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Mew
June 15th, 2013, 11:52 AM
What's your opinion on FPS's? God, the people who play them seem to hate Pokémon...

Purple Materia
June 15th, 2013, 01:05 PM
Depends on the game.

Of my top five most played games, three are first person shooters: all of them multiplayer. There's something about the rush of energy I get when I try to headshot an enemy at mid range while strafing to avoid incoming fire. That feeling of excitement when I rush through an enemy spawn only to get kill after kill, weaving and dodging to avoid getting shot at. Getting a sniper kill against an enemy sniper who's been pestering me all round long...

I find them really, really fun. I'll admit they aren't for everyone; I only really enjoy playing them for the multiplayer aspect. I like creating a character and advancing through ranks, unlocking and earning attachments.

ProfGrove
June 15th, 2013, 03:45 PM
Considering that's where most of the multiplayer is, that's where I mostly am. I also play TPS, racing, strategy, RPG, MMO, simulation, platformer, finger-shooter, RTS, action, adventure, etc. everything from E to M, from fainting Pokemon to gibbing locusts, from flooring a Reventon to saving every realm, every Universe.

Bevertails
June 15th, 2013, 05:33 PM
The Poll seems a bit biased? Murder? A FPS typically sets you in a military environment thus no murder. I like them but really only ArmA because i'm going to enlist :P

TreeKangaroo
June 15th, 2013, 05:37 PM
I like some games. I used to liked CoD but the fans on Youtube ruined it for me.(some are fine though) I was watching a walkthrough and someone was like "THIS GAME SUX PLAY CALL OF DUTY THAT'S THE MANLIEST GAME EVER." And there's this kid whose obsessed and I mean OBSESSED with Microsoft and he has bad grammar(he does it on purpose) and he always ends his posts like "MICROSOFT 4 LIFE!!" or something. It's really annoying. I like some shooting games(Halo for example) those are fine.

Marisa
June 15th, 2013, 05:42 PM
Most FPS games have a bunch of multiplayer aspects included, in fact, most FPS are centered around the multiplayer. I used to play a lot of Call of Duty, but I just started to hate the competitive parts of it (I'm the type of guy who plays for fun), and soon stopped playing it altogether.

Razer302
June 15th, 2013, 06:15 PM
I can only really enjoy FPS games when I play with friends. I used to play alone all the time but now I get bored really fast as I'm not as competitive as when I am with my friends, and the campaign modes to me even on the hardest difficulty are just far to simple and easy, maybe I just got better I don't know but they to me don't seem as good as they used to be.

PokemonComposer
June 16th, 2013, 06:47 AM
And what's the reason you claim, that FPS gamers hate Pokemon?

Talli
June 16th, 2013, 07:37 AM
I used to play Halo before my boyfriend's 360 got the RROD. as for others most are okay but CoD. ( reason: all these stupid parents buying it for their little darlings who are clearly too young to play at M rated game and then hearing them on multi-player). I'll only play FPS on single player.

so yeah some FPS are okay.

Mew
June 16th, 2013, 07:38 AM
Yep. Most of them hate all the good games.

TreeKangaroo
June 16th, 2013, 01:14 PM
I used to play Halo before my boyfriend's 360 got the RROD. as for others most are okay but CoD. ( reason: all these stupid parents buying it for their little darlings who are clearly too young to play at M rated game and then hearing them on multi-player). I'll only play FPS on single player.

so yeah some FPS are okay.


YES THANK YOU. And then on youtube they say that other games but call of duty suck and it's the manliest game ever etc.

TheBigMan0706
June 16th, 2013, 01:39 PM
The only FPSs i play are the Bioshock series and Borderlands 2. sure, i play FPS games, but not as dumb as the Call of Duty series that everyone mindlessly play

Ckbruin
June 16th, 2013, 04:15 PM
I think I might be one of the few people who play Pokemon as much as other FPS games. Personally, they're (mostly) mindless games that I can play without thinking, whereas Pokemon is a game that requires some strategy. I enjoy the FPS genre, and I feel I can enjoy all types of games, from pure puzzle to turn-based strategy to mindless shooters. Games such as Call of Duty aren't that bad if you take away the immature and unintelligent parts of the community (but, let's face it, that's not going to happen).

