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Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly

零 〜紅い蝶〜

Developer / Publisher: Tecmo
27 November 2003
Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly [零 〜紅い蝶〜] - cover art
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In a rural Japanese setting, twin sisters Mio and Mayu Amakura find themselves drawn into a ghostly village after following a crimson butterfly. Trapped by a sinister curse, the girls must navigate the spectral environment, armed only with an antique camera that has the power to capture spirits. As they delve deeper into the village's dark history, they unravel the chilling tale of a tragic ritual and its spectral aftermath.
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Fantastic atmosphere and deeply engrossing. The gameplay is fun and suspenseful as the story unfolds in a way that continually kept me interested. One of the best horror games I've ever played.
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Fatal Frame II is easily the best of the series and one of the more interesting horror games. Unlike the first you are no longer confined to a single building but go through several which once you get inside look similar to the temple from the first game. Most of the buildings consist of narrow corridors and tight rooms. The gameplay differences in this are a huge improvement where controls feel smoother, you now have unlimited weak film so you can never run out, the combat is smoother and ghosts don't randomly disappear as much or float off screen which was an annoying thing about the first game, and the game does hand you a lot more film and healing items than the first making this a bit easier. This game isn't quite as scary as the first for me, mainly because you have your sister you are kind of with even if she does end up getting lost for most of the game, and also because I never felt I was trapped or helpless like I was in the first, I always felt I had plenty of film and the enemies didn't hit as hard in this game. The ghost design in this is a little weaker than the first I think, the ghosts in the first game actually were quite terrifying but in this the only ones I found remotely scary were the blind guys. Now that's not bad, as the game is more fun to play than the first game, but I just wish it had slightly more atmosphere. There are moments the game throws too many ghosts at you as well, where in the first game they spaced the ghosts and the tension was higher since you weren't too sure if a ghost would come where this you can kind of predict when they will.

As for the story its about on par with the first game, I found the first game had a darker and more creepy story, where this is more of a sisterhood bond story with ghosts and possession thrown in, yeah there is some creepy back story as well since the village you are in is practically a ghost village with a dark past but I just thought the ritual stuff from the first game was a bit creepier. So overall this is a bit of a mixed bag as a horror game its okay with some scary ghosts and an unsettling enough plot, and the game does throw a bit of film and healing at you where the survival feels a bit lacking too, but at the same time this game is way less frustrating than the first and has a lot more variety, plus it has more to explore and plays better. Its probably the best in the series because it combines solid gameplay with a solid story where the first was mainly a good story with average gameplay and the 3rd was good gameplay with an average story. Still I wouldn't put this on the same level as Resident Evil or Silent Hill in terms of survival horror classics.
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nicolaj22 Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly 2024-05-24T10:49:19Z
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calys 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-05-22T22:36:48Z
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foiebump 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-05-20T19:22:48Z
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nebesny Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly 2024-05-20T12:03:56Z
PS2 • XNA
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kaaisu Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly 2024-05-20T09:39:47Z
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tib 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-05-20T04:33:32Z
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yubay 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-05-14T07:58:36Z
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trashjunkie Project Zero II: Crimson Butterfly 2024-05-13T12:46:11Z
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oltnabrick1 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-05-02T19:43:28Z
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Selvmoord Fatal Frame II: Crimson Butterfly 2024-04-11T21:53:46Z
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ques3ras3ra 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-04-09T00:18:56Z
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Kriika 零 〜紅い蝶〜 2024-04-05T14:30:16Z
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  • vodsel 2020-05-23 06:04:23.679038+00
    The direction of the English voice acting in this seems exceptionally good for the era it came out in.
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  • A_Latin_Guy 2021-11-07 15:11:05.582474+00
    The Wii Edition of this should be a completely different entry on the website. It's not a remaster, it's a full-on remake.
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  • wallrooseyes 2021-11-12 23:39:11.483261+00
    is the wii edition worth it? really wanna try this game, but can't afford an original ps2 version for shit and the wii version is my only viable option (crappy laptop wont do emulation for shit)
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  • shauno5166 2022-08-05 01:01:56.004006+00
    The Wii Edition of this should be a completely different entry on the website. It's not a remaster, it's a full-on remake.
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    The control scheme and camera of the wii version give it a completely new tone and feel. I personally much prefer the ps2 version, it's a hell of a lot scarier than the wii version imo. That being said if you've played the ps2 version already and are looking for something new the wii version is pretty fun.
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  • okayfrog 2022-08-13 03:49:27.689468+00
    ^^^^looking at videos of the two, definitely looks like a remake. go on the board and make that argument and I'm sure you'll be able to submit it as a separate entry
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  • simonkenis 2022-11-04 15:31:22.925105+00
    Kind of thought this was a step down from the first one.
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  • Hollweg 2023-11-14 04:47:09.572196+00
    The backtracking and padding is kinda lame, but I still liked the atmosphere quite a bit. Gotta love how gay it is too.
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    • A_Latin_Guy 2023-12-20 17:13:16.260011+00
      More like incestuous.
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  • koner1 2023-11-24 05:11:04.558412+00
    fun game, mission mode is fucking garbage though
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