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Topic: Zero/Project Zero/Fatal Frame Official Thread

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Banjo-

@EvilSilentFrame I agree. Remembering how I played the series for the first time, Project Zero 2 Wii Edition, you need a quiet evening and just let yourself be driven by the game slowly. Explore, think and read. The impending danger will come even if you don't want to.

I too, after having these discussions, would like to play all the games again. I have Wii, Wii U and Series X but I don't have a PS2 nor an original Xbox, so emulation is my only choice for 1 and 3. I have said this a few times, but I bought a PS4 thinking that the PS2 games were available, not when a handful of PS2 games were announced for PS4 but at launch, when there was a PS2 digital store available on PS3, but on PS4.

It seems that we will be playing the remakes (the 2021 release looks like a remaster but the 2023 release looks like a remake) in reverse order and, once all of them have been delivered, we will be able to play them in the natural order.

I'm sure that you'll be able to choose Japanese as the voice language as in last year's remaster. I've never played them in Japanese but I feel the urge to switch to Japanese voices in some games where they are available because of the awful English dubbing, e.g., Octopath Traveller, so I should probably do the same and hear the difference, at least where available.

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EvilSilentFrame

@Banjo- the English dubbing in PZ/FF games hasn’t been as bad as some other series. There are some where I wonder if they just found the first person who spoke English without any acting experience and were like “good enough.”

It doesn’t help us now, but I’m wondering if in time, PlayStation will add 1-3 to their online service. I personally don’t have their service yet,. Though I love older games and I know it’s still new, they haven’t done a good job yet on bringing in a good library of older games. Maybe some more time, they’ll have a better selection and including 1-3.

This almost feels like a bookclub lol. “Now everybody go play the first one and report back” lol. With horror games becoming more accepted and this trend of remakes/remasters coming, it gets me excited for the future. I personally think they are working on 6 while another team is working on the older games. I don’t have proof, so please nobody take my word as “news.” I’m just thinking with “Maiden of Black Water” selling better than the past games, that it might be encouraging for them to make the next one while getting the older ones out to also help fund the project(s). I’m also hoping that the budget is bigger and the story/rituals are more like the first two. Would be nice for the series to return to its former glory and just maybe get the recognition it deserves this time.

EvilSilentFrame

Ralizah

@EvilSilentFrame If you do end up trying Fire Emblem, I recommend Three Houses. It's very beginner friendly, has a pretty good story, and does a great job of developing its phenomenal cast.

Also, the music:

I'm not a sub snob (anymore), but some games just work better with the original voice track. Certainly something as inherently Japanese as Fatal Frame.

Did the entire original trilogy release on Xbox, or just the first two games?

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Banjo-

@EvilSilentFrame I also think that the English dubbing isn't bad in this series but I should play Maiden of Black Water with the Japanese voices for a change. I'm not hoping to get the original games as part of a subscription but my hopes in 2013 were to be able to buy the.PS2 versions on PS4. Now, I would love to get all the remasters/remakes on Series S/X and that seems very likely after V and IV. I think that they might wait until they remake all the games before making VI, to achieve a renewed and expanded fan base but I also might be wrong. That would be V, IV, III, II, I and VI.

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EvilSilentFrame

@Ralizah the first two games released on Xbox after the PS2 versions were already out. They came out on Xbox and had some extras over the ps2 version. The first game had an extra ghost you can battle in a specific mode and the second game had an extra ending, an extra mode, and the ability to play the entire game in first person. There might have been other extras but I can’t remember anything else off the top of my head. The third game stayed on PS2 and never came to Xbox.

@Banjo- I think the games will also release in the same order you gave and like you said “to achieve a renewed and expanded fanbase.” So many gamers missed out on these back in the day and there’s a whole new generation that is now gaming that wasn’t around back then. It’s a reintroduction to the series going backwards. This can also help fund the sixth game and once they get all the older ones out, I think they’ll release VI.

EvilSilentFrame

Banjo-

@EvilSilentFrame Yes and, as you said, development of VI could start anytime. All the key information I could find about the games is on the first page, including the different versions 😊.

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EvilSilentFrame

@Banjo- going forward with the series, do you want it more like the earlier games where it felt more like one continuous run through, or do you want it like V where they have it broken down with chapters?

I personally don’t hate chapters but my preference is more of a continuous play. Yes the first couple games had chapters or nights, but it wasn’t as jarring and then giving you a different character for the next chapter (I know the early games had secondary characters like Mayufu and Mayu in short quick scenes, but for the most part you’re left playing just one character.) I felt V was broken up a bit and I just wanted to progress and not end up back home at the end of the day. I wanted to stay in its haunted locations and stay with one main character.

I think the one good thing about the chapters is if you’re trying to complete your ghost list. You can start a specific chapter again and capture all the ghosts instead of restarting the whole game. If they are making VI, I’d like to focus on a single main character and play one longer play through than broken up chapters.

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Banjo-

@EvilSilentFrame Normally, I have played the second walkthrough in a harder difficulty mode and each new walkthrough was meant to get more ghosts. This must be one of the few games I complete in "hard" mode.

The chapters or nights are fine, even having a small segment played by a different character, like the introduction before their disappearance. That's a good idea and that's probably the ideal structure. A small segment in the beginning and the whole game played by a different character. However, giving all characters equal screen time restarts the story too often and breaks the immersion, so I completely agree with you.

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