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FEARPortal

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4th October 2005

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#1 15 years ago

Hey guys, new here, so do you guys think FEAR will rival HL2 in terms of storyline? I know it's a bit cliched a bit, what with the little red girl, and from what I can tell it's just a bunch of freaky random shit...(form the SP demo) so do you think it will be better then HL2? I mean the graphics surpass HL2 by far in my opinion...

No competition with DOOM3 at all, I hated it.

So what do ya'll think?

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Tango Protocol

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#2 15 years ago

well both games do have some freaky shit going on lol




G-Mon3y

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#3 15 years ago

Well, last year when HL2 came out. In my mind I said "There is no game that will ever be better or come close." I was wrong. F.E.A.R. looks so much better than HL2. I still love HL2. FEAR doesnt have the real-world physics engine though... F.E.A.R. does have better graphics, its storyline might be better, and I highly agree with portal that it is better than Doom 3. I was highly anticipating Doom 3 and it sucked balls!




XCON_Faxion

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#4 15 years ago

F.E.A.R. holds on its own compared to major games like Half-Life 2 and Doom 3. Half-Life 2 has a more realistic physics engine then F.E.A.R. but the lighting and shadows effects aren't as good compared to Doom 3 and F.E.A.R. All three games share a common story basis, all three have a voiceless, faceless (F.E.A.R.), nameless (Doom 3, F.E.A.R.), and the knowledge on their backgrounds are unknown. All of the story lines are told indirectly as the character dosen't do much interaction with other people. F.E.A.R.'s storyline is not straightforward and tries its best to confuss the player into figuring out what's going on. Half-Life 2's story is practicaly a given and is fairly straightforward. Doom 3's tells it in PDA's and videos which the story is told indirectly but can be interpreted fairly easier.

Overall F.E.A.R.'s dynamic lighting and shadows look somewhat like Doom 3's on steroids. The individual character and weapon models are more detailed then any of the other games. F.E.A.R. is shaping up well and looks to directly challenge Doom 3 and Half-Life 2 on a technical level. However F.E.A.R.'s community will depend on how easily the engine can be modded and its modding opportunities.




Locomotor

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#5 15 years ago

Currently I'm going for FEAR, but when it comes out, I'll play through each a couple times. They're both, I think, gonna be the basis of comparison for future FPSs.




Dr.SharK

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#6 15 years ago

My opinion Half-Life 2 and F.E.A.R are pretty easy to compare. - They're both FPS' 1- They Both have "confusing" storyline 2- Graphics 1: HL2: After you have worked your way out of Black Mesa, the G-man puts you into sleep for about 10 years. Then you wake in City17, and soon find out that the Earth has been conqured by an alien race : The combine . You find more stuff later on. HL2 is an action game, with a sorta thriller feel to it. F.E.A.R: You are a "policeman". You dont know your name, but you DO know that you are in a special unit called "First Encounter Assault Recon". A little girl which we know by the name of Alma, has psyched (is that a word?) a man into killing, and almost like a vampire. The force chose to send you in since you have unbeliable reflexes ( slowmo ) . You have now been sent in to eliminate the guy, however he has mass produced super clones, guarding every single corner. Alma kills anyone but you (huh?) F.E.A.R is an action game with a horror element. 2: HL2: Extremely realistic textures, physics and facial expressions. However lacks dynamic lights and dynamic shadows. Comes with things such as: HDR Shadermodel2.0b, bump mapping, normal mapping, light mapping. F.E.A.R: Unbealivible textures and attention to the smallest details (water). Dynamic lights and dynamic shadows. Equipped with Bump mapping, normal mapping. Not sure about HDR though. The Physics system is not too good as Hl2s though. The ragdolls are a little stiff, and the objects tend to slide (Doom3 anyone?) Anyway thats what i think i know about these 2 games :D Teh SharK - Getting tired PS: How was my little novel for a 14 year old dane :)? (lol my english teacher says im better at English than danish but what bout you :)?)




mutti_wilson

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#7 15 years ago

Your "novel" was great for a 14yr old Dane. Jeg er læring norsk nå, det er hardt. Im teaching myself though, so i cant be too hard on myself.




Tango Protocol

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#8 15 years ago

Please keep posts in english please.




wiggleworm

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#9 15 years ago

Well I don't think Fear's story will be as good as HL2's. Not to say Half Life 2's was great, it was good at some points and other bits were just fillers. With this it looks like it could be quite interesting, but it isn't very long and with story stuff being quite tightly scripted, it'll make the replayability fade. It does look very nice graphical wise though, but then again so does the Lost Coast...




Locomotor

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#10 15 years ago

Well, HL2's story may not have been fantastic, but it developed really well and the voice acting was great. Has noone focused on the gameplay at all yet?

It does look very nice graphical wise though, but then again so does the Lost Coast...

No matter how much bloom or HDR they add with Lost Coast, the lighting and dynamic shadows in FEAR will still blow Lost Coast away.