Submitted by godfree 1628d ago | article

Why First Person (Shooters) Are Popular

Gamertag Radio writes: "Quite frankly, without First Person Shooters, I wouldn’t be where I am with my Gaming history. Yes, Super Mario Bros. was an amazing experience in the NES days, and yes, all the brawlers from Konami were really cool, Zelda, Metroid, Sonic, all are great games, but something really changed to a lot of people, including myself when Wolfenstein3D, the original Doom and all over in 1996 when Duke Nukem3D came into the scene. My mind was blown away by the visuals, cool enemies and weapons, all the way to the great level design." (Duke Nukem 3D, Duke Nukem 3D (XBLA), Duke Nukem Forever, PC, Perfect Dark, Perfect Dark HD, Perfect Dark XBLA, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360)

firefoxprime  +   1629d ago
Cuz its easy. Pick and play. There "is" a learning curve, but not as challenging as a fighter or action rpg for instance.
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thorstein  +   1629d ago
I love the 1st Person Shooter but the 2nd Person Shooters are more fun.
warrior9988  +   1628d ago
3rd person you mean ?? i never heard of a 2nd person O_o
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Kon  +   1628d ago
I was thinking about this the other day... Why not 2nd person shooters?
omi25p  +   1628d ago
a second person shooting game is where you are the person you are shooting at. i think that kind of makes sense...
Blad3star  +   1628d ago
4th Person Shooter would be nice

You are controlling a person in the video game who is also controlling another person with in the video game.


X controls Y's fire power and combat moves and Y is in charge of protecting Z.

Z is the vision,stealth,speed and recon of the team but is defenseless and relies on Y for protection.

X is the main life line for the team but can revive Y and Y can not protect X.
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mikeslemonade  +   1628d ago
First person shooters are the most immersive type of game. And they also tend to look graphically more advanced than any other type of game. Those two things are what draw people in. And people love guns and blowing things up.
captain-obvious  +   1628d ago
a 2nd person shooter is when the cam is fixed to one angle
like the classic RE games and GOW

(i think)
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thorstein  +   1628d ago
A 2nd Person Shooter is where the Player is the main character (like in an RPG). Other characters use pronouns like "You."

A 1st Person Shooter is where the player controls a character who is referred to by his or her name like in Duke Nukem, Uncharted, Halo.
lizard81288  +   1628d ago
I thought 2nd person shooters were top down shooters, via fixed camera angle.
Blaze929  +   1628d ago
I think it has to do with people's lives being more busier and quicker than ever. I started out gaming as a kid when I had all the time in the world. Now I'm in college and have a job and can barely get any play time in. I don't have time for RPGs and long ass games that don't end or take time before getting any good gameplay parts in. I could say it's the same reason mobile games/apps are booming the way they are now with games like Angry birds etc. They are quick games to fit people's busy lifestyles without dedicated too much time out of their life to play.

Shooters are quick gateways to fast gaming by jumping straight online into the action for some quick 10-15 minute fun. Maybe longer...if you're BADASS! lol

But seriously I know for me personally, I just don't have the time for many other genres that I used to play. Specifically RPGs. I kid you not when I tell you I am STILL on the intro train part of Final Fantasy 13 since it's North American release -_-
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AngelicIceDiamond  +   1628d ago
Tell it like it is bro.
KeiserSosay4788  +   1628d ago
Easy...it's been the nature of man for thousands of years...Kill each other. It sounds terrible, but what better way to do that than to do so with no negative consequences. I suppose it also has alot to do with the competitive nature, but what it all boils down to is.....killing each other, for fun...which is fun
HobbsCanuck  +   1628d ago
go to youtube and add /watch?v=FhHK1ltJJg4&NR=1 to the url. N4G thinks im spamming -.-

But i think this is why FPS games are popular
KrimsonKody  +   1628d ago
I remember reading articles discussing whether or not 1st person shooters are used to train youths to use guns & learn the basic fundementals of war (stealth, tactics, gun types, etc.)...
gypsygib  +   1628d ago
It's because the view in the game is the view you have in real life.
captain-obvious  +   1628d ago
not really

unless you have an eye that extend in front of you for a meeter or so
AngelicIceDiamond  +   1628d ago
FPS shooters are old but I buy'em because thats all my My friends'll play. And I never been more annoyed. whenever I haer of a new online FPS I don't even click on the article sometimes. Cuzz most FPS play the same in terms of mechanics but "pacing" and "detail" is what gives each FPS game an "Identity" makes since?

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