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Ports and Expansions Killed Off F.E.A.R. Fans

Monolith's Dave Matthews, primary art lead on F.E.A.R. 2: Project Origin, has told CVG that F.E.A.R. expansions and console ports have likely cost the series some fans.

TimeGate Studios' F.E.A.R. expansions Extraction Point and Perseus Mandate received lukewarm critical receptions, while Day 1 Studios' PS3 and 360 ports of F.E.A.R. didn't quite match up to Monolith's original PC version.

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thereapersson3465d ago

The console versions were terrible, especially the PS3 version. This game needs to stay on PC's where it can take advantage of the technology.

JasonPC360PS3Wii3464d ago

You should have got the 360 version, it didn't run at 10fps like the PS3 version. FEAR 2 will probably come out the same, with it's PC (PC/Windows/Microsoft) and 360 (Microsoft) counterparts running much better. It will probably be a "Games for Windows" game, so you will probably need a good PC running (Microsoft) Windows XP or Windows Vista.

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DJ3464d ago

Both the PS3 and 360 ports sucked.

ChampIDC3464d ago

Yeah, PC is what this series was designed for. The console ports were just afterthoughts trying to take advantage of the console market.

Proxy3464d ago

Personally, I consider the "Game for Windows" logo to be a negative, but that doesn't stop me from buying them if they're not loaded down with crap.

I doubt MS will make much money off the PC version of the game. Every PC gamer has their OS already. For every person who buys a new copy of Windows, two people will obtain a "free" version.

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sinncross3465d ago

Wow you don't ay Matthews.

The game should have ended with the first one... the ending was brilliant, it didnt need to continue in any form.

-GametimeUK-3465d ago

I had the 360 version... Bored me to tears so I took it back for another game... Then my cousin got a PS3 and basically gave me F.E.A.R... AND ITS EVEN WORSE!

Its a shame cos I am actually interested in the game now BUT theres no way im risking my money on a POS sequel... My excitemnt for games is based on previous performances so thats why I am looking forward to Uncharted 2, GodOW3 and GT5... Its also the same reason I am not looking forward to games like KZ2 and FEAR2... Circle of life

Jager3465d ago

Why not KZ? Really, contrary to how the Media acted over it (First hyping it as the Halo killer *EGM* then going all apeshit over it when they felt it didnt do it) Tech issues aside (Lets face it, GG was a little over ambitous with KZ and the PS2) the game was great imo... had tons of fun with the offline multiplayer (KZ1 had computer bots for offline, so me and my friend could fight against 14 bots) and the Online portion was just as good too. KZ1 had a Rank system, Clan support options (Stuff that other FPS's didnt get with until THIS generation of gaming)... The main (And mostly only reason of why KZ1 was semi bad) was that the PS2 wasnt powerful enough for it... and the Sniper sucked balls... Why people continue to think GG must prove themselves (Even after releasing the great KZ:L on the PSP) i will never understand...

Jager3465d ago

Eh... First FEAR didnt have subtitles... killed the experience for me imo... Same thing happened with Bad Company and Assassins Creed... great games that didnt have subtitles :'(

FantasyStar3465d ago

The first FEAR had subtitles: English Subtitles anyways. I know cause I used them for every FEAR game.

EastCoastSB3465d ago

I didn't think the first game was that great anyway, so there's really no chance of me playing the new one.

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