GAME REVIEW: F.E.A.R. 2: PROJECT ORIGIN

25. April 2010, 19:28 | by WD Milner | Full Article |

Having played a bit of this on a friends machine I can say it is almost as good as the original for FPS play. I think the original was a bit better in terms of audio and some visual effects.

Where Monolith really dropped the ball was making this dependent on Steam for install and play. I have spent almost three days trying to get to play this. It installed Steam, installed the game from the discs and then activated the game via Steam - so far so good. Steam then insists on downloading some monstrous update, will not let you specify not to update the game, won’t let you play until it has updated and won’t go into off-line mode.

So far this games is useless. It is the first game I have owned that is Steam dependent and after this it will likely be the last. I think all Steam dependent (and similar systems) should be clearly marked in both the advertising and the package. (Yes I know it was so on the package but I had no idea before what Steam was, and you need a decent magnifier to read the type as the font is about as small as you can use and still be readable at all.)

If I could play it, I might rate it higher but as it is, it's a major disappointment.

(This review has been posted on Amazon.ca.)

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Keywords: F.E.A.R. 2,Project Origin,Steam,Monolith

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