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GF Rating
7.8

567 ratings

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Fatal Frame. Tiddlyfish, or not Tiddlyfish?

posted by Tiddlyfish (SAINT AUGUSTINE, FL) Oct 12, 2010

Member since Oct 2010

Three reasons you'll love this game:
1. The game has an essence of scare that just sits there the whole game, I don't know if it's the lighting, or the colors, or even just the music, but the essence is there.
2. For the puzzle lover, there are a variety of puzzles. Some easier than others. You'll see the puzzles before you actually do them. Why? Some of the puzzles are broken because you have... well, if I said it would spoil it, but either way, nice puzzles.
3. The final reason is that it is an actual challenge. Of you hate games that are just a breeze and you beat the day after you got them, then you'll love this game. Although I'll say that you start on normal mode. But normal feels like hard mode. So this game isn't for people of a lesser game mode.
All in all, It's good. Worth the rent or possible buy. Can be replayed, but at the end of the day, you think,"Well I just went through all that, do I really want to do it again?" But, there are ghost battles you unlock if you beat the game. There are twenty, each with a certain amount of given items. So there is still something to do. But if you think you can manage, play again on hard mode. Worth the new abilities.
So go ahead and get it, totally worth it, just try and prove me wrong.
Fatal Frame: Tiddlyfish.

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

Really Scary, Not an ordinary Survival Horror

posted by Rebel598 (BELLEVILLE, IL) Aug 16, 2010

Member since Aug 2010

As the title itself states, this game is really going to scare ya. No really, it will. Fatal Frame, as well as the rest of the series, has become a staple as to how different it was compared to games such as Silent Hill and Resident Evil. For one thing, it is derived off of Japanese horror titles. This one focuses on scares that are so sudden and surprising, you are bound to pause the game quite a few times until you compose yourself.

The story of the game is pretty simplistic at first. Dood tries to find a missing book writer and he later goes missing, leaving his younger sister to pick up the pieces. But as you gather documents fight off the ghosts, you begin to understand how deep this mansion your exploring is, with shocking revelations of the various rituals that have since trapped the lost souls of that you will be finding/fighting.

The controls take a while to get used to, but there are 8 configurations for you to try out, It will take quite a few fights until you get the swing of things. There are also slight clipping issues as well, but they are minor and not at all game breaking.

Another thing to take note of is the voice acting in the game. The normal voices you hear are...well they are not Grade A material. It's better a lot of early PS1 titles like RE, but still don't hold out due to its age.

However, the graphics do indeed hold out after all these years. It's dark, creepy, and it leaves you wondering what the next room you come across will look like. From the calm of save points to the grainy look when a ghost is around, there is never a dull moment. You begin to think that this game was made just recently compared to 9 years ago.

All in all, try this game out. Seriously, it's awesome. If your looking for a change of pace from haunted towns and zombie outbreaks, give Fatal Frame a whirl. The true essence of Survival Horror is not with a gun or a weird cult, it is with the true scary beings on this Earth: Ghosts.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

Scary!!!!!!

posted by Pilot01 (MOUNT DORA, FL) Dec 22, 2009

Member since Nov 2009

I am so not kidding you guys but if you play this like at midnight with no one around, and lights out, then you are in for a night for a fright. This game made me jump and i am the kind of person that can get any scary game and not jump like for example Fear 1 and 2 pshhhhh yeah right. Silent hill was almost there but Fatal Frame just hit me badly with jumps. Everyone should rent this game it is amazing and the reason i gave it a nine is because some ghosts are just a little almost immpossible to beat and it just made me mad lolol.

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