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Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water

Koei Tecmo Games, Nintendo
Oct 22, 2015 - Wii U
Fair

OpenCritic Rating

68

Top Critic Average

41%

Critics Recommend

Eurogamer
Avoid
IGN
7 / 10
Metro GameCentral
3 / 10
GamesRadar+
2.5 / 5
Metro GameCentral
4 / 10
Game Informer
5.5 / 10
GameSpot
5 / 10
Destructoid
4 / 10
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Critic Reviews for Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water

A bland and formulaic affair that's more likely to bore than it is to horrify. Compared to its cult-hit predecessors, it's a damp squib.

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a disturbing tale well told. While the GamePad brings the series' camera-as-a-weapon concept to life in a way that feels very natural, the combat lacks real mechanical variety, which, combined with overly repetitive encounters, undermines the impact of its most terrifying enemies. Fortunately, there's an abundance of darkness to be found, with some of the most unsettling and stylish scares I've experienced in a while.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
3 / 10
Metro GameCentral

An unasked for remaster of a tedious, badly written survival horror that is even less effective now than it was seven years ago.

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Enjoyable combat and bold enemy design can't save Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water. With a dull, repetitive story that abandons any sense of horror, it's a shadow of what it could have been.

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Metro GameCentral

GameCentral
4 / 10
Metro GameCentral

Another wasted survival horror sequel, that ruins its chance to make proper use of the GamePad and turns fear of the unknown into fear of the same old thing.

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The introductory hours captivate with an authentically chilling vibe, but that entertainment eventually gives way to grating repetition

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is a well-intentioned addition to the Wii U's mostly family-friendly library and does an excellent job of transporting you to another place and time. That's about it, though. Its story and characters are not compelling, and the GamePad-as-camera controls are frequently unreliable. These prevent the game from attaining any real sense of excitement or drama. With too much out of sync--from wildly variable handling to the way you use items to the unconvincing character relationships--Fatal Frame: Maiden of the Black Water isn't anything more than a mediocre experience.

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If this what Fatal Frame is now, I don't want it anymore.

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OpenCritic Coverage

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Will Support Smart Delivery

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Will Support Smart Delivery

It has been announced that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water will support Smart Delivery

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Now Has a Release Date

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water Now Has a Release Date

We now know when to expect Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water to release

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Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is Receiving a Remaster

Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is Receiving a Remaster

It has been announced that Fatal Frame: Maiden of Black Water is being remastered

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