Reviews and Problems with F.E.A.R 2: Project Origin
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Not even close to the first FEAR experience,what a MAJOR dissapointment!!!
D. Selle, Amazon
24 April 2010
Summary: Was sooo looking forward to this release, replayed all the previous FEAR games, then put in FEAR 2 (after all the agonizing steaming pile of crap steam BS) got to it. What the hell, no saving the game in play, not quick or manual,only bs check-points. Totally LAME story, game-play not at all like the originals, it's like playing a lower class, low budget version. Sooooo sad and depressing, what a let down, as the first was so good.
Summary: I bought FEAR 2 because I had played and beaten FEAR 1. I found FEAR 1 to be a very entertaining FPS. I was hooked by its fast paced action, in depth storyline, and challenging levels... I bought FEAR 2 thinking it would be a good sequel to a great game... however I was dissapointed to find out this was not the case. I don't know what went wrong... but FEAR 2 is nothing like FEAR 1... The game feels different.. its not the same at all... Not as intense or challenging...
Summary: I really loved FEAR and had high expectations for FEAR2, and was very let down. First of all, it doesn't look any better, and possibly looks worse than the first one. The AI is ridiculously dumbed down, and you can tell there was little work put into the PC version. It was practically impossible to get it to recognize my mouse buttons, and had to work around it by mapping keys in another program to my mouse buttons, then mapping those keys in the game.
Summary: For 2004, the first F.E.A.R. game was a bombshell. But if you go back and play it, you see repetitive level design, drab color schemes, unintelligible story lines (reading it's Wikipedia page is more forthcoming with story points). The great thing it had going for it was the AI, which seemed smart because they always found a way to flank and surprise you.
Summary: First of all, the game requires Steam, so for those that have problems with that or would like to be able to lend or resell their game, stay away. I would not have bought the game, had I known this. Lesson learned; now I check the DRM scheme of every game before bying it. The game itself is not as good as the original. A lot of the options of the original are gone, like leaning or joystick support. It is also a lot more action focused.
Summary: It's a solid, merely decent looking engine, but the story and gameplay are ineffective. The surface deformation/occlusion effects were actually better in FEAR 1, i.e., the bullet holes, etc. If you've played the demo, you've played the best (relative) parts of Project Origin and experienced the inane weapons. At best a bargain bin $19 game which you may not even bother to complete. This is F.E.A.R.
Summary: This review is for the pc version which most review sites are too lazy to provide separately and have lumped them together with the console version. This game is 2.5 stars at best which is considered average. Where to start? The original was a milestone in terms of graphics and AI. It served as a benchmark for high end GPUs and CPUs and as the gold standard for what AI should be like in a first person shooter.
Summary: I gave this game a 2 star rating as I feel the developers may not have realized how poor it would come out. They did add to the FEAR story but thats a positive spin on what could have been something much better. I do not know how to relate the total dissapointment this product brings. Had this been developed say 3 years before Fear, it would have rated 3 to 4 stars, but today with games like Far Cry 2,(actually even Far Cry) this is a sad Tunnel like run through a boring...
Summary: In 2005, F.E.A.R. was an incredible experience for me. I loved the combat, loved the story, loved the scares. Which makes this experience all the more painful several years later. Simply put, F.E.A.R. 2 continues the trend of making console ports into PC games, and it's once again a tragic failure. I will not delve on the story, except to say surprisingly few of the main characters from F.E.A.R. are in there.
Summary: I also had been waiting for this to come to PC for some time. I grabbed it right off the bat. As soon as I started installing it, I got a feeling of dread. "STEAM"!!! I hate Steam products. I hate their policies and the software requirements. I think it was deliberately NOT placed on the box. I never buy pirated games and I feel I should be able to sell my game to anyone any time. "Anything to make a buck" means people will not buy the next product my friends.