Well, FEAR 2 is a decent action game with creepy atmosphere. The story, well, it doesn't develop a whole lot. It also has a lot of other minor issues that basically make it just another shooter. It would've been completely forgettable if not for the atmosphere and backstory. But those are pretty haunting, so ... considering I got it cheap and got exactly what I expected, I'm not gonna complain.
I haven't finished it yet, but I think I'm getting close to the end. I'm just debating whether to get FEAR when I finish with this. I made that mistake with Deus Ex, too, getting Invisible War before the first game. Invisible War was pretty forgettable. Deus Ex is ... mind-blowing. Maybe it'll be the same thing with this.
It has made me wonder, though. Straight-up action games, specifically first-person shooters, seem to be getting ... not worse, exactly, but they aren't improving. I'm talking mostly gameplay wise, and just the thrill of playing them. Half-Life 2 was great in more or less every way I can think of. Crysis blew my mind when it first came out. Other games are good, too, I love Modern Warfare, for instance, but they lack in one area or another. Modern Warfare suffering mostly because both games are laughably short. But when is somebody going to release a new first-person shooter that's both enjoyable from a gameplay perspective, has an interesting story ( that is also told well ), and isn't beaten in five hours? Somebody tell me!