History Videogame / FirstEncounterAssaultRecon

24th Jun '17 3:40:27 PM Sullytofu
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As the game starts, the player takes on the role of F.E.A.R.'s new [[NoNameGiven Point Man]]. In his first briefing, F.E.A.R. learns of a secret military project, Perseus, being run by [[MegaCorp Armacham Technology Corporation]] in the city of Fairport. The project, the development of a battalion of [[PsychicPowers telepathically]] controlled "[[CloningBlues Replica]]" {{Super Soldier}}s, [[GoneHorriblyWrong has gone haywire]]. The Replica battalion's telepathic commander, an unstable operative named Paxton Fettel, has led them in an uprising. It is now F.E.A.R.'s job to hunt down and kill Fettel, ending the uprising. [[FromBadToWorse But things start to get complicated]] when Alma, a little girl in a red dress, shows up and starts annihilating F.E.A.R.'s 1st SFOD-D ("Delta Force," a real-life U.S. military special operations unit) escorts, then vanishes.

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As the game starts, the player takes on the role of F.E.A.R.'s new [[NoNameGiven Point Man]]. In his first briefing, F.E.A.R. learns of a secret military project, Perseus, being run by [[MegaCorp Armacham Technology Corporation]] in the city of Fairport. The project, the development of a battalion of [[PsychicPowers telepathically]] controlled "[[CloningBlues Replica]]" {{Super Soldier}}s, [[GoneHorriblyWrong has gone haywire]]. The Replica battalion's telepathic commander, an unstable operative named Paxton Fettel, has led them in an uprising. It is now F.E.A.R.'s job to hunt down and kill Fettel, ending the uprising. [[FromBadToWorse But things start to get complicated]] when Alma, a little girl in a red dress, shows up and starts annihilating F.E.A.R.'s 1st SFOD-D ("Delta Force," a real-life U.S. military special operations unit) escorts, then vanishes.
vanishes. It's now up to the Point Man to find and kill Fettel, but this proves to be a much more difficult task than originally envisioned as Alma begins to harass Point Man for unknown reasons.
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.
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