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Editorial: I Am Sick of First-Person Shooters

The Outerhaven writes: First-person shooters (or FPS for you grandchildren of boomers) is one of my favorite genres in gaming. I grew up playing games such as Doom, Quake III Arena, Unreal Tournament 2004, and others. But then something happened.

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0rbital7130d ago

FPS games are only good when theyre good atm.

Inverno30d ago

I just wish they'd do more with the actual perspective and movement. First person view in games are so unrealistic and the lack of movement is what keeps me away from most fps.

Atticus_finch29d ago

Yea but that kind of movement would just make for a dizzying experience.

Inverno29d ago

Getting dizzy was half the fun of playing Mirror's Edge. Was fun having vertigo for a week after

RaidenBlack30d ago

Sony : FPS? Yea we forgot about that ...

Nitrowolf229d ago

that's not Sony though, they just have a timed deal. Regardless, that game was going to probably happen. Plus Arkane makes FPS

Aphelion8229d ago

They tried with Killzone and Resistance but CoD and Battlefield are so dominating and oppressive that nothing else can compete. So they just stopped trying eventually.

Rimeskeem29d ago

I didn’t realize that they stopped trying cause of that. I always thought they stopped because they like the devs doing what they want and not forcing IPs on them. I’d rather have Ghost of Tsushima and Horizon than another CoD

mikey1529d ago

Aphelion824h ago
They tried with Killzone and Resistance but CoD and Battlefield are so dominating and oppressive that nothing else can compete. So they just stopped trying eventually.***

Er no, if you look at the Epic courtcase, all is revealed..

https://n4g.com/news/241457...

Court documents reveal that PlayStation 4 generated 46.8 percent of Fortnite’s total revenues from March 2018 through July 2020, while Xbox One, the second-highest platform, generated 27.5 percent. iOS ranked fifth, with just 7 percent of total revenue. The remaining 18.7 percent would have been split between Android, Nintendo Switch, and PCs.***

Sony has taken the US shooter market off MS, to a point where Windows and the IOS/Android mobiles are only also rans in the grand scheme of things. Sony deal with AAA/$60-70 games .. Even Sony can't compete

https://www.playstationlife...

H1Z1 Has Surpassed 12 Million Players on the PS4, Celebrate With a Free Weapon Skin
ZARMENA KHANSUNDAY, AUGUST 19, 2018***

With free/downloadable which thanks to Sony, doesn't require PS + subscription.

However, should these devs decide they want Sony to press the disks for retail via their Digital Audio Disk pressing plants + Host the game on PSN, then Sony takes 30% for every game. Why rock the boat? For the survival of the hardware/disk media the pressing plants don't care who you are or if its Vinyl/ CD/DVD/BR music, film or game.

KillBill29d ago

@mikey15 - what was the point of referencing Fortnite in an FPS conversation? Do you not realize Fortnite is not an FPS?

mikey1529d ago

KillBill1h ago
@mikey15 - what was the point of referencing Fortnite in an FPS conversation? Do you not realize Fortnite is not an FPS?***

Shooters are shooters.. H1Z1 is a FPS right?

Why bring KZ/Resistance into this thread then

***Aphelion828h ago
They tried with Killzone and Resistance but CoD and Battlefield are so dominating and oppressive that nothing else can compete. So they just stopped trying eventually.***

pontificate why Sony stopped doing FPSs? My last paragraph was a BETTER example of why Sony didn't care about CoD /BF

***However, should these devs decide they want Sony to press the disks for retail via their Digital Audio Disk pressing plants + Host the game on PSN, then Sony takes 30% for every game. Why rock the boat? For the survival of the hardware/disk media the pressing plants don't care who you are or if its Vinyl/ CD/DVD/BR music, film or game.***

Want some more???

https://www.videogameschron...

***Horizon Zero Dawn’s PC launch sales ‘were nearly as large as The Witcher 3’s’
GUERRILLA’S GAME WAS ALSO UP 50% ON DEATH STRANDING, ACCORDING TO RESEARCH FIRM

NEWS
23RD SEP 2020 / 4:46 PM***

https://www.vgchartz.com/ar...
Horizon: Zero Dawn Tops 10 Million Units Sold Worldwide - Sales
9
by William D'Angelo , posted on 02 May 2019 / 3,970 Views***

https://www.vgchartz.com/ar...
Marvel's Spider-Man Sales Top 20 Million Units Worldwide - Sales
25
by William D'Angelo , posted on 04 January 2021 / 2,043 Views***

None of those games are FP and we never read that about Killzone or Resistance now did we? Sometimes son its best to leave well enough alone.

Sayai jin29d ago

You guys have to excuse him.

Killzone and Horizon are FPS and the topic is about FPS. Fortnite is 3rd person...smh.

AlexMuncatchy29d ago

Aphelion is mostly right, though. Listen, I love Sony and have owned everything they've ever sold (including the damned PSP GO) but It was right around 2007 or so that they really wanted to take a slice at their own "Halo Killer" with Killzone. I remember at launch, they were really pushing Unreal Tournament 3 and saying, "hey! Does this count?". Same goes for other genres that Microsoft seemed hellbent on pushing, with Quantum Theory being touted as a Gears of War Killer and so on and so forth. There was a healthy amount of competition at that time.

But to the subject at hand, FPSs have always had to work harder to maintain my interest, and I think that's why developers started taking the "S" out of it, and we got other genre/style mashups like Mirror's Edge with it's parkour and platforming and um......Gone Home.
Strapping a gun to a first person perspective is a knee-slappingly good time for some people, but unless you go all in on realism (Operation Flashpoint) or an obsessive microdetailing of "gunfeel" like BLACK, things can get old real fast.

Games of yesteryear got around boring/generic by just being wacky. Turok, Timesplitters, Oddworld: Strangers Wrath just went apeshit with interesting "weapons" which are still insanely memorable to this day. Hell, I was having a conversation with a friend about mines. Something as simple as a remote-detonation or proximity line (like Goldeneye) was just so damned awesome and hilarious at the same time.

Shooters can be some of the most boring and generic stuff in a videogame, and economical because developers don't have to model a full player character (at least in many Indie games) but adherence to the status quo can crippling for new ideas that carry with them alot of risk.

Tedakin29d ago

Resistance was great. Sony should revive that. I guess it didn't sell that well. I remember the original coming out around the same time as Halo 3 and I kinda liked Resistance's campaign more.

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Hatchetforce30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

This is not an editorial. It is a whole page of waaaaahhhhh. It is collection of complaints really, about what one person likes and a lot about what they hate. It is hardly informative unless you personally care about the likes and dislikes of Josh Piedra.

LordoftheCritics30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

I love FPS games, I'll take more.

If you actually count, there's wayyyy more 3rd person games. Possibly 3x or more

Also this should be in a new section called 'Rant'

TheDoomedGuy30d ago

Yeah. the majority of games now are 3rd person. Very few good fps out there

Profchaos30d ago (Edited 30d ago )

Yeah unfortunately soany people like to post their opinions as news and the best way to get as many eyes over it is using a site like n4g to attract clicks you wouldn't normally get.

It's been years since I found any of these pay attention to me I'm so important whinging articles relevant more often they are written by outliers that just don't like the current gaming trend such as I hate open world's, battle royales, new game in popular franchise is bad because it's more accessible and popular or I liked it before it was cool

13sentinel29d ago (Edited 29d ago )

"Yeah unfortunately soany people like to post their opinions as news and the best way to get as many eyes over it is using a site like n4g to attract clicks you wouldn't normally get."

Yea unfortunately your comment is a useless strawman fallacy. Worthless comment.

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