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You should just F*king run to Amazon right now to get in on this F.E.A.R. 3 deal. For the next 2 hours, that's 9AM Eastern until 11AM Eastern, you can snag the game for just $19.99 on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 or PC.
The F.E.A.R series returns with its third installment, complete a full co-op campaign as well as two co-op survival modes. Does this game live up to our expectations? Find out in our co-op review.
The Co-Optimus staff spent a good chunk of this past weekend enjoying F.E.A.R. 3. The game not only offers a two player cooperative campaign, but two separate co-op survival modes in Contractions and F**king Run. During our play time we discovered slowly began to gel and learn some tips and tricks to surviving longer and longer.
Fear 3's release date is almost upon us. The latest trailer for the FPS action/horror game kindly suggests that we don't play alone. I keep on forgetting about this title, and then it comes roaring back with bigger and badder trailers. This one is bloody as a two-minute steak. Sounds like Marilyn Manson is adding to the atmosphere, which works for this video (if you're into that sort of thing). I hope the gameplay is solid because Fear 3 looks like it will be a blast for co-op, whether you're couching it or online.
F.E.A.R. 3 has the potential to be a cooperative gaming power house. We already know that the title supports a two player co-op campaign, both locally via split screen or online. We've brought you a video of the Left4Dead-like four player online co-op mode, "F**king Run." We've shown you a video of the competitive/co-op scoring system in action. Today, we have a new video for yet another co-op mode called "Contractions." In this mode gamers will be given a series of fill-in-the-blank questions. You must then choose the correct answer from "your," "you're," "its," and "it's." Each appropriate response is associated with a face button. If you get less than 60% of the questions right, the game will track you down through your Xbox Live Gamertag, PSN ID, or Steam ID and somehow remove your ability to comment on internet message boards. This may be the greatest thing ever invented.
Do you like a little friendly competition in your co-op? Are you all for the team until there's a scoreboard? Do you steal kills to pad your stats, blasting baddies over teammates' shoulders? If any of these apply to you, the scoring system of F.E.A.R. 3 may just scratch your competitive itch, while still letting you play cooperatively. It appears that after each mission players will be evaluated on things like Aggression, Tactics, and Aptitude. The player with the higher score will earn bragging rights and be declared the "Favorite Son." Players can earn bonus points by completing skill challenges. Hopefully, this scoring system will bring an element of replayability to the campaign.
This new Fear 3 video is for a four player survival mode aptly titled "F**ckng Run!". You and three teammates must run from safe house to safe house in an attempt to outrun and encroaching "Wall of Death". This wouldn't be so bad, but there are enemies in the way to make your life difficult. You can revive fallen allies; actually, you must revive fallen allies. If just one teammate is touched by the death cloud, it's game over, so you can't simply run ahead of everyone else. The old "I don't have to outrun the tiger, I just have to outrun you!" philosophy won't help you here. This is one of the two announced 4 player online co-op modes. The other is called "Contractions", and it seems to be a straight Call of Duty Zombies clone. The game also features a co-op campaign which can be played via split screen or online. Looks like Fear 3 will have plenty of co-op options for us when it comes out next month.
Bad news today folks - F.E.A.R. 3 is getting another delay, though this time its shorter than the last. Originally slated for a March release, then May, the game will now be released in North America on June 21st with the rest of the world seeing it shortly after. There's no official word as to why the delay happened, but with all of those co-op modes, we think the game might be worth the wait.
We've already covered one of F.E.A.R. 3's multiplayer modes, a co-op mode called F**king Run, which we got some hands on time with at PAX East. Warner Bros have announced the rest of the game's multiplayer features and it looks like that's not the only co-op mode to grace the game along with the game's co-op campaign.
The latest in a lengthening line of exploratory methods to reduce used game sales is rumored to be under heavy consideration at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment, and comes in the form of online access restrictions. Apparently the growing production branch will be using Mortal Kombat and F.E.A.R. 3 as its guinea pigs. My most recent brush with an anti-used game sales program was via Homefront, which allowed any player to reach rank level five in the online modes before requiring a unique code. These codes are available directly from THQ - for a price - or are boxed with all new copies of the game.
Poor Point Man. He can't catch a break. First of all, he's got one of the most forgettable names in the history of gaming. Maybe he can get together with Jump Man and Pac-Man and form a band. He also has some serious sibling rivalry issues with his brother, Paxton Fettel. I can just see Thanksgiving dinner now. Paxton roughly passes the mashed potatoes. Point Man's all like, "What's you problem?" Paxton squints and rubs his forehead. Pointman has had just enough to drink, so he calls Paxton out on his passive aggressive attitude; "Really? You're still pissed about that? I said I was sorry. Man, you can hold a grudge." Then Paxton telepathically throws the cranberries on the floor, and that's not going to come out of the carpet.
F.E.A.R. is a series of horror shooter games that I had an interest in to begin with, then it waned with time. I primarily blame the fact that I don’t normally enjoy shooters that leave me on my own. In the case of F.E.A.R. 3 that loneliness is not only gone, but you’ll end up terrified together quite effectively. Tally and I played through a bit of the F.E.A.R. demo at PAX East in a mode very fittingly titled “F**king Run!”
As the now May 2011 (delayed again) release of F.E.A.R. 3 creeps ever closer, we’re seeing a bit more information about the co-op that will either make or break the game for a lot of us. The one feature the co-op has that is unique to F.E.A.R. 3 is what is called “Divergent Co-op.” This just means you’re playing the game together, but the players go off on their own.
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