By Icemael 2 Comments
Yet another sequel I'd like to see:
Fatal Frame V
While it's not even certain if the fourth one is getting released here in Europe, I'm already longing for a fifth entry in the series. The first one I played was Fatal Frame II, and it's the scariest game I've ever played. To be honest, I haven't even finished the game because it's so damn scary. The fact that your only weapon is a camera and that you're playing as a weak girl certainly added to the scare factor, and the ghosts were creepy as heck. Girls in closets, boys peeking through windows and women in boxes, each of them scaring me to the point where I just want to turn off the game. The first game in the series wasn't really scary, but had loads of creepy atmosphere and a pretty good story. What I'd like to see in a sequel is:
I don't have anything against the Wii, but when it comes to horror, I think good graphics would add a lot more to the experience than motion control. In my opinion, the next Fatal Frame should be on PS3 and 360.
- Over the shoulder.
While set camera angles work pretty well, the RE4-style perspective in FFIV looks even better. You can't see ghosts behind you, and you never start running in the wrong directon because of a sudden change of camera angle. If a sequel is made, they should definitely keep the new camera.
- No more cheapness.
The ghosts in the Fatal Frame games like being cheap. Teleporting, shooting projectiles that follow you, and dashing at you faster than a jet plane. I know that you're supposed to feel weak and helpless in survival horror games, but the ghosts in this series just frustrate me. There are ways to make you feel desperate without making enemies cheap.
I think that's it. Now, I'm gonna go finish Fatal Frame II. On second thought, maybe not.