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Fear Effect Sedna

The third installment in the Fear Effect series of action games. Both the previous installments were released for the PlayStation console. The game was created by Kronos Digital Entertainment, under the auspices of Square Enix - the owner of the franchise.

Action | cyberpunk | science fiction | Isometric view | tactical | horror | crowdfunding | indie games

Fear Effect Sedna cover

publisher : Square-Enix / Eidos

Game mode: single player

game release date:

06Mar2018

PC PS4 XONE Switch

Fear Effect Sedna for PC, PS4 and etc. prolongs a series of action games developed by Kronos Digital Entertainment for PlayStation and released in the early 2000s. Contrary to its predecessors, Fear Effect Sedna was created by Sushee (under the Square Enix's Collective program) - a small, independent French studio popular for a dark adventure game Goetia. Fear Effect Sedna is a tactical action game played from an isometric point of view. The creators admit that they were inspired by a similar game - Shadowrun Returns developed by Harebrained Schemes.

Plot

Fear Effect Sedna for PC, PS4 and etc. takes the player to the world the fans of the series are familiar with. The in-game reality combines cyberpunk stylistics with mythological elements. The story is set four years after the events from the cancelled third installment. Hana - a character that appeared in the previous installments breaks loose and starts a carrier of a mercenary independent from the Triad. Apart from her, the game features other characters from the previous installments, including Rain Qin, Royce Glas and Jacob "Deke" DeCourt. John Zuur Platten - the director of the original game, took part in production of the scenario for Fear Effect Sedna. The characters visit both France and the frosty Greendland, exploring deep caves, abandoned research facilities, underwater stations and amazing locations inspired by the Inuit mythology.

Mechanics

Fear Effect Sedna for PC, PS4 and etc. is a tactical action game played from an isometric view, offering a real-time combat system which allows for active pausing. The player takes control over a team comprising five mercenaries at maximum - each of them has different skills and weapons, thus they complement each other well. The characters participate in a series of story-based missions - each offers a different set of playable characters. Apart from fighting enemies frequently, the player occassionally solves puzzles related to lockpicking or disarming traps for instance.

Game modes

Apart from the story campaign, Fear Effect Sedna offers the missions mode. This mode focuses mainly on combat. Winning here rewards the player with unique items and outfits.

Technical aspects

The game offers an old-school graphic style, making a reference to classic, isometric RPGs. On the other hand, both the characters and environments were created in high resolution. Similar to the previous installments, the game offers cel-shaded graphics. As a result, the visuals resemble comic strips.

System requirements

PC / Windows

Recommended: Intel Core i5-7200U 2.5 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 950M or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 10
Minimum: Intel Core i5-4460 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 1 GB GeForce GT 740 or better, 3 GB HDD, Windows 8

Fear Effect Sedna’s demo is live on Steam

News 22 May 2017 13:01

Thanks to the newly released demo you can now try out Fear Effect Sedna, another installment in Square Enix's classic action-adventure series. This game, however, is more like Shadowrun Returns when it comes to gameplay

Fear Effect Sedna in the first gameplay video

News 05 May 2016 13:07

The developers of Fear Effect Sedna have published the first gameplay video from the game. It features some puzzle-solving, tactical combat, and a cut-scene.

New Fear Effect game to be a tactical RPG inspired by Shadowrun Returns

News 07 April 2016 14:03

Fear Effect Sedna is the next installment in Square Enix's action game series first released in 2000s for PlayStation. This one, however, will be a tactical RPG inspired by Shadowrun Returns.