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How did you feel when you first got the Normal (Canon) ending to Fatal Frame?

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#1 OFFLINE   AnimalLover47999


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Posted 02 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Me personally I have mixed feelings.  While I do feel that Canon ending is in the long run the better ending because of Kirie not being alone in her eternal suffering I also can't help but feel that the Nightmare Mode Ending (and to an extent the Photograph ending if we are going for realism) is more realistic and feels more natural.  I mean I just feel that Mafuyu escaping with Miku would make more sense and would be the more likely thing of what a brother would do for thier sister.  Granted Fatal Frame 3 explains that Mafuyu was very kind and would always help those who needed the most help but at the same time I couldn't help but feel sorry for Miku (not so much Mafuyu, I mean yes he's sympathetic and is a good enough character but (especially when compared to Mayu) he feels more like a plot device then an actual fleshed out character) because she's now all alone in the world with no other family, but I also felt proud and angry at Mafuyu.)  Proud because I feel in the long run it was the more noble choice but angry because he's her big brother and is supposed to look out for her and leaving her all alone isn't looking out for her.)


So yeah what do you all think?  Comment and share your opinions no matter how different from mine they may be! :D

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:13 PM

I was so young at the time and really struggled with most of the game, so I can only remember feeling overjoyed I managed to complete it.   :P  I think like the majority, I was shocked Mafuyu would just leave his sister to stay with a spirit, but in hindsight it makes perfect sense and makes for a good ending.  Had Mafuyu been developed more as a character, I might even have felt proud of him, too, but he currently stands as one of my least favorites.  His sacrifice feels kind of empty because as the player, I didn't feel like I was losing anything.  Still, it paved the way for Miku to return in 3 so it can't be all bad.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:50 PM

I was pretty shocked and angry. I never expected Mafuyu to leave his sister for a dead woman.

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Posted 05 May 2013 - 05:09 AM

Very true Hex.  Which is why if they ever decide to remake Fatal Frame I hope that they take a good amount of time to develop Mafuyu so that the Normal ending is sad not just for Miku but also for Mafuyu.

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Posted 10 May 2013 - 12:25 AM

I was upset, & will forever be upset with Mafuyu for not leaving with Miku. 

I never liked him as a character. 

Lets look at it this way:

Miku faces a deadly curse, goes into a strange mansion, fights spirits, puts her life at risk, all to save her brother.

She DOES save him, and he basically doesn't even appreciate it. He gives a "thank you" to Miku, which isn't enough!!!

So Miku does all this, and Mafuyu stays and dies... then what happens? Oh Fatal Frame 3, that's what! Poor Miku. So yes, I was happy at the end that Miku was okay, but not really because Mafuyu basically left Miku alone in the world.


Clearly I don't like Mafuyu :[

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#6 OFFLINE   FiliusMartis


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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:47 AM

I was definitely irritated at him. I would have been able to excuse it more, perhaps, if Miku had any other family to speak of, but she doesn't. Yes, he did see that she was cared for, as we find out in the third game, but with the ending as it was, it just made it seem like he was leaving his teenage sister behind to fend for herself so that he could satisfy some weird savior complex to a ghost. I suppose I justiied that Mafuyu had to be the reincarnation of Kirie's nameless love because that was the only thing that made sense at all to me.  Still, his sister should have taken priority, especially given their situation.  After all, Mafuyu wouldn't really know that her sixth sense would disappear (temporarily, it seems), leaving a young woman with no support structure to not only grieve a lost sibling but also deal with an unspeakable situation that nobody around her is going to understand for the rest of her life.


Yeah. I'm not okay with Mafuyu.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 12:51 AM

Well even then the Photograph ending shows that even though Mafuyu and Kirie's love have pretty much the same body they are in fact not the same soul.


Eh I still feel that in the end Mafuyu did what was the "best" thing to do because Kirie would have been suffering forever all alone if he hadn't have been there which does show that he has a good kind heart.  But yeah it just seems more realistic for Mafuyu to leave with Miku because she's his sister and he's her only family and I know for a fact that even if I was able to take care of myself I would NOT be okay with having no one left in my life.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 02:54 AM

Honestly,I was disappointed/mad. You go through so much to get him. and he decides to stay with Kirie. Just because he happened to look just like her lover. He might not even be really his reincarnation. Just some look a like. But yeah I was disappointed going through all the ghosts (specially Blinded and the Master) and get to him and he stays with Kirie.


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Posted 20 May 2013 - 01:56 AM

I felt kinda at a loss since you really didn't get to use Mafuyu in the game.

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Posted 18 February 2014 - 04:02 PM

Mafuyu is Idiot ....... but i feel very pity for Kirie 

personally i like Kirie as character and i think she is very good girl 


i like the cutscene when kirie and her boyfriend is still alive and stays under the sakura tree


that was very romantic^^ 

Edited by Sosezi, 18 February 2014 - 04:04 PM.

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