Posted on September 24, 2007,

Fear Files Critiques Project Origin Trailer

Project Origin Trailer Alma

Here at Gaming Today, we always welcome the opinions of our readers. After all, we possess a very opinionated staff. And as far as news sites go these days, equally opinionated in content. I feel if you’re going to give some love, why not accept some love in return? So you can imagine our pleasure when one of our companion sites joins in on the fray.

Fear Files‘ Death Dream has given a most excellent break down of the new Project Origin Trailer. I covered news of the trailer earlier, but in all honesty, I simply jotted down the first few things that came in my mind within my first couple of viewings. The F.E.A.R. storyline is somewhat vague and confusing, even for me. In fact, the only events I can properly recall in the F.E.A.R. expansion Extraction Point were meeting a seemingly resurrected Paxton Fattel in a church, blowing up a bunch of pillars in a subway, being freaked out in a maternity ward, and having an anti-climatic battle on the rooftop. Perhaps I need to have a second go?

Death Dream, however, has taken it to the next level (and perhaps more) by dissecting the near minute of gameplay footage given in the Project Origin Trailer. Here is an excerpt taken from Death Dream’s critique:

For the time being let’s say that it is someone from the past and the guy on the bench is the main character you play. The only reason I say this is that both the arms of this guy on the bench and the arms holding the gun in the first person view look the same. Then half way into the trailer we see the guy kick over a bench and you see his knees, again these are the same knees as the guy on the bench. This is a real long shot since there are many white guys in the game but it is worth throwing the idea out there. Then this leaves open the question who is the guy watching over the surgery and Alma as this goes on? It shouldn’t be Fettel because the younger version of Alma seemed to be against him in the Extraction Point expansion. This doesn’t leave many options open and could be a new character watching over the whole situation. With that out of the way let’s say the main character you play is now the guy watching the surgery, this really leaves a lot of questions unanswered. Why are they working on that guy? Who is he? What importance does he serve to Alma? There are just to many questions to try to answer with what little information we currently have. So for the rest of my review I will go from the view point that the guy on the bench is the main character.

Quite a perceptive observation there. I certainly took the trailer more at face value. I think I’ve been inspired to have a second go at F.E.A.R. & expansion.

So if you are F.E.A.R. fan, definitely check out Death Dream’s compendium to the Project Origin Trailer (link below).

Project Origin Trailer and Tear Down @ Fear Files

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5 Comments on Fear Files Critiques Project Origin Trailer


On September 24, 2007 at 9:28 am

the story is a little vague, but maybe it was that way on purpose to cause people to think a little more. don’t know


On September 24, 2007 at 10:29 am

Thanks for posting this Steve.

@William, a lot more games are doing this “vague” thing now. It makes it really easy to create sequels when you still have unanswered questions. I highly doubt that Project Origin will be the last in the series, however, I really do hope they answer some questions instead of making more like they did in Extraction Point.

~Death Dream~


On September 30, 2007 at 12:52 pm

Interesting concept. That would be a totally new direction character wise. I could see the original point man being pulled in to help Alma eventually, but guess that’s another game.


On March 3, 2008 at 11:19 pm

If you dont get the story look it up on wikipedia :mrgreen:


On July 18, 2008 at 12:31 pm

f.e.a.r is the best game i ever played it gave me hope that there guys out there that know to make games its my number one game the game f.e.a.r has become my life i still diden’t buy project origin i don’t know if its exculsive on ps3 or xbox360 and i would buy an xbox or a ps3 just for this game thank you