Pubblicata: 13 aprile
I bought this a while back on sale and quite enjoyed it, but ultimately I was left dissapointed by the length of the campaign. F.E.A.R 1 still remains the best of the series (by quite a stretch) but I'd say this is an interesting diversion.
The missions are replayable due to the score/challenge mechanics and the controls are fluid Most of the campaign missions are enjoyable with very little downtime for exposition and cutscenes, meaning the pace remains fairly solid throughout. Combat is fast paced, sometimes chaotic, but most of all fun with all the trade mark sillyness that comes from F.E.A.R's melee combat and wonky ragdoll physics.
Both of the main characters have different play styles which does just enough to make each individual playthrough unique. Although the linier paths through the missions are almost identical for each, they play very differently due to the mechanics.
The multiplayer scene was dead before it even hit the ground. The netcode is absolutely atrocious and even using direct P2P connections it would only connect on a handful of occasions. It's a shame because the multiplayer had a chance to be genuinely enjoyable, with both co-operative and competative game modes.
On the plus side you can still play these co-op missions solo via "training", but obviously it's not quite the same.
The reason I'm reviewing this now is because I only recently came back to it and had an absolute blast playing through the campaign. It's extremely silly, fast paced and mindless and if you can get it for under £5 I'd say it was money well spent.