Gaming Irresponsibly's Mike Askren looks into the prevalent issues that plague modern FPS games, and the reasons they may be evolving into titles of a different color.
Needs to play Section 8: Prejudice
So he can cry??? That game is awful!!!
I disagree. The battles are frenetic, crazy, and imo a blast. I have not been disappointed with my purchase one bit.
Good for you... but the game is still awful. A few people still like awful games, just something that happens. And where is the story and everything else that the article hypes on? No place... Section 8 is just a multiplayer game pretending to have a solo mission.
Sounds like you have a problem with certain fps games, and not the genre itself.
He just wants to play DNF that´s all.
I think there will be some fresh blood injected into the genre soon.
I hope so because they are all starting to look the same. http://www.justpushstart.co...
Ehh... 1) Every now and then games come out with solid story. Bioshock was great! Bioshock 2 wasnt as good... but it was a good try. Singularity had an interesting story too. As you said so many have been done, but a lot of genera's like military only have so many paths. 2) I've seen several alternate modes... Play bulletstorm its more of a co op MP than traditional. Singularity had several interesting elements beyond modes like being able to "invade" peoples head. Mindjack allowed you to join other peoples games and troll them. There are SEVERAL games that break the formula... 3) Graphics are rather unimportant... However this is insanely nitpicky. 4) Most games which have "tiers" or "levels" online; even if you gain skills they rarely help a lot. I could have 40 levels on someone in Mindjack and the most I would have is slightly faster hacking or 10% more damage. This all add's up, but it not like theres an insane break in power / skill. Crysis 2 was bad in this regard... but generally speaking most later skills were under used and worthless in MANY online games. 5) I would like an example of what is "acceptable"... Reading this article reminded me of how someone tries to justify hating a genera...
I think a game that attempted to switch things up was Mirror's Edge. But it was a bit lacking in story and was missing that special spark that carried on to gamers across the board. I do think that Borderlands brought about good style and story scenarios in their FPS try. And the drop in and out of players into the game made it that much better. You do really need to add immersive story elements and some form of role playing upgrade system into the mix for a game to really keep your attention these days.
it seems like most of them are the same this gen.
bunch of nothing.Not once did I see him mention what should be added to make a better FPS.
To be fair, it was a list of complaints, not a list of suggestions. Though I see your point.
the thing though we as gamers should try to influence what should be not complain about what isn't
I never really bought in to the FPS hype. my motto for FPS is rent first before you buy. The only FPS i trust to buy without a rent is Halo, but even it has let me down since 3. Conduit was decent, but I can't say it's a buy
call of duty and the many clones... also im tired of the lone wolf multiplayer type.
reason 6: he/she keep getting owned online by some kid(s).... i wish some of the complainers like the editor would be given the opportunity to make a "better fps", tools, ppl and etc provide....lets see if they can do a better job.
Does Portal 2 count as a FPS since it's in that perspective and uses a gun-like tool? If so, it's proof that the genre isn't that bad off. That game is sweet. I kind of agree with this writers points save for the last one. I'm a fan of rpgs and love the marriage between both genres. Starting at nothing and growing yoir character into somone powerful is so satisfying. Otherwise you're just playing Serious Sam a boring coridor shooter.
Portal 2 It's more like a First Person Puzzle, since the objective isn't the shooting itself, but pass across the levels. I cant think right now on something that replaces the portal gun, but the game would be the same even if the portals were magic fired from the arms or something like that. If you think a little more about the game... all you shoot were walls lol
I know that. I'm was sort of taking the basic concept of the genre and looking for different variations of it like perhaps a first person puzzle game with a taste of dark British humor might work. IDK. I play every fps so I understand where the author is coming from but I don't feel hopeless. Games like Portal exist.
@gorebago Yes, but I find more hope in the past. FPS isnt exactly a new genre, the real problem are the military FPS. Games like Doom, Goldeneye, Fear, XIII, Killer 7, Unreal Tournament, Quake, Half Life, Z Gundam, Bioshock... the genre had variety, and can have it again. Even if the bases are the same, the games can be different. Maybe we're not getting tired of the genre itself: We're just getting tired of shooting militars.
