History VideoGame / FirstEncounterAssaultrecon

4th May '17 4:14:54 PM MCGONN
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** A subtle one in the intro to ''2''. At the end of the hallucination/NightmareSequence, Becket sees Alma's music box next to him in the APC... Right where [[spoiler: [[BrainwashedAndCrazy Keegan]]]] is sitting in reality.
16th Apr '17 1:29:31 AM TinMan
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** The first game begins and ends in, or technically just outside, the same building, [[spoiler:where the Point Man was born.]]

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** The first game begins and ends in, or technically just outside, the same building, [[spoiler:where the Point Man was born.]]]] The second time it's in a hallucination, though.
15th Apr '17 1:27:34 PM TinMan
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* BookEnds: One of the first things the player hears from Fettel in the first game is "They deserved to die. They ''all'' deserved to die." One of the last things Fettel says during TheStinger in the Point Man's ending in the third game is a repetition of those lines.

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* BookEnds: BookEnds:
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One of the first things the player hears from Fettel in the first game is "They deserved to die. They ''all'' deserved to die." One of the last things Fettel says during TheStinger in the Point Man's ending in the third game is a repetition of those lines.
** The first game begins and ends in, or technically just outside, the same building, [[spoiler:where the Point Man was born.]]
15th Apr '17 3:19:48 AM TinMan
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* {{Jerkass}}: If his phone messages are anything to by, then Iain Hives wasn't a particularly nice person. He shit talks Bill Moody to other Armacham workers, dismisses Alice Wade's sexual harassment complaints, and [[spoiler:was one of the primary instigators of Project Origin]].
14th Apr '17 11:40:39 PM TinMan
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* TheGhost: In the first game, Iain Hives, Marshall Disler, Phil Vecchio, and Genevieve Aristide only appear via phone messages.
2nd Feb '17 10:10:27 AM Alangme
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* Idiot Ball: in F.E.A.R. Perseus Mandate, so your enemy's trying to steal your mother's DNA to clone and experimente with it and a guy's trying to stop him... The obvious solution for Fettel is to move all your soldiers to fight the good guy.
1st Jan '17 3:56:53 PM Kadorhal
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* EasterEgg: There's a bit in ''Project Origin'' where you fight from a school stage that was interrupted mid-play. You can hide behind a cardboard donkey, and the Armacham soldiers will immediately say "The ass! He's behind the ass!"

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* EasterEgg: EasterEgg:
** Near the end of the original, checking out an area behind a flaming gas leak the player never actually has to deal with to finish the level leads to not only one of the final health boosters in the game, but a room with a radio playing a news report ("Five car pile-up on Maritropa route five when a completely chromed motorcycle entered traffic, apparently blinding several motorists") and then the theme song from ''VideoGame/ShogoMobileArmorDivision''.
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There's a bit in ''Project Origin'' where you fight from a school stage that was interrupted mid-play. You can hide behind a cardboard donkey, and the Armacham soldiers will immediately say "The ass! He's behind the ass!"
1st Jan '17 3:27:19 PM Kadorhal
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--> '''Holiday''': Cities don't evacuate this quickly.

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--> -->'''Jin:''' There must have been [[NukeEm a radioactive element to the Origin explosion]], and the city was evacuated.\\
'''Holiday''': Cities don't evacuate empty this quickly.quick.



* {{Gorn}}: ''Sweet Christmas''. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' in particular rivals ''SoldierOfFortune'' in terms of gibs.

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* {{Gorn}}: ''Sweet Christmas''. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' in particular rivals ''SoldierOfFortune'' ''VideoGame/SoldierOfFortune'' in terms of gibs.



** Literally any weapon in the entire series is capable of doing this to enemies when you're using bullet time. Seems kind of appropriate, given one of Monolith's [[VideoGame/{{Blood}} prior FPS games]] that introduced the engine this game uses, but it still gets ridiculous when you can turn a Replica soldier into a fine red mist with a single bullet to the foot.

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** Literally any Basically every weapon in at least the entire series first game is capable of doing this to enemies when you're using with the right combo of bullet time. time and/or enough damage already dealt to that enemy. Seems kind of appropriate, given one of Monolith's [[VideoGame/{{Blood}} prior FPS games]] that introduced the engine this game series uses, but it still gets ridiculous when you can turn a Replica soldier into a fine red mist with a single bullet to the foot.



* MeleeATrois: Put together, the whole plot of ''F.E.A.R.'' from ''1'' to ''3'' is a fight between the U.S. Military (F.E.A.R. and 1st S.F.O.D.-D.), the Armacham Technology Corporation, the Replica battalion, Alma's apparitions and cultists, the Creep, and, if you count ''F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate'', Senator David Hoyle's hired Nightcrawlers. Owing to ArtificialStupidity, any firefights between computer-controlled soldiers would be a simple exchange of bullets and nothing else.

