Rated 10 out of 10
by animefan1980 Must Buy for Fatal Frame fans and anyone else
This game is unlike anything made for 3ds. The story mode may be short but it's fun using the diary to play it. Anyway, the unlimited replay value comes from the other game features like turning the regular ds camera into a ghost camera where any pictures you take of places or people become haunted and different weird images appear on the pictures like ghosts including the girl from the ring and grudge films, blood splattered areas, and just scary images. I think more people will enjoy playing with all the extra features. It is a sequel to Fatal Frame 3 so it's like playing Fatal Frame for real with the cursed diary and real environments and people. You can turn your friends into ghosts too and fight them and see spirits that are hauntingthem.
Rated 8 out of 10 by hakman Unique for this handheld.
I like this game after playing around 1.5 hours. First let me say this is not a game you can play stationary. Secondly, I can say if you ever liked FATAL FRAME then this is a game for you, unless you hate moving around with the 3DS. The audio and graphics are top notch. The booklet contains the AR pages [they are not cards for they are the entire booklet] and it works quite well once you position them correctly. Adequate lighting is imperative and the tutorial in this case helps a lot. I was a bit frustrated getting everything sorted out at the start. However, once I got it all together with the booklet and taking pictures it really was fun and unique for the 3DS. I suppose there is some lasting appeaI since there are mini games you can play after the story. I would play the story again though just to repeat the experience.I recommend this game for survival horror fans 8/10.
Rated 6 out of 10 by ziddy6 Short but Sweet
I haven't exactly made up my mind on my opinion. It was very short, completed in about 3-4 days for me. I didn't play it much. The graphics were nice. But the game-play was weak and repetitive. It was mainly talking to Maya, the other protagonist, fending off spirits/bosses with the 3DS camera, and finding the hidden secrets of the Diary of Faces. I'm not saying I didn't like it, I'm saying I didn't love it. The story was brilliant, I might add. In the beginning, where you are walking through the halls, well, I was hoping that was what the game mostly was. But no. It relied on cameras and talking. However, what went on in the Diary of Faces was phenomenal. I thought the page with the drawing was quite clever. I don't think much effort was put into it. There was some, but not much. I'd still recommend it a little bit, for the person who likes a quick and clever game.
Rated 7 out of 10 by gamergirl4ever i loved it but...
this game was fun, great story line, graphics, are great for a 3ds. ages 12 and older can play this game . this game is not scary but twisted, at times its get a little intense. So walking in and scaring them, they just might jump :). I only have a few complaints. 1. the ar book has to be under a light if you play it in the dark, and even when it dark outside it picky about it light sources 2. The main character Maya will say one sentence out of a full paragraph.3. i wont really complain about this but i would recommend a chair that moves 360. two last thing i wish that the game had it own background then yours when your looking threw the camera on the 3ds, to switch it up a little. I wish it was longer gameplay, but they do have a couple fun stuff after you beat the game for the first time
Rated 0 out of 10 by Duskdog Truly Ambitious!
If Nintendo can pull this off properly, this game has the potential to be an amazing display of the under-appreciated capabilities of the 3DS system. It comes with a book of AR cards which, by using the camera, allow you to interact with the game world and make the game world appear to interact with the real world. Imagine looking through your 3DS camera at the world around you and seeing ghosts in your living room! This is an amazing and ambitious game that isn't getting nearly enough hype, and I fully plan on picking this up on the day it's released. If it even reaches half of its potential, it will be more than worth the money!
Rated 10 out of 10 by AznKidJames Great game!
When I heard it was 2-3 hours, I did feel a little down. After that though, I didn't let it affect me. I said who cares if it's 2-3 hours? It's an amazing game. The story line is great. Lot's of creepy things in the game. It makes very good use of the AR on the 3ds. This is a perfect game for use of AR, if you'd like to try it. I loved looking around the room to hear the voices behind me. Made me get chills. Playing in the dark next to a lamp, made it even better. It's a great thriller/horror game! Check it out! Don't look past it because it is an amazing game overall! You won't be disappointed if you the length of the game doesn't bother you!
Rated 0 out of 10 by BlackClaudia Can't Wait!
After the whole refusal to release Fatal Frame IV in America, I was afriad there was no way we'd ever see a new Fatal Frame game again. Okay, so this is a spin-off. Maybe not quite as cool as a new, full-length game and continuation of the seies; but still pretty cool. Fans will be able to play Fatal Frame on the go. There'll also be different modes to choose from, of course. As well as many cameo appearances of characters and ghosts from previous games, like the Amakura twins in FF2, in the game's Ghost Camera Mode. Overall, I look forward to purchasing this exciting new game once it's released. :)
Rated 10 out of 10 by AznKidJames Great game!
Despite the short hours in this game, it's really a great game. Look past the 2-3 hours. This gameplay has pretty good visuals and the AR book makes it amazing. This game is an example of a great AR game. This game brought me chills down my back. I played it in the dark, next to a lamp, which made it even creepier. This game has lots of very creepy noises that will make you get chills. Definitely check out this game! It's also another great horror game for the 3ds. 3ds doesn't have many of those besides RE. Check it out! You won't regret it.
Rated 2 out of 10 by Mr0M0i0k0e good game but how short is too short?
when i first pre-ordered this game from GS i was super syked !!! and several of my friend had done the same ! after we plugged it in though and found out it "only does so much" i was VERY disappointed! the diary is cool but should not be the redeeming part of the game.and the photos are only cool DURING THE DAY TIME~!~ im sorry but creepy things happen at night time in America and any game you cant play in the dark by your self for more then one night *should be DCL only and not cost 45$ (after taxes)