Anyway, it's... a game. You shoot stuff. It seems almost entirely built to be played in co-op which is about as far opposite of the slow-paced immersive shooter FEAR was as you can get. Playing solo you still get these score elements on your HUD like you're competing with someone and it still ranks you at the end of a level ("you're her favorite brother!"). The core action is fine though... it has a really good always first-person cover system that reminds me of Medal of Honor Airborne of all games.
Graphics are fine. Pretty standard console port look to it. Kind of blurry but that might just be the FXAA effect. MSAA is available but cut my framerates in half (single GTX 480). Distant objects are big jpegs it looks like, straight out of a CoD game. Performance (with FXAA) is excellent though, 60fps locked. Lighting effects can look really good. Like I said, standard console graphics.
HUD, controls... everything is consoley, even worse than FEAR 2. It does have lots of options and settings though and even defaulted stuff to my mouse buttons 4 and 5, which is a first. It's not bad in the PC port arena, just pretty standard. Still kind of sad to see for a series that defined why PC FPS games are better when the original came out, but whatever.
I have a weird stutter issue when strafing, which seems to be common according to the Steam forums. Beware of that. Otherwise if you don't mind console ports (or play on a console) this seems like a perfectly good time for co-op and probably an average time for solo shooter fans.