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F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate

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wuyanxu 18th November 2007, 15:01 Quote
it's out already?

sorry, to busy throwing wheelie bins at the enemy......
Bindibadgi 18th November 2007, 15:53 Quote
Well I just finished it and if I was a bit of a FEAR fanboi to start with Im not now. Sequal for the excuse of a sequal. Talk about play the same areas again and again - nothing original at all. I've even played the exactly same bits in the first 2 - it's completely recycled. A few new guns doesn't make it better. I needed to finish it because of some blind faith the story would be explained a bit more, but it wasn't, in fact it made things worse.

Utter tripe. :(
The_Head 18th November 2007, 16:40 Quote
I was planning on getting this when I first heard of it. Played the demo and my opinion dropped. I could have sworn FEAR looked better than this.
Luckily a flatmate had the original FEAR installed, the original looks much less samey.

Its like all the good staff that made the original game had disapeered and gone to work on the Monolith "FEAR" - Project Origin.


After reading this review, I doubt I'l get Mandate unless I see it very cheap second hand. I'm looking forward to Origin though.
Sparrowhawk 18th November 2007, 17:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by The_Head
After reading this review, I doubt I'l get Mandate unless I see it very cheap second hand. I'm looking forward to Origin though.

At this rate, that should not take long at all.
Tim S 18th November 2007, 17:55 Quote
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Originally Posted by Sparrowhawk
At this rate, that should not take long at all.

HourBeforeDawn 18th November 2007, 21:10 Quote
Well like in the review, I love the story line in FEAR so I will still pick up this game, Im just mad that the two companies developing this game went their seperate ways which will really hurt the overall development of this game :(

Man I wish this was a game that they would turn into a movie ^_^
boiled_elephant 18th November 2007, 23:56 Quote
Ugh, I'm annoyed at the F.E.A.R. franchise: the gameplay was absolutely phenomenal, and there was the pontential for a fantastic all-out action game in there, but it was wasted on s***ty level design and badly paced horror shlock. I still play back some levels, because they're so much fun to go mad in, but as soon as I hit a "ghost" segment I just get bored and turn off.
I wish a modding community would make something good of it.
will. 19th November 2007, 09:50 Quote
Isn't F.E.A.R is in the same situation as Far Cry. The name got taken from them and the orriginal developers are now working on a new game that looks identical in style but under a new name and the developers just started churning out games under the name hoping to let that carry the franchise as far as possible before people realise they are simply crap.
[USRF]Obiwan 19th November 2007, 09:54 Quote
Better try out blacksite Area51, it looks amazing.
will. 19th November 2007, 10:28 Quote
yea, that's looking good actually.. It looked like it might be going a bit downhill at one point and then they showed that vid of some massive monster thing attacking a helicopter while eating a bridge and it made me want it again. :p
Bindibadgi 19th November 2007, 10:31 Quote
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Originally Posted by HourBeforeDawn
Well like in the review, I love the story line in FEAR so I will still pick up this game, Im just mad that the two companies developing this game went their seperate ways which will really hurt the overall development of this game :(

Man I wish this was a game that they would turn into a movie ^_^

I encourage you not to bother at all. There's no extra story, it's just monotonous crap.
wuyanxu 19th November 2007, 10:44 Quote
story? FEAR?

never heard of it. it's basically:
go do that... but you failed
so go there before someone else...... but you were too late
stop the nuke....... but you were unable to
kill him ........ you got killed

the whole story of FEAR is always failure.
will. 19th November 2007, 10:47 Quote
there was one, but after the developers split they didn't bother continuing it. They just had enough there to make people think there was.
Bindibadgi 19th November 2007, 10:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
story? FEAR?

never heard of it. it's basically:
go do that... but you failed
so go there before someone else...... but you were too late
stop the nuke....... but you were unable to
kill him ........ you got killed

the whole story of FEAR is always failure.

Something about she's my mother but she's only 8, then I'm his brother but too.

Sounds like the worlds worst incest story tbh. In fact new expansion pack: FEAR of Incest.
CardJoe 19th November 2007, 10:53 Quote
Classic star wars rip off. You are a soldier investigating a psychic trooper called Fettel and for no reason you have superhuman reflexes. Fettel is on a mission to release a ghost of a woman called Alma, who is haunting you. When you follow Fettel you learn that he and Alma were part of a genetically enhanced group of...

Sod it. It's not that good anyway.
Crunch77 19th November 2007, 13:23 Quote
That was the exact conclusion I would've written, if I was writing a review of HL2 Episode 1.
I've yet to try this, but seeing how I really enjoyed FEAR, I might give this a whirl despite the review. :)
will. 19th November 2007, 13:41 Quote
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That was the exact conclusion I would've written, if I was writing a review of HL2 Episode 1.
eh?
Kurayamino 19th November 2007, 17:57 Quote
First thing I notieced from the screenies are. I loved the first game alot, looked amazing and it was a bit of a change in story line. What have they done :(
johnnyboy700 19th November 2007, 21:32 Quote
I loved the original, found the expansion pack really tough but I did have some doubts about this one ( the words flogging and dead horse come to mind) and I think now that its here its is time to quietly close the door on this version of F.E.A.R. and wait for Origin.
I'll probably still go back to the first game at some point as I think that it has some of the best A.I. around even now plus I do love that shotgun. A real chance to create your own Wild at Heart moments.
HourBeforeDawn 20th November 2007, 04:53 Quote
yes the combat AI I think so far has been the best I have seen to date,
naokaji 20th November 2007, 07:13 Quote
i loved F.E.A.R. back then when it was new...

but Perseus Mandate? no thx... i have TF2, Portal, HL2EP2....
Smoke Screen 24th November 2007, 13:19 Quote
Well,me thinks Perseus Mandate is just a pay-Mod based on Fear and not something "enhanced",while for example Crysis is
an enhanced version of Far Cry. Both stressing old gaming principles to the max,but clearly Crysis looks far better - if u own
the fitting hardware. Enjoyable are both. Same old are both. In fact u can slaughter crysis down not having something fresh in
gameplay like Perseus Mandate was critisized. In the end all what matters is the personal taste.
HourBeforeDawn 25th November 2007, 20:50 Quote
okay I went ahead and got my friend to pick up the game =p and well to be honest if you didnt compare it to FEAR at all and looked at it as well its own thing unrelated it really isnt that bad and can be pretty enjoyable but if looking at it as an expansion to FEAR, it certainly is NOT but again just for play value its entertaining, as for story value, ya it sucked...
CardJoe 26th November 2007, 07:38 Quote
? Admit it: It looks like repetitive arse.
HourBeforeDawn 9th December 2007, 20:24 Quote
Okay I just finished playing this and well I take back what I said, it does tie into the story line pretty well if you go around and do all the answering machines and laptops just like in the first FEAR game and although you play as a different soldier which is the only real thing I dont like about the game, towards the end you find out that other soldier that you played was the brother to that guy you had to kill and after the credits end if they waited that long it shows a little clip of whats to come, and the bonus levels are amusing, is there some repetitiveness sure but most first person shooters have similar issues from time to time.
The game was certainly entertaining enough and the story line details were interesting, the ending was a little easy though. Overall I would say 7 out of 10.
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