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2 years ago#1
I don't know why but I thought Doom 3 was horrifying with all of the spawn behind you in the dark enemies, but I was not scared at all of FEAR. Ghosts and little girls don't scare me, and slowing down time made things even less scary.

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2 years ago#2
FEAR not being scary is not surprising. I really don't see how you can get scared from it.
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2 years ago#3
F.E.A.R. is not scary at all. There's just way too much action going on and too many soldiers popping up left and right for the game to be any scary. ...And yeah... there's really nothing scary about fighting soldiers that are arguably weaker than you are.
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2 years ago#4
I actually just finished my first Doom 3 playthrough 10 minutes ago and was very surprised at how tense it had me while playing. I figured it would get repetitive and the atmosphere would wear off quickly, but that wasn't the case at all.
2 years ago#5
The problem with F.E.A.R. is that for most of the game, the parts that are supposed to scare you are completely harmless. Even worse, it's often obvious from the level design as to when exactly you're about to see another sequence. After the first few times, I was going, "Aha, here comes another psychic vision. Ooooh, scary... not."

In Doom 3, the jump scare moments are because of things that can kill you. Which is much more effective in producing an emotional response.
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2 years ago#6
i also agree that doom 3 was far scarier than i anticipated . i think a lot of it was due to the flashlight mechanic of having to switch between the flashlight and weapons. it made things much more suspenseful and tense. this is a big reason i suggest playing the original version and not the bfg version
2 years ago#7
Although both games relied a lot on jump scares, I still admire FEAR greatly from a horror genre standpoint. It is rather ambitious in my opinion to take a relatively Asian dominated theme and make it their own. Regardless if the game scared me, their incorporation of the haunting little girl into a very VERY action heavy game (I still think FEAR has some of the best pure guns blazing gameplay out there) is amazing.

Then again, I'm one of those horror fans that don't judge horror on how much it scares me but rather on other factors.
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2 years ago#8
Pen9erS posted...
Although both games relied a lot on jump scares, I still admire FEAR greatly from a horror genre standpoint. It is rather ambitious in my opinion to take a relatively Asian dominated theme and make it their own. Regardless if the game scared me, their incorporation of the haunting little girl into a very VERY action heavy game (I still think FEAR has some of the best pure guns blazing gameplay out there) is amazing.

Then again, I'm one of those horror fans that don't judge horror on how much it scares me but rather on other factors.


Completely agreed.
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2 years ago#9
FEAR is more about being creepy than scary. There's always an unsettling and uncomfortable atmosphere.

Doom 3 on the other hand, is monster closets and other assorted "Boo!" moments.
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2 years ago#10
Zukkus posted...
FEAR is more about being creepy than scary. There's always an unsettling and uncomfortable atmosphere.

Doom 3 on the other hand, is monster closets and other assorted "Boo!" moments.


...and Doom 3 is unsettling and uncomfortable. It has a pretty damn good atmosphere.

Neither are Silent Hill level of creepiness but still.
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