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User Info: lightningxiii-2

lightningxiii-2
2 weeks ago#1
And why?
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User Info: darthcorpse

darthcorpse
2 weeks ago#2
Third person. Over-reliance on first person (and WASD) I think is causing the genre to become a bit stale, though I understand why indie devs are doing this so much. But with third person, you can see what happens to your character. First person of course makes the fear more immediate, and also removes the ability to see behind you, so I am not saying it is bad, just overused.

That isn't to say third person only would save things by itself...It too could be overused.

User Info: shgamer

shgamer
2 weeks ago#3
Normally 3rd person. But I do like Condemned: Criminal Origins even though it's 1st person. I think it's because it's mostly melee combat, which I think is really good in 1st person.
I didn't like Resident Evil 7 at all though. Not only because it was in 1st person, but because I thought it was pretty poor overall (the only numbered RE I didn't bother finishing - sold it as soon as I could).
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User Info: lightningxiii-2

lightningxiii-2
2 weeks ago#4
darthcorpse posted...
Third person. Over-reliance on first person (and WASD) I think is causing the genre to become a bit stale, though I understand why indie devs are doing this so much. But with third person, you can see what happens to your character. First person of course makes the fear more immediate, and also removes the ability to see behind you, so I am not saying it is bad, just overused.

That isn't to say third person only would save things by itself...It too could be overused.

I don't like the first-person view. Aside from the annoying shaky camera, it makes the protagonist unrelatable. Not saying they're always relatable in third-person, but you can't see their reactions and facial expressions in first-person most of the time. And it can be confusing to know your character's status, like whether they're standing or crouching, and stuff like that. The first-person camera also makes me feel like I'm running into the walls! I refuse to play first-person games unless I find them very interesting and worth trying.

shgamer posted...
(the only numbered RE I didn't bother finishing - sold it as soon as I could).

Funny, I hated RE remastered the most, but I finished it anyway. Got rid of it shortly afterwards, though. It was so bad I just couldn't stand it anymore for another playthrough with the other main character (I mean Chris). A horrible camera which led to awful controls, no aiming, and no combat, cringey inventory, no autosaves, terrible boss battles, ... I only liked the puzzles, and Jill, of course! Lisa Trever was interesting too. That's about it.
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User Info: TongYoon

TongYoon
2 weeks ago#5
I honestly never played any horror game on first person, since i only have a ps2 and i don't know if they made any like that for it.

But i think i prefer third person, just because i like seeing my character

User Info: lightningxiii-2

lightningxiii-2
2 weeks ago#6
TongYoon posted...
i prefer third person, just because i like seeing my character

I also want to see the character I'm playing as.
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User Info: darkness1018

darkness1018
2 weeks ago#7
As long as its good it doesn't really matter to me. I liked 3rd & 1st person horror games.
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User Info: yadehtsiyadot

yadehtsiyadot
2 weeks ago#8
I actually get more immersed in third person games. Don't know why that is.
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lightningxiii-2
2 weeks ago#9
yadehtsiyadot posted...
I actually get more immersed in third person games. Don't know why that is.

Me too. I think it totally makes sense because you can relate to your character better and have a better and more comfortable view, at least for me.
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User Info: HighwayPilot

HighwayPilot
2 weeks ago#10
First person is fine for shooters and adventure games like Myst. But for most genres 3rd person is better, because you get to see what happens to your character. This is especially important for horror games. You can't see or feel (except perhaps for some vibration feedback) what happens to your character in first person. Usually, first person game protagonists don't even have a body during gameplay.
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