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How do you like your adventures served up?

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« 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.

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« Reply #1 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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« Reply #2 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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« Reply #3 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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« Reply #4 on: April 01, 2007, 11:37:42 PM »
3rd person for me.
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« Reply #5 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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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007, 07:11:14 AM »
where's the option 2nd person?  :P
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« Reply #7 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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« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007, 02:50:35 PM »
Third person for me. It's easy for me to navigate.
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007, 05:41:09 PM »
where's the option 2nd person?  :P
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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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« Reply #10 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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« Reply #11 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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« Reply #12 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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« Reply #13 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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« Reply #14 on: April 04, 2007, 03:45:13 PM »
Mixture of both
some games are easier 3rd person and other work better 1st person
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« Reply #15 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

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« Reply #16 on: April 04, 2007, 04:29:05 PM »
That would be cool, seeing the games from their point of view, if rather unpractical. :P

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« Reply #17 on: April 04, 2007, 04:38:31 PM »
That would be cool, seeing the games from their point of view, if rather unpractical. :P

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« Reply #18 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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« Reply #19 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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