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- 1 Player
- 4 Disc Set
- Analog Control and Vibration Function Compatible
- 8 New Enviroments and more Mindbending Puzzles
- New Motion FX 3D Technology
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The game allows you to play as any one member of the team: cover-girl assassins Hana Tsu-Vachel or Rain Qin, master operative Royce Glas, or greedy killer Jakob "Deke" Decourt. The game's variable ending changes with the disposition of certain in-game events, and other hidden features promise added replayability.
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GRAPHICS FE2 is stunning visually with backgrounds, characters, and other textures being very well rendered. The characters are rendered smoothly, and are done so very well with amazing levels of "emotion" portrayed. Indeed, the all around graphical experience is about as good as I can imagine possible, given the restraints of the aging Playstation's polygon processing capabilities.
CONTROLS & GAME ENGINE The game engine is adequate for the RPG aspect of the game, although at times during fighting sequences require "rolling" -- a button-pushing challenge -- that takes a bit of getting used to. Again, I don't want to mislead anyone, the controls are adequate, just not great. One aspect of the game engine I especially enjoyed is that the object isn't just to kill everything in sight, but rather using "stealth" to sneak up behind an enemy with a "one-shot" kill.Read more ›
The thing that makes this game so great are basically the graphics, sound quality, and most of all, overall game play. The graphics in FE 2 are a little different from most others. That's because it's anime style. I think it looks awesome, for a PS one game. This game has the potential to become an instant classic action/shooter game. It is just is so good! In the whole game there are a total of four different characters you control.
This game doesn't just have good things, though. There are also some flaws. The controls are, at first, kind of screwed up and it takes a while to get used to them. It's not too bad. Also, there are many diferent camera views, which is most of the time pretty cool, but some of them just don't get you a good enough view of your surroundings. You also die a lot before you get it right. Those were the only things keeping this game from getting 5 stars.
Oh yeah, FE 2 has 4 discs, which probably seems like a lot to most people. It's not too much, actually. FE 2 is also definitely not a game for younger kids. Because both of the difficculty of the game and the content present in the game. Two of the characters are lesbian assassins- I think you get it.
Overall, the pros definitely outshadow the cons in this case. Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix is just a really cool game.
I feel anyone who enjoyed the first Fear Effect or is a fan of the adventure genre should definately check this game out when it is released on February 20, 2001. I know i can't wait to get my hands on it!
Here, in this game, everything is the same, and I liked the lesbian theme, and the dialoge is even more funnier. Supposely they added a lot of length. The difficulty is at the about the same level, maybe slightly easier, however, there is no cheat code, making this game very hard to progress forward, and the character keep dying. After I do the same spot ten times, it is no longer enjoyable. A game is about enjoying the experience, not about banging your head against the wall in frustration. If they had added an easier mode, or an cheat code, I would have given this game a perfect ten.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is how games were made back in the day. For today's standards, the graphics may be outdated. But if you ever owned a PSX you know it's not all about graphics. Read morePublished on October 7, 2013 by Tom D.H.
This is probably one of the best PS 1 games out at the time it was made. i would give it a 5 out of 5 it's a great classic with
ok Graphics for a play station game.
I love it because i got first one and both of them is great and i will never trade them for nothing in the world. Read morePublished on November 5, 2012 by Chistopher A. Daniels
What could be better than Fear Effect, Fear Effect 2: Retro Helix! The second game improved the formula in every aspect. Now instead of one heroine, you have two! Read morePublished on October 17, 2012 by Amazon Customer
A blend of Old Chinese myths and avant-grade science fiction make Fear Effect 2 a true original.
Like in the first game, you start with Hana (and a new character, Rain)... Read more
I have to remember that sequels are rarely as good as the first and fe2 is no different.
Too many puzzles ruined the game for me to the point where I couldn't keep track... Read more
I think this is a great game, and would recommend it to anyone who likes puzzles and challenges. It changes between disks more, but it's worth it.Published on October 4, 2005 by Sarita Jackson