In the past year or so, if I had to pick 5 FPS games to make the top list I would put it in this order;
1) Half-Life 2 2) F.E.A.R. 3) Quake 4 4) Doom 3 5) Battlefield 2
I couldn't really think of a good one for #5 so I put Battlefield 2... its OK. Quake 4 was pretty sweet, but it only took me a couple days to beat, mp is okay but it gets old after an hour or so of playing so I have to take a break. As far as Half-Life 2 and F.E.A.R. go... well they are both pretty sweet so it was almost a toss up, but then I thought, okay I've beaton fear, and mp is pretty fun but... look at Half-Life 2's multigame/multiplayer experience. Its not JUST Half-Life 2, its Half-Life 2 DM, CTF, DoD: Source, CS: Source. If I get bored of one sort of multiplayer, I can switch to another, if I get bored of F.E.A.R.'s multiplayer... well... it will only be F.E.A.R. so my vote has to go to Half-Life 2 for the game of the year :bows:
I honestly loved G-man and the facial expressions in Hl2, however; I loved Fear it was intense and sweet. I would say Fear is better,yet; depending if its moddable I'm sure it wont be as good as hl2 and the counterstrike series.
[COLOR=black]ithink all games are good like fear has it qualites half life 2 has its too so does doom 3 soooooo im say that all games u should buy [/COLOR]
FEAR is a much faster game I think than HL2, but HL2 had its fast bits and its slow bits. FEAR seems much more full on and that works for me. Although FEAR physics is fairly crap comparred to HL2's engine. HL2 has a better combination of things to make it slightly better than FEAR.
1. IT has good AI (sometimes better than fear but mostly not as good) 2. Brilliant, rich graphics 3. Great physics 4. mix of slow and fast gameplay 5. intresting storyline which takes you over many very different levals (big bonus)
This makes HL2 one of the best games out to this day.
I like both games for their different aspects.
Dynamic shadows and lighting Weaponary Story New scary element feel (not the cheap doom crap) A.I
Physics engine baby! Closed and super open environments (fear got me feeling like doom most of the time, clostrophobic) Gravity Gun Modding community Models (facial expressions) Graphics look richer and lively
Until Fear gets a modding community up and running, HL2 is mainly my favorite
Half-Life 2's campaign was longer than F.E.A.R. But that might be the reason I never completed Half-Life 2, FEAR I did in less than 12 hours. After I finished FEAR I played Lost Coast. It's clear that there is more interaction with the enviroment in HL2, anyone who played Lost Coast knows what I mean.
17th June 2002
The storyline of the HL saga is more in-depth and complex than virtually any other FPS on the market, including FEAR. There certainly won't be entire forums dedicated to discussing the FEAR storyline, because it was so simplistic that there is no need to discuss it. It won't be remembered through the ages.
F.E.A.R. must use the same engine that Chronicles of Riddick EFBB used. I might be wrong, but it felt very similar to it. Starbreeze engine or something? Especially with the fire fights and AI smack talking during combat, particle effects, lighting, ragdolls, etc. I felt like i was in EFFB pt. 2 at times. F.E.A.R is a pretty cool game, finished it after two days of having it and playing it after work on hardest setting. Although its pretty impressive with some of its graphics, it really has no replay value. You mostly fight one type of enemy throughout the whole game as this nameless hero and it gets really old. I might be wrong, but i doubt there will be much of a modding community for FEAR, because compared to the hl2/source engine, it doesnt have much versatility. FEAR is cool in a lot of ways, but you'll forget about it within a month, i know i already have :D
Mr. MattThe storyline of the HL saga is more in-depth and complex than virtually any other FPS on the market, including FEAR. There certainly won't be entire forums dedicated to discussing the FEAR storyline, because it was so simplistic that there is no need to discuss it. It won't be remembered through the ages.
I agree that the HL2 storyline is more in-depth but the FEAR storlyline is anything but simplistic, I don't think you have grasped even half of it if you claim this.
By reading alot of posts in this forum I see too many people do not try to understand what happens when playing. Whose voices am I hearing, what are they referring to, why went Paxton Fettel crazy, what happend to Alma, what is the meaning of messages and roles of the characters in the voicemails in the storyline and probably most fascinating is the question who am I and what is my place in this story.
HL2 is imo still the better game but only because it has a more varied leveldesign. Both FEAR and HL2 rank high on my scale as FPS, both because they look great, have a good storlyine and ask the player to figure things out instead of having things forced down our throats by cut scenes. This is also the reason lots of people miss the essence of the story and think the game is boring whilst it is actually very stimulating.
Doom 3? No way near the quality of HL2 and FEAR.