Ever heard the phrase "If it ain’t broken why fix it?" Well Monolith sure haven’t and for reasons beyond my comprehension they’ve messed around with F.E.A.R.’s successful formula, the results of which are pretty disappointing. F.E.A.R. 2 is not a bad game; it’s a solid shooter backed by equally solid production values and some creepy moments but if you’ve loved the first game the way I did, the sequel comes across as an underwhelming and unsatisfying experience even though it’s been developed by Monolith themselves.
Luckily I had played the single player demo that released last month so my expectations weren’t sky high to begin with. As I played through the game’s 14 chapters I kept getting minor F.E.A.R. flashbacks and it did seem at times like the kinetic first person shooter I’ve played multiple times throughout the years but alas, it wasn’t. There was a part of me that kept hoping that the game would magically redeem itself and to give Monolith credit, it did to a certain extent albeit momentarily.
But before I indulge in any more reminiscing (or whining), here’s a quick lowdown on the game at hand. In F.E.A.R. 2 you play as Michael Beckett, a member of the Delta Force that’s been sent in to investigate the ginormous explosion that you assumed destroyed Alma in the first game. Unfortunately all that hard work was for nothing and the explosion itself was nothing but a giant firecracker since she’s still alive, pissed off and stronger than ever. Your mission, of course is to end her existence once and for all using a plethora of weapons and copious amount of slow motion. If you’re new to the series you may get lost from time to time as the events that unfold during the course of the game haven’t been explained too well. Sure there are pieces of intel lying around that shed a certain amount of light on Alma, Project Origin and so on but it’s still a bit hazy and by the end of it all you’ll end up concentrating on the action rather than figuring out why this undead chick is messing with you in the first place.
Updated 22 May, 2013, 9:27 pm IST
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