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Point Man and his deceased brother Paxton Fettrl both have supernatural powers and must work together to face off against an evil presence from their past.


Heinz Schuller


Steve Niles, Davidson Cole (writing)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Armstrong ... Various (voice)
Robin Atkin Downes ... Michael Beckett (voice) (as Robin S. Atkin)
Jaime Aymerich ... Various (voice)
Brian Bloom ... Various (voice)
Chris Cox ... Various (voice)
Gideon Emery ... Various (voice)
Alex Fernandez ... Various (voice)
Dave Florek Dave Florek ... Various (voice)
Alesia Glidewell ... Alma Wade (voice)
Grant Goodeve ... Various (voice)
Kim Mai Guest ... Jin Sun-Kwon (voice)
James Horan James Horan ... Various (voice)
Mark Lund Mark Lund ... ATC Soldier (voice)
Peter Lurie ... Paxton Fettel (voice)
Brandon Murray ... ATC Soldier (voice)


Point Man and his deceased brother Paxton Fettrl both have supernatural powers and must work together to face off against an evil presence from their past.

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Never Face F.E.A.R. Alone


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Release Date:

24 June 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

F.3.A.R. See more »

Filming Locations:

Chicago Illinois, USA

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Becket and the Point Man are both telepathic, yet they can't read each other's minds. See more »


Paxton Fettel: [Interval 01; to the Point Man, about Jin] I agree we must escape, but for *her...?*
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Written by Glenn Danzig
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Just you try pronouncing the title without sounding Yiddish
4 April 2012 | by TBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsSee all my reviews

Fettel is back(again… oh, wait, we're ignoring the expansion packs, right), and rescues the Point Man(finally a face on him... maybe he'll eventually graduate to having a name, and some day, a voice), in one of the few clever bits, a cutscene that shows off the powers of both, and ends with ambiguity(was he actually trying to kill…? I won't give it away). It's been nine months(according to the online manual… which means that everyone has just been… waiting…?), so Alma(who we also see… ugh) is close to giving birth, and going by the reddening sky and emergence of Rage Zombies(the former residents of Fairport, now running at you attacking with their one melee strike(your own, by the way, can now be a knife; that makes sense, seeing as how dangerous it is)… until they are suddenly suicide bombers, 2 minutes after they were established… and then they start standing above you, chucking stones at you or something, developers, please make up your minds, and why even put in someone who needs to get close if you're just going to allow them to strike from a distance soon after), it is going to be Armageddon(reminds me of an ex). So, the two are going to… stop that? Experience it? And they're working for… themselves? The F.E.A.R. squad? Eh, don't start asking questions of this paperthin excuse for a plot. Anyway, as the first thing, you have to find Jin, who I guess has been on the run for 3/4 of a year. You trudge endlessly through the clearly manufactured(who positioned these things to hinder or allow your progress? It's like they thought an organic, natural feel to it would be a negative) base/prison, sewer, slums, airport etc., all of them ugly, grimy and dark(no Silent Hill-ish eerie school, and other equally far more distinguished and interesting locations, of the second one(you know, the one that was good), merely generic crap), making it all the more dull(only halfway through does it start getting compelling, and even so, only a little of this is engaging and enjoyable). I can't believe that this is short enough that you could complete it in 4 to 5 hours. That makes this the briefest, in addition to the worst. Oh, you can play it for longer. Once you've beaten one of the eight levels, each roughly half an hour in length, you can redo it with Paxton, who can stun/kill at range, toss explosive objects(yup, those ones that are simply lying around, demanding you to use them to blow up foes… and, yeah, nothing we haven't already seen in recent releases in this genre, such as BioShock, which beats these in innovation, idea and execution any day of the week), and possess enemies, if you have enough of the special ability meter(the same one as the slow-mo with PM), and to prolong that, you have to keep killing others and collecting their essences(if your host gets offed, you won't die, though you will be in a bad situation, surrounded by opposition), and then you're essentially the same as the lead(without the standard advantage of these), really, a straight FPS… I don't know which of following that shows more, how pointless the addition of him is, or, how poor, in both idea and execution, the concept of playing as him is. The sibling rivalry thing came out of nowhere, though at least it matters who the "favorite son" is, I believe there are two different endings(life's too short to check). This is about what the others are, a positive is that you have freedom in the frequent fights, you can approach it in different ways. First person perspective(only broken in the cutscenes, because why stick with one of the few nice gimmicks?) with a reasonable cover system(pretty much lives up to current expectations for such, you can move quickly from where you hug a wall to another, jump over them, peek out from behind them, even move all the way around some of them, etc.). This does build atmosphere sometimes(it's almost devoid of creepy realizations, unlike the predecessors, however), if it tends to confuse tense for scary, and the marriage of John Woo and Asian horror is still an odd couple. It focuses on the action, and it gets to be repetitious – you fight those teleporting, and rather angry(they need to get laid… or maybe they're infuriated with their troops always announcing every tactic they're going to use(even if they're the last surviving member of their squad) so that you have an easier time disposing of them(at least the AI is solid, they try to flank you and the like)… heck, it could even be that it's his way of telling them that the swear jar is officially full(while I'm not a prude, not by a long shot, this is frankly ridiculously excessive, constant swearing, the words lose their meaning and impact)), phase commanders like, a dozen times, and they don't even appear right away. You get to use mechs in this again, it's nowhere near as badass as it was last time around. This is big on participation trophies, as it's constantly showering you with medals(or at least letting you know your progress in earning them); it literally rewards you just for playing and using weapons! How insecure is this game? It's also less intimidating on account of this XP system, and supernatural abilities under your control. The original AvP has bonuses you can unlock by doing certain things in areas, without losing its terrifying quality, partially because *it's not constantly telling you*. MP sounds great, if only it worked and anyone was playing it(…I have a feeling those are connected). The graphics are fantastic(other than tone and look, as already explained), reflections, lighting, shadows, all that good stuff. 4 difficulty settings mean everyone can be challenged, and there's lots of battles. There is gruesome, bloody, gory and disturbing content in this. I recommend this only to those who can't get enough of this franchise. 7/10

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