Summary: Is this spirit-snapping story a spooktacular success?
Pros: Enough new content for veterans to play over again, Looks even prettier than ever before, New perspective and item grabbing is much creepier than the original, One of the best ghost story games ever made
Cons: Controls take some patience to master, No Japanese voice option, bland English dub
Excerpt: Tecmo’s revamp of its often-revered 2003 classic, Crimson Butterfly, has come at a peculiar time for Nintendo’s ageing hardware. It’s been a long time since the console’s boom period some years ago and with motion gaming no longer being an exclusive perk, the Wii has struggled to gain purchase on...
Pros: Original narrative that keeps the game moving., Plenty of collectibles to be found., New content for returning fans, including Haunted House mode., Great visuals help anchor the setting and characters., A standalone 9-10 hour game.
Cons: Motion controls add very little to the experience., Polish does little to cover up the out-dated design and mechanics., It’s fairly easy to get lost during later chapters.
Excerpt: Project Zero 2: Wii Edition is a remake of Project Zero 2: Crimson Butterfly, first released in 2003 on the PS2 and regarded by some as being one of the scariest video games of all time. It is the second title in the series of games known as “Fatal Frame” in the North America.
Conclusion: The Haunted House mode, unique to the Wii release, is a little too transparent and cute to work as a proper horror segment, although it can also be viewed as an interesting reimagining of the Project Zero model as a social experience.
Summary: There aren't many games that have you anxious to slide aside a curtain; Project Zero 2: Wii Edition does. It's a fine example of a survival horror game despite some awkward controls and an over-reliance on cut scenes that occasionally break the moment.
Excerpt: comes from a lineage of games that take survival horror to terrifying new limits; and the franchise certainly doesn't disappoint on Nintendo's Wii console. The game, a remake of 2003's disturbing