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So how?

I like them 63 52.07%
 
Abomination 24 19.83%
 
They are ok 34 28.10%
 
Total:121

They don't interest me, so I avoid them.



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I love them. Just like any other genre there is some that are bad and some that really stand out.

Best FPS games

Halo
Call of Duty
Killzone
Battlefield
Resistance
Counterstrike
Half-Life
Left 4 Dead
Borderlands
Bioshock

And I may be missing one or two but you get the point. For the people who don't like them they are allowed to not like them. But just like people dont want to hear about JRPG games being generic, FPS fans are the same way. Some stand out and others don't.



S.T.A.G.E. said:
Goatseye said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:
Goatseye said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

I like them....they just keep being made because Americans cant get enough of them though. Very few standout games in the FPS lot.


OK. JRPGs just keep being made because Japanese cant get enough of them though. Very few standout games in the JRPG lot.

Do you see, they're mostly the same if not, they are very rare.


JRPG's test gamers on a level FPS titles cannot. Call it cerebral....but look at where thge FF franchise has gone and you can see its probably going to turn into kingdom hearts with versus.

Start naming those cerebral games please. Tell me how JRPGs test my reflex. QTE's doesn't count.


Yes, they dont test your ability to keep items and strategize in battle. You're right, you just point a shoot just like an FPS. RTS, JRPG's, and puzzle games are the most cerebral of the major games. I like FPS games myself and am pretty good at them, but its not like they are adding to my intelligence. The only shooter that forced me to think was battlefield, but thats because I was on a team with people and we were all barking out orders and strategies to take over points and dominate the map. Thats about the only FPS that has forced me to think and I can blame that on the competitive aspect of the game.


That's what Brain Age is for. Action/adventure games are meant to be fun and stress free.



I find the orientation to be nauseating and cannot play for significant periods of time. Even with Elder Scrolls I have to switch to third person to get my bearings.

There are some I have tried like Bioshock and Borderlands which have elements I like, but the perspective ruins it so much that I cannot enjoy the experience.



They are ok, two a year is sufficient for me.
I'm not sure yet what nr 2 is going to be this year, I already played Bioshock infinite.



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S.T.A.G.E. said:
NightDragon83 said:
First person shooters are today what platformers / sidescrolling action games were back in the 8-16 bit eras. I didn't hear anybody complain about the mind numbing amount of cheap platformers and sidescrollers back in the day. For every quality platformer like a Mario or Sonic game, there were a dozen lazy, uninspired, usually based on a license platformers that would make you pull your hair out after spending 5 minutes with them.

Just look at all the AVGN videos if you want proof.


In terms of revenue, yes you're right, in terms of literal evolution, third person games are the natural evolution not FPS.

?  Not sure what you mean by that... weren't 95% of games essentially "third person" already, from the early arcade games to the 2D sidescrollers to the vast majority of 3D games from the 32-bit gen and on?  What does one have to do with the other?

The way I look at it, first person games in general today are a natural evolution the immersive experience that videogames can provide and have taken great strides to provide in the past. And with the advent of more photo-realistic looking 3D games, playing many of them from a first person perspective, whether it be action, shooter, racing, etc, are experiences that you just couldn't get in generations past.  Games like Mirror's Edge, Portal, Fallout / Skyrim, in-car views in racing sims like GT and Forza, in addition to the plethora of top FPS games out there, are some of the most immersive games I've played and are just a few examples of how videogames have evolved over the past three decades.

All I'm saying is that all the shooting / action games of yesteryear that were done from a 2D sidescrolling perspective have now evolved into first person experiences, and being that shooting things has been a staple of videogames going back to the days of Space Invaders, it's only natural that these are some of the most popular types of games today, as the first-person perspective fits shooters perfectly, where it's had mixed results with other genres.



On 2/24/13, MB1025 said:
You know I was always wondering why no one ever used the dollar sign for $ony, but then I realized they have no money so it would be pointless.

S.T.A.G.E. said:
Goatseye said:
S.T.A.G.E. said:

I like them....they just keep being made because Americans cant get enough of them though. Very few standout games in the FPS lot.


OK. JRPGs just keep being made because Japanese cant get enough of them though. Very few standout games in the JRPG lot.

Do you see, they're mostly the same if not, they are very rare.


JRPG's test gamers on a level FPS titles cannot. Call it cerebral....but look at where thge FF franchise has gone and you can see its probably going to turn into kingdom hearts with versus.

What do you mean by that?



Yeah man I'm hyped for Killzone Shadow Fall and COD Ghosts. Can't wait to find out more about them.



 

I honestly dislike them.

Skinner box designs in overdrive play into shooters. They just bombard you with senses and people percieve that as fun. Turn up the "Press A for Awesome" to 11.

Moar "plosions, more "Merica. I can see why people might be into them, but I find them too much like Die Hard: The videogame.



http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/profile/92109/nintendopie/ Nintendopie  Was obviously right and I was obviously wrong. I will forever be a lesser being than them. (6/16/13)

I used to like them, in fact it used to be my fav genre

now i dislike them more then anything

ohh well