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* MeleeATrois: Put together, the whole plot of ''F.E.A.R.'' from ''1'' to ''3'' is a fight between the U.S. Military (F.E.A.R. and 1st S.F.O.D.-D.), the Armacham Technology Corporation, the Replica battalion, Alma's apparitions and cultists, the Creep, and, if you count ''F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate'', Senator David Hoyle's hired Nightcrawlers. Owing to ArtificialStupidity, however, any firefights between computer-controlled soldiers would be either a simple exchange of bullets and nothing else.between the two, or all of them [[GangUpOnTheHuman ignoring each other to focus on you]].



* MusicalSpoiler: The scare chords seem to give away more scares than they create in ''Project Origin''.

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* MusicalSpoiler: The scare chords seem to give away more scares than they create in ''Project Origin''. Not that the first game and especially the expansions didn't have their own issues with scare chords accompanying scares that you just plain can't see from where they're triggered from.



* NoodleIncident: ''Perseus Mandate'' hints that F.E.A.R. used to have had hard times doing their work. This one incident is only referred to as 'Amarillo', and according to Chen's opinion, even getting dragged into the dark and almost being mauled by Shades isn't quite as bad as it was. Betters has a few words about it as well:
-->'''Betters''': I want him taken into custody. That means ''alive''...I don't want a repeat of Amarillo.\\

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* NoodleIncident: ''Perseus Mandate'' hints that F.E.A.R. used to have had hard times doing their work. This one incident is only referred to as 'Amarillo', and according to Chen's opinion, even getting dragged into the dark and almost being mauled to death by Shades isn't quite as bad as it was. Betters has a few words about it as well:
-->'''Betters''': I want him [Morrison] taken into custody. That means ''alive''... I don't want a repeat of Amarillo.\\
28th Dec '16 7:57:31 PM Kadorhal
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** The Sergeant from ''Perseus Mandate'' actually has a full model, face included, though as with the base game, you can never actually see much more than your arms and legs. Interestingly enough, he's black.
* FacelessGoons: The Replica. Turns out later on that there is a [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117075000/fear/images/thumb/d/dd/Replica_Unmasked.jpg/250px-Replica_Unmasked.jpg very good reason for this]] (though it's not certain if it's a widespread thing).

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** The Sergeant from ''Perseus Mandate'' actually has a full model, [[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:110601_1.jpg full]] [[http://fear.wikia.com/wiki/File:Hl2_2012-01-27_15-04-02-92.jpg model]], face included, though as with the base game, you can never actually see much more than your arms and legs. Interestingly enough, he's black.
legs.
* FacelessGoons: The Replica. Turns out later on that there is a [[http://img3.wikia.nocookie.net/__cb20100117075000/fear/images/thumb/d/dd/Replica_Unmasked.jpg/250px-Replica_Unmasked.jpg very good reason for this]] (though it's not certain if it's a widespread thing).thing or if the specific ones you see unmasked had some sort of [[CloneDegeneration issue during cloning]]).



* FanDisservice: Alma walks around completely naked in her "adult" form, but all of the scenes involving her nudity are rather...''disturbing''. We also can't forget that [[spoiler: she ends up raping you.]] [[spoiler: And she's been ''dead'' for 20 years. And in the first game she's ''your mother''.]]

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* FanDisservice: Alma walks around completely naked in her "adult" form, but all of the scenes involving her nudity are rather...''disturbing''. We also can't forget that [[spoiler: she ends up raping you.]] [[spoiler: And she's been ''dead'' for 20 years. And in the first game she's ''your mother''.]]



* GangUpOnTheHuman: ''F.E.A.R. Online'''s co-op campaign has [=ATC=] Black Ops and Replica soldiers fighting alongside each other against the players. The reason for this is never elaborated on, given that the game takes place during ''F.E.A.R. 2'' when the two groups were hostile towards each other. Abominations and other "feral" enemies will still attack the [=ATC=], though.

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* GangUpOnTheHuman: ''F.E.A.R. Online'''s co-op campaign has [=ATC=] ATC Black Ops and Replica soldiers fighting alongside each other against the players. The reason for this is never elaborated on, given that the game takes place during ''F.E.A.R. 2'' when the two groups were hostile towards each other. Abominations and other "feral" enemies will still attack the [=ATC=], ATC, though.
28th Dec '16 3:28:29 PM Kadorhal
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* AKA47: Any weapon resembling a real one, especially those which aren't at the quirky {{BFG}} level.

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* AKA47: Any weapon resembling Primarily in the first game - such as an H&K [=SL8=] with a different rear sight and magazine as the "Rakow [=G2A2=]" - as later ones shifted more towards hybrids of two or more real one, especially those which aren't at guns than playing this completely straight. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' interestingly inverts this with its successor to the quirky {{BFG}} level.above [=G2A2=], a hybrid of the Bushmaster ACR and TDI Vector named the [[CoolGuns/BattleRifles G3A3]].



