This is the last EA game I will ever buy.... and a warning to all who buy EA games.
30 December 2014
Summary: I wish I hadn't bought it. Like some of you here I had problems installing and verifying the game. EA's help is notoriously poor (this is the last time I buy an EA title). After the long installation process I discovered that the game was NOT installed by the installation CD but every EA game I had installed was UNINSTALLED. Yes that's right, uninstalled. Oh they all appeared in my valid game list as "ready to be downloaded" ya right no way EA. What the HECK?
Summary: Gameplay progress is linear, that is, there is only one defined route directing you through a scene. This is as opposed to an open world game such as Fallout or Far Cry where you can wander freely and progress randomly through the game. FEAR is simply forcing the player to follow the cook book story line. The one advantage this game had was the ability to skip over the long, tedious and unnecessary cut scenes setting up the supposed motive behind your next quest.
Summary: Nice graphics. That's about it. Story is uninteresting, aliens are different from Crysis 1 with no explaination in the game except from the developer saying they evolved to be more humanlike, total BS. AI sucks, all they do is hide behind walls and pop up and shoot. Even the aliens do that. Well, it is "artificial" intelligence after all. There are only about 5 different types of enemies.
Summary: I always respected and enjoyed the Fear games. They had the right amount of suspense, surprises, scares, and good shooting. This version lacks most of those elements especially the scary parts I expect from this series. This is really just a plain "run-n-gun" with just a few SiFi parts. I was really disappointed. I'm glad I waited until the price went down.
Summary: when i got my crysis in the mail i was so excited but then was left with major disappointment. after the painfully long installation i go to enter the product key and it gives me "this key is invalid" message. thinking i had just messed up typing it i try it again. and again. and again. obnoxious. i gave up. deleted it and bought it off of steam. fantastic game.
Summary: I agree with all the negative reviews here. Two things killed this game for me. First, the inability to save/quick save is absurd and too restrictive. The auto-save checkpoints are badly spaced. The original Crysis had the best save system I've ever seen....one of the things that made the game great and flexible. Secondly, wtf did they do with the plot??? Huh? the story line completely fell apart.
Summary: Thought this expansion pack would be worth the $20. Now I'm wondering if there's a way to get my money back. The expansion pack has more bugs than the original Crysis 2. I've pretty much stopped playing the game now since it stalls within the first 5 minutes of playing. What's even worse is that I've managed to play through half the game and I still haven't been able to tell the difference between the 2 versions.
Summary: I don't know about you, but I'm not up for paying $20 for another few maps and a new weapon! Amazon sent me a coupon for $20 off, because I purchased Crysis 2 from them. Still, it's a ridiculously overpriced product.