Fatal Frame franchise guide: putting fright in focus

“Inspired by a true story” are the five words that can both inspire delight and strike fear in the hearts of anyone looking for something spooking to enjoy. Koei Tecmo has been using that approach to help sell the Fatal Frame series for years. By offering fictional locations, rituals and situations inspired by Japanese folklore and history, the company has provided people with a shooter that involves defeating ghosts with cameras to survive otherworldly encounters. Join us as we go through the catalog of Fatal Frame games.

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Perusing Princess Maker 2’s porting progression

Princess Maker 2 is a 23-year-old game. Yet it’s only now, on the Princess Maker series’ 25th anniversary, that we’re finally seeing an official English release. A series taking that long to leave Japan isn’t that remarkable a feat. There are plenty of worthwhile titles trapped in a single region. It’s unusual in this instance due to the number of ports that exist.

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Falling in love with Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side

The Tokimeki Memorial series began by giving people a chance to follow a young man enjoying his high school years, falling in love with many of his female classmates. As it grew in popularity, its scope did as well. Soon, Tokimeki Memorial Girl’s Side was giving people a chance to follow a young woman in a similar situation as she sought love with many of her male classmates.

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Pay more attention to Final Fantasy X-2’s “Real Emotion” and “1000 Words”

Let’s be honest here. Final Fantasy X-2 probably isn’t on many people’s lists of “favorite Final Fantasy games, and it isn’t because it technically wouldn’t count for such a spot due to being a spin-off. It’s a hit-or-miss entry for some, but there’s one thing it should be applauded for: Final Fantasy X-2 goes all-in when it comes to the music.

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