Geplaatst: 14 december
I've always been a fan of the Fear games. While their gameplay wasn't the best, it was still highly entertaining and had just enough horror to keep me shaking in my booties.
Fear 3 takes a step into a deep dark part of the gaming world, co-op. For a Horror game, co-op ultimately ruins the tension in the game. Is this true for Fear 3? Ha, there was little horror left in the game other than the obvious jump scares and random moving chairs. Fear 3 is BARELY a horror game. It's more of a creepy looking game with gore and guns.
But the strange thing is... I like it. I enjoyed running around wrecking my enemies. They never stood a GHOST of a chance! (That there is a Paxton Fettel joke... because he is dead) While I enjoyed the game, playing single player alone just didn't cut it for me. It wasn't worth spending the money on it at that point. However, co-op is where I was sold on this game.
In co-op one person takes on the mute, bullet dodging hitman called... Point man (yeah screw good names!) and the other takes on the role of the invulnerable ghost of Paxton Fettel. Point man can basically bullet time his way around the place while Paxton, being the what is basically the most powerful psychic person in this universe, can take over bodies at will and have a taste of what it is like being a weak Point Man. Now I know this sounds kind of terrible but playing as Paxton gives you so many options. You can be a great support for Point Man. You can outright blast enemies or take them over as your temporary body. Now staying within the body is not forever and you will have to get another but until then, enjoy the shoot 'em up. While you would think being Point man sucks, it does have it's high points. You easily can get mechs, powersuits and other cool gadgets to take over and run wild in. (Paxton can get them as well by the way but he might bleed out before getting into one)
Working as a team and dealing with all of the different difficult enemies thrown your way is really crazy fun. I enjoyed the feel of the weapons and how enemies reacted. You blast an enemy with a shotgun and he either gets knocked back or becomes bits. Shooting limbs and heads feel really good in the game, if not very rewarding.
There is collectables that are actually important as well! You basically get these to increase the time in which you can either be in slow motion or take over a body.
Now the story is forgettable at best as, I only remember the "Brother" jokes I was making as I pointed to my forehead (Again, another Paxton joke). Still, of what story there is, there is some seriously WTH moments in the game. And an ending you will literally fight over.
As a co-op and a thinly lined multiplayer experience, I can recommend this game as cheap fun. As a single player experience, you really must be wanting to shoot something to come here for it.
Co-op is 8 Paxtons out of 10.
Single Player is 6 slowmotion punches out of 10
Multiplayer is 7 Almas out of 10.
Pick it up cheap and you will have no fears.