FEAR 3 by Warner Bros contains some interesting enhancements

Posted by | April 14, 2010

It’s hard to recall if we reviewed the first installment of this video game series, but FEAR does fit into the atmospheric horror first-person-shooter pretty well. However, we found ourselves quickly bogged down in the tirelessly moronic AI and other elements that didn’t really let us feel our way through the game. The scary bits, however, if memory serves did tend to prove pretty jump-tastic.

The additional enhancements FEAR 3 will see is something we’re actually intrigued by: co-op play with two different main characters.

In a break from previous installments, F.E.A.R. 3 features two-player co-op. Players have their choose between the super soldier Point Man or the powerful psychic Paxton Fettel. Each has their own special set of abilities, allowing for two distinct play experiences. There’s no mention of competitive multiplayer features.

Other enhancements included could also be noted in the linked article as better writing—so we’ll see how it works out.

To ensure that the game is sufficiently scary, Day 1 has recruited some Hollywood consultants. Halloween director John Carpenter assisted with creation of the in-game cinematics. 30 Days of Night writer Steve Niles, meanwhile, co-wrote the game’s script.

Okay, we give in! Both of the above consultants write nicely flesh-crawling, fingertip-tingling horror work. So we’ll be looking forward to what kind of creative sting they add to the already potent atmosphere of the psychic horror FEAR. (Even if it does stand for a silly acronym.)

Link, via Cinema Blend: Games.

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