Like I said before, having ONE bad game, doesn't spell doom or mean you have abandoned what made you great, it just means you have to get it right next time.
I suppose it’s how 5 was bad that makes me concerned. With all the things that matter, like atmosphere, tension, horror, and story, I don’t think the game delivers. 4 had problems too, but was a solid game still overall. I can’t say the same about 5, or feel as optimistic after it.
Hex, you have quoted the team saying they want to make "quite a different Zero", and for someone heavily critizising FF5, that sounds like exactly what we need. They can make a "new and different" experience, while still staying true to the source.
Where do they say that’s what they meant? There was some push to make changes in the opposite direction already. Nintendo didn’t want 5 to have a story, Sakamoto joined the team to oversee the “sexy”, and now they want to make something even more different. I think what we need is something familiar, not a new hybrid of action, guns (they entertained it) and boobs.
Supposed to be? I was scared shitless in FF5. Not jumpscare, but legitimately chilled to the bone, so I don't know where this "supposed to" comes from.
From my personal opinion. I agree it has a nice atmosphere, not one I’d necessarily call “scary”, and I’m glad you enjoyed it, but it’s the weakest of the 5 for me.
Speaking of, I still don't see where you get softcore porn from in Fatal Frame. Yes, we play as beautiful girls, so what? Remember Miu? She was as flat chested as you can be.
I remember. I know the bikinis were removed, and we’ve had swimwear before, but they worked it into a story about a 17-year-old girl’s abandonment issues while putting the player in a voyeuristic position to drink it all in, in a game about suicide. Even just looking at the censored version, it’s distractingly off-tone and ridiculous. Could you imagine James Sunderland realising the truth about his wife while wearing loose, wet speedos, or posing provocatively because he’s depressed? Is that the story Fatal Frame should be telling?
Coupled with the spirits of drowned women almost all having heaving cleavages and jiggle physics, lovingly detailed wetness for the ladies, Hisoka being almost comically endowed and several upskirt shots, it’s noticable and distracting.