A Week in Review: Playing with Fear
Souvik Monday, March 17, 2008
I must admit I am a latecomer to F.E.A.R ... I had promised myself a few months ago that I had shot my last zombie and never again would I lift my shotgun to get a heads-up kill on a moaning undead creature. Consequently, F.E.A.R lay on the shelf and even its sequel passed me by. Till lately, that is. And I am passing glad that i am still tailing Paxton Fettel and being given the shivers (the game does a splendid job of it) by the apparition of Alma. The dark passages and the frantic moments when I've wasted bullets on my own shadow or a harmless see through zombie are quite unforgettable. Anyway, this is old stuff for any gamer worth his or her salt ... I should be talking about GTA IV (when i've played it, though... i'm still waiting for the pc version).
The reason why i can't resist talking about F.E.A.R is the sheer joy of returning to FPS games through such a great one. I'd better switch the lights off and enjoy my fear!
'Literature is a combinatorial game that pursues the possibilities implicit in its own material [...] but it is a game that at a certain point is invested with an unexpected meaning' - Italo Calvino