We've been riding the Fatal Frame IV
hype train as enthusiastically as any other site in recent months. The Tecmo/Grasshopper Manufacture crossover has long looked beautiful, engrossing, and hiding-behind-the-sofa scary
. Furthermore, it's being published by Nintendo, which more or less guarantees a good time, right?
The game released in Japan last Thursday, meaning early importers are just now getting their copies in, and already several new owners are complaining
about a host of collision detection issues, unselectable menu options, a ghost database that doesn't record all ghosts, and -- far more depressingly -- a game-freezing bug. Nintendo is acknowledging the glitches, and has released a statement
featuring advice on how to best cope with them. We'll just have to hope some of this mess is cleared up when (and if
) the game comes to the west.