Log Post #1 of 10
Log Post #1 | From: warpio | Posted: 10/22/2017 09:10:00 PMUpdated: 10/25/2017 10:42:11 PM
Rei and her friend are in some old building for some reason. Rei mentions that she wishes this place were haunted... then suddenly she notices something, and sees what seems to be the ghost of her dead boyfriend down the hallway.
This starts out kinda similar to Fatal Frame 1. There's a grainy noir film filter over everything as you're wandering the hallways. It looks really cool when you use the viewfinder. Right now Rei just has a normal camera, although I can get points for shooting non-aggressive ghosts this early on.
Wow wtf, I just wandered into a hallway and got killed by the first aggressive ghost in the game, since my camera can't capture them yet... At first I thought maybe I wasn't supposed to go that way yet? But then when I respawned, it put me in a whole different area... what's going on?
I'm in some kind of temple/shrine looking building now. Rei sees the ghost of her dead boyfriend, and tries to catch up to him... Then suddenly she wakes up and is on the ground surrounded by a bunch of same-looking priestess girls, and they attack Rei with some cursed stakes or something... then she wakes up for real out of her daydream, she's still in that same building with her friend standing there...
Later, she processes a photo of the guy she saw in the hallway earlier, proving that wasn't just a daydream... Then that night, Rei is dreaming and ends up back at the outside of this huge temple building.
Hour 1 - The Sign
Now I'm wandering the hallways inside this temple like building... There's a few ways to go now. There's a bunch of locked doors, including some with special symbols on them... but the only way I can go is to the 2nd floor where I find the Camera Obscura, and a save lantern.
Then there's a couple fights against some angry woman and a younger girl... These enemy animations are really good.
And then Rei finds some an actual living person who is freaking out and wishing she hadn't survived... and and another person covered in tattoos who starts chasing Rei, and she freaks out and runs out of the house, and wakes up as soon as she steps out of the house.
Right after waking up, some kind of nasty bruise starts appearing on Rei's skin, but it goes away once her friend shows up to snap her out of it. The atmosphere of this bedroom looks so incredibly normal and non-spooky compared to the usual atmosphere...
I really like these summary notes that this game added in. It gives you the synopsis of the story from the protagonist's perspective. In addition to all the usual notes and lore files that the series has always had.
This story is getting really good already... there's even a lot of callbacks to the previous 2 games, which I wasn't expecting.
Rei finds the Camera Obscura in her boyfriend's room, and a bunch of notes showing that him and his friend were investigating the areas from the previous games, as well as a place called "The Manor of Sleep", which is where Rei visited in her dream.
When Rei goes to develop the old film that was in the camera, it turns out to be a picture she took of that woman freaking out in her dream...
So it seems like this game has these intermission sections where you are in Rei's and Miku's house, gathering information... you can develop the images you took in the dream segments and give them to Miku to get more information on them... I bet there's also gonna be some cassette tapes you can bring back from the dream world and listen to them in Rei's room.