If you enjoyed the bullet-time massacres of the original Fear, you might be pleased to know that the sequel, Fear 2: Project Origin, has fallen to just £8.85 from Shopto. This is a great deal considering the next best price comes in at £11.89 from DVD.CO.UK.
If, like me, you couldn’t help feeling that the original Fear game could have done with a bit more diversity – as despite how much fun the combat seemed initially, it did grow rather repetitious – thankfully the sequel does attempt to be slightly more dynamic. No longer are you just confined to fighting things out on foot, as Fear 2 allows you to wreck havoc upon your opponents by entering mechanical suits bristling with machine guns and rockets.
The levels are also a bit more varied and no longer restricted to those corridor and offices interiors which predominantly made up the setting for the first game. You’ll find yourself diverted into streets, and at one point into a school, and clearly the developers are trying to rectify many of the problems which plagued the original.
But with all this emphasis on spicing up the gameplay, the story does suffer. Fear 2 fails to be anywhere near as atmospheric as its predecessor which, on occasion, could be brilliantly disturbing. Instead, the sequel tries to spook you out with jumpy moments which are quite predictable, and as a horror title, I personally found Fear 2 a bit of a let down. However as a first person shooter the game does deliver, and if that’s what really matters to you, Fear 2 won’t disappoint.
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