Fatal Frame III: The Tormented May 3, 2011 17:08:26 GMT -5
Post by Bytor on May 3, 2011 17:08:26 GMT -5
Fatal Frame III: The Tormented (零～刺青の聲～Zero: Shisei no Koe~) is the third installment in the Fatal frame series. It was released for the PlayStation 2 in Japan on July 28, 2005, in North America on November 8, 2005 and in Europe on February 24, 2006. As in I and II Keisuke Kikuchi produced and designed the game. The game is similar in style to both I and II although critics and gamers did not lavish as much praise on it as they did on Crimson Butterfly.
The story here revolves around Rei Kurosawa, a young photographer whose fiance was killed due to her reckless driving. While photographing a "haunted house" she notices his image in one of her pictures. Shortly after this she begins having recurring dreams of following her fiance around an old mansion in which a tattooed ghost chases her. Upon awakening she notices a pattern of bruises which are staring to cover her body and the line between her nightmares and what she perceives as reality are becoming indistinguishable. The story is about her and her friends struggle with the tattooed ghost and the struggle to retain their grip on reality and survive.
Game play is pretty much the same as I and II. However, there is one noticeable difference. The game actually is divided into night and day and you have the opportunity to control one of three of the main characters. At first during the day activities are as normal and basically are fact finding mission, while the battle situations occur during dreaming (at night). As the story progresses the line between day and night becomes blurred and indistinguishable from each other.
Even though The Tormented was not received as well as Crimson Butterfly the series has continued to thrive (as many as two more versions are planned) among die hard survival horror enthusiasts as well as fans of the series itself which have relegated the series to cult like status.