Excerpt: We all know F.E.A.R. right? Ever since its announcement, we knew this would easily be the scariest shooter ever (Doom 3, eat your heart out!). The many trailers showed us many unexplainable phenomenons and a young girl that can easily massacre an entire squad of soldiers.
Conclusion: All in all, my honest impression is that Elven Legacy is little more than a re-wrapped Fantasy Wars with new units, new storyline and improved graphics. There is nothing wrong with that, however, as the game offers solid, good fun for any fan of strategy in a fantasy setting.
F.E.A.R.: First Encounter Assault Recon review (PC)
29 August 2008
Excerpt: If we were to judge F.E.A.R. on the amount of initial fun it is to play, we'd be dealing with one of the greatest games in the world here. It's important not to underestimate the entertainment value of slowing down time, charging towards an enemy, tripping him up and then blasting him with a shotgun...
Excerpt: “In 2002, the U.S. Army formed a secret unit dedicated to combating paranormal threats to national security. The unit was named First Encounter Assault Recon.” F.E.A.R. is a horror first-person shooter from developer Monolith Productions.
Excerpt: There’s probably no controversy in saying it’s difficult to frighten modern horror audiences. When so many clichés have come and gone, and you can watch real people die on TV or the Internet, horror authors are constantly reaching a bit further to shock us.
Excerpt: The environments in F.E.A.R. range from concrete-walled water works, to rundown uninhabited dwellings, with a wide spectrum of colours from grey to brown and all the unpleasant tones in-between. There's really very little to get excited about. Thankfully, F.E.A.R.
Excerpt: I captured some screens while playing the F.E.A.R demo . From what I got to play of FEAR though, I must say that I'm very impressed. This is how fort-person shooter shootouts should be IMHO. Using cover, running away when in a bad position, flanking etc. Very nice. Very scary. And..
Excerpt: Developed by Monolith, F.E.A.R. is first person shooter that combines intense combat, creepy environments, and some seriously hardcore A.I. which means you'll find yourself on the edge of your seat from beginning to end, whenever you're not jumping out of it that is. In F.E.A.R.
Summary: Parents need to know that there are many gruesome images in this game: The opening cut scene shows a man feasting on a dead body, complete with sound effects of flesh being torn, and other clips show people burning to death or undergoing a terrible medical experiment, and some scenes involve a young...
Excerpt: F.E.A.R. is influenced in many ways by Max Payne and also the horror imagery from "The Ring" (particular the US version). For the past year I have been waiting to play a good shooter. I thought perhaps HL2 would become the ultimate FPS but it left me unsatisfied.