If you look at F.E.A.R. 3 and say, "eh, just another shooter," you're making a mistake.

While this series has always utilized the popular first-person shooter mechanic, the titles are story-driven and downright creepy. It's the combination of the atmosphere, plot and characters that keeps us playing, and apparently, that goes double for the upcoming F.E.A.R. 3 . Plus, if you're interested in how this new entry ties in with past installments, you gotta watch the new Story Arc trailer:

Scheduled to arrive on May 24, this one ought to be well worth your attention. Featuring the talents of horror guru John Carpenter and some impressive visuals and action, F.E.A.R. 3 has a ton of potential.

Related Game(s): F.E.A.R. 3

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Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Thank you for providing us with a scroll bar for the comments…life is that much easier now!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

BOOOOO no, it sux!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

No, this scroll bar is bad Snorge! This is a clusterf*ck!

I just can't get amped about Fear. But at least it doesn't deserve a patented World "No."


Last edited by WorldEndsWithMe on 4/27/2011 1:03:41 PM

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Um…was this not suppose to be there? I liked it for the 2 secs it was up…just refreshed the page and it was gone…oh well

Oh yeah cant wait for this one….Loved the first (and expansions on the PC), the 2nd was cool but they put more action and less true scare in there. I have a feeling 3 will bring it back to its roots. Heres to F.E.A.R. 3!

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

and now its back…but it semms something is wrong with the "reply" button…it doesnt take you to the comment box anymore

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Yeah I don't like this either….Can we go back to the long and drawn out comments section?

I hit reply and it didn't go anywhere….so we'll see where this comment ends up.

PS – this post has nothing to do with Fear 3.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Agreed – it's easier to scroll the entire webpage than to scroll inside a tiny frame. It's still scrolling, only worse.


Last edited by Beamboom on 4/27/2011 3:17:42 PM

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i dont like it either

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Plus the comments are not easily searchable, so no fast way of jumping to specific comments. Nah – good initiative but bad idea. 🙂


Last edited by Beamboom on 4/27/2011 3:26:47 PM

SolidFantasy
SolidFantasy
9 years ago

I kinda like the scroll bar:) It makes replying to post easier b/c you can see the original post and your new reply post at the same time.
There has to be at least some people here that like it.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I haven't had the time to finish Fear 2. Just too many games and not enough time but this trailer makes me want to finish it. Have to bump it up a few in the back log list. Fear 3 seems like it'll have a solid story behind it..

I happen to like the scroll bar look. I'd rather scroll down in the comments then to scroll the entire page..just sayin..

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Perfect time to play it since the network is down! Do it…….DO IT!

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

I might..just literally too many games I'm juggling..Have a lot of time put into Mortal Kombat and have squeezed in Metal Gear Solid for the 8th time..Been playing Vanquish, Singularity, and just received Crysis 2 today…if I could only take 2 weeks vacation from work….

Snorge
Snorge
9 years ago

Damn those are all good games….well, take ya time! And all except Crysis 2 and MK are online too so good deal on the SP campaigns. No need to reply on this and waste time, you have alot of gaming ahead, so…. ENJOY!

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

FEAR 3 delayed until June 21st. 🙁

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH[…]

Off Topic but must be [email protected][email protected][email protected]$!

I hate this scroll bar thingy, don't mess with the comments section!!!!!

On Topic: I loved Fear but didn't like the 2nd one.


Last edited by baseballdude_ on 4/27/2011 3:29:02 PM

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

It's really better..people just don't like change..

For example..instead of copying a post you're replying to just to remember what somebody said..you can now easily scroll the comments..

The days of scrolling entire pages is starting to get a bit Stone Agish…

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I'm with limited, no thank you on the new scrolly system. Old scrolly system much better.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

You can easily scroll the comments like it was before.

I love change, I love it so much I rearrange my livingroom almost every other month. Not all change is good. This being one of them, I hate it and I'm not alone.

rogers71
rogers71
9 years ago

@Slugga,

You are as mistaken as mistaken can get. This is horribly worse. Not just bad, it is f'n bad. You are right that people don't like change but this is far from a good change. When you make it to where people cannot view comments or even post them, how in the he** is that a good thing and how could this be considered better? Try viewing these pages from a smartphone now and see just how 'better' this sukbar is.

slugga_status
slugga_status
9 years ago

@ Rogers

I'm not mistaken..It's my opinion and what I think. Just because some don't like the new lay out doesn't mean it's bad. They didn't make it so that you can't view comments or post to them. I have no problem doing so and apparently you don't either as were able to click the Reply button and respond to my post.

Um..maybe you should be viewing the mobile site if you have that much of a issue with it from your smart phone. Just sayin..It really isn't as bad as people make it to be.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

I couldn't stand the first fear so I didn't play the second one. I found the first one more frustrating and infuriating than anything. And as for fear, no didn't feel any of that while playing, just annoyed.

kraygen
kraygen
9 years ago

Oh Noooooo! Please tell me this isn't the big new thing Ben has been talking about.

New scrolling comments are not in my particular taste. So I'm hoping your big new thing is not this.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i like horror games so i thought i'd try the fear games. those games are some pretty nasty ps3 ports. the first game had chugging framerates plus it looked somebody smeared vasiline accross my tv screen. the second wasn't a lot better. i will keep an eye on fear 3 anyways becuase i like horror games. hopefully they will make a better effort this time around.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
9 years ago

We're looking into the Reply button issue, but I've forwarded along the negative feedback. If you don't like it, maybe it just won't be here. 🙂

And NO, this has nothing to do with the "big new thing" we've been talking about. Come on; does this qualify as "big?" LOL

baseballdude_
baseballdude_
9 years ago

I've fixed the reply bug.

