In the interest of, erm, not getting any retro gaming done for days I went ahead and got F.E.A.R. On the downside, it’s one of those games where so far the pallette consists solely of brown and grey; i hope it’s not all dingy warehouses and industrial settings. However, it is seriously atmospheric. Enemies aren’t thrown at you constantly; there are lots of quiet bits to build up tension between encounters. Also various creepy visions and ghosts pop up to taunt you, and i’ve definitely jumped and uselessly emptied a clip into one or two of them.

I have some other christmas gaming plans which may or may not result in site content… oh and I played a bit of Baldur’s Gate the other day. The review of which has become more or less our version of Duke Nukem Forever.