I borrowed this game from a friend who said this game was A scary, fun and intense ride. So I went into this game with high hopes for a thrilling horror game experience, which quite frankly just never happened.
I played through the game on commando difficulty and the game was simply no challenge at all, for the normal difficulty setting this just didn't seem right. You can take full magazines of enemy fire and still stand there shooting back at them until they fall over. Another thing that irritated me was the health regeneration time. It was far too quick to recharge so you were virtually invulnerable making all challenge in the game go. If you were in cover for more than three seconds you would be back to full health ready to blast some more enemies and sponge some more bullets for your supper. This would happen later on in the game when you go against some actual monsters. If you just use your slow motion ability your health regenerates by the time they even make their next attack. This made it ridiculously easy to avoid death in certain parts that were actually supposed to be hard to survive. Another top tip is to use the sliding kick attack which sends enemies flying to the ground where you can just knife them and they die no matter what. It doesn't matter which enemy you use it on it still kills them.
Another thing I was disappointed about was the lack of monsters, the only real monster that can give you a fight is right at the end in one of the easiest boss battles ever. The rest of the monsters are either possessed or crazy people with wrenches, spanners and crowbars or have bombs strapped to their chests. The others are useless dog-like hound beasts that the slow motion healing tactic works a treat against when they attack in numbers which they regularly do, even though they can be killed in a couple of shots to the face with any of the weapons in the game.
The story is surprisingly short, it only took me four hours to complete on commando and even on the hardest difficulty insane it only took me two hours longer because of the stupid part where you have a battle suit and you go against other bigger battle suits with better weapons, that part was infuriating.
The games developer Day 1 Studios seems to be trying too hard to make it a horror game when it is actually better off as an FPS. The same cheap scares it throws at you over and over again get old after the first time you see them.
What I did like was once you complete the game you unlock the ability to play as Fettel who is the secondary character in the original campaign when you play as Pointman. Fettel is another one of those supernatural ghouls who can pick up enemies and possess them which is rather fun especially when you burst them open to get out.
The co-op in this game is much more fun than the single player because one of you plays as Pointman and the plays as Fettel so you can have a lot more fun whilst you murder groups of soldiers. It is a good laugh when each of you jump at something that isn't scary.
Im giving this a four star because it is fun as an FPS but not as a horror game.
In general it isn't that scary and gets rather old in parts where it just throws the same tricks repeatedly. Buy this game if you have a friend who is willing to play it with you because it is much more fun in co-operative mode rather than single player. But if you want a good scaring don't get this game unless you are the easiest person to scare in the world.