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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 13
  2. Negative: 6 out of 13
  1. Mar 12, 2018
    81
    Fear Effect returns with a sequel in an indie format, which will please fans of the series even with a change as noticeable as it is the gameplay, but maintaining the signs of the saga that debuted on the PSX.
  2. Mar 5, 2018
    70
    Fear Effect Sedna is a flawed return for the late PS1-era classic, with its combat occasionally being a bit clunky and not utilizing the tactical elements as well as it wanted to. But the creepy descent into Inuit horror, stylish graphics, and challenging puzzles and gameplay may still provide you with enough reasons to take a peek at it.
  3. Mar 5, 2018
    70
    It took a rocky trip through hell (both metaphorically and in-game) to finally appreciate what Fear Effect Sedna tries to do. It’s clumsy, controversial and at times even ugly (not Hana, though!), but if it was too perfect it wouldn’t be Fear Effect; rough around the edges and morally dubious. In the end, the game did respect its characters and origins, opening a possible future for the franchise.
  4. Jun 6, 2018
    50
    It was probably developed with the best intentions in mind, but Fear Effect Sedna remains crippled by technical defects and gameplay problems, which always draw us out of the game experience.
  5. Mar 16, 2018
    40
    Fear Effect Sedna is a bad game.
  6. Mar 6, 2018
    36
    Fear Effect: Sedna is a bad game. Sushee’s confusing design choices are splattered everywhere in sight; ridiculous voice acting, poor level structure, frustrating puzzles, and shoddy combat, to name but a few. The overall product remains tedious, boring, and underwhelming, throughout.
  7. Mar 5, 2018
    20
    Even diehard fans of the original Fear Effect should stay away from this mess of broken gameplay, system-breaking bugs, and slapdash narrative.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Negative: 1 out of 2
  1. Mar 7, 2018
    5
    When Fear Effect first released back in 2000 it was a game that caught my eye almost immediately. Back then I thought it had a very uniqueWhen Fear Effect first released back in 2000 it was a game that caught my eye almost immediately. Back then I thought it had a very unique feel to it and it was unlike many games I’d ever played before, so I was very excited when Fear Effect Sedna was announced. Unfortunately Fear Effect Sedna left me disappointed more than anything else and I blame myself for that because I think I expected too much. Don’t get me wrong it isn’t a really bad game and it does have some good things going for it just not enough in my opinion. The level design is something that I enjoyed a lot and that was mainly down to the amount of variety each level had. Unfortunately traversing these levels felt cumbersome a lot of the time and I was very surprised that there was no sprint button included, which would have stopped things becoming tedious. Most of the gameplay that’s present in the game is actually pretty decent and I especially enjoyed the shooting and stealth scenes that had been implemented. Unfortunately the puzzles weren’t as good as the shooing and stealth scenes and all the puzzles seemed to do were frustrate me a great deal. In terms of content the game has a generous amount for you to sink your teeth into and thankfully most of the content in the game was pretty interesting, the story on the other hand was not so interesting. The story failed to capture my imagination and that was mainly down to the boring characters. The characters just didn’t make me want to take notice of them and when you combine that with some of the lacklustre writing it just made following the story a bit of a chore, which is a shame. The presentation side of the game had some things I liked, but most of it just felt generic. Visually the game has nothing that really stands out and the cut-scenes failed to deliver much excitement. The sound design also suffered with the same problems and the voice actors made the story even more tedious which is not great. At the end of the day I so wanted to love Fear Effect Sedna because I did have a love for the series back in the day, but unfortunately I couldn’t fully get invested into it and I think it doesn’t get close to its true potential. There isn’t anything that’s supremely bad it just has quite a few shortcomings that combine together to create a bigger problem. It’s not all doom and gloom though because it does have some decent things present but it doesn’t have enough to get a full recommendation from me and I would only recommend getting this game when it lowers in price. Expand
  2. Jan 16, 2019
    0
    L'indé du jour est un déterrage de vieux jeux Plaiestassion déjà déplaisants en leur temps et remis au goût du jour via une assez jolieL'indé du jour est un déterrage de vieux jeux Plaiestassion déjà déplaisants en leur temps et remis au goût du jour via une assez jolie présentation ma foi ; les cinématiques façon anime sont par ailleurs fort bien faites et puis nos deux héroïnes sont aussi des gouines à leurs heures perdues, ce qui ne gâche rien et plaira sans nul doute aux femens potentielles qui s'interrogent sur leurs orientations sexuelles.

    Hélas, la jouabilité est aux abonnés absents et n'a pas fait partie du cahier des charges : une façon polie de dire qu'elle est complètement et irrémédiablement nulle à chier. Ainsi, les combats sont confus et ratés, le mode "tactique" n'est qu'une pause inexploitable et l'infiltration est très limitée...

    Comme si ça ne suffisait pas, les énigmes sont absconses mais obligatoires et on se demande ce qu'elles sont venues faire là. Elles utilisent une interface d'un autre âge, notamment celles avec des formes géométriques qu'il faut... mais on fait quoi au juste avec ça ? Non mais sans déconner !

    Comme dit plus haut, la 3D isométrique est certes jolie mais se révèle totalement fixe, aussi raide que la justice. Tout cela est donc foireux et vraiment dommage ; il aurait fallu faire du tour par tour pour les combats et l'infiltration, il aurait fallu se sortir les doigts un minimum... Mais le jeu indé est par définition une triste affaire de caves et de branlos, hélas.
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