Completed FEAR 2 - Thoughts

Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -

I just finished up FEAR 2 after roughly 6 or 7 hours of gameplay, and for the most part it was enjoyable - though unfortunately not nearly as much as the original FEAR was for me.

The underlying gameplay of FEAR is still intact and as robust as ever and the game does look and sound great but there was a serious lack of challenge to it. I played through it on the hardest difficulty and had no trouble whatsoever until some of the last few sections of the game, and even then it was only a matter of retrying the section two or three times before passing it. I also found it to be much less scary than the original, mostly due to the longer lasting/ faster replenishing slow-mo effect, and the less frequent "Alma moments".

That being said, it was fun and has totally left it open for another game in the series after the somewhat bizarre climactic ending.

Now to play FEAR 1 again!

#1 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -

I just finished up FEAR 2 after roughly 6 or 7 hours of gameplay, and for the most part it was enjoyable - though unfortunately not nearly as much as the original FEAR was for me.

The underlying gameplay of FEAR is still intact and as robust as ever and the game does look and sound great but there was a serious lack of challenge to it. I played through it on the hardest difficulty and had no trouble whatsoever until some of the last few sections of the game, and even then it was only a matter of retrying the section two or three times before passing it. I also found it to be much less scary than the original, mostly due to the longer lasting/ faster replenishing slow-mo effect, and the less frequent "Alma moments".

That being said, it was fun and has totally left it open for another game in the series after the somewhat bizarre climactic ending.

Now to play FEAR 1 again!

#2 Posted by Whisperkill (2969 posts) -

Yes, that ending was bizarre indeed, I really enjoyed the game, I thogh it was more scary than the 1st but not as Scary and the Condemned games

#3 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -
Whisperkill said:
"Yes, that ending was bizarre indeed, I really enjoyed the game, I thogh it was more scary than the 1st but not as Scary and the Condemned games"
I'm actually thinking of buying the first Condemned game for PC. Pity the second one is only on consoles :(
#4 Posted by HistoryInRust (6274 posts) -

Yeah, you should.  The Condemned games are much grittier than the FEAR games, and that makes it a bit scarier, in my opinion.  I can handle the ghosts of dark-haired girls, because that sort of thing has almost reached the point of cliche in our culture.

But fighting for your life against a wrench-wielding hobo?  That's fucking intense.  A serious, human interaction with the flight-or-fight response. 

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#5 Posted by youstolemykill (79 posts) -

I enjoyed FEAR 2, was a fun ride, even though the ending was a big, "BUY FEAR 3! TO FIND OUT WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED!!!!!" Monolith employee runs away cackling...

#6 Posted by jakob187 (21642 posts) -

I haven't beat F.E.A.R. 2 quite yet.  I'm on the last two missions, just got into the crater.  To be honest...not sure if I'm going to end up beating it.  I never seem to be able to play a game all the way through to the end most of the time.  =  /  It's weird.


That and I don't know how much more of the monotony I can take with that game.  grrrrr
#7 Posted by Snipzor (3317 posts) -

I found that FEAR 2 wasn't exactly scary. Nor was it nerve twitching or jumpy for that matter. But it is a solid game, as for the story I couldn't give a crap. They didn't shove the narrative too far down my throat enough. Although that Snake Fist (Not spoilerific) guy is awesome.

#8 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -
Sir_Ragnarok said:
"Yeah, you should.  The Condemned games are much grittier than the FEAR games, and that makes it a bit scarier, in my opinion.  I can handle the ghosts of dark-haired girls, because that sort of thing has almost reached the point of cliche in our culture.

But fighting for your life against a wrench-wielding hobo?  That's fucking intense.  A serious, human interaction with the flight-or-fight response. 
"
Tried the Condemned demo last night and it seemed pretty good; though I can't say it really impressed me as far as first impressions are concerned. Still, will have to wait until I get the full game to make any bigger conclusions.
#9 Posted by Snail (8578 posts) -

So FEAR 1 was legendary and remarkable and epic, this one was... good?

#10 Posted by Binman88 (3684 posts) -
Snail said:
"So FEAR 1 was legendary and remarkable and epic, this one was... good?
"
That kinda sums it up. Its not a bad game by any means, its just different and less than what I was expecting.
#11 Posted by daniel_beck_90 (3159 posts) -

As Ryan mentioned in one of the Bombcasts FEAR 2 is a great game but not as great as Condemned 2 : Blood shot

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