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Are First Person Shooters On The Downfall?

GamerFitNation: irst person shooters were the craze in the beginning of this current console generation. Through the years however, we have seen how this genre has culminated into a popular genre with games like Call of Duty, Battlefield, and other classics like the Halo franchise. When you look at the amount of first person shooter titles available now it seems that every system has a flagship first person title. Sony had Resistance/Killzone, Xbox has Halo, and Nintendo whether you like it or not had The Conduit.

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majiebeast1318d ago

I hope the generic 1s are.

FlyingFoxy1318d ago

Definitely, Halo and COD are so overrated.. and over saturated the 360 when we should have had quality titles from Rare. MS shafted us bad.

PS4 and PC for me next gen.

WiiUsauce1318d ago

are you kidding me? how is Halo overrated? it deserves every bit of praise it receives, because the games are so well made and highly polished with excellent multiplayer and amazing single player campaigns.

Myze1318d ago

Yeah, certain games that refuse to stand out will hopefully see their downfall. There are still plenty of good FPS games/series though. Far Cry 3 and Borderlands 2 being fairly recent examples. Both great games, but not standard FPS mediocre/bad games.

I would include Crysis, but that series is steadily getting worse, focusing far more on graphics and selling their engine than atmosphere, gameplay and story.

The first Bioshock game is still one of the best games of the generation. Bioshock 2 was still good, but just not as good. Infinite looks like it will be great, and really excited about it.

3-4-51318d ago

Until Destiny is released this Winter.

It will make COD & Halo look meaningless.

kalkano1318d ago

I hope so. I've reached the point where the mere mention of a shooter makes me start twitching and cussing like I just developed turrets...

joab7771318d ago

I hope next gen will allow developers to freshen up the formula because it is very stale. I do enjoy them but they have become so mind numbing that i just cant play anymore, not with so many other options. I hope there are more games like bioshock and half life.

I do think though that next gen could help alot and even if its slipping, the genre is still very lucrative which makes $ and in turn helps the industry.

FlyingFoxy1318d ago (Edited 1318d ago )

Agreed, and i think you will love Valve once they show off Source 2.

Personally i am hoping it's as big of a leap as HL2 made with it's physics engine all the way back in late 04. I hope they add something groundbreaking to do with physics like real time water/fire effects that aren't just static but can fill areas and spread etc.. not just scripted.

That with procedural weather effects, man it will be so good.

The only shooters i enjoy these days are Killing Floor and Left 4 Dead 2, hopefully there are more games like that in the future that aren't as stale as most fps.

NYC_Gamer1318d ago

Nope,there are a select few quality ones.

cervantes991318d ago

I hope the simple point and shoot variety is on the downfall, but the type like Deus Ex I hope we see more of.

Fyflin1318d ago

Deus Ex was great, I'm enjoying Dishonored at the moment too. A lot can be done with first person games (remember Mirror's Edge!), they don't all have to feature running and gunning everything that moves.

Alos881318d ago

"It might be people’s desires and preferences that might be declining but the quality of FPS’s are getting better as the generation pans out. Hopefully Bioshock Infinite will change all of that"
I know you didn't mean it like that but the way that was phrased made it sound like you wanted Bioshock Infinite to STOP the FPS genres increase in quality.

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