Who already saw the X files, can immediately suspect that a different horror-fps got out from Monolith’s workshop. We have already experienced amazing games from the Washington domicile, like the two of NOLF parts, AvP II and TRON 2.0, which ones undoubtedly are the best inner view action game (FPS games).
Monolith can consider partners beside them, like Microsoft, Vivendi Universal, Fox Interactive and Disney. F.E.A.R. was prepared by Warner Bros support, which can be seen from features as cinematic and realistic gameplay.
FEAR’s largest interest is that it does not have one single element that we may not have seen earlier, however it amazes people with its story line and its elaborateness.
The graphics and the physics of the game could be “the fruit of Havok and the Source’s marriage” with some wrong genes, and the artificial intelligence points out solutions that I only saw in scripts in the past.
The graphics are fascinating. Beautiful water, pleasant (bar slightly exaggerated and firmly noisy) physics, high resolution, sharp structures, character models drawn up well, superb animations and spectacular usage of lights and shades makes the game extremely arresting.
Must be mentioned for an innovation that the dust caused by the cartridges slamming into the plaster settles down slowly and its main character has the ability to slow down time (slow motion).
The constructions of the stages are well designed but too lineal and in some places are monotonous.
We are spoiled by the sounds; the weapons sound shockingly realistic, the noises are well calibrated (EAX 2.0). Our eyesight may go away temporarily if a bombshell detonates beside us and our ear rings for a few seconds. HL-feature also is that the music is not playing generally, on the other hand when an important action scene starts up on a level like as if we would be in a cinema to express the importance of the scene.
In summary the game is very well designed, enjoyable due to its features. The game has high system requirements to fully enjoy all the features but it is possible to run it on a weaker configuration so the players with older computers still can play and follow the breath taking storyline. by Endre Urban
… Better still play it on a ready console system it was made for – Xbox 360 https://gamesplayers.wordpress.com