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Old 11-13-05, 10:05 AM   #1
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Default Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

It seems to be a game that once played, has utterly no replay value. I'd like some opinions before laying down my hard earned cash to buy it.

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Old 11-13-05, 10:09 AM   #2
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Default Re: Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

No, but I probably would if it hadn't been for Quake 4 (which I got after FEAR and still haven't finished) and Call of Duty 2
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Old 11-13-05, 10:16 AM   #3
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Default Re: Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

Yah, I am replaying it right now using the slow-mo and different guns.

I am simply re-enforcing the suckiness of the game as I replay through it. How people were so gung-ho over this steaming pile of garbage, I don't understand. Still, I am simply shottying people into submission right now and trying out different routes to do the same thing.

/me shrugs

No replay value but I usually give my games at least 2 spins.
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Old 11-13-05, 10:34 AM   #4
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Default Re: Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

After fininshing the single player in game on the hardest difficulty I have not looked at it much. Playing Q4 single player right now, have to say its pretty good.
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Old 11-13-05, 10:54 AM   #5
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Default Re: Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

Finished it weeks ago and i havent played a single time and its still installed.
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Old 11-13-05, 11:00 AM   #6
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Default Re: Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

I didn't complete it until last week. I'm playing through again. The replay value suffers because all the creepy bits are no longer creepy. The combat is still fun though. I love all the particle and physics effects during a firefight.
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Old 11-13-05, 11:18 AM   #7
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Default Re: Is anyone still playing F.E.A.R.?

I haven't completed it yet because I haven't had time due to the extra time I'm putting in at work and stuff, but hopefully over the Thanksgiving break I will have more time.
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Old 11-13-05, 12:36 PM   #8
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I haven't been replaying it...heck I haven't even played once.

(Note: I don't own the game, so...)
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Old 11-13-05, 01:05 PM   #9
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I just finally got my copy yesterday. I played it for a little while last night and its alright... I was a bit disapointed at the first couple levels. The graphics arent that impressive, in fact they are kinda boring. Half-Life 2 still has the most interesting scenery of any game Ive seen... FEAR just seems bland.

And the combat is good but it seems waaaaaay too easy on the moderate difficulty. I also noticed some glitches too... a guy motioned like he was throwing a grenade then before he was even to the point where he would let go, I exploded. It was like the grenade fired from his hand like a bullet and it was invisible. I found that REALLY strange, but the game was so easy at that point i just killed him and everyone else and went on to refill my health and armor.

I did have some really cool fights involving slow-mo kicks and head shots, and the AI seems pretty decent as far as tracking you. But as with all games, they always know where you are if you are hiding. Kind of anoying, but Ive been used to that since Half-Life 1.

One thing that really surprised me was the performance. I keep hearing people say FEAR runs like sh*t but Im seeing just the opposite. At 1024x768 with everything maxed, soft shadows off, 4xAF, noAA and volumetric light density at minimum (huge speed difference and looks almost the same) the game was running perfectly smooth the entire time. And Im picky about framerates. In the test I got 95% above 40fps and 5% between 25 and 40... my minimum was 36, average was 56 and max was like 160.

Im using a 1 1\2 year old card, and it runs that good... wheres this crappy performance everyone is talking about?
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Old 11-13-05, 01:12 PM   #10
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I have gotten about half way through a second run on extreme difficulty. I think part of the problem is that there is so much new stuff out, why would you want a repeat when the unknown becons. Also, FEAR has very limited online play. Only 6 guns, 2 standard MP models, only 2 CTF maps, and an overdone melee system (1 hit kills via kick vs. 3 nails to the head survivals) it is fading fast.

If you have held out this long, I would wait and get it when it goes onsale for like $25-$30. Or maybe pick up a used copy from someone who is done with it. GREAT SP play and story, not a good repeat (ala Deus Ex) and MP needs ALOT of expansion. The SDK is coming soon, so there could be a good turn around.
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Old 11-13-05, 01:28 PM   #11
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I still haven't completed it but I plan to after I finish Quake 4 and Call of Duty 2. I'll probably restart it at that point since I've already forgotten most of what is going on.

Also, I rarely play games through a second time so I kind of expect it to be a one shot deal when I purchase it. Of course, there are exceptions but most of the time that's true.
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Old 11-13-05, 01:41 PM   #12
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I still play alot of MP, which I really enjoy. I havent played it in a few days though because I have been playing alot of NFS MW.
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