I never learned to effectively strafe, and this has been my undoing in many games. I was never really a "gamer." My mother was married, and they didn't have a basement. Besides, I love the sniper rifle, and dislike games in which its an ineffective weapon.
Looking to play "something else" (my son's blanket catch-phrase since he was two) I scoured teh net for FPS ideas and ran across several which listed, "Serious Sam" as a good coop for the 10-and-under crowd. Though I was initially turned off by the amount of gore and dismemberment (especially for that age group!) I'm a huge fan of games which let you control the amount, so I disabled both and we let'er rip.
I haven't been that "on-edge" in a very long time. There were many monsters to fight - each with a frighteningly unique audible cue which cased my adrenal glands to
What a great game. What a freaking mowfest!
We finished the game.
And he's playing through it a third time with his sister.
Also, I can strafe now :D