Scar of the Doll – Full Walkthrough

Hints and step-by-step solution for Scar of the Doll.

Disclaimer

Technically, finishing “Scar of the Doll” is only a question of time – all the player need to do when they find themselves in a hard situation is to find a right combination of choices to click through it. On the other hand, even on this case a walkthrough can save player’s time and prevent a possible rage quit, so I thought it will be appropriate to make one.

Still, I recommend the players not to follow the solutions on the first playthrough, because there are many details of the story that will be missed without choosing the “wrong” routes. For the sake of fun and thrills, it will be better to use this walkthrough only in case of dire need – and yes, beware of the spoilers!

Also, there is a rule that works in all of the cases in SotD: make a savefile at the beginning of every new “day” and never overwrite it before the next “day” starts (it’s better to save in a different slots, because theorethically you may save after completely unobvious “point of no return” that leads only to “Game over” screen).

Day 1 – December, 18th

There is no options that may lead you to Asumi’s death on the first day.

In brief: Technically, the main objective of the day is to visit the 3rd floor of Mikozuka Lab. All the other choices lead to the same results at the end of the section.

Day 2 – December, 19th

In brief: There are two unobvious things you need to keep in mind on this day to finish it without Asumi dying: “to feed the cat behind the incinerator” and “not to open the locket after you’ll find it”. All the other actions become more or less obvious thanks to the dialogues (except that time when you need to randomly walk between the floors of the building to find a character you need to talk to, but it’s a mystery game, so the exploration is a part of the gameplay).

Complete solution:

When Asumi will arrive at the Mikozuka Lab, make the following choices:

  • 1) To the incinerator
  • 2) Look for someone
  • 3) Go behind the incinerator
  • 4) Give the milk to the kitten [surprisingly, this is a very important condition!]
  • 5) To the 1st floor of the Lab
  • 6) To the 2nd floor
  • 7) To the 3rd floor
  • 8) Enter 4-digit code
  • 9) 0268
  • 10) See doctoral course students
  • 11) Speak with D3 Shiina
  • 12) [Talk to Shiina as much as you want]
  • 13) Go to the 3rd floor hallway
  • 14) To the 4th floor
  • 15) Take a closer look
  • 16) Keep the locket but do not open it [surprisingly, this is a very important condition!]
  • 17) To the 3rd floor
  • 18) To the 2nd floor
  • 19) Search the end of the hallway
  • 20) Show him the silver locket [“him” = Kanematsu]
  • 21) To the 3rd floor
  • 22) See doctoral course students
  • 23) Speak with D3 Shiina
  • 24) Show an item
  • 25) To the 4th floor
  • 26) To the library
  • 27) Search the bookshelf
  • 28) Pick it up and take a look
  • 29) To the computer room
  • 30) Use the UNIX machine
  • 31) ASUMI
  • 32) DOLL
  • 33) Head east (towards Hongo 6-chome)
  • 34) Toward my sister’s apartment

Day 3 – December, 20th

In brief: The main objective of the day is to visit Shiina’s office and then to find a place where Yumino is hiding to talk to him. The most unobvious quest of the day: “Find out where should you go to make the time pass faster” after the dialogue with Yumino (no one tells the player that to do so they need to visit his office again).

When Asumi will arrive at the Mikozuka Lab, make the following choices:

  • 1) To the 1st floor of the Lab
  • 2) Go Elsewhere
  • 3) To the 2nd floor
  • 4) To the 3rd floor
  • 5) See doctoral course students
  • 6) Speak with D3 Shiina
  • 7) Talk to Shiina
  • 8) My sister was here! (or “I’m leaving”; result is the same)
  • 9) To the 2nd floor
  • 10) To the 1st floor
  • 11) Go elsewhere
  • 12) Leave the building
  • 13) To the incinerator
  • 14) Look for someone
  • 15) Ask about Shiina
  • 16) Show an item
  • 17) Show [CD-R]
  • 18) To the 1st floor of the Lab
  • 19) Go elsewhere
  • 20) To the 2nd floor
  • 21) To the 3rd floor
  • 22) See master’s course students
  • 23) Speak with M1 Yumino
  • 24) To the 2nd floor
  • 25) To the 1st floor
  • 26) Go elsewhere
  • 27) Leave the building
  • 28) To the incinerator
  • 29) Look for someone
  • 30) I thought it was strange
  • 31) Search the professor’s office
[Note: In a first playthrough, I recommend to save and choose “Search the admin office” first – there you can gain some information that is important to the plot, but all the choices from that point result in Asumi’s death.]

