|Hour IV - The Evil Dream|
Now I'm playing Miku... and I'm in the area from the first game that I instantly recognized... Himuro Mansion. She picks up the Camera Obscura, but it's at a different level than the one Rei uses... some of its stats are already a bit leveled up. I need to get some range on this thing.
This is really interesting... and then after fighting a boss, some ghost is leading me to where Mafuyu is, and beyond a door that opened up, I end up back in a section of the Manor of Sleep that Rei explored in chapter 3... then the ghost immediately leads me to a new area... all of the doors leading back to previous sections of the Manor of Sleep are locked.
Rei woke up from Miku's dream just as she was about to find Mafuyu.
Hour V - Vanishing
Now I'm playing as... Kei? In a different part of the Manor of Sleep that I've never been to. This guy doesn't have the Camera Obscura, and instead he has the ability to hide from vengeful ghosts. The ghost meter is red when a ghost catches you, and blue when it loses sight of you.
Wow, I'm totally stuck here. Every door is locked. I'm pretty sure this is the "Fatal Frame 2" section of the house, because one of the doors is locked with a butterfly symbol on it and there's those red butterflies flying around it. After a while the ghosts went away and I was able to explore more freely, and picked up a key that I missed earlier (even though I'm pretty sure I inspected this think before).
Kei's segment ends up going back into the area that Rei explored in chapter 3... At one point you have to hide from the tattooed woman ghost for a long while until the door to the next place unlocks. Eventually he does get the Camera Obscura, but you have to find it by luring away a ghost and randomly inspecting some object that ghost was guarding. It's REALLY weak... I don't like how this game makes you manage your level up points between multiple cameras cuz I don't know which one I'm gonna be needing more often for the later parts.
I found some interesting lore in a bookshelf.
The pain engraved into the tattooed priestess becomes a dream and eats away at her soul. The pain, or the attachment to this world, is impaled as a doll dyed in soul ink and enshrined, and then the handmaiden's song must be sung and prayers must be said for the priestess to lay in peace.
Rei wakes up just as Kei goes through the butterfly door to find Mio.
That chapter was pretty hard... also I'm missing so many of the wandering ghosts at this point, I can't really afford to level up Kei's camera.