Hi there. I'm a bit of a veteran FF1-2 player and I've played some of FF3 (I'll get around to finishing it sooner or later). I missed out on FF4 because it was exclusive to a system that I don't own and countries I don't live in. I was curious about FF5 and I've been trying to piece the storyline from stuff I was reading on Zero Wiki.
Now... where do I even start on this Miku thing?
At the end of Fatal Frame 1, Miku's brother decided to stay behind to keep the Hell Gate stabilized and help the Miko there.
In Fatal Frame 3, Miku is grief-stricken from her brother essentially committing noble suicide. But the entire theme of FF3 is overcoming grief and helping the survivors live on for the brighter future, so Miku gets better by the end of the game and becomes friends with Rei.
Now in Fatal Frame 5, we have a new girl named Miu running around with psychic powers. Miu has essentially nothing to do with the plot because it's really a Yuuri/Hisoka game and she's just "Other Girl Who Works at the Antique Shop", but the writers shoehorn her into the events for one sole reason: She's the teenaged daughter of Miku.
And Miku got pregnant by a ghost. This happened because she had a complete emotional relapse with her grief and refused to move on from the dead.
And half-breed ghostly psychic kids weren't even a mechanic in the series until the writers came up with it for FF5.
And according to a guide after the game was released, Ghost Dad is Mafuyu. Miku's brother.
And because she did some incestuous freaky business with a ghost, Miku herself already died shortly after Miu was born, and now she's just hanging around Bruce Willis-style.
And all of this is delivered by FF5's writers as if it's meant to be a serious tragedy where our only option is to watch Miku become an irreversible wreck. Miu's parentage and Miku's final fate is built 100% solid into the plot, and this isn't simply a POSSIBLE outcome like one of FF2's bleaker endings.
To conceptualize this: Fatal Frame V has a character who carries a "B" plot who isn't necessary for the Yuuri/Hisoka main plot, who could easily be removed from the game (or just rewrite her with anyone else as her parents), and the only reason she exists is because the writers wanted to bring Miku back into the series (which in itself was unnecessary because her storyline already ended in FF3) for no reason other than to forcibly write her off with the worst, most absurd outcome possible.
Really? Is this really the Metroid: Other M-tier nonsense we're using to write off the original heroine of Fatal Frame now? Is there something I'm missing? Did I misread somewhere? Is FF5 supposed to be some kind of weird parody game?
Edited by Abicion, 08 August 2015 - 09:36 PM.