Fatal Frame is one of those series I’ve heard about on the wind that always sounded interesting, but I’ve never had the opportunity to check out. While having seen that this port of a WiiU exclusive isn’t particularly revered amongst its peers as someone without a point of reference I’ll admit that I’m pretty impressed with it overall. Absolutely creepy and haunting, it’s a great “play in the dark with the headphones on” sort of experience that’s perfect for this time of year and the game does a great job of letting you periodically see things in the periphery that’ll catch your attention. Now, when it comes to play, I’ll admit it’s a bit of an oddball as for once handheld play is likely the ideal way to go. Combat will have you trying to keep your enemies in frame to defeat them, and this is far more easily accomplished being able to tilt your Switch in-hand (which makes sense since this comes from the WiiU) so you can freely tilt it as quickly or slowly as you like as opposed to trying to do it with the digital shoulder buttons playing in docked mode. I can’t speak to how it compares to its brethren but if you’re going into this weekend wanting to be creeped out (though not necessarily scared) this will do a great job of putting you in that mood.
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