The problem with EVE is that it can sometimes take a lot of time to accomplish something when you log in. So lately given the fact I’ve been so swamped with work I’ve only been able to mess around with games that give a shorter term payoff. I’m a pretty big fan of the original F.E.A.R., so getting the new one was a no brainer.
In terms of genre, this one’s a sci-fi anime-inspired j-horror first person shooter. It’s something any nerd would love to play really. It even has a very well done version of bullet-time, which makes the ultra-violent shooter action all the more sweet when you have the edge of slow motion.
It’s been oh… since Bioshock I think, when I’ve played a shooter this atmospheric. The city got blown to hell at the end of the first game, and making your way through it in this one is extremely well presented. The streets are totally screwed, with debris and dust everywhere. And as typical of the series it’s scary as all hell with all the horrific madness happening because of Alma.
Multiplayer’s nothing too out of the ordinary which is probably not a good thing, but if you’re looking for a solid single player scarefest in a sci-fi shooter form you should check this one out.
2 thoughts on “F.E.A.R. 2 Project Origin”
Is it as creepy as the origional? That was the first video game that’s ever really spooked me out. And I’ve placed the origional on such a pedestal that I’m afraid to try the 2nd.
Bioshock was nowhere near as good as Fear. Still good mind you, but Fear had that extra edge that made me jump out of my skin and shake my head muttering “that’s just wrong”.
It’s got a lot of the same types of scares as FEAR 1 had, the jarring taking-control-of-you type of things, but then it does some really clever stuff. I won’t spoil it for you, but with a vastly improved engine they can do some really cool things. 🙂
Like I said, if you even liked the first one at all, you should already have bought this.