Project Zero Maiden of Black Water Review (Xbox Series S)
For our Project Zero Maiden Of Black Water Review, we visit Mt. Hikami that was once revered as a spiritual place. It housed a unique religion based on beliefs and customs of worshipping water as a deity and is said to have been a site of many gruesome incidents and mysterious phenomena. This mysterious and intertwined story follows three protagonists—Yuri Kozukata, Miu Hinasaki, and Ren Hojo—as each of them explores the ominous Mt. Hikami, a place where many came to die, and the secrets it hides.
Project Zero Maiden of Black Water Review Pros:
- Decent graphics.
- 18.2GB download size.
- 1000 Gamerscore.
- Adventure gameplay.
- Invert axis for search mode.
- Two controller layouts – classic or action.
- Japanese language audio option.
- Sensitivity sliders menu.
- Comes with Playstation 4 and PlayStation 5 versions.
- In-game cutscenes.
- You can skip the cutscenes.
- Tutorial pop-ups as you play.
- The prologue sets up the story.
- The game is split up into smaller episodes and you can replay them at will.
- Earn a rank clear.
- You take turns playing as 3 different characters – Miu Hinasaki, Yuri Kozukata, and Ren Hojo.
- Costume select screen, unlock the ability to buy more costumes and accessories.
- Two difficulties – Easy and Normal. You can change it before each episode.
- Buy items before an episode for things like health and status effect wipes.
- Camera Obscura is your everything. You can equip different lenses and films to capture/view and kill ghosts.
- You line up camera shots to do damage and if you get all 5 of the circles in a shot then you can stun ghosts and push them back.
- Excellent story.
- Fantastic locations to explore.
Project Zero Maiden of Black Water Review Cons:
- No HDR settings.
- The transition between cutscenes/flashbacks is not as smooth as it could be so it’s a bit off-putting.
- A lot to take in.
- The pacing is very slow and almost methodical to the point of being obtuse.
- Clunky controls.
- Looks like a modern game but plays like an old game.
Project Zero Maiden Of Black Water:
Developer: KOEI TECMO
Publisher: KOEI TECMO
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- Graphics - 8/108/10
- Sound - 8/108/10
- Accessibility - 7/107/10
- Length - 8/108/10
- Fun Factor - 8/108/10
Having only touched the series on a Wii U demo I was super stoked to get a proper play of this game, I hear a lot about the series and seems it’s Halloween it felt right. For all the hype and chat I did find the game to be one that housed a strong story, a really cool set of mechanics using the camera and I did just enjoy the feel overall. However it still played a lot like an old game, cutscenes were jarring as the quality of the cutscenes were worse than the gameplay screens and that bugged me, the controls were just clunky and I could see how fighting the spirits felt better with a touchscreen like on the Wii U. Its a game that you are glad it exists and it is a good ride but its not as Remastered as we have grown accustomed too. I played it through and loved everything except the controls and pacing but I was on a time crunch so someone with more time will break it up into smaller more manageable chunks that will eliminate a lot of the niggles.