Obviously there is no game that is marketed towards every type of gamer, and it's just a matter of personal preference which genre of games you decide to play - Pokemon, FPS, etc.

Gyardosamped
June 16th, 2013, 04:33 PM
I love FPS games! It has to be my favorite genre of games. I don't play as much FPS's as I used to a few years ago, but I used to play a ton of Soldier front (IJJI), AVA, Combat Arms, L4D, Ace of Spades, a ton of small commuity FPS's on Steam, and I also did try COD (but I didn't really like it.)

Like others have mentioned, I love the competitiveness brought out by most FPS's, and I do enjoy multiplayer games, so that's definitely something you almost always get with first person shooters. I'm honestly just a fan of shooting games. I might not be the best at them, but they are entertaining and they don't require much skill other than some decent coordination.

Limerent
June 16th, 2013, 05:00 PM
Considering I've played about 1100 hours of Battlefield 3 you could say I like first person shooters. Good mechanics, solid gunplay and just the ability for anything to happen make FPS's enjoyable. I do not play CoD, that is the most diluted P
FPS and lowers the guality of the genre overall. I play semi serious a lot of the time but multiplayer with friends and meeting new people is fun. If it's a team game with the option to play many roles that also extends the life cycle for me.

And no, I love Pokemon! My battle buddies don't understand it...

Brendino
June 16th, 2013, 07:52 PM
First person shooters aren't really my thing, as I've never found any sort of first person game all that fun, including things like Minecraft and The Elder Scrolls games. I much prefer if I'm controlling a character, that I can see all of their limbs (rather than just your hands, and occassionally your feet), as the first person cameras always seem a little phony to me. If I was using some sort of controller that simulated an actual gun by pointing it at the screen, I might be able to get into them a bit more.

So overall, I don't mind first person shooters, but rarely do I find myself playing them.

Aeon
June 16th, 2013, 10:56 PM
I used to love FPS games, but I feel that the market has been oversaturated over time so I lost interest not too long after BF3 started pedaling the dumb premium thing (that and it's like it's trying to be CoD.)

Miss Anne Thrope
June 17th, 2013, 04:17 AM
I like Fallout and zombie games which are usually FPS.
But I don't do the multiplayer stuff, no CoD or anything.

KannibalKween
June 19th, 2013, 05:37 PM
I am a huge fan of most Fps games like elder scrolls, Fallout, Far cry, ect but being said unless its open world me no like <.<.

Krazzikk
July 7th, 2013, 11:31 PM
I am a huge fan of most Fps games like elder scrolls, Fallout, Far cry, ect but being said unless its open world me no like <.<.I wouldn't really consider Elder Scrolls to be an FPS o3o

What's your opinion on FPS's? God, the people who play them seem to hate Pokémon...
A lot of people who play mainstream shooters are a bunch of idiots, I wouldn't listen to any of them >_>

I'm not really one for the mainstream FPSes like CoD and BF but I do play tons of TF2, and Counter Strike, with hundreds of hours on each, and I did play a lot of Halo 3 back in the day when that was popular, although I've grown out of console gaming as it's a very silly thing... ok I'm not getting into that here, lol.

It's kind of an odd question to answer because it's not really like a very controversial thing and either you don't like FPSes because you're bad at them or you don't like the violence. Or you like them a lot.

ShadowE
July 8th, 2013, 01:45 AM
I like FPS games, but i hate the ones that are constantly mentioned in youtube comments (CoD, Battlefield). I love Borderlands (tho it can be seen as a RPG too) and Far Cry, but CoD and Battlefield ruin FPS imo. Cant say anything about Halo since i dont own a Xbox. Some are good and some are way too overrated. Hearing little kids scream that you "hardscope" (dude... wtf thats how you USE A SNIPER) made me hate CoD and BF

Sweets Witch
July 8th, 2013, 04:53 AM
The actual games aren't bad at all. I don't mind playing any FPS, really. The communities suck but most of the games don't. Sometimes it's fun to shoot things, but not when you have to mute every other player in the middle of a match because they won't shut up.

ShadowE
July 8th, 2013, 06:55 AM
The actual games aren't bad at all. I don't mind playing any FPS, really. The communities suck but most of the games don't. Sometimes it's fun to shoot things, but not when you have to mute every other player in the middle of a match because they won't shut up.

