By the time this fatal frame comes out on xbox, I find it very scary. Not only by history but by the detail of things at the time.
The gameplay is very similar to the fatal frame 4 that unfortunately I never had the opportunity to play. At first it made a bit of confusion, but later it is easy to handle, whether to move around the village, to fight or even to pick up items, counting always with the floating hand.
It was one of the first fatal frame to have out door and in doors. I loved that hypothesis. Giving freedom to the player where want to explore and not only inside of the house. The environment itself is very well done, the dust, light, shadows, etc. along with the soundtrack makes a very good mix.
For a village I felt that there were few inhabitants, now ghosts to wander, we can not forget there are houses closed and the history is unknown.
It made me understand that in this village there was 3 family with twins, which the Kiryu family was the first to do the ritual, then the Tachibana family and finally the Kurosawa family to which the ritual failed. Not forgetting before the ritual the villagers “invited” outsiders to be the kusabi to calm down the beast. For real? Seriously !!!! What kind of mentality is this!!!! They talk about the hell and bla bla but in my opinion this guys like to killing innocent people.
Also after the tragedy, some people by luck or by unluck were imprisoned in this village, where darkness is eternal, was the case of the couple Asumi and Miyako. Her ending was very tragic, Asumi was there looking for a solution to leave the village and ended up dead by the kusabi and Miyako is killed by the ghost of her boyfriend. This couple has a side quest in the game, which is not mandatory to do.
One of the things that irritated me in this game was the silly Mayu who is the big sister and thigh of the leg. This whole thing would never have happened if she did not go after the crimson butterfly. Apart from not helping to find a solution, she is sensitive to the 6 sense and only says scary things. Mio on this adventure is a heroine for putting up with her sister’s bullshit. I loved the endings where Mio kills Mayu or leaves Mayu behind. AHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
In this version there are 6 Ending ones more creepy than others where one of them gives access to a secret chapter called chapter zero.
There is a lot of ghosts from the coolest to the most boring, when I say the most boring I speak of the twin and her evil twin doll. I think it’s Chapter 6 or 7, the place where the battles occur is very small.
The Haunted House Simulation is extra in this game, it is cool for being in the first person and has 3 modes, sensor of fear, look for dolls and photograph certain ghost. Here it includes some first fatal frame ghosts with better graphics and some scenarios of the fatal Frame 4. It is possible for two people to play this mode, one that causes jump scare and the other that visits the place.
It seems very exciting, but quickly make it boring and reptitive. They could have polished more this way or put the Misson and survival mode as in the original one.
If it’s worth it? Of course, do not even think twice about whether or not to buy.