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Is 2012 the year of the third-person shooter?

TVGB: "It’s been a long time since we had a line-up this good in the third person shooter genre. With quality titles such as Max Payne 3, Hitman: Absolution and Ghost Recon: Future Solider all dropping sometime this year it looks like 2012 could be shaping up into the best year for third person shooters this generation."

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PersonMan2428d ago

It's about time we get out of this FPS rut that we've been in. I'm tired of Crysis, CoD, Battlefield, RAGE, etc. I'm pretty much sick of flying a camera around with a gun mounted to it. I'd rather enjoy the animations of the person I'm playing as by seeing them climb, hide and throw. FPS make me feel claustrophobic because I feel so close to everything. With 3rd person I feel like I can sit back and watch the action from a distance instead of having my face in everything. I hope that makes some sense to people reading this.

metsgaming2428d ago

I absolutely agree. The only fps i really like are Counterstrike and bfbc2. Most of the time they make me feel sick, there is a theory about the fov being to small that causes this idk. In an fps your character is irrelevant you dont see them there is no connection to them at all. With tps like you said you can see and do so much more. Climbing in fps is god awful and taking cover is also terrible just not fun. I always see these military fps and wondered why there are really no military tps games around. BTW does anyone else find some recent tps games annoying because the camera is right up against the character? It may aswell be an fps at that point.

PersonMan2428d ago

Agreed. Well said. I noticed that a few games lately (Socom 4 and Ghost Recon Future Soldier) have the camera way too close to the player. I like the camera view in GTA games and Uncharted where you can see the whole character at all times.

Plus, climbing, vaulting, throwing, kicking and jumping are less intrusive in third person than in first person. It's one thing to look around in real life where you have peripheral vision, head and eye movement to see what's going on around you but when you're basically a body with a camera mounted to it, it gets disorienting because the camera will only show you where your body is facing and there's no peripheral vision.

Patriots_Pride2428d ago

Why not make a game that is perfect at both.

How hard can it be to create a game that you can swtich from 1st,2nd and 3rd view.

cpayne932428d ago (Edited 2428d ago )

The mgs games did that. But what would a 2nd person view be?

h311rais3r2428d ago

2nd person would generally be a view from a fixed location or a view from another character. Technically original mgs games could be considered. 2nd p

cpayne932428d ago

Ah thanks. I've never heard of that before.

r212428d ago

have you tried the sniper elite v2 demo? you move and observe in third person but you shoot down enemies in 1st person via your sniper rifle being your main weapon.

Saryk2428d ago

I like all genres, so long as the story is good, I can careless. I prefer RTS/RPG though!

morkendo232428d ago (Edited 2428d ago )

@personman
agree 1,000 percent im drain of FPS games.
i rather sit back and see whats going on around me at a distance too.

M-M2428d ago

Warhawk and Starhawk all the way.

BitbyDeath2428d ago

They are the best in the biz imo

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