That's a hell of an update they snuck in for spies -- they can now carry any weapon they please in the disguise. It used to be a safe reassurance knowing that someone carrying anything besides the default weapon was NOT a spy.
Color me surprised at how robust this game is. I hear "free web-based" and I picture a game running in a browser window with ads to the side and an incomplete texture pack. But this is a very thorough interface for how small the client download is.
And I agree with a previous commenter about how out of shape I felt. This is just such fast, classic, old-school shooter flava. No gimmicky objectives, no distracting environments, just shoot the hell out of each other. I miss the gibs though.
Anyone know which drivers work best with Windows 7? I've been using the 9.1s and my 3dmark and Crysis benchmark scores both decreased when switching from Vista to the 7 beta. I assume this is because 7's driver support is not mature yet.
So it has a new engine and prettier graphics, but is much, much simpler. Essentially it's BF1942 with a boob job and lobotomy, and EA is counting on people not wanting to trade the double-Ds for a smarter girl.
All this has made me want to do is play BF1942 again.
I bought and enjoyed the original F.E.A.R., and played through this demo. It had both strong and weak points, but the consolized glow around the enemies in bullet time is a deal-breaker for me. Until I hear that it's removed or removable, I don't want to buy this game.
Despite the fact that they're re-coding a 10 year old game into a 5 year old engine, and they seem to have re-recorded the voices, which is weird and unnecessary... I'm still excited as hell for Black Mesa Source.