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New F.E.A.R. 3 video hits the web

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With its eloquent mix of history and in-game animatics, the new F.E.A.R. 3 trailer is sure to attract some attention...

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As I mentioned before, I have a serious problem with gory and/or violent videogames...the problem being that they scare the s**t out of me. I can understand their beauty - and have even begun to understand their appeal - but for me, the fear factor is often too great. However, over the years there have been a handful of exceptions to this rule - games such as Mortal Kombat, Resident Evil, Dead Rising - that I have been able to handle. If I had to guess, I would say that it is the comical element within said games that makes them accessible to my rather childish 'inner-gamer', providing me with enough entertainment so that I can laugh off the fear.

Yet there has always been one franchise that, by all means, should have left me a quivering mess; but instead developed into one of my favourite series of all time. Ladies and gentlemen, please put your hands together for F.E.A.R. When this was first released on the Xbox 360, I was noticeably hesitant, despite the numerous good reviews I had read. However, there was something edging me on to buy it - a feeling that had previously remained exclusive to games in the sports or RPG genres - and, after much debate (all of which occurred between myself and I) I decided to take the plunge. To this day, I am eternally thankful I did.

While noticeably gory - and somewhat partial to a blood-stained wall or two - F.E.A.R. manages to infuse this brutality with a shooting system usually only seen in a top FPS title. Whether it meant to or not, the shooter element of the release actually helped me to forget the truly horrifying nature of the game, enjoying it instead as a FPS shooter - with an undertone of horror.

So, when I stumbled upon this recent trailer of F.E.A.R. 3, I felt obligated to share it with you, the masses:

You have to give the boys at Warner Bros. some credit. Not only have they left us with a number of unanswered questions and a real sense of originality, but they have obviously researched and planned this latest release for some time. For those of you who don't know, March 15th was previously known as the "Ides of March", a date held specifically in which to honour Mars, the God of war. However, at the height of the Roman Empire it marked a much more sinister occurrence - the assassination of Julius Caesar by his most dedicated patriot, Marcus Junius Brutus. So, with this in mind, what better than to release an in-game trailer depicting brothers Paxton Fettel and Point Man as they recount their violent and hostile past? Exactly.

While the exact date is unknown, it is commonly believed that F.E.A.R. 3 will be available from the 25th March. So, whether an avid gamer or simply a part-time thespian, this game has plenty to offer all sections of society.


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