Submitted by Emilio_Estevez 898d ago | opinion piece

How First-Person Shooters are Growing Up


Let’s face it, Master Chief has all the emotional range of a tin of paint. Whether hanging out on the bridge of a UNSC frigate or being sucked into the anus of an alien spaceship, he can be relied upon to deliver gruff, eye-rolling one-liners. Witnessing the slaughter of fellow soldiers, he breaks down and... briefly shakes his head, in the way one does about the lateness of buses, or teenagers who throw litter. (Borderlands 2, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, Culture, Duke Nukem 3D, Far Cry 3, Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

Ashunderfire86  +   898d ago
Ha Ha Ha I laugh at the title. They will grow up when Bioshock Infinite comes out. Dishonored is just a taste what Bioshock Infinite has in store for us I bet.
Emilio_Estevez  +   896d ago
I think there are a few others too
GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   898d ago
No mention of Spec Ops: The Line?
Edit: LoL. Note to self; slow down and read stuff.
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pwneddemocrat  +   898d ago
How is Spec Ops an FPS game?

Anyways, good article to read.
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GroundsKeeperJimbo  +   898d ago
Saw it spelled out, and assumed it was third lol. My Mistake, mods may remove.

Was even in the process of reading the article and hadn't put it together yet.
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Ducky  +   898d ago
... but what about games like SystemShock, DeusEx, Thief, Bioshock, & Stalker? A game which lets you tell your own story rather than walk you along one.

The characters reacting to some scripted environment cue is cool and all, but bringing back some complexity and choice might be a better indication of growing up.
Otherwise, TF2 has already done a pretty good job of giving characters a personality.
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Emilio_Estevez  +   896d ago
Some are, some are not.

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