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Video Game Review: Fatal Frame 5/Project Zero – Maiden Of Black Water

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By: Callum Lavender
Available: October 30th 2015
Koei Tecmo/Nintendo
Here is a tl;dr written review of the latest instalment of long running horror franchise Fatal Frame, or now known outside of Japan as Project Zero. The franchise came out round about the same time as Silent Hill and has become one of the cornerstones of the horror genre in video games, next to Silent Hill, Alone In The Dark and Resident Evil, and has it’s own collective loyal fanbase. Many believed that like Fatal Frame 4, Fatal Frame 5 was not going to get released in Europe and America. But thankfully the companies behind it listened to their fans who expressed much desired interest to play it and released it everywhere. Now I don’t normally do horror themed things but I was interested in giving this one a try. My first proper introduction to the series was playing a little bit of the project zero remake of Fatal Frame 2 and even though I’ve only done the first 2 chapters I really enjoyed the concepts. So when a fully fledged wii u exclusive of the 5th instalment came my way, I was eager to try it from start to finish. So I’ll try to avoid as much spoilers as possible. Also before I cause a bit of confusion there are many parts to this game that I both like and hated at the same time.

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