Finally available in the west, Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is a terrifying horror game with a story told over multiple phases.
As horror games go, Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse is pretty lengthy. And so, from time to time you’re going to want to save your game so that you can return to it at a later time. Originally released on the Wii in 2008, this is a game where manually saving your progress is pretty important. So, how do you save your game in Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse?
The answer is, lanterns. As you explore the numerous locations available to you in Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, you’ll often encounter waist-height lanterns on the floor that emit light. You’ll find one in the entrance lobby of Rogetsu Hall, as well as one on each floor of the lift lobby. Simply go near one of these lanterns and the game will autosave, overwriting your single autosave slot each time. But it’s best to get in the habit of manually saving your game, too.
To manually save your game in Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse, approach a lantern and press the interact button. You’ll then be taken to a screen where multiple options are available, including saving your game. Select the Save Game option, and then you can choose one of many slots to save your game to. It might be wise to create multiple saves, just in case you run out of resources or miss a collectible and want to go back a little while.
Aside from interacting with these lanterns, the only other chance you’ll get to save your game is at the end of a phase. And so, if you don’t want to have to replay considerable parts of the game if you die or quit without saving, make sure you save often.