Fatal Frame IV Ships With Crippling Bugs

A lot of impatient folk imported Fatal Frame IV when it came out in Japan this week, rather than wait around for someone to announce a US ship date, and they may be regretting it. The game shipped to stores with some crippling bugs unfixed. Most of the bugs are documented at the NeoGAF forum, the most severe causing the game to freeze and lock up. These sort of errors tend to be fixed before North American releases, but Tecmo has apparently released some extremely buggy DLC content for Ninja Gaiden 2 in the US.

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Zerodin3693d ago (Edited 3693d ago )

Much like the people who imported, publishers have no patience!

Dev: Well QC will take an extra month, but the game won't have bugs!
Publisher: An extra MONTH?! I want my money NOW!
Dev: -sigh-
Publisher: MONEY! NOW! GIMME!

FantasyStar3693d ago

Sony, Nintendo, and Microsoft's 1st Party games rarely have bugs, but glitches will always be exploited.

PS360WII3693d ago

Ouch Tecmo what are you doing to this title :( Just cuz you can patch games later doesn't mean it should be standard practice

LossTheEarthbreaker3693d ago

It's unfortunate that this trend seems to be making its way into console titles, also.

But I think console game reviewers tend to factor large noticeable bugs to review scores.

Panipal20053692d ago (Edited 3692d ago )

How desperately disappointing.

I'd wait for reviews of any US version just to be sure that these issues have been excised.

rhood0223693d ago (Edited 3693d ago )

It doesn't matter. More than a few Wii games have shipped with "Crippling Bugs" but a) they still sell and b) reviewers tend not to care.

LossTheEarthbreaker3693d ago

I think you meant, "b) The typical Wii user doesn't care" or is just too new to video games to realize that bugs can be tested and avoided.

ape0073693d ago

why tecmo didn't release a next gen ps3\360 fatal frame,insted of making it feel outdated

qface643693d ago

because anything that has copyright 2008 nintendo won't come out for other systems

LossTheEarthbreaker3693d ago

Because it hasn't sold well in years.

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