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Why Bioshock Infinite Will Save The First-Person Shooter

Since its birth in the form of the legendary Wolfenstein 3D, the humble first-person shooter has evolved into a blockbusting, technology-pushing beast of a genre. Often at the forefront of innovation and graphical prowess, such is the thirst for more realistic-looking dismemberment, games such as Doom, Quake, Unreal and Halo have not only advanced and expanded what was expected of their own genre but made technological leaps and taken huge risks that have paid off for gaming as a whole.

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StrongMan1263d ago

Too late. Killzone 2 already saved the first person shooter.

animegamingnerd1263d ago

how the hell did a 4 year old game change a genre that has been getting stale for the last few years

ajax171263d ago

The Resistance series is SO much better.

Wagz221263d ago

I'll admit I liked the gameplay, like how the gun feels like it has weight when you run not like Call of Duty where you can sprint with a LMG and obviously the graphics and aesthetics are good, also I like the design of the Helghast soliders, but to say that it saved the FPS? No, I'm sorry but Killzone has some of the worst dialogue and characters ever. I hate Sev and Rico, I was actually hoping the Helghast would kill them haha and in Killzone 3 with the commander that you saved, I forget his name, he is bar none the worst commander. He would say that he was going to do something, Rico would yell some cheesy dialogue with a few curses and the commander does a 180 and changes his mind. That happened like 10 times. And it wasn't even like Rico said anything worth saying or had inside information that the commander didn't know, just saying that he's going to do things his way and the commander submitted everytime. Sorry for the rant, I just played Killzone 3 so its fresh in my mind. But like I said the gameplay and graphics are good, but it really didn't save the FPS. I am very excited for Bioshock, PC Gamer said in their preview it was like playing Half-Life 2 for the first time…I hope its true!

LOGICWINS1263d ago

I wasn't aware FPSs needed saving.

classic2001263d ago

More like reinventing the genre.

animegamingnerd1263d ago

yeah i agree FPS are getting old they need something new or they will just die off

thezeldadoth1263d ago

at this point all the genres need reinvented. and i dont mean turn every genre into a hybrid rpg, or add a bunch of scripted dialogue like last of us

ziggurcat1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

@ thezeldadoth

hate to break it to you, buddy, but dialogue in any game is scripted.

citing last of us just makes you look butthurt because nintendo won't make games that look that good.

Bathyj1263d ago

Yeah, dialogue should just be a random word generator.

Purple monkey dishwasher.

thezeldadoth1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

sorry you can't understand the comment. obviously dialogue is scripted. I'm talking about people who look at the last of us's over use of dialogue to the point of nausea and people think "ohhh revolutionary" I dont want to hear some sarcastic quirky kid blab her mouth every time i hit a button. But talking bad about the lord and saviors naughty dog on here is blasphemy i already knew that.

@ziggurcat i rarely even play nintendo games i'm primarily a PC gamer and sorry naughty dog won't make a game that looks as good as the witcher 2 for another 10 years.

kevnb1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

Last of us looks like a great game, not because of amazing ai or anything else people on here go on about. It has intense atmosphere thanks to sound and instant death encounters. Naughty dog is bringing us old school gameplay mixed with the cinematic stuff every game 'needs' these days.

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BlackTar1871263d ago

i don't want them to die because i do enjoy them but i sure am getting tired of every game being FPS.

LOGICWINS1263d ago

Metal Gear Rising, Ascension, P4: The Golden, Yakuza 3, Yakuza 4, Catherine, LBP 2, LBP Vita, Darksiders, Darksiders 2, DMC, Bayonetta, Valkyria Chronicles, Nier, Batman: AA, Batman: AC, Mortal Kombat, UFC 3, DOA 5, AC2, AC3, AC Liberation, Zero Escape Virtue's Last Reward, Motorstorm, Splinter Cell, Uncharted, Journey, Gravity Rush, The Walking Dead, Outland, Infamous 1, Infamous 2...

Every game isn't a first person shooter.

BlackTar1871262d ago

logic i can make a list of games released in the last 6 month to match that list in #. My point stands. Im so happy you were able to prove that not every single game is FPS CLAPS slowly for you

Outside_ofthe_Box1263d ago (Edited 1263d ago )

Uh, CoD has been killing the genre for sometime. Nearly all FPSs play like it or have some form of influence from CoD.

maniacmayhem1263d ago

All I know is Bioshock 1 was a masterpiece and one of the only games I replayed on a harder difficulty multiple times.

This one is going to be a must have.

urwifeminder1263d ago

Biocrap is what it means to me.

Megaton1263d ago

Dial your expectations back a bit.

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