The fact that it felt more like an expansion is what pissed me off the most rather than a new sequel, the exclusion of Point Man and the game having ZERO reference or continuation to the previous FEAR game is what realy made it feel shoddy along with the graphics being subpar compared to the original, probably due to it being a console port the lack of standard res pissed me off also.
Smerb, you sound like someone who hasn't played many FPS or other thriller genre games, oh how I am envious of your possible newbness to games like this, I remember being scared ##@#less of the original RE and Doom 2/3, I digress though, the scariest part which also happened to be the most annoying, is in the school with the flashing lights and the fact the game disables your flashlight for all the time you're in there.
Look, devs, there is a difference between instilling fear through the environment, and not being able to see #!%#, this is a not being able to see #!%# scenario because someone thought that was a good idea and if you combine that with the black bars, motion blur, and HDR throughout the game it looks like a brown / grey spray of projectile diarrhea most of the time. Conclusion: You can't see #!%#, and when you can it really is #!%#. :P