By Hayamo 8 Comments
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.