@quististrepe: Whoa, wait, Fatal Frame III came out in the states? I didn't realize the one being held up was the fourth game. My bad.
Also, y'all can pretend Fatal Frame II was a good game all you like, but I will firmly disagree. Might've been better at the time, but having played it about a year ago, I do not think it holds up at all, and I never really liked it that much when I played it back in, like, '06/'07 either. And I know I was playing games better than Fatal Frame II in 2003.
Not trying to bust balls or anything, I just think that Fatal Frame II is unappreciated. 2003, damn I forgot how long ago it was. Now that I think on it, perhaps FFIII might have been mediocre (I never played it) which may be why FFIV never made it out of Japan, so there's more on the bad 3's topic I suppose.