** This was almost averted- Vivendi retained the rights to the F.E.A.R name after Monolith dropped them as a publisher, so Monolith held a fan poll to choose a new name for the sequel, with ''Project Origin'' coming out on top. A few months before release, new publisher Warner Bros bought the F.E.A.R brand from Vivendi, and Project Origin was relegated to a subtitle.

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** This was almost averted- averted - Vivendi retained the rights to the F.E.A.R name after Monolith dropped them as a publisher, so Monolith held a fan poll to choose a new name for the sequel, with ''Project Origin'' coming out on top. A few months before release, new publisher Warner Bros bought the F.E.A.R brand from Vivendi, and Project Origin was relegated to a subtitle.



** ArtificialStupidity: ...except when it's a fight between two computer-controlled characters, probably because the A.I. has been built to respond specifically to actions undertaken by a human player. If, by any chance, the player sees two sides duking it out, it'll be nothing more than a simple exchange of bullets, the winner decided by the attrition of which side manages to put more bullets on target than the other first. The bad guys will more likely ignore your friends and go after you, assuming you show up in the same firefight.

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** ArtificialStupidity: ...except when it's a fight between two computer-controlled characters, probably because the A.I. has been built to respond specifically to actions undertaken by a human player. If, by any chance, the player sees two sides duking it out, out and manages to not gain their attention (at which point [[GangUpOnTheHuman everyone will gang up on the player]] for the above reasons), it'll be nothing more than a simple exchange of bullets, the winner decided by the attrition of which side manages to put more bullets on target than the other first. The bad guys will more likely ignore your friends and go after you, assuming you show up in the same firefight.



* AwesomeButImpractical: Typically applies to the {{BFG}}s, especially when you're talking about ammo abundance. As such, they generally suffer from TooAwesomeToUse. ''F.E.A.R. 2'''s FL-3 Laser and Type-12 Pulse Weapon are notorious examples, the former for its ammo hunger, which is only worsened by its poor aiming system and the latter for its extreme rarity.

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* AwesomeButImpractical: Typically applies to the {{BFG}}s, especially when you're talking about ammo abundance. As such, they generally suffer from TooAwesomeToUse. ''F.E.A.R. 2'''s FL-3 Laser and Type-12 Pulse Weapon are notorious examples, the former for its ammo hunger, which is only worsened by its poor aiming system and the latter for its extreme rarity.rarity and the fact that it straight-up disappears if you drop it.



* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Project Origin allows Aristide to try to get her job back, and Alma pregnant with who is essentially the Anti-Christ. Yeah.]]

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* TheBadGuyWins: [[spoiler:Project Origin allows Aristide to try to get her job back, and Alma pregnant with who is essentially the Anti-Christ. Yeah.]]



** ''F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point'' starts Point Man off without weapons, ostensibly justified by having just survived a nuclear explosion and a helicopter crash.

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** ''F.E.A.R.: Extraction Point'' starts Point Man off without weapons, ostensibly justified by having just survived a nuclear explosion and a helicopter crash. Less justified is that he also loses the benefits of any of the health or reflex boosters he acquired during the original game.



* BigBad: Alma, though Genevive Aristide really pushes it. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' casts a different light on the overarching narrative, painting [[spoiler: Paxton Fettel as the true BigBad]]. Non-canonically, Alma does help the Point Man repeatedly in ''Extraction Point'' by clearing away Replicas and leading the Point Man into areas to navigate his way to pick-up, or at least her child self does.

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* BigBad: Alma, though Genevive Aristide really pushes it. ''F.E.A.R. 3'' casts a different light on the overarching narrative, painting [[spoiler: Paxton Fettel as the true BigBad]].Big Bad]]. Non-canonically, Alma does help the Point Man repeatedly in ''Extraction Point'' by clearing away Replicas and leading the Point Man into areas to navigate his way to pick-up, or at least her child self does.



-->''Did I ever tell you about my brother? You remind me of him...I didn't like him either.''
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-->''I never met my brother, until the day..he killed me. *Eerie chuckle* We're a...complicated family...wouldn't you agree?''

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-->''Did I ever tell you about my brother? You remind me of him... I didn't like him either.''
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-->''I
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''I
never met my brother, until the day..day... he killed me. *Eerie chuckle* ''*Eerie chuckle*'' We're a...a... complicated family...family... wouldn't you agree?''



* BookEnds: One of the first things the player hears from Fettel in the first game is "They deserved to die. They ''all'' deserved to die." One of the last things Fettel says during TheStinger in the Point Man's ending is a repetition of those lines.

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* BookEnds: One of the first things the player hears from Fettel in the first game is "They deserved to die. They ''all'' deserved to die." One of the last things Fettel says during TheStinger in the Point Man's ending in the third game is a repetition of those lines.
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