Overview: FPS with the ability to go into slow-mo
+Game looks good both artisically and technically. Game also makes good use of lighting
+ Game has a variety of weapons and grenades. Certain weapons are very creative while others are what you would expect in a FPS
+ The game has really solid level design. In addition, the game takes place over a series of different environments and locations. One of my biggest complaints in the first FEAR was that the environments were too similar and felt repetitive so it's nice to see this was fixed in the sequel.
+The shooting mechanics feel good, going into slow-mo and shooting enemies is always fun. The game also introduces sections where you ride a mech to change up the gameplay.
The AI feels average compared to the first FEAR. The first game was renowned for its amazing AI and to this day I still think it sets the standard for AI in a FPS game. This game though doesn't seem to have that. The AI is not bad by any means, however compared to the first game it doesn't feel close.
The horror elements are not as a good as the first game. Between finding a balance between action and horror the developers chose action. There are certainly plenty of times the game tries to invoke scares but sometimes it just comes across as flat.
One of the most satisfying weapons in any FPS game was the shotgun from the first game. In this game, the shotgun doesn't even feel close to satisfying.
I found the game to be very easy even on the normal setting, play on hard if you want a challenge.
- The dialogue in this game is terrible. It makes the story feel like a straight to home video release. It becomes difficult to take the story seriously or be afraid of what's around the corner when the characters are saying things that just make you shake your head.
-The game has a certain flow to it but the entire ending gameplay segment feels frustrating and out of place.
-Multiplayer is dead
On the one hand this game does things a lot better than the first, on the other hand it also doesn't seem to improve any of the flaws and in some cases makes it worse. What could have been a really great horror FPS game turns into you standard run of the mill FPS game. For a FPS game it is very solid and should provide you with a 5-6 hours of fun.