I played The First Fatal Frame after completing the second and the third. I was spoiled by the superior graphics of FF2 and FF3 and their awesome game play that Fatal Frame one wasn't as good as it should have been if I had played it first. This doesn’t mean that I didn't love Fatal Frame or that I didn't get some of the wonderful scares these games are noted for in fact I think I got my most terrifying scare from Fatal Frame 1. This game is truly amazing and I would have blown my mind had I played it when it came out, since I was used to the control’s of FF2 and FF3 I found the controls on this game annoying, basically that was it's only downfall. I was also a bit let down by the graphics because I had played the others first but after getting into this game I had forgotten them and I was able to enjoy Fatal Frame for what it was, A truly scary, fun game best played at night with the lights out and the volume high. I am a die hard fan of this series and would recommend it to anyone who likes to play games that suck you into another world where you feel you’ve become a part of. The scares feel real and after playing the game Fatal Frame’s strange universe seeps a little into your 'real life'. I'll be honest I had to sleep with the lights on a few nights playing these games. Also, I feel like you don't have to be a gamer pro to play these games . Once you get used to the Camera it becomes second nature (though like I said before the control in this game differ from the next two in the series). I would also say if for some reason you don't enjoy this game try playing FF2 or FF3. I have my fingers crossed that a Fatal Frame 4 is in the works for PS3. As everyone else has said if you like scary games, like Silent Hill and Clocktower you will swoon over the Fatal Frame series. Just be prepared to scream!
This game will scare you if you're not used to watching horror movies. The game is great because anybody can play this with or without the vibration. In order for this game to come to life play this game with a home theater system. Another suggestion is to play using a wireless controller not the dualshock analog 2. The reason i am saying this is because the wireless controller does not vibrate as much. The final boss of this game is not easy because the boss can regain health if a bad picture is taken and you cannot touch her or its game over. Be prepared to solve puzzles, take fully charged photos, and use every opportunity to purchase upgrades for your camera.