Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

released on Jul 31, 2008

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Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse

released on Jul 31, 2008

Ten years ago, a suspected serial killer has kidnapped five girls from a sanatorium located on Rogetsu Island in Japan. The detective Choshiro Kirishima eventually succeeded in pursuing the criminal and rescuing the girls. However, several years later, two of the girls died under mysterious circumstances. The three remaining girls - Ruka, Misaki, and Madoka - decide to return to the island to find out more about the kidnapping and retrieve their lost memories. Ruka's mother pleads Choshiro to follow them. One by one, the heroes venture into the dark haunted house...

Zero: Tsukihami no Kamen is an installment in the Fatal Frame (Project Zero) series. The player switches between the four main protagonists as dictated by the story. As in the previous games, the characters use a camera to fend off hostile spirits. A new weapon is the Spirit Flashlight, a kind of torch that possesses the power to exorcise spirits with moonlight. Not all the spirits are hostile; the player is expected to differentiate between them, and also capture pictures with the camera to gather clues and advance in the game. Spirit Crystals can be collected and use to upgrade the camera and the flashlight. Healing items and films can be purchased in special shop-like locations.


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Fascinating story - very Fatal Frame in a lot of ways (including the negative ones). Some extremely unsettling ghost designs littered in the game - unfortunately the game is pretty easy, reducing a lot of the fear.

Also has an all-timer protagonist run - she runs in the most waifish way possible, it's hilarious. Big ups to Fatal Frame for consistently making it's ladies never upgrade their running speed to anything more than ''victorian trot''.


Played a fan translation through an emulator, extremely upsetting game in all the best ways, made me want to play the rest of the Fatal Frame series.


It's a shame that it was never localized officially, there is an english patch though. Really cool story but the game basically plays itself due to the lock-on that auto tracts all the enemies when you aren't playing the dude with the flashlight and the ridiculous amount of resources you can buy at any save point