While Fear 2: Project Origin still treats you to plenty of bullet-time madness, with enemy heads exploding at point-blank range in a shower of stylishly gruesome blood and gore, it’s a sequel which, unfortunately, doesn’t quite live up to the quality of the original. This is mostly down to the game’s disappointing storyline and the fact Fear 2 goes in more for cheap scares rather than a genuinely disturbing atmosphere. However, when it comes to the shooting side of things, Fear 2 is spot on. And if that’s what really matters you can now pick up a copy of for £9.93 from The Hut. This beats the next best deal by just under £2.
The repetitive nature of the original Fear was something that really got to me personally. However, to their credit, the developers do try and add a little more diversity to the sequel. No longer do you find yourself restricted to those same old office/corridor environments as Fear 2 leads you psychotically blasting your way through a school and out onto the streets. However while this is all well and good, fire fights in Fear are still at their best when you’re sending 200 rounds a minute tearing through some destructible workplace. And while the variety in Fear 2 is welcome, the new settings do little to enhance the gameplay.
The same can be said of the new sections where you get to control a mechanical transformer and unleash a storm of missiles and machine gun fire at your enemies. These are enjoyable first time round, but feel a bit like fillers. And combined with the underwhelming storyline, it’s hard not to be struck by the sense that Fear 2 falls short of its predecessor in several areas. However, blasting your way through the game is still an enjoyable experience, and definitely worth a go for just under a tenner.
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