Higurashi When They Cry is a sound novel. The music, backgrounds and characters work together to create a world that is the stage of a novel for the user to read. They laugh and cry and get angry. The user takes the point of view of the protagonist to experience the story.
Nevertheless, this is a game, not a novel. As the player, you will be able to unravel the mystery surrounding the events in the game as the scenarios unfold.