Excactly. For instance: Battlefield 3 had a good story and a fun co-op, but the online community ruins the Multiplauer. Since CoD is way too focused on Multiplayer and its campaign is pretty crap, id prefer BF3 over CoD if i had to pick. Idk about Far Cry's community since i barely played online with it, and Borderlands is bragging about the rarest loot and eliminating tough enemies together.

Cerberus87
July 8th, 2013, 09:52 AM
I like classic FPS like Doom and Quake. Not fond of the new ones.

Atomic Pirate
July 8th, 2013, 12:07 PM
I quite like them, or at least a good number of them. While I'm not a huge COD fan, I still enjoy playing the games once in a while (mainly so I can troll idiots online). Mainly, though, I like games like the Borderlands and Bioshock series, as well as the FPS Fallout games.

Epickid
July 9th, 2013, 09:52 AM
They're pretty cool. My favorite FPS is COD: Black Ops 2.

Cherrim
July 9th, 2013, 10:21 PM
I can't say I'm really a fan. The only FPS games I've really enjoyed, I enjoyed for other reasons and often felt annoyed by the fact that they were part of the genre at all. Bioshock was the first FPS I ever played and it had a lot of RPG elements and its story was the priority, compared to multiplayer-based FPSes. The only other one I really like is the Left 4 Dead series and that one is more about teamwork and ambiance than necessarily shooting... if that makes any sense. (If Portal counts, I liked it too and it's obviously not a traditional one either.)

But stuff like Halo or Battlefield? The only reason to play it is for the sake of doing something with my friends and I just don't enjoy the actual shooter aspect of any of them. The games aren't fun for me and they all feel the same. The only difference to me is the controls used to reload the weapon and minor things like whether or not you regenerate health. I don't like competitive multiplayer and often the co-op (ie single player) modes are only there to facilitate the multiplayer so they aren't as polished. As a result, I just don't enjoy myself when I play shooters/FPSes and will generally avoid them entirely.

I'll still check them out if they're supposedly genre-changing or critically acclaimed but for the most part I'm just fine pretending they don't exist.

NightOfRemorse
July 10th, 2013, 10:29 PM
I tried playing CoD once and it was... okay, I guess. It wasn't the best game at keeping my interest for long though lol, and the people yelling and giggling on the mic didn't help. I much prefer DOOM. That game is so fun. Shooting demons in hell is fun.

Boomburst
July 11th, 2013, 02:29 PM
I have never had the motivation to play a FPS cover to cover. The closest I got was playing a few hours of portal and...

I guess they're not my sort of thing, but I don't mind them personally.

Spartacus
July 11th, 2013, 02:35 PM
Every FPS game I've played I have generally enjoyed, both campaign and multiplayer! It just one of those genres that really appeals to me, the first game I seriously played was an FPS and I am a CoD fan, but I actually play the game legit so it's all good.

Pidgey
July 11th, 2013, 10:38 PM
Well, I don't really have much of an opinion of the games themselves, as I rarely play them, and I don't dislike them for anything specific other than the fact that I'm horrible at them :p And again, it depends on which game it is. I've never been able to get into games like Call of Duty and stuff, yet I really enjoy the Borderlands franchise, and that may have to do with the lack of competitive play in Borderlands, as it focuses more on the co-op.

I do however have an opinion on a large chunk of the fanbase for FPS games. You mentioned that they seem to hate Pokemon, but that may just be because a lot of them are trolls, and as Pokemon has been seen as a rather childish game over the years, Pokemon fans are perfect targets for trolling. But yeah, a lot of people play them because they're the "mature" and "cool" games out there, which is pretty ironic considering a large percentage of the players are little children just trying to be cool by playing these kinds of shooters. Now of course that's not the entire fanbase, as there are people who just simply enjoy the games without having to be involved in the whole internet war the games have generated, quite a few who enjoy franchises like Pokemon as well. So yeah, my opinion mainly lies with the fanbase rather than the games, but I must admit, most of them are kinda similar :p

Also, I feel like the poll is kinda targeted at either love or hate, which are not the only opinions in the world :p

T!M
July 12th, 2013, 03:09 AM
I enjoy first-person shooters to a degree. But not all FPS I love. For example. Half-Life 2 and Portal are two of my least favorites.

I enjoy the multiplayer aspect of FPS as well. My two most played FPS are Halo and Call of Duty (from MW2 and up).

