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Submitted by Pozzle 740d ago | opinion piece

4 Ways to Fix the Broken FPS Genre

WC writes: These days, I hear a lot of people complaining about the state of the First Person Shooter genre. They say it has devolved into an indistinguishable amalgmous mass of samey goo. They say the genre is on its way out unless it gets kickstarted. They say that this year’s E3 presentation was just a string of presenters showing them the exact same ultra-realistic, modern anti-terrorist, psuedo-cover based, red dot scoped FPS game with different skins on top of the levels. They say all of that in line to buy a copy of Battlefield of Modern Honor 35.

Well, it’s easy to complain that other people are screwing up and not give a better solution, but it’s a hell of a lot harder to actually think up a way to fix a problem. But not so hard that I can’t do it. Why? Because I am absolutely amazing, that’s why. Don’t try this at home. (Brink, Half-Life 2, Halo, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Snarkasaur  +   740d ago
Why would they fix something that makes them a billion dollars every year?

Stop buying these games. x_x
Wizziokid  +   740d ago
The main problem with the FPS genre is that everyone wants to make the next COD-esque title. it's the same issue which is present in the MMO genere, everyone want's to take on WoW and by doing so they try to mirror what has already been done.

Dev's need to understand that if they want to make a huge fps hit they need to stop trying to make the game so similar to others and branch out, try new things, give the player new experiences. the genre is getting very stale as of late with the odd exception. lets hope this changes.
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NukaCola  +   740d ago
This ^^^^

STOP MAKING COD CLONES. Every developer seems to think they need to follow the mainstream. If you go for originality, it will reflect. Hence the backlash at Killzone 3 which took a COD-esk approach unlike KZ2 which is on of the most reknowned FPS of all time. Even listening to what Halo 4 is turning into. just seems like the devs need to forget what popular and create a new experience that just fun.

And on that, I can't wait for Borderlands 2!!!
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hilmart  +   740d ago
2 features that not many FPS games have:
-RPG Elements
-Sandbox world

These are the 2 main reason why I love Borderlands and S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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