The horrific and supernatural story of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Remaster comes to its conclusion when players try to beat the final boss Sakuya in the final Phase chapter of the game. Taking place in a restrained cage that gives players little room to move around, Sakuya attacks relentlessly with four unique movement patterns that can make them difficult to capture. Players looking to help this tragic soul pass on will need to approach this boss fight with patience and intense focus, not giving Sakuya any chance to inflict harm.
The most challenging aspect of this boss fight comes from Sakuya’s ability to vanish frequently from view, causing players to run out of film if they try to capture an image of the boss too quickly. On higher difficulties, such as the unlocked Nightmare mode in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Remaster, Sakuya moves around even more, teleporting into the air of the cage. Due to the nature of the game’s controls, players might struggle to maneuver their camera into the right spot against Sakuya to initiate a fatal frame in time.
How To Beat The Final Boss Sakuya in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Remaster
There are four attack patterns Sakuya uses to inflict harm upon the player, the most common of which is their diving attack from the air. Sakuya will teleport into a spot above the player before diving downward into them to deal damage. Players can interrupt this attack by fatal framing Sakuya as the ghost dives toward them, stunning the apparition for a limited time. Using items like the Spirit Torch in Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Remaster or the “Slow” Lense can either deal more damage to the boss or slow them down enough for another fatal frame, respectfully.
Another move Sakuya prefers is to teleport in front of the shrine before attacking the player immediately. However, the boss often dances around while vanishing before suddenly implementing this attack, so players should be careful not to attempt a fatal frame as the apparition teleports recklessly. The final move Sakuya uses sees the ghost retreat before vanishing once again, also trying to get players to overly commit into a fatal frame and waste film.
One strategy players could benefit from is to equip their Mask during Sakuya’s shrine attack pattern to avoid damage. The Mask can be put on through the “Wear” prompt that appears after a brief delay following the teleportation of the boss, so players will have to look for the right timing. One of the endings of Fatal Frame: Mask of the Lunar Eclipse Remaster occurs once players go up to the shrine when they beat the final boss Sakuya, serving as the conclusion to a haunting narrative.
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- Fatal Frame
- PlayStation 2, Xbox (Original)
- Survival Horror