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Submitted by gorillabiscuits 535d ago | opinion piece

The Death of the First Person Shooter

Planet Ivy: There’s a famous saying, ‘death comes to all’, and although it was probably not originally intended to be applied to video games, perhaps it’s time it should be. This sudden realisation kicked in after spending an afternoon browsing a collection of games stacked on a store’s shelf. It was apparent to me that nearly all new First Person Shooters or FPS as they’re known to many computer gamers, have all become the same shallow reproductions. (Industry, PC, PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One)

appleandroid  +   535d ago
It may be dying, but they'll carry on selling..
therealmccoy  +   535d ago
Yes, but the people buying them are idiots
ape007  +   535d ago
and the one who says to a whole lot of people idiots is... a true idiot
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appleandroid  +   535d ago
...though there are a few good ones still left, admittedly..
therealmccoy  +   535d ago
The genre isn't dead, but just a mess of unoriginality
KnightRobby  +   535d ago
There's plenty of variety. Players can jump from playing Bioshock: Infinite to Battlefield 3 to Call of Duty. They have the same premise of being an FPS, but are wildly different games.

I am leaning more towards some gamers just being plain spoiled. I've seen so many articles lately complaining that Bioshock: Infinite is an FPS...its way more than that.Admittedly, we need less CoD clowns and more originality but again, there's some FPS games that are going outside of the mold thankfully. I think next-gen will give devs new tech to create not only new games, but new genres.
venom06  +   535d ago
they aren't dying at all.. you have ALOT of CoD fanboy review sites, (IGN, KOTAKU, etc), that make sure that that particular franchise is alive and well... perfect example of this... they gave the "copy and pasted" MW3 raving reviews, despite the fact that it was truly copied and pasted and offered very little from MW2, but when a game like BF4 comes along, they instantly start trying to push the thought of "its not different" or "it looks good but"... despite that the fact that it has a new engine, new gameplay details, etc. Unless the next CoD has a NEW ENGINE AND DEDICATED SERVERS, it will be a slap in the face to us consumers, but trust me, IGN will be right there to suck that cow dry with raving reviews when it's released. Making sure, aleast that particular first person shooter, never dies..
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xc7x  +   535d ago
to be dead,they'd have to be dead in sales,devs not making them,nor making a special day showing them off. any of that not happening? yeah right,haha
IK IR Y IP T  +   535d ago
No shit dont knock the genre that made gaming main stream ! Must really suck at them ! FPS will be around aslong as games are stop trolling just dont buy them but most of the best games are fps ..
glennco  +   535d ago
It will continue to do what it has always done, evolve. Virtual reality will force a more realistic experience from the developers as VR moves players right into the game environment. Guess which 3 genres will benefit the most??? FPS/FPRPG and racing.
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Supermax  +   535d ago
Killzone battlefield cod mw cod black ops cod ghost battlefield bad company halo destiny doom4 half life new ip from ms fps.nopefar from dieing put all those togethe and that's 70 percent of the industry on all platforms,someone help me out I know I'm missing a few more I forgot about.
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PersonMan  +   534d ago
I really hope FPS games are going away. I much prefer 3rd person platformers where I can see exactly what my character is doing, see the emotions, see the pain or struggle when I'm hurt.

When I play a FPS, I don't have a voice, I don't have legs, I don't feel like I have a body. When I'm hurt, the screen just flashes. I have to mow down wave after wave of enemies. Jumping looks really stupid and awkward. Where does my gun go when I climb a ladder? Where do my hands and feet go when I climb a ladder? How can I always see my gun as if I'm always holding it to my chest?

It's more enjoyable to play in the third person because there's so much more you can do... Especially with climbing, rolling, taking cover, hand to hand combat.... Etc.

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