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  • Summary: Be part of a new Fear Effect adventure with Fear Effect Sedna, a new game in the classic series made popular on the original PlayStation console. With a whole new story, and shifting to a pausable real-time tactical action style, players will be able to control the team strategically andBe part of a new Fear Effect adventure with Fear Effect Sedna, a new game in the classic series made popular on the original PlayStation console. With a whole new story, and shifting to a pausable real-time tactical action style, players will be able to control the team strategically and tackle enemies and puzzles alike.

    Fear Effect Sedna is set four years after the events of the original Fear Effect game, and things have changed for the team. Hana, freed from the Triad, lives with Rain in Hong Kong and works as an occasional mercenary, while Deke has grown apart from them since Glas returned to the US.

    Hana accepts a small mission for a shadowy organization asking for her services. Her target: a mysterious ancient statuette held by the Chinese ambassador in France. She sees it as a good opportunity to visit her birthplace... But this 'easy' mission is about to lead Hana to something way bigger than she expected.

    Meanwhile Glas is approached by a client who catches his attention enough that he soon sets out for Greenland.

    How will these events bring the old team back together?

    Fear Effect Sedna is dedicated to recreating the atmosphere and characters from the original Fear Effect. However, while there are familiar aspects of the game to previous incarnations of the franchise, you'll find yourself immersed in a completely unique and new world with Fear Effect Sedna - one that will appeal to fans both old and new.
    Features:

    * New environments in isometric view: Explore the deep caves of Greenland, abandoned scientific complexes, underwater stations and ethereal realms based on Inuit mythology.
    * A real-time tactical action game: Exploit your heroes' special abilities and combine them to maximize your team's effectiveness in attacks.
    * A deep and mature story: Learn more about Fear Effect's iconic characters' past as they delve into this new mystery.
    * Explore a whole new culture: Myths from the Inuit people are imbued with power of the elements and the cold sea. Meet and fight unexpected creatures from the spirit realm!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. Mar 13, 2018
    75
    A great comeback for the saga, with an interesting combination of action and stealth in a game that stands out in its animations and artistic style. Although, the aiming controls and the plot could still be improved.
  2. Mar 5, 2018
    60
    Fear Effect: Sedna is a flawed amalgam of disparate parts. It fails to wholly convince as an action, strategy or stealth game, and the delivery of its story is a little stilted. However, the sheer variety of its mix and its fresh visual style may prove enough to keep you playing through.
  3. Apr 2, 2018
    60
    Fear Effect Sedna marks the return of a well-regarded series from the early days of the 21st century. Featuring enjoyable animation cut scenes and a quality soundtrack, this Nintendo Switch version ends up losing to its counterparts when played in handheld mode, as many of the details become too small to be visible on the screen. Also the game's plot does not attempt to make a bridge to new players, who won't feel a connection with the game's story and its strategic component is less interesting than expected.
  4. 40
    The story is disjointed, the dialog stilted, and the characters feel like cutouts. But all that could be forgiven if it were fun to play, but it isn’t. Bad puzzles, repetitive combat, and poorly designed encounters are constant companions. I respect the desire and the work that must have gone into making this revival a reality. I just wish the product would have been better for long-suffering fans.
  5. Mar 16, 2018
    30
    It is a sloppy mess that gets off on the wrong foot, only to shoot itself in the foot right after. It is a weird hodgepodge of body horror, cyberpunk sleaze, and secret agent shenanigans that, in theory, should work, but don't.
  6. Mar 19, 2018
    30
    Fear Effect Sedna by far is the worst game that we put our hands on this year. It is not possible to highlight a positive point, either in the technical aspects like graphics, sound, gameplay, or artistic aspects such as style or history. Of course, the effect of this game on the players is ghastly.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 3
  2. Negative: 0 out of 3
  1. Mar 7, 2018
    9
    Critical reviews have missed the point. Fans of cult classic Fear Effect are happy, and that’s what counts the most, right? Sedna is an indieCritical reviews have missed the point. Fans of cult classic Fear Effect are happy, and that’s what counts the most, right? Sedna is an indie revival of a dormant IP, and it’s bound to come with some inherent development limitations, and yet Sushee has managed to craft an original, ambitious, and wholly satisfying experience in a timely fashion. That’s far more than most indie studios have accomplished, especially following unrealistically lofty crowdfunding campaigns. Sushee has preserved the aesthetics and character personalities that made us love the original Fear Effect games on PlayStation. There’s a change in gameplay perspective not unlike another cyberpunk classic Shadowrun, and while quite different from the originals, it suits the series perfectly. Combat is a bit clunky at times, especially when trying to use stealth, but puzzles are as clever and fun as they are challenging. I especially love the death cutscenes, which make repeated failures a welcome learning experience instead of a source of frustration. The game shines brightest on Switch in my opinion, but PS4 is solid too. Frankly, I’ve enjoyed Fear Effect Sedna far more than the sum of its parts and more than I expected even after I backed the campaign. That’s in no small part due to nostalgia, but Sushee still deserves the credit for managing to capture that feeling almost 2 decades later. Expand
  2. Sep 5, 2019
    6
    il gioco non è malaccio, ottimi intermezzi animati, la giusta dose di esplorazione ed un medio livello di complessità con puzzle game
  3. Jun 29, 2018
    6
    I was a big fan of fear effect on the ps1 but this version is a mis-step imho. The change from third person to isometric makes no sense andI was a big fan of fear effect on the ps1 but this version is a mis-step imho. The change from third person to isometric makes no sense and the mechanic involved in pausing the game to send issue characters commands (like in xcom) is completely redundant. The game is quite unbalanced as well, I breezed through the game before getting stuck on the first boss. Expand