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First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:21 AM Reply

Now I'm wondering, what do NG users like more, first or third person shooting games?
I know different people like different things, but it seeps FPS's are always hailed as better, lets see if this is the case, so, what's better, first or third person?


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:26 AM Reply

FPS games tend to be alot more Fast Paced, which I like, but I also like the gameplay of games such as Gears of War and Full Spectrum Warrior.

So in my opinion, it'd have to be Third Person for me.

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:31 AM Reply

i dont have a favorit i like FPS shooters like Starwars Republic Commando and the Halo games.. and3 person shooters like Lost Planet, and Red Faction: Guerilla

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:34 AM Reply

1st person because halo 3 owns

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:36 AM Reply

It depends on the game itself, really. There are FP games that I like a lot (like Left 4 Dead and Fallout 3), and TP games that I like a lot (Dead Space, Batman: Arkham Asylum).

There ARE some exceptions though. Like, playing Fallout 3 in third person is really annoying, the camera is too far away from the character and you can't properly see what's in front of you. It's also hard to pick up small items with the camera being too far away. The only time when the TP view comes in handy is when you want to see enemies hiding behind walls or rocks.

The idea of playing Mirror's Edge in TP is another example. The thing that makes that game so fun and unique is the movements in the camera while running, jumping, etc. The amount of realism, I mean. Playing that game in TP view wouldn't even be half as satisfying in my opinion.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:36 AM Reply

1st person.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:38 AM Reply

Third-Person Perspective works well for me. I'd prefer it over First-Person, since it's a lot easier to dodge, turn around and get out of the way (as in RE4 and others) as opposed to Halo and Metroid Prime. Also, you can see your character and not have to guess where exactly you're standing.

With First-Person, it's a lot more complex, and you can't see as much as with third person, which gives you the best overall vision and shooting range. (Anyone remember the Fusion Rocket launcher from Halo 1?)

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:39 AM Reply

At 9/13/09 10:36 AM, mrty wrote:
Fallout 3 in third person is really annoying, the camera is too far away from the character and you can't properly see what's in front of you. .

You know you can change how far away the camera is by moving the right stick up and down while holding down the Left bumper?(or L1 on PS3, or mouse wheel on PC)


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:45 AM Reply

At 9/13/09 10:39 AM, Jackho wrote:
At 9/13/09 10:36 AM, mrty wrote:
Fallout 3 in third person is really annoying, the camera is too far away from the character and you can't properly see what's in front of you. .
You know you can change how far away the camera is by moving the right stick up and down while holding down the Left bumper?(or L1 on PS3, or mouse wheel on PC)

Sorry, I didn't know that. I gotta try that sometime. Still though, I prefer first person when it comes to Fallout 3.

How do you know that by the way? From the game manual?


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 12:16 PM Reply

At 9/13/09 10:45 AM, mrty wrote:
How do you know that by the way? From the game manual?

Probably just accidentally pressed a button or two and realized it. Anyway, I prefer third person. Games that use it just seem to be better.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 12:25 PM Reply

I mostly like third person more, more insight and less constricted. But for some games third person just doesn't work.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 12:27 PM Reply

I like the bird's eye view


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 12:30 PM Reply

Both are good for different games. Lost Planet's 3rd person was good, but on the PC, the FPS option sucked because you couldn't see ur gun, or melee attacks.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 12:34 PM Reply

When it comes to matchmaking, I prefer FPS because I suck at TPS online.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 12:53 PM Reply

First person because of Quake and TF2.

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 01:03 PM Reply

FPS is definitely better when playing Team Deathmatch. I also prefer the view to TPS because it's more realistic (we can't see our bodies in full, obviously).


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 01:08 PM Reply

At 9/13/09 10:45 AM, mrty wrote:
At 9/13/09 10:39 AM, Jackho wrote:
At 9/13/09 10:36 AM, mrty wrote:
Fallout 3 in third person is really annoying, the camera is too far away from the character and you can't properly see what's in front of you. .
You know you can change how far away the camera is by moving the right stick up and down while holding down the Left bumper?(or L1 on PS3, or mouse wheel on PC)
Sorry, I didn't know that. I gotta try that sometime. Still though, I prefer first person when it comes to Fallout 3.

How do you know that by the way? From the game manual?

I noticed in a youtube video that a guy had an over-the-shoulder view when mine was a mile away.
so I just messed aroun until I figured it out


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 01:17 PM Reply

Third person, just makes you care more about the characters than if you're in first person.

Strange huh? Because you're supposed to BE the guy you're controlling in first person games.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 01:34 PM Reply

I can't decide.

In games where it's first person, I want to see it in third person.

But in games where it's third person, I want to see it in first person.

I'm weird.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 02:33 PM Reply

1st person is better on the PC with a mouse and keyboard. 3rd person is better with a controller.

At 9/13/09 10:26 AM, Lagamuffin wrote: FPS games tend to be alot more Fast Paced, which I like, but I also like the gameplay of games such as Gears of War and Full Spectrum Warrior.

Full spectrum warrior? That game isn't a shooter though, thats a strategy game...

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 02:35 PM Reply

At 9/13/09 10:36 AM, Jackho wrote: 1st person.

This, even though being on 3rd person in Tf2 isn't that bad, I would play it either way.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 03:06 PM Reply

i prefer first person, i have a lot of trouble playing third because i get bored easily by it for some reason

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 07:43 PM Reply

I enjoy fps game better,but if third person games are done right then they can be better than most fps games

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 07:53 PM Reply

First person all the way, hands down, no question.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 07:53 PM Reply

I don't play shooters often, but for the most part, I like first-person. However, if there are heavy platforming elements in the game, then I'd prefer third-person.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 07:58 PM Reply

it depends i mostly like first person games but r6v2 i guess you could say is a hybrid

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 09:34 PM Reply

I like FPS due to more of a realistic feel but TPS make you more aware of you're surroundings. Gameplay like Gears of War though have me hooked but the intensity of FPS also has my heart.

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 09:40 PM Reply

Depends on the game. Like Resident Evil is better in third-person than in first-person.

Although games like Halo are better in first-person. However to have the option would certainly be sweet.

To answer your question I prefer third-person.

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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:18 PM Reply

For shooter games, first person. It's just so... awkward trying to shoot in third person.

The only games that give you a choice that I've played extensively are Morrowind and Fallout 3. Fallout 3, I'm always in first person. But Morrowind, when I'm fighting, I'm in first person, but when walking around I go into third. Looks a lot better, even though that game's graphics are shit.


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Response to First or Third Person? Sep. 13th, 2009 @ 10:41 PM Reply

I perfer 3-D person platformers.


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