In terms of story line play, Bioshock seems to my favorite (but mostly because I enjoy looting and in-game choices).

My enjoyment of Call of Duty online can sometimes change as my skills have never been consistently great as opposed to Halo where I've always been able to hold my own.

It appears that as long as I'm good at Call of Duty, I have an okay relationship with the series. Lol.

What's your opinion on FPS's? God, the people who play them seem to hate Pokémon...

______

Yep. Most of them hate all the good games.


Also, these type of assumptions drive me mad. I am a hard core FPS fan, but I'm also a devote lover of Pokémon since 1999. And my love for Halo and CoD has never come between my love and respect for Pokémon.

DataFile
July 12th, 2013, 07:25 AM
I think it is funny when people say that FPS games suck because they are all same. I mean have those people ever seen NES game library? So much platformers, and so less new innovations on them.

I still like FPS and platformer games.;)

lauerolus
July 12th, 2013, 07:25 AM
They're pretty damned fun. FEAR is my favorite game and TF2 is still one of my favorite game to play with friends hats be damned.

Spartacus
July 18th, 2013, 01:40 PM
Adding to my previous comment, I think that they are still very fun, but new ideas need to be introduced. TF2 is popular because it is different, free and it's a game where nubs can't get hold of the amazing weapons so you have to be good at the game to be good at the game. I understand that with games like CoD, they want to keep it more modernized, but it would be so much better if it was fitted for older audiences and the creators listened more to what customers say.

LolPizzaLol
July 19th, 2013, 01:11 AM
I like most fpses, I just hate all the fanboys on YouTube because they hate every game except for the game they are a fanboy of (mostly CoD). And CoD is still ok, but every new game is almost the same, when you played one CoD you played them all. But I enjoy simple multiplayer FPSes like CS and TF2 and singleplayer FPSes with a good story like Half-Life and Portal a lot more than CoD or BF.

Thebeast21799
July 25th, 2013, 09:15 PM
FPSs are fun to play, but Pokemon is also fun for when I'm not playing COD, the main game I play. From the one ones I have played, none are bad altogether, and the one I haven't played, but have seen some gameplay of, look entertaining enough. I guess I played too many FPSs over the years :p. It usually comes down to your expetitions of games, whether you play to enjoy rather than to be competitive everytime, and other aspects of the game. I personally can't live without FPSs and Pokemon.

Infinite Latios
July 25th, 2013, 09:59 PM
I despise first-person shooters. There's no art. No plot. If there is a plot, it's always zombies. Zombies this, zombies that. If you're going to have violence and zombies, at least be classy about it like Skyrim.

MisterCotton
July 27th, 2013, 12:22 PM
The Halo series and Goldeneye on the N64 are and will be the only FPS's I play.

To my eyes, FPS is a bit overrated in the gaming industry. Some people's (including me) favorite genres of games are being obsolete.

Yes, FPS can be fun after a while, but later it gets boring, so it isn't my cup of tea and I absolutely hate it.

LolPizzaLol
July 27th, 2013, 12:29 PM
I despise first-person shooters. There's no art. No plot. If there is a plot, it's always zombies. Zombies this, zombies that. If you're going to have violence and zombies, at least be classy about it like Skyrim.
Well that's not really true, most online multiplayer fpses yeah, but you don't play those for the story, just for fun. And there are a lot of single-player fpses with an interesting story, like Half-Life, Portal,
the Metroid Prime series, (if you count that as an fps) Halo and Borderlands.

ShadowE
July 27th, 2013, 12:38 PM
Most FPS games do have a story, but in the case of CoD and BF they usually suck. Borderlands 1 didnt had a story at all, but they changed that and made a great story in BL2. Also Far Cry 3 has a fantastic story and im sure there are more, less known FPS games with a good story.

CoD and BF arent the only FPS games...

pokemanmdj
July 29th, 2013, 05:17 PM
I kinda like FPS. I mean, I'm a fan of a couple, like Borderlands, Bioshock, Far Cry, Half-Life excreta.
And they're enjoyable. I don't really see them as being the same concept everytime.

Then there's the eyesore Call of Duty. The developers put time into the game, make it work effificently as possible, release patches so it works better, yadda yadda yadda.
The only problem with CoD is it's fanbase. It's almost comparable to PewDiePie's.