F.E.A.R. 3

9 Mar

F.E.A.R. 3 | First Person, Shooter, Survival Horror | 2011 | Site
Fear 3 begins nine months after the events of the previous two games. You play as Point Man, recently captured and interrogated. You are freed by your brother Paxton Fettel, and set out to prevent the continuation of Alma’s bloodline. It is not so much the story that allows the game to be scary but rather the atmosphere. Throughout the game as you get closer to Alma you can hear shrieks of terror and shifts in the atmosphere. As if her contractions were felt by the world. Not strong on story or diversity but if you enjoy the sound design and atmosphere of Dead Space and the environment and gameplay of Left 4 Dead you will enjoy Fear 3. It takes the stronger elements of both those games and adds a slow motion mechanic, from the original games, to provide a very enjoyable and at times repetitive gameplay experience. Once you master popping in and out of slow-mo nothing can really stand in your way. There were very few enemy types. The only point where the gameplay really changes up is when you get the mech suit. The mech suit is tremendously fun. You feel so overpowered and just lay waste to anything in your way. It is a great change of pace and breaks up the gameplay very nicely. Also, you can play through the entire game in co-op. Your partner takes the role of your dead brother Fettel and has supernatural powers to augment your playing. It is a great addition and completely changes the game to encourage multiple play-throughs.  I was surprised with how much fun I had playing Fear 3. Short, sweet and psychotic sums it up.

Developer: Day 1 Studios | Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
Platforms: Xbox 360, Playstation 3
, PC

F.E.A.R. 3 Trailer


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