I am still playing through as I have been hopping back and forth, playing each section again as the secondary character and just too improve my score. Pre-ordered on Amazon which gave me $20 back in credit with this purchase so I was not worried about getting my $$$ worth, but honestly would have been fine with the $60 as I am getting plenty of play for my $$. It may have helped that I was looking for a straight shooter after being disappointed with Brink. I hope some friends get this game so I can play co-op missions with them even though there are enough randoms online to get good games going and 4 different game types to squad up for.
So far not that scary, good sound effects but nothing really freaky yet. I feel like it is a solid 8 for a shooter but a 7 as a horror shooter if you are looking for the "fear" factor. Grenade throwing is sketchy AI is not as bad as some I have seen but still predictable.
So there is nothing really new at all with this game just nice combination of things that you have seen before if you like shooters. As some have said graphics are nothing to brag about but solid enough with not to many hick-ups but I gotta say to developers we have seen enough staged bloody rooms-not scary.
Really enjoyed the challenging game play overall and the scoring/leveling system which made me want to replay areas and improve/try new things. If you like to blow through games you may not like this as it is not the longest but still reasonably so compared to others and if you like multiplayer games you will make up the difference there.
Rent it if unsure then decide but I am glad I bought it.
posted by BigShloppy (BATON ROUGE, LA) Jun 24, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
Don't get me wrong the campaign in this game above average when you look at things like scoring systems, challenges, collectibles, and co-op. But while playing the game for the first time in co-op I didn't really see any scary moments in the game. Not even once was a creeped out by anything. I beat the campaign in about 4-5 hours on Normal difficulty on my first playthrough and to say the least it was just okay. It is a bit challenging at some points but I don't really want challenges, I want to be scared out of my butt when I play a horror game.
The multiplayer gametypes don't really add much flare either as it just seems like a big time waster after you have done everything in singleplayer.
The graphics in this is game is nothing special either and neither is the sound effects. The best thing about F3AR would probably be the co-op as you can play as both brothers and each brother has his own special features and abilities and the better you communicate with your partner and combine abilities the best will come out of experience.
Overall a pretty solid game but not what I was expecting from F3AR. 7/10