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Old 10-10-05, 11:21 PM   #1
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After playing about ten straight hours in my first sitting, stopping for a bite to eat and a couple breathers in front of the TV, it became clear to me how well FEAR is paced. Not only in terms of story, but in terms of action. You may wander around for several minutes without encountering a living soul (or something not so living, for that matter). But the subtle music, the soundscape, and the moody lighting and environments keep the tension running high as you move carefully from one spot to another. There is precious little dead space in this game. You have to watch every corner, because the enemy is merciless, poised, and always brings friends. And sometimes the corners are watching you.
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Old 10-10-05, 11:26 PM   #3
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Game of the Millenia!


But seriously, playing the demo and seeing stuff move on its own (dead limbs for example), was incredibly freaky. I can't wait to play the whole thing.
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Old 10-10-05, 11:33 PM   #4
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I'll be getting it for sure. My new DFI mobo and X800GTO should be here thursday and I have about $50 left over for a game. This would be a great way to burn in my new hardware.
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After playing about ten $traight hour$ in my fir$t $itting, $topping for a bite to eat and a couple breather$ in front of the TV, it became clear to me how well FEAR i$ paced. Not only in term$ of $tory, but in term$ of action. You may wander around for $everal minute$ without encountering a living $oul (or $omething not $o living, for that matter). But the $ubtle mu$ic, the $ound$cape, and the moody lighting and environment$ keep the ten$ion running high a$ you move carefully from one $pot to another. There i$ preciou$ little dead $pace in thi$ game. You have to watch every corner, becau$e the enemy i$ mercile$$, poi$ed, and alway$ bring$ friend$. And $ometime$ the corner$ are watching you.
I hope it's just my cynical nature talking. By my demo experience, it'll be great.
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Game of the Year!
Sadly yes.
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What system did the ign guy run it on? GTX SLI?
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Yes, the FEAR demo was one of the most enjoyable demo's I have every played.

The FarCry demo was really good too... but I think this one was better.
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BTW, is there a Quake 4 demo?
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With a 6800GT and a 3.0GHz P4 in this particular rig, the auto-detect performance settings cranked almost every bell and whistle to the max (minus soft shadowing, which is very demanding on even the latest cards). No antialiasing, but anisotropic filtering was set to 4x at 1024x768.
Also, no, there is no Q4 demo at this time.
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I was really under-whelmed by the FEAR demo. It looked pretty but other than that, not so much.

The Far Cry demo

I have never been so impressed in my life with any game as I was with Far Cry.

But I am hoping the game itself is awesome.

I don't want people to post a review bout the first few hours and say its a great game, I heard that for D3 and look how that turned out.
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