Fatal Frame remake. Those three words are enough to make any horror fan leap from their seat in joy. But you should sit back down, as that game is just a dream at the moment. You see, the spooky season has the internet talking, and the good horror fans over on Reddit have come together to talk about the future of Koei Tecmo’s terrifying titles.
We can all agree that Fatal Frame is one of the best horror games of all time, and with the recent success of the Resident Evil remakes and Konami’s reviving Silent Hill, it seems logical that Fatal Frame should get the same treatment. Redditor BackgroundRare8250 took to the platform to start a simple discussion – the ‘future of Fatal Frame.’ They themselves “desperately want to see it [a Fatal Frame remake] with beautiful graphics,” It’s a sentiment that numerous Redditors share and undoubtedly a thought many Fatal Frame fans have.
Released in Japan in 2001 and in the US and Europe in 2002, the original Fatal Frame still holds a special place in the hearts of many. As shown in a separate Reddit thread, there are numerous reasons as to why many hold it in such high regard. However, the thing that constantly pops up in discussion is the atmosphere. Fatal Frame’s setting is eerie, haunting, and very foreboding.
Outside of the atmosphere, Redditor TheBrave-Zero explains that they enjoy that “the camera obscura combat is completely unique to this series.” Honestly, that’s a sentiment we share. The combat in all of Fatal Frame games is different from other games in the genre, and when you throw in the fact that it’s one of the few videogame series that deals with ghosts, it becomes a bit more special.
If you ask us, a remake of the first three Fatal Frame games in one neat package is a no-brainer. Not only for the reasons mentioned above, but the Fatal Frame series is Japanese horror at its finest – the environments, characters, and stories are some of the best you can come across in the genre.
You just have to read our Fatal Frame: The Maiden of Black Water review and Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse review to see how highly we hold this esteemed franchise, and to the good people of Reddit, we wholeheartedly agree with your cries for a Fatal Frame Remake. We get that, we might get the same treatment for Forbidden Siren someday, but that’s a conversation for another time.
Spooky season is only just beginning, and while we love this time of year, we understand that some people don’t want to deal with ghosts and ghouls. If that’s you, check out our list of the best farm games – go and live your best idyllic lives while the rest of us march down the street singing “This is Halloween.”