Are you kiddin me? So because you feel that we don't get a lot of games on the pc (not true) that we should just settle for mediocrity and a blatant slap in the face by Monolith after years of pc gamers supporting that POS company. F that! Die hard fans are seriously disappointed in this game and sales figures show it. Go to the steam forum and see what people really think of this pile of elephant dung. This game is the prime example of the worst console port ever made.
WBIE and Monolith's paranormal-steeped FPS attains gold status in advance of February 10 launch on Xbox 360, PS3, PC.
In July, Activision Blizzard cut loose a number of Vivendi Games franchises in the wake of the two companies' merger, leaving a number of properties in a state of flux. However, one of the fortunate benefactors of that purge was Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment's wholly owned Monolith Studios, which was able to capitalize on the situation by acquiring the rights to its popular F.E.A.R. paranormal shooter franchise.
WBIE quickly rebranded Monolith's follow-up effort F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin. Now, that game is locked in for its release for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC on February 10. WBIE announced today that the game has gone gold, having been shipped to manufacturers for mass production.
A direct sequel to the events in the 2005 original, F.E.A.R. 2 picks back up with the First Encounter Assault Recon unit as it investigates the supremely creepy doings of a child known as Alma. The game features a number of new ways to battle the paranormal legions, such as mechanized powersuits, and brings back the franchise's distinctive time-slowing mechanic.
A demo for the game is currently available via Xbox Live and the PlayStation Network, as well as through the developer's Web site for PC gamers. For more information, check out GameSpot's previous coverage of F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin.
Come on plm3d basic...don't be so harsh. Ya the game was dumbed down some for the console players...and yes there are no lean functions in the controls this time...but the game is still a good solid FPS and it's a lot of fun. Die hard Fear fans will not be as disappointed as you say. We have so few enjoyable PC shooters these days, so why not lighten up a little and appreciate this quality effort.
This game is a console port trash on the pc. Graphics are diluted with letterboxing and no support for 4:3 or 16:10 monitors which most pc users have, no more leaning but that isn't even necessary when the game is so easy that you can stand still and fire away like the Terminator, stupid AI that seems more concerned with rearranging furniture than actually firing back, ugly glow in the dark enemies to make it easier for morons to aim with their xbox360 gaypad, lack of destruction, debris, smoke, & physics during firefights like in the original. For a real review of this game go on their official forum and see how pissed off people are about this console port trash.
This game is the best FPS since Crysis. I wish Far Cry 2 was a real follow up to Far Cry...like this game is to Fear. I was disappointed with Far Cry 2 for so many reasons. This game is incredible in all ways. The only complaints I have is that on the PC you do not get a full screen image...there is huge black border top and bottom of the screen...and also the combat is a lot easier than the origional. In the origional you had to use slow motion if you wanted to stay alive when playing on the hardest skill level. This game is a must have for FPS fans. We spend big bucks building high end gaming PCs and it's games like this that make it worth the investment. I'm ready for the expansion pack...sure hope there is one...or two.
I didn't play Fear 1 but this demo sure looks good to me. I'm tired of WWII shooters. I'll try Fear 2 for sure.
Tthe f2 demo is scary as h8%^ cant wait for the full game but are you suppose to die at the end of it?
I really don't see how the console version can be better because of the console controller. That really seems off to me. I am guessing anyone who says that is a console gamer trying PC. There is a reason consoles will not allow Mouse and Keyboard to work in games, it gives a huge advantage to the keyboard and mouse users. Shrug, to each their own. For me, I can't wait for this game. The first FEAR was a great game. However I will wait on reviews, been burned way too many times this last year.
I played it on the pc and xbox and the xbox is the way to go the controller suits the game a lot more.
Played the PC demo and Xbox demo. PC version blows the console version away. Not just with graphics but in the overall feel of the game. If you've got a decent rig get it for PC.
Amazing demo which feels like a true sequel to the original FEAR. They really upped the graphics to another level while keeping framerates fast especially in city settings. Its quality products like this I have no problem paying money for in these troubling economic times.
StarlighHunter, same for me. I've always preferred FPS's to other games, but out of the two demo's, I'd definitely say I enjoyed FEAR 2 more. Everything about the game is enhanced over FEAR 1, and looks to be a pretty decent game overall.
after playing both the resi 5 and the fear 2 demos. i prefer fear. the controls are too slugish on resi 5, the controls of resi 4 were excelent.
I've tried to download the demo and it did not work for some reason, I pre-ordered the game, so I'm probably not missing much...not long for the real thing.
F.E.A.R. series didn't look scary to me and this one is no exception. Only scary game i have played was Dead Space ,but still its one of the best shooters for PC ,even though fear 2 is basically the same thing as fear with slightly improved graphics ant that crazy robot suit im still getting it as soon as its released. I hope that they will use smth else than the same old story with alma next time ,its getting old ,and she looks like that ***** from 'the grudge' movie ,kinda lame...
They've succesfuly consoleised a great game. The graphics are OK, but sub-par with what should have been what FEAR was to 2005 and Crysis to 2007, FEAR2 to 2009... physics interaction are just as poor as the original and there are no freakin' soft shadows anynore, WTF? downgrading much?. Iron-sights are good, but why the hell did they remove left/right leaning??? And the difficulty... don't get me started, Hard is now what Easy was in FEAR, I can just walk in a midle of a room surrounded by soldiers and start firering with or without slow-motion on and still come out with 75% of my health, in FEAR, I was dead even before I got there. The AI? What AI? It's now bellow mediocre, and all that from the industry-leading one that they had in 2005. It's not horribe... it's just a shame... another franchise gone the way of the mainstream/consoles...
"Whats more scary, RE5 or Fear 2?" Fear 2 looks like Condemned on roids. Nice! Resident Evil started out scary....really scary, now it's just....kinda scary.
As I said before, I hope the fact that its on the consoles dosent ruin a potentially great PC game! AND I want WSAD,C,and SPACEBAR to move my character around and not some weird "innovative" configeration or "duck and cover hotkeys"!
i'm not one that is usually scared by video games either but this one with the lights on and played alone was pretty intense. the lighting is exceptional
Maybe it's me but I've never been scared by a game. Of course it may be because I'm awesomely awesome >:3
i agree with jedi-gamer, i was waiting for a really cool death, or incident in the factory, involving a little spirit of a girl, who likes killing people! man i have played the demo for wayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooo long! :)
Better to save your money and play the original on the pc. The sequel is a craptacular console port.
never played the first and thought the game to be meh, but played the ps3 demo and found it pretty awesome (and scary) if this comes down cheap i may possibly purchase this
the first game not too scary,.. i have play them all, i mean with the exp pack! but the Project origin is far different,... it's so scary i think!!
never played the first game. but when i tried downloading and playing the demo (the pc version), i think i might reconsider getting the first game. i love how ALMA scares!!
IRoxxorUrSoxxor is right.................... It's nice to have an opinion from from someone that did not play their first game last night then wakes up the next day thinking they know everything. the demo was good, scary-yes, but it's easy to scare people ....much much harder to entertain them while at the same time advancing the genre ..ohh and the weapons in FEAR were way cooler
Demo was astonishingly disappointing. It retains little of the savagery of the first, and absolutely none of the grit. It feels like some ****ty Timeshift sequel, rather than a proper followup to a masterful FPS like F.E.A.R. A hundred bucks says the online sucks dick too.
demo is the best, great beautiful graphics, very thrilling and scary, and awesome game play. I wish i could get it but i have to get resident evil5 ;)
loved FEAR, demo for this blew me away. definitely the most tense shootout sequences i've experienced since dead space.