Head 2 Head: First-Person Shooters vs. Third-Person Shooters

GamerNode's Dan Crabtree writes: Perspective defines perceived reality, which holds true for virtual realities. The lens through which the player experiences a game frames the action in a way that no graphical prowess or intriguing plot twist can. Shooters often demonstrate this relationship better than any genre with two distinct perspectives: first-person and third-person. This is more than a question of point-of-view; it's a battle for shooter supremacy. Head 2 Head brings you the firefight that developers know all too well, First-Person Shooters vs. Third-Person Shooters.

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italianbreadman2928d ago

This is a tough call. Each style has its gameplay perks, but in terms of narrative, 3rd-person connects me to the character better by actually creating a CHARACTER, rather than turning him into a CAMERA. First-person may allow for better immersion into a game world, though.

PaperCube2928d ago

Third-person is probably the better of the two, but it's a tough call.

ct032926d ago

I like both about equally.

Shackdaddy8362928d ago (Edited 2928d ago )

Third person usually has the better story while first usually has more action.


I like both evenly tbh. I would get extremely bored from one if I didnt have the other to take a break.

greggaliffa2928d ago

I dunno, I'd argue CoD Modern Warfare had an amazing narrative and was a fps. I like the dizziness of a cut scene when it's in first person. Killzone did it well too.

italianbreadman2928d ago

I'm actually pretty surprised that there aren't a TON more FPS defenders saying that first-person is the way to go.

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