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Fatal Frame 2: Crimson Butterfly – Consumer Guide

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According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Violence

Parents will certainly want to take the Mature rating into consideration before allowing younger gamers to experience this title. Crimson Butterfly has a few gory moments, but what's more troubling is the game's terrifying atmosphere, which could easily inspire lots of nightmares for younger gamers. If a child can't watch a mainstream horror film, then they probably should skip this game.

Survival horror fans will love this game despite the clunky camera system and the endless array of backtracking fetch quests. The story and the atmosphere are so impressive throughout that many will find themselves dealing with the technical flaws just to see the next big scare scene or unravel the mystery of the village.

Casual gamers who like scary stories will also want to check this title out. The puzzles can occasionally be a little frustrating, but the rewards are well worth utilizing a few brain cells.

Deaf and Hard of Hearing gamers will want to skip this one. While the game features an option for subtitled text, missing out on the ambient noise and sound effects will lessen the title's impact. Sound plays a vital role in this game, and not being able to experience it fully will detract considerably from the overall experience.

Category Tags
Platform(s): PS2  
Developer(s): Tecmo  
Publisher: Tecmo  
Series: Fatal Frame  
Genre(s): Horror  
ESRB Rating: Mature (17+)  
Articles: Consumer Game Guides  

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