Ahh, what a strange story we have here. Fear Effect 2
is the pre-cursor to the original Fear Effect
and gives some backstory as to how the main characters Hana, Glas and Deke got together. FE2
centers on the relationship of Hana and Rain, partners, friends and lovers. Parents beware.
This is not a game for the kiddies as violence and sexual innuendos (and some pretty blatant stuff too) abound. However, if you are an adult and have a sense of humor and like the Resident Evil
styled survival horror games, you'll love FE2
Without giving away too much plot, Hana, Rain, Deke and Glas are all mercenaries of sorts. All pawns in some grand scheme that takes them all over this world and beyond. Gameplay is fairly typical survival horror fare, and you'll play as each of the characters at different times in the game. Each has their own special weapons and you can pull a Metal Gear Solid here with the sneak kill to save on ammo. Sweet. Most enemies drop ammo, so there's rarely a shortage on that. Before you think that you'll be encountering a typical game here (despite what I said earlier), this game definitely takes you on more than one trip to crazyland. At times, characters are forced to relive the past and make amends or face difficult choices. It is very odd, but oh so entertaining. I found myself glued to this game.
There are scads of puzzles throughout Fear Effect 2 - some are ridiculously easy, some are cruelly hard and some make no sense whatsoever. There were points in the game when I had no clue what to do. It wasn't logical what your next step should be. That was one problem with this game. Don't get me wrong, I still love it, but I thought perhaps that was a little silly. However, FE2 is jam-packed with story, action and adventure and is sure to please any fan of these genres.