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First-Person-Stagnant: Where Do Shooters Go From Here?

Play Vault's Dominic:

"I’ve been playing first-person-shooters for a hell of a long time. So long in fact, that I still call them ‘corridor shooters’, which manages to make me sound like I’m bearded, balding and middle-aged (which I’m thankfully not, at least not yet). As a long standing junkie for the genre, I’ve been there from the early days when Doom and Quake redefined the world of digitised violence, to the mind-screwing genius of Rare’s Goldeneye 64. I’ve fought with Nazi’s in Medal of Honor, snuck and slashed as Riddick and free-run my way around a glistening utopia with Mirror’s Edge. But now that Call of Duty and Halo stand triumphant atop the slayer match that is the FPS genre, where can FPSs go from here? Can developers still innovate in such a specific medium of gaming? Or is the future of shooters a series of map pack downloads and re-skinned weapons?"

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ape0071557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

I love online mp as the next guy but we need classic epic single player campaigns, epic sp modes like doom, like duke, Quake 1 and 2, turok 1 and 2, goldeneye, perfect dark, half life 1 and 2, Doom 3, bioshock, timesplitters etc.......

these games need "skill" to make, not that shallow linear go from A to B (although CoD4 and MW2 campaigns were freaking epic)

but enough is enough we need to push it to the next level, come on ID software, BRING DOOM 4

MAJ0R1557d ago

unfortunately nearly all future and modern day games will be go from A to B because they are targeting the casual market. Even when I played the Diablo 3 beta it seemed to hold your hand in an annoying way.

kevnb1557d ago

they move the heck away from auto-aim and gamepads.

krazykombatant1557d ago

Perhaps some sort of cover system, add more dynamic to the FPS. I didn't play but didn't killzone 3 have a cover system in which you could go 3rd person.

I think games like BF3 could benefit.. You don't necessarily need to go into a 3rd person view, but some sort of way where you can get into cover and if your shooting blindly its just you looking at your gun as you unleash your skill canon on people. Thats something that I think TPS have over FPS, the cover system if done right on a FPS would be amazing.

cpayne931557d ago

Nah Killzone 3 had a cover system but it stayed in FP. Killzone 2 had a cover system also.

M83_1557d ago

I think more emphasis has to be on single player again.
I do agree FPS shooters are stale so it's time to cut back on them.
Make more action/adventure games with a high leaning on story like uncharted or heavy rain.
Last gen it was all about WW2 shooters and we all got sick of them but now that they have been left for a few years I wouldn't mind seeing one make a comeback.
Single player should ALWAYS be better than MP IMO.

Raoh1557d ago (Edited 1557d ago )

I'm not a real fan of FPS, I prefer Third Person Shooters.

We need a socom reboot.

I'm hopefull that spec ops will be good and I think mercenary ops is pc only, I hope not

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