About 3 days ago I found out this game is one of the original Xbox games supported on the 360. Needless to say, I jizzed greatly in my pants and immediately went on Amazon and bought it. I played this game when I was about 10 years old and immediately fell in love with it. Up until about a year ago I completely forgot about it. However there was a kid in a biology class that I was a teacher's aid for, and one day him and some kids were talking about horror movies and games they'd seen/played. Suddenly the kid brought up Fatal Frame and instantly all those memories of that scary as all hell game came back. Needless to say I fell in love for a second time. I instantly threw my thoughts in the conversation with nothing more than a "That game is the scariest shit I have ever played" 'Nuff said comment. We then got into a very long reminiscence about the game and discussed our favorite parts. I only having it for a week when I was 10 had some fairly limited knowledge on it, but it is the type of game that even those first few episodes in game and a person is scarred for life. Later that week I went online to see if I could find a copy and quickly discovered that with only a 360 and a Wii, unless I wanted to import direct from japan there was nothing I could do to rekindle my love for the franchise. Recently, however, I had been going on a scary game binge, and I was looking at lists for the scariest games of all time, and wherever I seemed to look, Fatal Frame kept on popping up in the top 4 positions (besides one very crappy list that had Bioshock as the 3rd scariest game ever. Bioshock? Wtf?) Following this I decided to re-evaluate my options for dipping back in the franchise considering now I have a debit card with some decent money on it. I already knew about Fatal Frame 2: Directors Cut being a rework of the second on to the Xbox platform , but I always figured it was such an obscure title that it wouldn't be supported on the 360. Considering I had never actually checked any sort of list to see if it was supported, I decided to then. Wikipedia you lovely son of a bitch; I just about jumped for joy when I saw those Fatal letters appear on the screen. Now I am anxiously awaiting it's arrival. If you have yet to hear of the Fatal Frame 2, I strongly urge you to watch some walkthrough or video of some person playing (preferably the attic scene.) So that there is my most recent love affair.
The rush of battle is often a potent and lethal addiction, for war is a drug.