona.
Lorenzo Belli, Fiona's alchemist grandfather. After crushing the elder Lorenzo in a machine, Fiona encounters a resurrected, youthful Lorenzo; the Azoth, which he took from Riccardo's corpse using mouth-to-mouth, allows him mastery over his own aging process, as well as the ability to teleport. Fiona, with the help of Hewie, causes Lorenzo to fall into a pit of lava.
Immediately after defeating young Lorenzo, the castle begins to shake and collapse, and Lorenzo returns a final time as a flaming skeleton.Haunting Ground Game Movie (All Cutscenes) 2005
He chases Fiona, but finally dies as she and Hewie escape the castle. Endings Fiona and Hewie escape Belli Castle. Hewie calms her fears and she manages to unlock the door. However, Hewie begins barking which catches Fiona's attention.
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From the double doors, Debilitas comes out with hedge clippers. In a tense and awkward moment, Fiona and Debilitas stare at each other. Debilitas then simply bows to Fiona, showing that he means no more harm to her, and possibly thanking her for sparing his life.
With that, she and Hewie leave the castle. Debilitas looks at the overgrown trees in the garden and begins clipping them as he hums to himself. To get this ending, the player must defeat Debilitas using the chandelier.
This does not kill Debilitas, but rather causes him to retreat and thus no longer pose a threat for Fiona during the remainder of the game. This is considered as the best ending.
The front of Belli Castle. As Fiona is opening the castle gate, she stares at the castle for a few moments, before turning and following Hewie into the forest. To get this ending, the player must have Fiona kill Debilitas. Lorenzo calls out to Fiona not to go and falls down the stairs, loathing the fact that she has left. To get this ending, the game must be completed once. Debilitas must be defeated with the chandelier. Fiona must visit Debilitas in his hut, where he will give her the " Smudged Key " that opens one of the locked bathroom stalls, which reveals a hidden cellar.
In that cellar, Fiona finds the key to the castle's main gate. Fiona is likely raped and impregnated by Riccardo. What I am, you will be" - Fiona wakes up in a glass box where Riccardo taunts her, saying she belongs to him and that she will "give birth" to him again with her Azoth.
She screams in her frustration. Fiona is likely raped or impregnated off-screen - even more disturbing because Riccardo could be viewed as Fiona's uncle. Later, in a castle bedroom, Riccardo tenderly strokes Fiona's head and her bulging stomach, as she is now heavily pregnant.
As he walks away, she wakes, gives a faint smile, and issues a hollow laugh. To obtain this ending, Fiona must have a bad relationship with Hewie when she faints in the forest. There are four different endings the player can receive depending on certain choices they made.
They are ranked according to preference, with ending A being the most desirable and ending D being the worst. Hewie calms her fears and she manages to unlock the door. However, Hewie begins barking which catches Fiona's attention. From the double doors, Debilitas comes out with hedge clippers. In a tense and awkward moment, Fiona and Debilitas stare at each other. Debilitas simply bows to Fiona, showing that he no longer means any harm. With that, she and Hewie walk into the darkness of the forest.
Debilitas looks at the overgrown trees in the garden and begins clipping the trees. To get this ending, the player must defeat Debilitas using the chandelier. This does not kill Debilitas, but rather causes him to retreat and thus no longer pose a threat for Fiona during the remainder of the game.
As Fiona is opening the gate out to the forest, she stares at the castle for a few moments, before turning and following Hewie into the forest.