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: 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.
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: 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.
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...
Summary: Fatal Frame 2 Crimson Butterfly is the scariest game of 2003, easily beating out Silent Hill 3. Now I didn’t think this was possible, I mean Akira Yamaoka can make some twisted and messed up imagery, and it was a great game that actually made some sense in the story department where many people said...
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 .
Excerpt: The first Fatal Frame proved to be a truly unsettling game. Combining some of the occult aspects of the Silent Hill games with a more refined approach to just plain scaring the crap out of you and in the process became arguably the most frightening game ever made.
Excerpt: As the game starts you are one of twin sisters, Mio. You and your sister, Mayu, are running willy nilly through the dark woods and end up at the outskirts of a dead lost village in Japan named All God’s Town. By the way, as you might have guessed, Boy’s Town this is not.