Fatal Frame III provided a dark and forboding environment not seen since Silent Hill 3. The game did lose it's scariness during the down times in the main charcter's apartment, and there did seem to be too many abstract devices whose only function was to creep you out, but other than that the game is, well, top notch. The especially scary parts are when you are controlling the gut due to his lack of fighting skill. The game seemed to ramp up the difficulty near the end, but the amount of speical features available for beating the game are awesome. I would recommend this game to any one likes getting the living daylights scared out of them.