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midwinter : (07 October 2018 - 03:32 PM) I heard the rumour about Suda51 too
midwinter : (07 October 2018 - 03:33 PM) I have my doubts that he'd work on another Fatal Frame game, it sounds like FF4 was chaos and he doesn't really do horror anyway
Emi : (07 October 2018 - 03:47 PM) *nods* Yeah
Emi : (07 October 2018 - 03:55 PM) ugh... Okay. Well, I got the keycaptcha in, but it isn't working.
Emi : (07 October 2018 - 03:57 PM) AND... I broke it. *headdesk*
Emi : (07 October 2018 - 04:05 PM) and I fixed it.
Emi : (07 October 2018 - 04:05 PM) yay
Yashuu : (07 October 2018 - 07:01 PM) he had that interview too where he said he didnt like how shibata tries to recreate real ghost experiences, so i doubt he'd return  :icon_fallenwoman:
Yashuu : (07 October 2018 - 07:01 PM) i'd like him to though, ff4 was >>>
Yashuu : (07 October 2018 - 08:24 PM) a mess but still >>>>
Emi : (07 October 2018 - 09:29 PM) True. There were parts of 4 that I thought were really cool.
Cursed Lemon : (08 October 2018 - 01:29 AM) FF4 was awesome in terms of lore and atmosphere.
ItsukiFace : (08 October 2018 - 07:50 PM) Something ultra wicked, this way comes.
ナガクラ : (09 October 2018 - 06:08 AM) I like the atmosphere of 4
Butterflychaser : (09 October 2018 - 02:16 PM) 4 really was the bees knees. Managed to stray from several elements of the original series whilst retaining the overall feel
Emi : (09 October 2018 - 04:05 PM) agreed. I really loved the playable character twist too.
Chou : (09 October 2018 - 04:13 PM) 4 has honestly taken the top spot from 2 for me, as my #1 fave
Chou : (09 October 2018 - 04:14 PM) Also i like that the bot account is Baymax hahaha
ItsukiFace : (11 October 2018 - 02:53 AM) Hi, Chou. It's nice to see you here. ☺️
GregZerO : (21 October 2018 - 02:05 PM) Just Bought "Remothered:Tormented Fathers" since it had a halloween discount.So I'll let you know my opinion about it when I play it.The Siren creator said its great hmhmhm


Better first experience?

Ryozo Munakata Yae Munakata

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#1 OFFLINE   AnimalLover47999


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 05:53 AM

What do you think is the better way to experience these two's storyline for the first time?  If you play 2 first you can be given the false impression that they made it out okay only to see the sad truth when you play 1, but if you play 1 first then you get to have the satisfaction of seeing minor characters from the first game get more background information.

#2 OFFLINE   Hex


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Posted 05 November 2017 - 10:02 AM

1 then 2.  It's a nice surprise to find out more about Yae and Ryozo, and maybe more valuable to see having played 1 and knowing where they are headed.  If I'd played 2 first I might've felt cheated that it turned out so grimly, and that there was no foreshadowing to 2.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 06:56 PM

I played 2 first and I didn't even realize there was a connection until I had played both games a couple times. I definitely think it would have been more obvious and better if I had played 1 first.

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Posted 06 November 2017 - 09:59 PM

I might be biased from playing 2 first, but I think on the whole I liked it better that way round? Like, sure, you find out that they're doomed, but there was also a moment of, "Aww, those two got married? Good for them!" I was imagining all kinds of horrible and lonely futures for Yae before that, so it was nice to see they got a few years of happiness.


I agree about the lack of foreshadowing between 1 and 2 being slightly disappointing, but I think for me it would have been worse if I'd started with 1, put Yae and Ryozo down as ordinary people, and then gone on to find this obviously retconned backstory. It's not great either way, but I think I prefer to get the retcon first, so I don't get attached to a different interpretation.

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Posted 07 November 2017 - 03:01 PM

I played 2nd game first and I have to say I was positively surprised when I found out that Yae and Ryozo got married and kind of moved on with their lives. I would be amazing if there were hints in the first game about their past, but I guess Fatal Frame 2's story wasn't planned at the time when the first was being made. 

Because I played 2nd first, I had -I'd like to say- deeper connection with Yae and Ryozo, than I would have if I'd played 1 first. I suppose, as midwinter said, that if I'd played 1 game first I'd thought Yae and Ryozo would be just ordinary couple. But I like it more this way. Playing 2nd game first.

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Posted 13 April 2018 - 06:38 AM

I always play games in the order of release. Besides, I discovered the first game first.

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