Submitted by xtheownerzx 768d ago | opinion piece

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. (BioShock: Infinite, Halo 4, PS3, The Conduit 2, Wii, Xbox 360)

majiebeast  +   768d ago
I hope the generic 1s are.
FlyingFoxy  +   768d 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.
WiiUsauce  +   767d 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.
Myze  +   768d 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.
3-4-5  +   768d ago
Until Destiny is released this Winter.

It will make COD & Halo look meaningless.
kalkano  +   768d 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...
joab777  +   768d 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.
FlyingFoxy  +   768d 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.
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NYC_Gamer  +   768d ago
Nope,there are a select few quality ones.
cervantes99  +   768d 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.
Fyflin  +   768d 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.
Alos88  +   768d 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.
venom06  +   768d ago
the ONLY FPS that really on the decline is CoD.. its going to suck this year with MW4 mainly because there is nothing that can be done with it... that can't do the future setting (BLOP2 done it) and they cant do a MW2 clone again (MW3 did that)... what they hell can they even do now?
MacDonagh  +   768d ago
Once the multiplayer first person shooter bubble bursts; there will be a lot of pain. It's just a shame that most of the industry had decided to follow this formula.
Jek_Porkins  +   768d ago
Considering all the top selling games are shooters....I'm gonna say no.
urwifeminder  +   768d ago
No not with games like Destiny coming out.
FlyingFoxy  +   768d ago
Well i would say console ones were AGES ago, they have the same thing over and over like Halo and COD.

Thankfully we have Valve working on Source engine 2 which will be awesome, and i'm hoping Doom 4 is like the originals but with awesome co-op.

Can't wait for the new gen PC shooters, most are overrated.
VonBraunschweigg  +   768d ago
Nope, we're blasting the shit out of eachother like never before and will keep on doing so untill the end of days, and then some more. Half the internet is porn, the other half our bullets, grenades, rockets, lasers you name it.
Master of Unlocking  +   768d ago
This generation of consoles has been THE generation of 1st person shooters, in all sorts of flavors, the market is completely over-crowded with them, including many mediocre ones, so I won't be sorry if they disappear from the hozizon come next gen... after Killzone 4 is released of course.

Seriously, I'd just like more traditional 2D action-platformers like LBP or Puppeteer next gen, please. And Beat'em ups. And Shoot'em ups.
shivvy24  +   768d ago
i miss the Jak and Daxter games
Fyflin  +   768d ago
I can't see them going anywhere anytime soon, I just hope they find a bit more identity rather than trying to copy ideas that are already out there.

We do have enough military shooters, or near future shooters though. More imagination please, especially next gen.
momthemeatloaf  +   768d ago
I want a tactical 3rd person shooter.
_LarZen_  +   768d ago
There should be room for the casual fps games or what I call "braindead" run & gun games.

And fps games with some depth and story behind it.

As most of us are growing up one starts to demand some more from games then just point a gun and shoot, move and repeat until the end credits roll over the screen.
jjb1981  +   768d ago
They are here to stay.
PersonMan  +   768d ago
I'm doing everything I can to stay far away from shooters. They don't do anything for me anymore. It's tired and old.

I want more open world games. Those are the most fun and longest lasting.
platformmaster918  +   768d ago
The only fps games I've enjoyed this gen are Resistance 3 because of the upgrading weapons and awesomely paced story and the weapons were very creative as well and cod4 because I was tired of ww2 shooters and the graphics floored me. Also all guillied up was awesome and it had better pacing than any other cod. It should be noted I don't play online multiplayer for more than a week because I grow bored with it so that doesn't factor in at all. Ill be giving far cry 3 a chance once its down to $30 or so.
shivvy24  +   768d ago
yea Resistance 3 is the greatest fps ive played this gen , upgrading weapons when used , health regen ( oldschool done right ) and like you said Wellpaced ! But when your releasing a game during the MW3 vs BF3 then there was really no chance to sell well
platformmaster918  +   768d ago
yeah should've released in March or something and had WAAAAAAAAY better advertising.
ZILLA  +   768d ago
IVE SWITCHED BACK TO 3rd person...
for a few.im a hardcore BF3 player but ive been playing a ton of UC3 the last couple of months online.if you want a change try THE LAB game mode its awsooooome.naughty dogs got it figured out.dont need new maps just change the gameplay.this is the future!
DanielForth  +   768d ago
the answer is yes, All Novel ideas die in time.
shivvy24  +   768d ago
i think the golden age of fps was during the 2007 - 2009 ! it was when devs tried unique things etc and fps reached its best, ppl like me was like trying alot of shooters at that time but now everywhere you go its just COD COD COD !

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