|Hour VIII - The Vacant Dream|
Continuing Kei's story now... Mio is trapped in a cell... This section of the house is pretty much exactly the same as the big house where the twins' ritual takes place in Fatal Frame 2.
omg... I hate playing as Kei. Because of his hiding ability, Kei's segments give you a bunch of parts with unkillable ghosts where you have to escape their line of sight and get out of the room... And because of this, you barely get any chances to actually fight ghosts and increase your camera's level.
Also, some the surprise ghost appearances in this chapter are practically impossible to get a picture of... Like, sometimes the game doesn't follow it's own rules and you have to manually turn towards them after getting your camera out, and by the time you face them it's already too late... and sometimes when it does automatically turn you towards them, it's still like only a split-second window where you are able to capture them before they go out of sight... There's no way I'll ever get 100% in this game. It would be WAY too tedious. I'd be spending half the time saving and reloading.
Fortunately, this chapter was pretty short unlike the last 2. Then when you get back to where Mio is with the keys to the cell, she's already gone. Kei chases her down the dirt hallway and into a room where you have to fight the hardest ghost yet... I used up my Stone Mirror and all my Type 90 film to defeat it.
Rei gets a phone call from Kei, and he finally learns that Yuu has died. Rei asks him to continue his investigation on the Manor of Sleep.
Hour IX - The Unleashing
Rei wakes up in a new room of the manor, Hanging Prison... Everything is in a film noir filter...and as soon as I exit the room, I get teleported out to Garden Corridor for some reason... Then when I go to try and open that door again, the visuals go back to normal, and I get attacked.
I'm sick of having to guess, so from now on I'm using a guide to find out if these scripted ghost battles are meant to be fought or if you're meant to run away from them.
These enemies are getting pretty tricky, but still not as hard as they get in the first game, or in the 2nd game when you have to fight large groups.
Rei's chapters are the most fun, since her camera is nearly fully upgraded... but these random vengeful ghosts are getting more frequent and I'm almost running out of Type 14 film... And you get access to nearly the entire place, making it harder to figure out where to go.
Also I beat the Stroller Granny ghost, after like 4 tries. I just had to use a fully charged Type 90 shot, which is easier said than done, because if you let her pass you, she disappears forever. Defeating this ghost got me the key leading to an optional dead end area with a stone mirror and a new camera feature that shows you the HP meter of the nearest ghost, extremely useful.
At the end of that chapter, Rei finally gets through the double doors in the Garden Corridor, and reaches a huge outdoor area, the Shrine Courtyard...