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Do you prefer first-person gameplay or third-person gameplay?

First-person 15 27.27%
 
Third-person 40 72.73%
 
Total:55

It depends on the game. If I must aim ranged weapons I usually prefer first person, and I prefer it too for racing sims, OTOH in arcade racers I can be fine with third person too, as long as the camera never move in a way that my car doesn't let me see well the road anymore. Third person with sudden camera changes and controls tied to camera instead of to the character, I hate it so much that I stopped playing Prince of Persia: Sands of Time, while instead I really liked third person in Heretic II.



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I like both but lately third person has been winning.



Third-Person. Probably the most off-putting thing for me when it comes to gaming is First-Person perspective. The most disappointing I’ve ever been by this is Kingdom Come: Deliverance. Super excited for that game and when I booted it up I realized it’s First-Person. Games like Skyrim and Red Dead 2 that allow the player to toggle back & forth got it right. I play Skyrim in Third-Person but do all the game’s archery in First-Person.



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no option for both?



twintail said:
no option for both?

I never considered that.



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No hardly prefer one, it's just both, but depends on how they designed mechanics & levels/maps for games like The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim or Fallout 4, i had problem with both perspective, you've read right what i just said. So, this is how i played:

-Outdoor open world = Switch to third person to see open wide space.
-Indoor dungeons/rooms/cities = switch to first person to see trashes for looting, to focus on monsters for killing and to talk people narrowly place.



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Yeah I tend to prefer to play in 3rd person so I can see my character, but some games make sense in 1st person (like anything in VR for instance). That said, the best of both worlds is to just have the ability to switch between perspectives like in Skyrim. I find combat easier in 1st person in Skyrim but like to explore in 3rd person, so I switch a lot.



CaptainExplosion said:
twintail said:
no option for both?

I never considered that.

no worries.

I just alternate btw the 2. No real preference. 



I love first person when their is a world to immerse with like elder scrolls heck I even enjoyed it in GTA/RDR 2. Third person is great to especially for games like splatoon or Gears.

It is more interesting when you ask people about the same game like racers, some people prefer first person while others tend to prefer third person.






twintail said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I never considered that.

no worries.

I just alternate btw the 2. No real preference. 

I find third-person is better for exploration or fast-paced combat, and first-person is better for uncomfortable situations and brutality.



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