Jump into Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse and you’re guaranteed a scary time. But the difficulty you play it on matters.
A remaster of a Wii game from 2008 that was never released in the west, Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse has three difficulties for you to choose from from the outset – Easy, Normal, and Hard. The question is, which difficulty should you play the game on?
If you’re new to horror games, or want to be frightened but not frustrated, we recommend that you first play Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse on Easy difficulty. Thanks to its awkward controls and unique camera-based combat, this can still be challenging at times, but with a little persistence most players should be able to see the game through to its end. After that, players can jump into the game again on a higher difficulty level thanks to new game plus, keeping all of their upgrades that should give them more of a fighting chance.
Those who want a tenser, more challenging experience the first time around, though, might want to jump in on Hard. And so too those who want to get all of Project Zero / Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse‘s trophies or achievements. On Hard difficulty, combating ghosts with your camera will be tougher, and so you’ll need to better manage your resources. But make it to the end and you’ll unlock Nightmare difficulty, which you’ll need to play through to fully complete the game.
Whichever difficulty you choose, you’re sure to be in for a fun yet spooky time with Mask of the Lunar Eclipse. Ultimately, just see which one works for you, but new game plus means you can always push up the difficulty on another playthrough while keeping your upgrades.