Does it get better?

I ordered a copy of F.E.A.R. for the PS3, and played it for about 20 minutes and have been wholly unimpressed so far. The opening cinema was interesting at first, but then it went a little, well, goofy.

The first mission briefing scene and so far, the first mission have been underwhelming as well. The whole set-up for the story felt too hokey to me, and the first level tried way too hard to be scary and in-your-face, making it more comical than creepy.

I've heard good things about the series (particularly the second game), so I'm wondering, does it get any better as it goes along?

And FURTHERMORE, this is my signature! SERIOUSLY! Did you think I was still talking about my point?