Admittedly, I have not played the previous Fear games, but I had high expectations for this one nonetheless. With a name like "FEAR", I was expecting to be scared out of my pants through the entire game, but I was disappointed that I was only genuinely frightened a few select times. I was expecting a horror game, but instead found myself playing a shooter. The lack of the scariness may have been due to playing co-op (which I loved, don't get me wrong but), I think I would have been more cautious had I played solo.The only other negative I found was how short it was! Each chapter only being about 30 minutes (if that) & only 8 chapters.I did really like the cover system. It's very easy to use & flows nicely (EI if you back up, you will come out of cover automatically).
The graphics were fantastic, I don't think there was a time where I was unimpressed by them. They did a good job with the scenery & effects.
The controls were pretty easy, much like any FPS game. The only thing I had trouble getting used to was to switch weapons (on PS3), you hit L1 rather than Triangle (which initiates slo-mo [which is kick butt!!]).
The story... I pretty much had no idea what was going on... I never really seemed to know what we were trying to do, get to, what was going on or anything. Probably because (as previously stated) I haven't played the other games. I did like how they give an alternate ending depending on which player completed the most challenges, although one ending wasn't very clear & the other was... pretty weird.
I do love the multi-player game mode called Contractions. It is pretty much like Black Ops Zombies only so much better IMO. They've added a few things to it, such as rather than buying weapons off the wall, you have to obtain crates out in the fog in between waves of enemies, & Alma wanders around the map... you'd be best to not look at her (;
All in all, I really enjoyed the game & I do recommend it. It's just pretty shot & not what I expected.
posted by fightclub1 (SHEFFIELD LAKE, OH) Jul 7, 2011
Member since Apr 2009
i have always liked the f.e.a.r. series. this one was no different. It was creepy when you least expected it. the cut scenes were great and told a good story.but left it open for another game.i thought the graphics were good. but found myself wishing the game was longer.all in all a good rent. but it only takes a weekend to complete it.
This is the question many people have about this game. And i'm here to answer it. Yes, it feels more like Call of Duty where the Russians (Nazis, Vietcong, etc.) are replaced by demons, ghosts, and many otherworldly beings. There aren't many TRUE "scary" moments like Resident Evil's famous feature where things would pop out. The true essence of fear in this game is the moment where you realize you have no ammo and a demon-thing is coming right at you! SO what do you do? Run and try to find more ammo, but time is running out and BOOM! THATS what makes this game tick. Intensity. Not fright.
Graphics: Not bad. Not beautiful though, like other games. The Developers definitly took their time- no doubt, but i can't say it beats Fallout 3. That, my friends, would be a sin.
Storyline: I can only tell you that it has alot to do with killing demons. Further details would ruin the fun for you. The game is a bit short but packs a punch, so pay close attention.
Replay Value: Not much really. I've played a few missions two or three times just because they're fun overall. But it's not a game you can keep playing over and over again. So make sure you REALLY like it before you buy...