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Fear & Respect

Platform(s): PlayStation 2, Xbox
Genre: Action
Publisher: Midway

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As WP's senior editor, I edit review and preview articles, attempt to keep up with the frantic pace of Rainier's news posts, and keep our reviewers on deadline, which is akin to herding cats. When I have a moment to myself and don't have my nose in a book, I like to play action/RPG, adventure and platforming games.

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'Fear & Respect' (PS2/Xbox) Coming to the Silver Screen

by Judy on Sept. 24, 2004 @ 2:40 p.m. PDT

Fear & Respect is a cutting-edge third-person action game that realistically depicts life in a South Central Los Angeles gang. You will step onto the streets fresh from prison as a retired OG who is reluctantly brought back into the life. You will shoot and brawl your way through multiple levels of gameplay, in an attempt to help your crew against the backdrop of a sweltering South Central summer. On these streets, it s all about your rep, and only you can decide if want your enemies to look at you with fear or with respect.

Currently being developed in collaboration with writer/director John Singleton ("Boyz N the Hood," "Baby Boy," "2 Fast 2 Furious," "Shaft"), the exciting urban/action adventure game is scheduled to be available in the fourth quarter of 2005 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox. Christine Peters ("How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days") will be collaborating with the game developer to produce the film.

"'Fear & Respect' brings the unique urban experience of South Central Los Angeles to the gaming world in a way that is both realistic and exciting," says Peters. "I'm thrilled to be working with Midway Games to turn this riveting game into an equally exciting major motion picture."

"Fear & Respect," is a "3rd person" video game about a young man who has to make survival choices in the urban world of Los Angeles: Does he survive by inspiring fear, or does he survive by inspiring respect in the characters he encounters -- and what lessons does he teach by his actions? The decisions the player makes influences the events (and ultimately the outcome) of the story.

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