Reviews and Problems with Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly
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Fatal Frame 2
Into Liquid Sky
20 July 2005
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.