It's one of the game's more titillating features: as Aya Brea takes damage in The 3rd Birthday , her outfit becomes torn.
It's basically known as the "costume destruction system;" when the nasties she fights claw the crap out of her, her clothing will become ripped and tattered. This, unsurprisingly, yields some skin. But how exactly does this work, and how "destroyed" can a costume get? Well, according to Andriasang citing The 3rd Birthday director Hajime Tabata, if she's exposed, she's more vulnerable. That camera view you see in this photo is the "behind" viewpoint (which you have the option to change) and as you can see, she has lost most of her clothing cover. Tabata says you'll be able to "access headquarters to fix your torn clothes" at save points. You don't have to, but bear in mind that Aya will take a lot more damage when running around in her underwear. It'll "hurt" multiple times more than normal; "in other words, your emotional strength and determination will be tested." We like additional challenges.
But I dunno…sounds like all we'll be "testing" is to see how far we can go while ogling Aya from close behind. The only obvious strategic answer is to fix her torn clothes so she won't take extra damage, right?
Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday