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Title: How do you...
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on April 01, 2007, 06:18:42 PM
Strangely enough I think I'm in the 1st person camp here. The reasoning being that as graphics are getting so scarily real now I think with the right camera work and movements a 1st person view could be alot more immersive than anything thats come before it.

Thoughts and opinions my adventure buddies?
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Post by: tessspoon on April 01, 2007, 07:51:23 PM
3rd person for me... I find 1st person adventure games harder to navigate and find my way around.
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Post by: Yonkey on April 01, 2007, 08:03:55 PM
Hmm, I'd have to say 3rd person.  I like seeing the character interact with the environment and other people. ;D
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Post by: Shades2585 on April 01, 2007, 08:31:39 PM
Third person myself and like Yonkey said I like seeing the characters interact.
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Post by: racx_00 on April 01, 2007, 11:37:42 PM
3rd person for me.
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Post by: tessspoon on April 02, 2007, 07:05:16 AM
I guess a mixture might be cool, now that I think about it... if you were able to use the mouse wheel to get closer or further away from the character in WoW. I do like that because than I can do both: keep it in third person most of the time to easily navigate, but got to first person when I want to see what it would look like if I was actually there.
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Post by: icarus on April 02, 2007, 07:11:14 AM
where's the option 2nd person?  :P
Playing the game from the view of one of the NPC's.
(talking to yourself again Graham?)
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Post by: PirateKingChris on April 02, 2007, 12:29:41 PM
Mostly I prefer 3rd person....but the three "interactive movie" Tex Murphy games did first person really well. You'd explore the room in *EDIT:* FIRST person(I dunno why I typed that wrong to begin with) and when you picked certain things up or did a puzzle correctly, it would switch to a cutscene where you'd watch Tex do  whatever it was that the puzzle was. It was pretty cool.
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Post by: awesomeasapossum on April 02, 2007, 02:50:35 PM
Third person for me. It's easy for me to navigate.
Title: Re: How do you...
Post by: Drunken Chinchilla on April 02, 2007, 05:41:09 PM
where's the option 2nd person?  :P
Playing the game from the view of one of the NPC's.
(talking to yourself again Graham?)

Wow thats actually a really cool idea! Imagine if it were some kind of posessing game where you saw the main story happenin thorugh millions of NPCs. Not only people bit bugs and animals and you had to try to influence the path by any way possible...gnarly!

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Post by: hula_chick on April 02, 2007, 06:50:40 PM
that would be cool! I like a little of both, but I get confused in first person somtimes. ( now How do you walk again) ;D
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Post by: tigerbarr on April 03, 2007, 02:26:59 AM
i think that mist did 1st person real well but my 1st love is still KQ ;D
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Post by: Deloria on April 03, 2007, 03:31:27 AM
3rd person, but I do recall playing most of MoE in first person instead.
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Post by: Elessar on April 04, 2007, 03:41:19 PM
I like playing in first person, as it makes it feel as if you were really there. But for something like KQ, I'd say third person. After all, it is very hard to go though everything the royal family did in first person. (For instance, how would you know that you had turned into a troll? There would have to have some sort of preset character for mirrors and such to reflect and image back.)
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Post by: Gilgamesh on April 04, 2007, 03:45:13 PM
Mixture of both
some games are easier 3rd person and other work better 1st person
It all depends on the type of game.
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Post by: tessspoon on April 04, 2007, 04:07:13 PM
I like playing in first person, as it makes it feel as if you were really there. But for something like KQ, I'd say third person. After all, it is very hard to go though everything the royal family did in first person. (For instance, how would you know that you had turned into a troll? There would have to have some sort of preset character for mirrors and such to reflect and image back.)
That would be cool, seeing the games from their point of view, if rather unpractical. :P

*imagines mixing spells and feeding Manannan poisoned food from 1st person pov*
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Post by: Elessar on April 04, 2007, 04:29:05 PM
That would be cool, seeing the games from their point of view, if rather unpractical. :P

*imagines mixing spells and feeding Manannan poisoned food from 1st person pov*

*Trips on cat, falls, and breaks monitor*
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Post by: tessspoon on April 04, 2007, 04:38:31 PM
That would be cool, seeing the games from their point of view, if rather unpractical. :P

*imagines mixing spells and feeding Manannan poisoned food from 1st person pov*

*Trips on cat, falls, and breaks monitor*
XD

Dying would be more personal... maybe it'd cut down on the intentional death rates in KQ. Then again, maybe not. :P
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Post by: PirateKingChris on April 04, 2007, 04:44:10 PM
Oh heck yes it would. I wouldn't get to see my character spinning through the air to his death at the bottom of a long staircase if it was first person...and I'm easily amused by character death, so call me twisted :P
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Post by: pyrael on April 05, 2007, 07:40:05 PM
For me it depends on the game.I like both, but there is a time and place for each. Thy both have advantages and limitations and I think that games with both enhance the gameplay.
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Post by: angel0fmus1c on April 07, 2007, 09:49:03 AM
i'd have to say that i like the mix of the two. that way i can watch the main character interact with his surroundings and other characters, but also when you need to be 'up close and personal' you have that option too.
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Post by: Elessar on April 07, 2007, 01:21:56 PM
Welcome angel0fmus1c!
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Post by: PirateKingChris on April 07, 2007, 02:23:21 PM
I forgot to mention in either of my other posts, I voted mix :P
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Post by: Rosella on April 07, 2007, 10:18:39 PM
I love 3rd person because I like to see how the character reacts to the situation. Besides, typically, if everything is 1st person, the character is intended to be the player. I don't WANT to be the character. I know me! :P I didn't like Myst very much because I couldn't get into it. The 1st person disoriented me much more than it should have (You'd think, going through life in first person, I'd have a better handle on it... :P) So yeah, 3rd player promotes more plot/character development to me. The only time I've really enjoyed a game without much plot/character development was Lost in Time. I mean, there was plot, but it was so hard to follow I just gave up and had fun solving the puzzles. :P

And welcome, angel0fmus1c!! I love your avatar. ^^
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Post by: Shades2585 on April 08, 2007, 06:13:02 AM
Welcome angel0fmus1c! :D Hopefully we'll see more of you around here.
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Post by: icarus on April 08, 2007, 02:48:35 PM
I love 3rd person because I like to see how the character reacts to the situation. Besides, typically, if everything is 1st person, the character is intended to be the player. I don't WANT to be the character. I know me! :P I didn't like Myst very much because I couldn't get into it. The 1st person disoriented me much more than it should have (You'd think, going through life in first person, I'd have a better handle on it... :P) So yeah, 3rd player promotes more plot/character development to me. The only time I've really enjoyed a game without much plot/character development was Lost in Time. I mean, there was plot, but it was so hard to follow I just gave up and had fun solving the puzzles. :P

And welcome, angel0fmus1c!! I love your avatar. ^^
you want to  see what the caracter does when you play? try it 2nd person view (from the eyes of a character standing in the same room)  :P
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Post by: angel0fmus1c on April 08, 2007, 10:20:13 PM
awwww, thanks. I feel the love.  ;D
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Post by: Princess Rosella on April 11, 2007, 11:21:07 AM
3rd Person. I like to see all around me with out having to turn left or right and like other people said because I like to see the character interact with their enviorment.

One of my favorite scenes in KQ is in VII where Rosella is in the coffin with King Otar. It was just so creepy and cool to see in side the coffin and if it was in first person it wouldn't have been as cool.

-Lessa