F.E.A.R. 3 Unlocks Playable Paxton Fettel Levels for Solo Gamers

By Xav de Matos, Feb 14, 2011 8:00am PST If we had to guess, we'd say the horror-based video game version of the "Odd Couple" would be the Point Man and his disturbed, ghost-brother Paxton Fettel--stars of the upcoming shooter F.E.A.R. 3.

Though we already knew two-players would be able to control the brothers during co-op story session playthroughs of the game, Warner Bros. Interactive has revealed that lone-wolf players will be able to unlock the ability to play as Fettel in any level, once they've been cleared as his brother, the Point Man.

While gameplay as Point Man is more in line with previous F.E.A.R.-based shooter action, Fettel's levels take a much more supernatural turn. Playing as Fettel will allow players to "wield his telekinetic abilities to suspend, possess, stun or crush enemies."

F.E.A.R. 3 is coming to the PC, Xbox 360, and PS3, from developer Day 1 Studios. The game was recently delayed, again, and is now due out in May 2011.

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    So, I've played the first and secong game and the 15 minute Reborn expansion and Im trying to make sense of this franchise's shitty plot.
    In the first game Alma tries to attack point man because she isn't aware that he's her son, I get that. Fettel also commands his troops to kill him because somehow that would make him realaize that he's point man's borther....Ok, that doesnt makes sense but without that there would be no game.

    Now in Fear 2 things go to hell, Becket is summoned by Alma so she can rape him and get pregnant again (I wonder how she got the first two kids), yet she continues to try to attack him the whole time, wut?
    On Reborn you play as a replica soldier who's summoned by Fettel so he can take over his body, and when he does you can clearly see Fettel without any bullet wounds.

    This takes me back to Fear 3 (btw, Im perfectly aware that the game itself is going to be crap resulting from a milked franchise, but let's talk about the plot for a sec), from what I've seen you play as point man and Fettel (which has the bullet wound in his face, I guess it's self inflicted? Dont expect to se a rational explanation in the game) and from the screenshots you'll be fighting replica soldiers and ghostly apparitions.
    1-Isn't Fettel inmortal? What's the point of having him as a playable character? Oh I know, he can die in the game, because shut up.
    2-Cant Fettel control the replica soldiers? In the video you can see him taking control of one misserable soldier (which isnt a new gameplay mechanic in the slightest), can he take over everyone?
    3-Why do you fight monters? Aren't they technically your brothers? Apparitions made by Alma?

    This leads me to believe the plot of the game is either:
    1-Fettel and point man find out that their mom is pregnant, but they dont want another brother, so they try to kill her (this would be a hilarious plot, totally worth a purchase).
    2-Ermmm, there's dudes with guns, and they like, fight monsters, and like, have powers, and like, fuck this franchise man, give moar moneyyyyy.

    Im going to guess what we are getting is number 2.
    Btw, I apologize for wasting your time analizing the plot of a shitty B-class shooter, I have nothing better to do at work!

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