Since I have the F.E.A.R. games all on STEAM, I’m playing them over again from scratch. Between the music and sudden appearance of creepy bad guys, the game still is frightening.
This game was released in 2005. The graphics are definitely dated but the play is still very good. The next installment is supposed to have a more random appearance of bad guys but the original still feels like you are starring in a gruesome horror movie.
I’ve been waiting for the next installment of Crysis to come out but have recently gone back to playing some F.E.A.R. via Steam.
Looks like F.E.A.R. 3 will be a worthwhile game. When the first game came out, the horror factor was so well done that some scenes scared the jeebies out of me. Even now, playing that game in the dark can be startling.
Compared to recent games the original game shows how much FPS games have evolved. The second game was more refined although the story line was much less creepy.
This trailer shows that the 3rd game will have a good storyline and the I’m counting on the graphics being up-to-date as well. I doubt they’ll be on par with this trailer but here you can see what the game play should be like.
With Crysis 2 and F.E.A.R 3 both arriving in 2011, I’m expecting lots of good game play.
I now have a game to replace the sniper FPS that I play the most.
The FPS Sniper Elite is one of my favorite all time PC video games. As a World War II American OSS sniper, you crawl around parts of Germany and execute missions. These missions need to be performed covertly and mostly in silence. Unless you got them into a long killing field, simple numerical superiority meant that if a squad of Germans or Russians rushed you (the sniper) then you died.
It even had a follow the bullet camera mode for those really good shots, complete with a range indicator.
The game was great but it was obviously designed for an original XBox in 2005. The graphics are dated and the AI is repetitive. I’ve played it so often that I manage to quickly wipe out the enemies and accomplish the mission.
My buddy and fellow Sniper Elite fan recommend that I get SNIPER: Ghost Warrior. A quick visit to steam and the game was purchased and installed in no time.
It’s got everything I like about Sniper Elite but it’s a 2010 game taking place in South America. The graphics, sound, and missions are great fun. When you die you get to replay the mission and target the bad guys that you missed.
Here’s a scenario I just did. To get to a light house I tried to crawl and make my way to my destination without engaging any enemy troops. After getting shot up and compromising the mission, I realized that troops were paired into 3 groups and I could kill them off without alerting anyone. Once I got to the lighthouse I was able to wrap up the mission.
I’ve only played it for about 2 hours but I really like the game and should have it wrapped up in a couple of days.
The PC version of Mad Moxxi’s Underdome Riot DLC is out. It’s like those arena challenges in Borderlands except you have to win the round 4 or 5 consecutive times per arena. I can’t recall the exact number because of the catch: when you die on a level you need to start the whole thing over again.
That irks me to no end. I understand that this is really a multi-player game and that more than one player is really needed but this makes the game virtually impossible to beat single player. I got extremely close in one sitting but died at the last minute. This put me in the penalty box where I was declared defeated and needed to start over from scratch.
That sucks and just makes the game needlessly frustrating. Single player on this DLC is just pointless. The graphics and game play are good, and listening to Moxxi do the showman thing is great fun (while trying not to get killed). But if you don’t have any buddies to play online with you’re screwed.
I’ve now completed Borderlands 5 times. Twice with the Hunter character and twice with the Siren. And I completed the Isle of Dr. Ned too.
I have resisted the urge to get MW2 for one simple reason: I’m not thrilled about the story line. The first MW was gritty and depressing but it played well. All of the CoD games are very episodic and has to be played in order.
What I liked about Borderlands, FarCry (both versions), and Crysis was that most of the game was all over the map. You could go after each mission in sequence but how you approached the bad guys was flexible.
So for my current game I fell back to an old reliable source. I purchased Wolfenstein via Steam. It is visually different than the other Wolfenstein games (Blazkowicz isn’t blond?) and the play is odd so far. It’s like an updated RtCW but plays about the same. There is a new supernatural element to the game play, but so far the games is not very entertaining.
I’ll keep at it and see if I like it. I’m of Polish descent so there is always the appeal of playing any WWII anti-nazi game. 🙂
It’s nice when you get confirmation of a decision. My old PC refused to boot up when I turned it on this morning. Which is a shame since I downloaded and was almost finished playing the Zombie Island of Dr. Ned.
Like other DLC it’s a quick play and I am almost finished. Except for the location and the fact that everyone is Zombie-fied, it’s like the rest of Borderlands. It’s good fun and via Steam it only costs $10.