  • 32) Bookshelf
  • 33) 3rd row of the bookshelf
  • 34) Desk drawers
  • 35) Open the bottom drawer

Days 4-5 (December, 21th – December, 22th)

In brief: The main “unobvious” objective of the day is to talk to Ichinose and Kanematsu.

Before Asumi leaves the house, all the choices lead to the same result.

  • 1) Go outside
  • 2) Head west along the main street
  • 3) Head west along the main street [no mistake, double “west”]
  • 4) To Hongo 9-chome
  • 5) Look over the house
  • 6) Check the nameplate
  • 7) Press the doorbell
  • 8) I’m Asumi Kamijo
  • 9) Return to Hongo 7-chome
  • 10) Head north down the narrow alley
  • 11) To the 1st floor of the Lab
  • 12) To the 2nd floor
  • 13) To the 3rd floor
  • 14) See doctoral course students
  • 15) Speak with D1 Ichinose
  • 16) Show an item
  • 17) Ask about the 5th Report
  • 18) Go to the 3rd floor hallway
  • 19) To the 4th floor
  • 20) To the staffroom
  • 21) Speak with lab technitian Kanematsu
  • 22) Ask about the 5th Report
  • 23) To the 3rd floor
  • 22) To the 2nd floor
  • 23) Leave the building
  • 24) Back to the entrance gate
  • 25) Outside
  • 26) To the gingko-lined street
  • 27) Head west along the main street
  • 28) To the Mikozuka residence
  • 29) Press the doorbell
  • 30) “I want to write my thesis”
  • 31) Return to Hongo 7-chome
  • 32) Head north down the narrow alley
  • 33) To the 1st floor of the Lab
  • 34) To the 2nd floor
  • 35) To the 3rd floor
  • 36) See doctoral course students
  • 37) Speak with D1 Ichinose
  • 38) To the 2nd floor
  • 39) To the 1st floor
  • 40) Leave the building
  • 41) To the flower bed
  • 42) Go further west
  • 43) Wait for Ichinose
[Scene switches]

  • 1) Insert ID card
  • 2) To the lab basement
  • 3) Go forward
  • 4) Open the right door
  • 5) Use the ID card
  • 6) Open the left door
  • 7) Search the room
  • 8) Proceed along the hallway
  • 9) Enter the room
  • 10) Stand in front of the device
  • 11) Return to the center of the hallway
  • 12) Advance along the hallway
  • 13) To the mummy’s room
  • 14) Search the body
  • 15) Read the 5th Report
  • 16) Chapter 4 or Later
  • 17) Finish reading
[Optionally: choose “Back to the entrance gate” and then “Outside” to gain a story-valuable info]

  • 18) To the 1st floor of the lab
  • 19) To the 2nd floor
  • 20) To the 3rd floor
[Optionally: choose “See master’s course students” – “Speak with M2 Funabashi” to gain a story-valuable info]

  • 21) To the 4th floor
  • 22) To the computer room
  • 23) Search database
  • 24) Werner syndrome
  • 25) To the staffroom
  • 26) Speak with lab technician Kanematsu
  • 27) To the 3rd floor
  • 28) To the 2nd floor
  • 29) To the 1st floor
  • 30) Leave the building
  • 31) To the flower bed
  • 32) Talk to Shinichi
  • 33) Return to the front gate
  • 34) To the 1st floor of the lab
  • 35) To the 2nd floor
  • 36) To the assistant professor’s office
  • 37) Yes
  • 38) Search the bookshelf
  • 39) Search the computer

Day 6 – December, 23th

In brief: There is only one right choice branch to finish the day, most of the other choices will finish in Asumi’s death.

  • 1) Listen to Kaori
  • 2) Think over the situation
  • 3) Think over the situation [not a mistake, for two times]
  • 4) Try to go outside
  • 5) Use a hairpin
[Note: In a first playthrough, I recommend to save and choose “Follow Funabashi” first – there you can gain some information that is important to the plot, but the choice will result in Asumi’s death.]

  • 6) Return to the hospital
  • 7) Go to Kaori
  • 8) Search Kaori’s clothes
  • 9) Pick up her cellphone
  • 10) Run inside the lab
  • 11) Elevator
  • 12) 2nd floor
  • 13) Prof. Mikozuka’s office