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Thursday, September 28, 2006

F.E.A.R. : Extraction Point (Demo)

It is at this moment that I am scared beyond what I could have expected. As many of my friends know, I completed the game "F.E.A.R." over the course of one single night (in celebration of my 7800GT). There were many times that night that I thought about stopping, mainly because I was getting scared more than I wanted to be. Or at least that's what I thought. It was only after completing the game that I felt a certain relief, though that may have been because of the sun rising outside. During the course of the game, I was so troubled at points that I did not dare turn around and look behind me. Or even get up and flip the light on. Even though I knew it was "only a game," I was truly afraid!

That fear has been redefined. You know that feeling you get when you know something has gone horribly wrong? That sick feeling inside? Add that to chills up and down the spine and goose bumps rushing down your arms and you have the effect that this demo brought. If you click the image above, you'll see one of the enemies encountered during this (very) brief demo. As shown, it doesn't seem very frightening right? Okay, well imagine walking into a dark room only to see red lights and shadows moving around ever so faintly, suddenly they're behind you, next to you, in front of you. The way they move, the way they sound, and the way the rest of the game's ambience plays out, this is the most haunting moments I have ever experienced in a game. I typed this blog to try and rid myself of the chills and paranoia, but no such luck. I guess the only cure is killing more Nazis. But I am definately getting "Extraction Point." I might just have to play FEAR again soon...
Oh.. and the new minigun is awesome. Freakin' awesome.
Currently Listening To: Nothing... I have to listen for the shadows. o.O


Anonymous Alicia said...

Somebody went a little blog crazy.

7:45 AM  
Anonymous steven said...

Your mom is blog crazy.


I must play this "FEAR" game. By playing RE4 I have realized that I really, really enjoy the types of games that absolutely terrify you.

I'm playing through RE4 for the third time, and I'm at a point in the game that scares me to death. I was playing a few nights ago, and realized what part I was approaching, so I just turned the Gamecube off and haven't played it since :P Regenerators are freaking creepy. I may try again later on today.

12:45 PM  
Anonymous steven said...


Skillet's new album was released yesterday. For some strange reason I haven't purchased it yet. I should get right on that...

10:47 AM  

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