Reviews and Problems with Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
2 July 2008
Excerpt: Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly pulls out all the stops to create a terrifying experience. The haunting grounds are a Japanese village shrouded in mystery and darkness. It’s not that far off from the similarly possessed town of Silent Hill except that everything here looks hundreds of years old. Time has forgotten All God’s Village, but the residents certainly have not. Ghosts suddenly appear and give ominous warnings to Mio, the main character.
Excerpt: Set in a different time period as the original game , Fatal Frame 2 starts as twin sisters Mio and Mayu Amakure wander into the haunted village, All God's Village. Because Mayu is sensitive to the paranormal, she runs off, leaving Mio to search for her amidst the mystery and restless spirits. Lucikly, she's located the Camera Obscura, a supernaturally powered camera that can be used to take photographic clues and even damage hostile spirits.
Pros: Awesomely detailed gameworld, Exceptionally creepy audio, Excellent story
Cons: Running animation too slow, Ghost theme may not work for everyone, May need to invest in adult diapers
Excerpt: Tecmo immediately sets the stage for this eerie adventure, both aurally and visually. Returning from the first game are the deteriorated black and white film sequences. This classic feel, along with the overall dark and brooding nature of the levels, drapes the game in shadow and makes the simple light sources, for simple candles to the solitary beam of a flashlight, all the more powerful.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly is definitely worth a look if you're in the mood to get freaked out. It comes highly recommended to fans of survival horror games, the chilling storyline and the creepy scenes should ruin your sleep for a while and those of you with twin siblings may never look at them the same way again...
Excerpt: When it was released, Fatal Frame wasn't able to garner as much attention as those other two 500 pound purple gorillas in the survival horror genre, Resident Evil and Slient Hill . As it usually goes in these situations, this is a shame, since it is arguably the scariest game of the three.
Excerpt: As someone who's spent the majority of his life as a fan and student of horror cinema, I like to think I have a pretty good idea of not only what's scary (at least as much as one can have an idea on this—fear is still subjective after all) but also what makes scary films (and books, and games) work. What might be the most criminally under-appreciated element of the horror experience is the use of sound.
Excerpt: Fatal Frame II, a sequel to a horror game by the same name, takes place in the Ã¢â‚¬Å“Lost VillageÃ¢â‚¬?. You play as two adolescent girls, who must work in cooperation to retreat from the haunted village where they grew up.
Excerpt: The survival/horror genre is one that is dominated by Resident Evils and Silent Hills , but among these great games, there are a few unique gems that, while often overlooked, are just as suspenseful and fun to play. One such game was Tecmo's original Fatal Frame . Fatal Frame put a twist on the genre by arming the player with only a soul-sucking camera to combat evil spirits rather than throwing the player a shotgun and sending out hordes of reanimated corpses to die yet...