Reviews and Problems with F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin
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WARNING/DO NOT BUY UNLESS NEW
30 March 2010
Summary: THIS GAME NEEDS TO BE NEW AND THE CD KEY UNACTIVATED OR YOUR BUYING AN EXPENSIVE COASTER TO SET YOUR SOFTDRINK ON. THIS GAME IS ACTIVATED VIA "STEAM" AND THEY WON'T RESET THE KEY FOR USED GAMES. REPEAT-------------DO NOT BUT THIS GAME FROM A SELLER IF IT HAS HAD THE CD KEY REGISTERED----------!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MONOLITH AND WARNER BROS NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT THIS IMO REMEMBER EVEN IF THE GAME IS NEW, YOU'LL BE KEEPING FOR THE REST OF YOUR LIFE.
Summary: I gave this a poor rating, not because of the game, because of steam. I have tried to load this on 2 different machines with no luck, Tech support finally told me i couldn't load it because i had dial up, and to take my computer to someones house that had a high speed connection. So in the box it sits, it sucks having to buy their crap, but then they hold you hostage, You might as well rent it, but no, they want you to kiss their butt, never again, I really enjoyed the...
Summary: Games that use the STEAM system are a very bad choice. I have had all of the previous FEAR games and each has been progressively more difficult to get registered and played. I finally uninstalled FEAR 2 as even after calls to customer support STEAM would not update and load the game. You are not buying a game, you are just renting it and have no control over how it will play on your PC. STEAM provides no added value and just makes it's subscribing PC games more buggy.
Summary: I would potentially rate the game if I could play it. Since I purchased it used, it was already activated to a Steam account. The Steam account is required to install the game. I tried to get Steam to transfer the CD Key to my already present account but was told no. Here is Steam's lame response: " Unfortunately, used CD Keys (whether resold or given by an individual or a store selling used goods) cannot be reset.
Summary: I am not about to rant about DRM/STEAM as this has worked well since Half Life so who cares. What I am going to rant about is how lousy this is. The game that PC gamers made famous now goes CLEARLY console with an afterthought port to the PC. Jerky graphics, loss of leaning (my prized feature), lame story. FEAR original had a decent (if sometimes incoherent) story with great cut scenes and a creepy factor. FEAR Original AI was brilliant!!
Summary: Bought this because I was a huge fan of the eerie gameplay and fast-paced action of the first. Unfortunately the second can only deliver on the action and completely lacks the horror of the first. So in the end you are left with just another average FPS. Oh yea, and the developers seemed to have forgotten quicksave so...don't die.
Summary: Dear Friends; Up to this juncture, I've dodged Steam and anything that has to do with the service due to my main gaming machine being permanently offline; or that's the way I like to keep it. On a dial-up connection and armed with the retail box version, I finally gave in. Took eight hours to download the Steam interface, entered the game key and Steam immediately began downloading the online version without so much as checking the CD drive to see if media was present,...
Summary: Having played a bit of this on a friends machine I can say it is almost as good as the original for FPS play. I think the original was a bit better interms of audio and some visual effects. Where Monolith really dropped the ball was making this dependent on Steam for install and play. I have spent almost 3 days trying to get to play this. It installed Steam, installed the game from the discs and then activated the game via Steam - so far so good.
Summary: Not sure how much fun this new Fear game is, since I am having major problems installing it. It does not mention it, but you have to have STEAM downloaded from the internet before you can play. And then the games downloads from the internet. What fun with dialup. I spent 3 hours waiting for it, and still is not installed on my computer. I give up...Hope you all have better luck. Wish they would of made FEAR 2 like the other FEAR game, no downloads!!!!