Enemy Zero really didn't fit with this catorgry. It has so many other advantages that the others lack like FPS sections . It would have been an unfair advantage. I really couldn't see it loosing to any of those 3 games on the polls. It's just in a different league. I think these 3 are more suited to each other.
Torico by far. one of the best soundtracks ever and amazing fmv graphics and gameplay. disc 1 is better than 2 though but there are some really interesting story elements and characters like anthony. in fact the best fmv game I've ever played and easily a 9/10
I've now started to play Mansion of Hidden Souls, so I can give a fully qualified vote for Lunacy. It's definitely too easy, but the surrealistic story, dialogue, and atmosphere are captivating and unlike any other game I've played. It's also good and long, with multiple endings to add a bit of replay. Okay, the other two both have multiple endings as well, but I like the mechanic of rescuing the other citizens, and it feels like Lunacy takes longer to complete than the other two combined. Also, the FMV simply looks gorgeous.
D is a very close second. It's certainly the scariest of the three, and indeed one of the scariest games I've played period, and the real time limit adds to the immersion. The challenge is far stronger than the other two as well. But the FMV isn't as smooth as Lunacy's, and I just have a soft spot for Lunacy that D doesn't quite touch.
The story and dialogue of Mansion of Hidden Souls have the surrealistic tone of Lunacy, but the gameplay is little more than systematically visiting the eight other characters until you stumble upon the one you need to talk to to advance the plot. Being able to answer questions with yes/no in real time is an innovative touch, sort of a precursor to Sakura Wars, but it's poorly implemented in places. It's a funny coincidence that the "best soundtrack" thread has just been revived, because this has the worst soundtrack of any Saturn game I've played. Everything's on a five-second loop!
Mind you, though, I am enjoying Mansion of Hidden Souls. The plot is effectively weird and intriguing, and it's nice just having another node-based FMV adventure to play. I love the genre.
Also, it may be a mistake admitting to this, but was anyone else genuinely creeped out when Cathy says "You."?
"It's not who does it first, it's who does it best!" - Mark Gruenwald
Mansion Of The Hidden Souls: I really enjoyed this game, the weird story, the creepy clock sound in the mansion and the heads of the characters are very creepy with no lower body. The game continues to pull me to play it until the end.
I also never played the other games, so the choice wasn't entirely fair either.