As for the scrolling, we're not stuck on using it, but the idea is to make it so people not interested in comments don't have a million miles to scroll on the page. We're going to try it out for a while and see how it goes.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

::bows::

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

with all due respect i understand the logic as to the reason. it does dramatically shorten pages with lots of comments. in my opinion though it feels to small of an area for one. a link to the bottom of the page to post a comment maybe at the end of the article might go over better.

im just not liking it.

Danny007
Danny007
9 years ago

Hmmmm… so what exactly is this "big" new thing? I really want to know.


Last edited by Danny007 on 4/27/2011 3:43:20 PM

baseballdude_
baseballdude_
9 years ago

Well, I can tell you it's not related to this at all.

I just added an option to disable the new scrolling feature.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

It qualifies as a big sack of shit!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i dont see how to disable it. i see the buttons but when i click them it does nothing. i get no change and cannot get it to go back. not sure it if is just me.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

baseballdude_ ,

Thank you for adding the scroll disable button, much obliged!

But 1 quick question for you….
What exactly does that other "auto on/off" toggle button do?
I tried that one too, but really didn't notice anything happening/changing when I did so.

Frylock, I just clicked on the words "toggle scrolling" itself, & now the scroll bar is gone.


Last edited by BikerSaint on 4/27/2011 6:16:26 PM

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

The toggle is amazing!!! All is right in the world again (except for that pesky PSN being down).

Nice quick response to feedback too!! Sony should put you to work on getting the PSN up and running!

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

yea see i have been clicking it. every time it just moves me back up to the top of the page with no change. i have tried it in firefox and internet explorer. neither one changes.

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

OK – I don't know how many people use the iPhone to view this site, but from the mobile site I can't submit comments anyway, and from the full site on the iPhone I can't scroll the new comments scrolly section!!! So now I'm left only being able to see the first few comments and cant reply to my older post!!!

AHHHHHhhhhHHHHHh!

Anyone else have this difficulty??

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

I just tried it out on my Droid. Before it wasn't a big deal posting comments or reading them but now with this damn scroll bar thingy it's not even worth it.

frylock25
frylock25
9 years ago

i dont have an iphone but i have messed around with them. i could already see this coming just in the past 10 minutes of thinking how i dont like it. ive used my cousins itouch to look at this site and it would not work well on there in my opinion.

Excelsior1
Excelsior1
9 years ago

i do not have an iphone, but my smart phone has the exact same problem as yours now. i can only see the first few comments. i love the comments section and would like to able to see all the comments from my phone. i don't likr this change either. please remove this scroll bar feature. it actually makes it harder, and i think you can already see the vast majority do not like it. is there really a need to try it out something we don't like?

i love the comments section here at psxe. this is by far the best playstation site on the web becuase of its great community combined with the well written articles. psxe is an absolute haven for playstation fans. please don't screw up the comments section. it's been a rough week.


Last edited by Excelsior1 on 4/27/2011 4:12:08 PM

SvenMD
SvenMD
9 years ago

Thanks for looking into it and I'm glad I'm not alone. Right now I have to have 2 windows open: 1 on the mobile site to view comments and 1 on the full site to comment…..but again, I can't actually REPLY.

I agree with Excelsiors plea though….I love this site and believe that the community and the comments are a very positive aspect of this site that keeps me coming back. If viewing from a mobile device takes 1/2 the fun out then it's gonna make life difficult…..

First the PSN goes down and now this!?!?!? Nostradamus was right! The world is coming to an end!!!

rogers71
rogers71
9 years ago

Down with this new scrollbar!!!!!!!!!

Take it away please. This absolutely sux!!!!!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

agree ^ 1billion

rogers71
rogers71
9 years ago

How about a test where you take the scrollbar away and put the page back to the old way. If it is not broken, why try and fix it. Come on guys!!!

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
9 years ago

Everytime I comment it brings me back to the top of the page, wtf.

zork
zork
9 years ago

Fear 3, i hope they put more effort in the sp this time, last one was short, and seemed so scaled down for the Playstation 3.

BikerSaint
BikerSaint
9 years ago

I vote to totally ditch this scroll bar.

It's no fun no having to scroll down, then having to scroll the far outer bar down some, & then having to return to the new scroll bar again to get somewhat lower in the comments.

And if the thread happens to have a massive amount of comments, then we're going to have to keep on rinse & repeating every 10-15 comments or so.

Also now the site has even chopped out a bunch of comments in some of those longer commented threads too.

ARRRRGGGGHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
9 years ago

I FEAR the scroll bar!

Dreno
Dreno
9 years ago

Just checking to see if I can still comment from my phone, since others were having problems with the mobile site. Wanted to see if I did too.

While scrolling down a LONG list of comments is tedious on a phone, I prefer it to the new scroll bar.

…couldn't ffigure out how to scroll them on my phone with the new bar. So, I turned it off.

Never played a fear game though. May have to give this a look-see.

Off topic, heavy rain is sav. But I accidentally blasted that religous dude in the noggin without talking to him first.

…. I didn't know what r1 would do….

Lairfan
Lairfan
9 years ago

Geez, does anyone even care about the actual article at all here? Yeah, the scroll bar sucks, everyone gets it.

Anyways, back on topic, I'll be renting this one. FEAR 1 was a really good PC game, but a bad PS3 port. The 2nd one was a lot better of a port, but it wasn't as good as the first one. I'm hoping they can make a better game than last time this time.

Beamboom
Beamboom
9 years ago

Haha! Your post made me laugh out loud 😀

Fear2 was too creepy for me. Seriously. I got scared by that shit.
I'm such a chicken when it comes to gaming. I even find Crysis 2 to be darn scary at times.