I like all of those games with my favorite being Half Life 2. That game was awesome. I'm diehard Valve now because of it which is why I love Portal so much. Everything is top notch. I've had to force myself to beat evert COD campaign since WaW which is weird because I played through 4 three times. I chalk it up to diminishing returns. The mp always hooked me but not so much since mw2. I'm hopeful though that the genre still has legs.
No. Portal is not an FPS.
One reason why i don't play FPS anymore is really simple. it's not as fun as it used to be. COD4 was great but COD/ACT ruined FPS with one every year with little new except a new shin. most people don't buy FPS for the MP not the SP and if the MP is easy for 10 year olds to get to the top of the match leaderboard then you know it's crap and COD has been like that since CODWAW came out. it is really popular to play COD nowadays like some how playing them makes you a good player. It doesn't. what makes you a good player on COD is a very good internet connection and nothing else. Many a time i have put whole clips into players heads and they just turn around and shot me in the toe and i die. i soud abit bitter but i have moved on since then but it would piss off anyone. now the only MP shooter i am looking forward to is UC3. :)
Because 80% of the games released this generation are shooters, its getting really old.
I think it's just marketing. Maybe FPS games are easier to make when looking at profit/loss.
generic- same cut and dry run and gun uninventive - nothing new ever no developer is willing to have the story not involve Russia attacking the US (super unlikely senerio) and for the multiplayer there is never enough maps and even with dlc
I agree with the graphics point. The graphic "evolution" is just add more polygons and effects to the mix. Did someone here played XIII for PC, PS2 and PC? Man, those cell shaded graphics were great, the story was deep, and was pretty fun. Or Killer 7 on Gamecube. Or, at least, do SOMETHING with the characters. Brink is looking really good, for example.
The death of useless websites: Why I Can't Stand gamingirresponsibly.com like websites Anymore
Well, is his opinion, the title say it loud "What I cant stand the genre". If you cant stand some other opinion... the internet is the wrong place for you.
Exactly, the internet is powered by opinion and porn.
Seriously, you'll blacklist a website for a single opinion of a single author? I find it hard to believe you'll be able to browse at all without running across opinions you disagree with. It's your choice to make, of course. As a co-founder of the site, I won't argue your choice. All I will say is that when you change your mind, we'll be glad to have you back. Keep in mind, we didn't charge you or force you to click past popover ads - all we did is allow an author his freedom of speech and opinion.
Hating on genres of games you think are beneath you is a waste of time. Proclaiming them dying when they are in a state of dominance over the market is so naive as to be funny. Very fappy article. It's not really any good for anybody else but at least the author got one off. " I’ve seen so many Spartan suits I forgot what the original Roman ones look like." Spartans were Greeks. Read a book.
I think there will be some fresh blood injected into the genre soon. hope it dies so new ip be made. tired of FPS AND MMO'S games. personally me myself drained of fps and mmo's this not attacking anyone but MY!!! personal feeling. dont matter if disagree button click. as i said thats my take on the matter.
"The Death of The FPS" - all on the basis of you not liking the genre. Give me a break.The mammoth success of COD,Halo etc. will only extend the life of the genre by a decade.
@ sugree that was the article title not mines. all i said was: IM TIRED OF FPS TYPE GAMES!! if you notice i ALSOOOOO said my personal FEELING!! ON THE MATTER. if you still cant comprehend that, take it this way. a racing gamer will get tired of racing after awhile all he's playing is racing games nothing else. my main point is (WHY NOT VARIETY!!!!) 6 years of same format,same game with different titles,different studios making fps games but root of the game is the same. no matter what you CALL IT, what country your in, and reason why your there its still the same boring ass game. FPS games is like win 95 each game is like a application adding onto the original copy thus windows 95 is now windows 7 like COD or halo is now COD 5 or halo 5 same crappy ass game with more applications added maps,DLC. that go's for ALL FPS games. ITS BORING!!!!! "kill or be killed" ROOT OF THE OBJECTIVE
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