Saturday, 20 August 2011

First Person Shooters

First person shooter games is a very popular genre in the video game market such as the Call of Duty series selling over 3.04 million units in its first week and expected to sell even more in its next instalment. Action Games usually involve that the player will kill other people or aliens. Such as in the Halo series which is also hugely successful. In my opinion Arma 2 is one of my favourite FPSs because of it's realism and mechanics and it also has some awesome mods and commands.  

There is usually a sequence of levels that the player needs to overcome such as level 1 level 2 and so on.  These take place in most modern day first person shooters which is personally dislike because I prefer the fast paced and balance of arena shooters which requires a level of skill and insight to be good at but it does increase the longevity of the game by acquiring a new gun if you kill x amount of people. Old games like Doom,  Quake or Unreal has changed the FPS market and it still affects modern games today. Mods is also a vital section in the FPS genre with mods like Counter Strike or Day of Defeat Source being a game changer in the FPS genre.


What is the future of the FPS genre? Games like Team Fortress 2 has introduced a cash shop which people can buy cosmetic "Hats" or weapons for REAL money. This has caused Valve the creators to make the game free to play. Other companies might copy this idea and apply this to their games since Valve has had more players then ever because of this. But in the console market the FPS genre is looking kind of repetitive, with COD games being released yearly and games like HomeFront, Battlefield, Killzone and more. FPSs need a change for the better rather then copying an already done mechanic. Developers need to innovate and introduce new mechanics to get any of my money. The new Dues Ex game looks like a breath of fresh air compared to the games today. 

In the next post I'll talk about the RTS genre.   

38 comments:

Mark said...

I like me some FPS games, but I think it's a genre that's been overdone lately without much change, and it's not really what it used to be.

My 2 Pesos said...

My favorite genre of games. :D

Major.Mack said...

yeah, im with mark

Simon black said...

I think you and Mark have a point, the genre really needs a change.

Sylar said...

nice post
+follow

nowaysj said...

fps is dead as far as I'm concerned.

If they can change the laws of physics and do away with lag, I'm game.

Followed

Galahadxs said...

sweet post followed bro

Dragmire said...

I can spend hours on Team Fortress 2. I really only like the online multiplayer aspect of first person shooter games. Single player campaign can't hold my attention.

Nether Critic said...

thanks for post

Dan Carter said...

if only black ops wasn't sucha let down, i'd be more looking forward to the new cod

Bones said...

GOLDEN EYE! thats all i have to say...

DWei said...

I'm excited for whatever Valve releases next. They're always groundbreakers.

Nick Zhang said...

awesomeness :)

Scienide said...

I havent seen a good FPS since a loong time...

Bob said...

Arma 2 is pretty awesome. Try the first Operation Flashpoint. It's really good too.

Jessica Thompson said...

Haha, that's great!

Kyle Maine said...

Love FPS games man!

TwistOfEvents said...

I remember Quake, one of my childhood appeals. Brought back some memories. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

My mom loves to tell me how I'll grow up to be a psycho if I play FPS

Shummus said...

FPS games kill it! best games

DesoWave said...

Games like Deus Ex will pave the way for new advancements.

ZIane said...

I like Arma II, it's pretty cool, but I still prefer playing halo reach

DeffCon said...

Thanks for the info, very useful!

Kohla said...

Brilliant post, followed

1904 Blogger said...

i remember first playing age of empires and starcraft hahaha good times

Natural One said...

Cool Blog + follow

thomau5 said...

I like a lot FPS games but they are just always a little generic

AyJim said...

Other games have their own cash shops too, they've had it for a while.

aamedor said...

nice blog +followed

Nick Zhang said...

Nice post bro

John said...

red alert, tiberium sun, so many old favorites.

Give Everything said...

born to play em!

El AnĂ³n said...

wow great!

James said...

Command and Conquer! HELL YEA!!!

Timon said...

great blog man!

Publius said...

You got great game reviews! +followed

web design services said...

Usually i don't like PC games except action or war games and after read about this game "First Person Shooters" i would like to play it. It seems very interesting and full of action and thriller.

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