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I'm not sure whether it was the rise of fps, the death of the Arcades or a combination of the above that caused this genre to die, but dammit I need my fix. 

 

I grew up playing Time Crisis, Virtue Cop, House of the Dead and during the PS2 era I had a bunch of light gun games on my ps2. Hell, even on the PS3 I went out and bought the Time Crisis collection, House of the Deads and The Shoot. 

 

Here we are in this so called "gaming renaissance" and these games are no where to be found. I want to play Point Blank and compete with friends. I want to play House of the Dead with its cheesy one liners. I want to feel like a badass 80's action hero in Time Crisis. I want to play the weird Ninja Assault game and more. 

 

It feels like peripheral required games have all but died and won't be making a return anytime soon. 



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Yeah, I'm sad whenever I think about all these great on-rail shooter games I played ( House of the Dead,Time crisis 1-3) on my PS2 or my Wii (RE : Umbrella Chronicles/Darkside Chronicles).

I still need to play Sin & Punishement though xD



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Well.... at least you have PSVR with its PS Move controllers. Maybe Namco could make a Time Crisis for PSVR.



 

 



Unfortunately, doesn't seem like any shooter game will become revolutionary anytime soon (besides Splatoon, but that doesn't count). Shooters would work well with peripherals, but seems like people have adjusted to controller/keyboard gaming.

Perhaps focus less on the peripherals and more on the game? You're a rare type of person- most people want less gimmicky peripherals.



I Think gun games could become popular again, if they find a simple solution with a sensor bar and guns and make sure that you don´t see the guns sight when you shoot (it kind of spoils things :)). Since the traditional light guns don´work on anything other than a CRT TV, you would need something like a sensor bar so solve it.



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Just go to the nearest arcade. There is bound to be one in a 1000km radius.



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I say this to myself every now and again. I miss my gray GunCon and time crisis on the PS1. The shape alone and its little red button, brilliant. The wii done a shit job at them and even though there was less calibration issues, it didn't feel right.
I hope sony's move controller matched with the white casing with the extra buttons will be good enough to satisfy this itch. We won't ever get a gun that doesn't look like a neon toy or is shaped so sexy like the GUNCON on ps1 though.



 

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Smartie900 said:

Well.... at least you have PSVR with its PS Move controllers. Maybe Namco could make a Time Crisis for PSVR.

And hope fully BandaiNamco will manage to release a GunCon holder for the move controler that isn't neon orange or shaped like a nerf gun. We can only hope.



 

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If you have PlayStation 4, PlayStation VR, and Two PlayStation Move controllers, then Until Dawn: Rush of Blood is exactly what you are looking for.

Similar experiences can also be found in PlayStation VR Worlds and Carnival Games VR.

Later this year Sony is bringing out the PS VR Aim Controller which will bring even more arcade/on rail shoot like experience home.



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