Very nice review!. I actually played it once but did not find the story to be engaging enough. Maybe because i hadnt played any of the previous Fear titles.
- Gameplay: 8.0
- Storyline: 8.0
- Sound: 7.5
- Graphics: 8.5
- Music: 7.5
- Overall: 7.5
I loved the first Fear title. I found the storyline to be rich and intriguing with some really good gameplay mechanics. The second Fear title I found to be a quick throw together, the kind of title thats likely developed in the east in some non-English speaking country just to turn a quick profit, honestly...it was terrible.
This title however, redeems itself pretty well. I can say with certainty this is the first game I've played in quite a while that had absolutely no glitches in it whatsoever. Not with collision, graphics anomalies, sound, models, nothing. It played quite well. The controls and game mechanics are what you'd expect to find in a Fear title, pretty much the same as the original. You still have control of the time dilation to allow for Max Payne like takedowns.
As you progress through the levels, youll find yourself quickly exploring every single nook and cranny in the hopes you will find more ammo, a psychically charge corpse (which can be used to rank yourself up by absorbing the psychic energy) or an Alma doll (which also adds to your psychic energy rank up). The more psychic energy you absorb from the hidden dolls and specific corpses, the more you will rank (or level) up and gain more time dilation ability.
The run feature has a nice added bonus being that you can run then melee which will cause a sliding kick making it easy to then continually melee your victims to death. A common theme in this game is "Where is the ammo?", so you'll more than likely find yourself taking quick pot shots using your ranged weapons, then running up and meleeing to save ammo. The graphics have been amped up quite a bit the keep up with the modern hardware.
The sound and visuals were all pretty good. The storyline was also surprisingly good. This time around, your psychic brother is with you in spirit. At first glance this type of scenario comes off as a bit much, but in time you learn to really like having your brother appear from time to time, he even lends a hand to save you in some of the cutscenes, well done guys. The gameplay itself although linear in nature is pretty decent.
The game is a bit short in my opinion, I was able to walk through it in just a few hours on normal. However, for those of you out there that like to play multiplayer, you may enjoy some of the varied modes this game offers. I would suggest this game if youre a fan of the franchise but I wouldn't go out of my way to get it. If you have a few extra bucks and some spare time, grab it off a discount site.
good review, sounds pretty cool, and is it weird that the first two images reminded me a little of Dead Rising? :P (the first one also reminded me of the first Max Payne game, a certain crazy scene comes to mind >.> )
I really liked the first FEAR. It was genuinely creepy. I was interested in this third one but I got the impression you needed a co-op partner. Is this wrong?
Dude I love your review on this game. I don't think I've ever seen a review with actual pictures in it. :D
Do you like reviewing games godlikemouse? Cuz I'm the leader of this reviewing union (League of Reviewers), and I've been looking for someone to hand the leadership to. :) It's had a great run, but it has recently died, and needs a new leader to... well... lead it. :P
I would do it myself, but I'm not into reviewing games like I used to be, and with my new youtube gaming channel (Rat3dSTARZ) and college homework taking up time, I don't think I'll be able to hop back on the reviewing bandwagon.
I think you got the chops to lead a reviewing union, and there aren't that many reviewing unions out there on gamespot anymore so..... how would you like to be the new leader?
Just PM me if you're interested. :D
@pspitus Thank you for the props. What would be expected of me in this union? Just reviewing games on my blog like I currently do, or is there more?
@godlikemouse Here's a link to the League of Reviewers :)
The union is basically a way to get more exposure so ppl can read your awesome reviews, people can critique you to help improve your craft, and it's also a place to hangout you know? :D
During the LoR's glory days, everyone use to create a thread where they would post all their reviews, and ppl could comment and talk about how awesome the review is.
Here's an example of my Video Game Review Vault at the LoR :D
If you want to do this and take over as leader, I think the first thing you should do is start recruiting ppl to join the union again. No members = no union right :P It shouldn't be too hard, and you can always post in the message boards and see if anyone wants to join. :)
@pspitus Thanks, I appreciate it.
@godlikemouse Alright I understand man. But you know that offer will always stand if you want to give it a shot. :)
I just remember how frustrating it was writing reviews and not getting any recognition, and it wasn't until the LoR my reviews started getting noticed. But either way I'll be here to check out your reviews dude! :) You can count on that!
@pspitus Thanks again, but I think I'm going to pass. I don't think I'll have the time to dedicate to recruiting people for a union.