FEAR: Is it Scary?

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I've had it for a year. I've played it about 5 times :D

I really like the combat bits but i get really creeped out by the bits in between. It's really 'psychological' as it shows shadows etc moving in front of you/messed up people etc. Lots of blood/flashing lights as well which adds to the scaryness.

I generally dont mind scary games. I loved quake 4 but games like fear where i dread playing it dont do it for me. I think if fear wasnt so scary then it would be one of my favourite games.

Oh and also, the sound has a lot to do with the scary atmosphere. I noramlly turn off the speakers when im going through a scary bit and its all fine then :p
 
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I played it for a few hours didnt really find it scarey at all, if anything I was just running around thru section after section and firing at the same identical soldier 50 million times....

thats when I just exited it and never ran it again ;)
 
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i liked it all the way through and some bits were creepy to the point where i panic'ed on one point. lol. the combat is great, i love playing it on hard, the grunts are good enemies.
 
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At the start it does get a touch repetitive, but when you get into it, and there are enough soldiers for them to actually use tactics against you it does get a lot more involving.

Start off on the hardest difficulty at the start.
 
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I'm not a believer of the 'hardest difficulty suddenly makes a mediocre game better' mantra. I've heard so many people say the same for games like Gears of War 'do the insane mode do the insane mode' - sorry, but that doesn't polish a turd :p
 
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Loved it, thought the combat squad gamplay setup was ace, only bother playing it on the hardest difficulty though.

I played it slow, with a big screen and a good sound setup (rather than charging through - not that that is really possible on the hardest setting), and it creeped me out in places.

My favourite FPS...
 
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Play alone with 5.1 sound on an XFi with all the gfx maxed on a large screen in a totally dark room.

Great atmosphere.
The stages in the Hospital made my hairs stand on end.

Very spooky.
 
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Love this game,
I am one of those who find it is very creepy though. Has a lot to do with the music in it ;)

Working my way through extraction point, or at least I would if it didnt crash on the L2 mission. Keeps locking up at the same point every time wierd.
 
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Allattar said:
Working my way through extraction point, or at least I would if it didnt crash on the L2 mission. Keeps locking up at the same point every time wierd.
There was an area on this game that i locked up. It was a rooftop place when you have the big black guy with you, he blows open the door after killing the bad guys.
If i tried to go through the door before the smoke cleared then the mgame locked, if i waited for the smoke to disapear then it was fine.
 
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