Which Games Would Be Better In First-Person?

25 11 2008
Street Fighter as an FPF (first-person fighter)?

Street Fighter as an FPF (first person shooter)???

GamesRadar.com has an opinion piece up that discusses their choices for five games that are played in third-person, that they think would be better in first-person.  You can check out the story here, but I think there are a couple more that would be good, if not great, as well.

Beyond that, in light of Halo Wars upcoming in February (supposedly), I’d like to tackle the opposite argument and discuss my picks for games that should be in 3rd person. Read the rest of this entry »

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Mirror’s Edge’s (literally) Dizzying Gameplay

17 11 2008

mirrors-edge-faith

While I don’t own a 360, one of the games I’m most excited to play (hopefully soon) is Mirror’s Edge. The frenetic parkour-style evasion game really seems to deliver on a lot of the truly “next-gen” experiences that we’ve been promised since… well, since Kameo. 🙂

But, one of the issues that’s been discussed quite a bit since the game’s first previews, is the fact that when playing, you are going to be prone to bouts of nausea. Clive Thompson of WIRED.com takes a swing (and I think hits something important) at why this may be the case, and why Mirror’s Edge is truly a milestone in the first-person genre.

Read Clive’s story HERE





Mirror's Edge's (literally) Dizzying Gameplay

17 11 2008

mirrors-edge-faith

While I don’t own a 360, one of the games I’m most excited to play (hopefully soon) is Mirror’s Edge. The frenetic parkour-style evasion game really seems to deliver on a lot of the truly “next-gen” experiences that we’ve been promised since… well, since Kameo. 🙂

But, one of the issues that’s been discussed quite a bit since the game’s first previews, is the fact that when playing, you are going to be prone to bouts of nausea. Clive Thompson of WIRED.com takes a swing (and I think hits something important) at why this may be the case, and why Mirror’s Edge is truly a milestone in the first-person genre.

Read Clive’s story HERE