FPS's... why don't I care? [Not a hate speech]

Posted by Hayamo (64 posts) -

NOTE: This is not that good... just thought I should warn you.

Ah the first person shooter. A juggernaut among video games since back when all the plot we had was a manly American shooting Nazis. Now we've got a faceless space marine saving the galaxy and a scientist fending off aliens with a crowbar. No doubt this genre has revolutionized gaming and all it's elements forever and was the great start of the "HARDCORE" audience in gaming. There's just one problem... I really don't care about them. It's not like I don't have fun playing, Half-Life 2 is one of my favorite games and playing Halo 3 with my friends is also entertaining to some extent. The thing I don't care about is really the games as they are and their general existence.

The first person shooter is almost every game nowadays and it's rare to find a gamer who doesn't play them. I just want to reiterate that I do not hate FPS's. When it comes to my gaming history I grew up on games like Sonic, Zelda and the like and those were huge influences on me as gamer which is very much reflected on in the games I like and sadly FPS's are just not high on that list. Games that try to hard to be "realistic" and "gritty" (which most FPS's are) just don't interest me because when I play games I want to escape reality. Sure I enjoy games like Red Dead Redemption but that game is not on my top 5 nor my top 10. One of my favorite game franchises of all time revolves around an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who can run the speed of sound because he's got stylin' red shoes. I'm also not a big fan of the excessive amounts of violence that games like that go for (which is why I'm also not a huge fan of action games like DMC and God of War) which can be proven that my favorite franchise is fucking Kirby!

If you read my last blog that one was a lot more cohesive and made a much stronger point than this one, but that's because I really just do not care all that much about FPS's and my heart is not intently set into explaining why. I have no deep connection with them and I don't have an excessive love that cannot be explained for them, I like them when they're fun and that's that. You can like all the FPS's you want and I won't tell you to do otherwise. Now if you'll excuse me I've got to get ready for Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

#1 Posted by Hayamo (64 posts) -

NOTE: This is not that good... just thought I should warn you.

Ah the first person shooter. A juggernaut among video games since back when all the plot we had was a manly American shooting Nazis. Now we've got a faceless space marine saving the galaxy and a scientist fending off aliens with a crowbar. No doubt this genre has revolutionized gaming and all it's elements forever and was the great start of the "HARDCORE" audience in gaming. There's just one problem... I really don't care about them. It's not like I don't have fun playing, Half-Life 2 is one of my favorite games and playing Halo 3 with my friends is also entertaining to some extent. The thing I don't care about is really the games as they are and their general existence.

The first person shooter is almost every game nowadays and it's rare to find a gamer who doesn't play them. I just want to reiterate that I do not hate FPS's. When it comes to my gaming history I grew up on games like Sonic, Zelda and the like and those were huge influences on me as gamer which is very much reflected on in the games I like and sadly FPS's are just not high on that list. Games that try to hard to be "realistic" and "gritty" (which most FPS's are) just don't interest me because when I play games I want to escape reality. Sure I enjoy games like Red Dead Redemption but that game is not on my top 5 nor my top 10. One of my favorite game franchises of all time revolves around an anthropomorphic blue hedgehog who can run the speed of sound because he's got stylin' red shoes. I'm also not a big fan of the excessive amounts of violence that games like that go for (which is why I'm also not a huge fan of action games like DMC and God of War) which can be proven that my favorite franchise is fucking Kirby!

If you read my last blog that one was a lot more cohesive and made a much stronger point than this one, but that's because I really just do not care all that much about FPS's and my heart is not intently set into explaining why. I have no deep connection with them and I don't have an excessive love that cannot be explained for them, I like them when they're fun and that's that. You can like all the FPS's you want and I won't tell you to do otherwise. Now if you'll excuse me I've got to get ready for Kirby's Epic Yarn and Donkey Kong Country Returns.

#2 Posted by Lemoncookie01 (1667 posts) -

So,you don't like violence is what your saying?

#3 Posted by Pinworm45 (4088 posts) -

It's almost like people are different and like different things

#4 Posted by supermike6 (3530 posts) -

I've never heard of Fucking Kirby. 
 
Doesn't sound like a great franchise though.

#5 Posted by Diamond (8634 posts) -
@Hayamo said:
When it comes to my gaming history I grew up on games like Sonic, Zelda and the like and those were huge influences on me as gamer which is very much reflected on in the games I like and sadly FPS's are just not high on that list.
I was (still am when they turn out good) a huge fan of Sonic, Zelda, Mario, and many more games with similar themes but that never stopped me from also enjoying FPS games.
 
Maybe you don't own the right hardware to play recent ones?  Maybe you can't stand the violence...
#6 Edited by Manhattan_Project (2115 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:

" It's almost like people are different and like different things "

GET YOUR LOGICAL WAY OF THINKING OUTTA HERE!!!
#7 Edited by shivermetimbers (754 posts) -

FPS games tend to be more competitive and thus bring out the worst in people. It makes it more frustrating when you lose if you take the game seriously. 100% of multiplayer focused shooters have 1 or more serious design flaws which people will use to hinder your enjoyment. That's why if you were to join a MLG game battle they turn 50-70% of the game futures off. The games aren't meant to be competitive like sports because there are many factors that can turn the tide in favor of the other player with no way of balancing it out. The only way it can be balanced out is if everyone had the same internet connection speed, the game gun, and the same controls without anything modded. Is that going to happen? Nope. 
 
I hope you give the genre a run again because they're fun times to be had in FPS games. All of your favorite games have violence in them, just presented cartoonish. Stomping a goomba in the Mushroom Kingdom is no less harmful than shooting an enemy in the face in a shooter; just one is more down to earth than the other.

#8 Edited by Hayamo (64 posts) -

I feel I should just say that this was not well written and not a lot of thought went into this. It is bad and I fully admit that. And when I say I don't like violence I phrased that completely wrong and I don't really know how to put it. I know no one's going to feel betrayed cause some random guy on the internet didn't put a lot of thought in a non-hateful rant about video games.

#9 Posted by Spoonman671 (4531 posts) -
@Pinworm45 said:
" It's almost like people are different and like different things "
This variety of opinion shall not be tolerated!

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