Playing the first F.E.A.R. was a lot like walking away from eating sushi for the first time. You’re pretty sure it was good, but you’re not exactly sure what you ate. At the end of F.E.A.R., I was confused as to what type of game I had played. Had it been shooter, action, or horror? Where did these people come from?
The blending of genres in any entertainment medium is risky because you have to do all of them well AND merge them seamlessly. That was my only issue with F.E.A.R. It performed at both genres exceptionally well, especially with the enemy AI being irritatingly good at their jobs. But when it came to marrying them, the scares seemed slightly removed from the action, and vice versa.
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