Customization the future of first person shooters on the console.

I've been looking at a lot of things going into games on the Xbox this year, which translates too I am looking at all of the first person shooters coming out on the Xbox because that appears to be all of the big releases except for Assassins creed. Halo Reach and Black Ops have something in common, customization. Black Ops with customizable guns, character looks, and others. Halo Reach with the ability to make maps, set up your armor, and even change the game rules itself right down to how high you can jump. This is going to be the way of the future focusing on the map creation on the console. The armor, looks, and guns are entertaining for the hours in which you try and unlock them even if you don't care how you look in a first person shooter. The map creation on the other hand expands a games life a ton and makes a new community in a game. Think about it, how many people would have played halo 3 for e years or so straight if they couldn't play on a new map every day? It's also created communities such as Forge hub. In my opinion customization from your character to your game is the way of the future.

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Posted by Irvandus

I've been looking at a lot of things going into games on the Xbox this year, which translates too I am looking at all of the first person shooters coming out on the Xbox because that appears to be all of the big releases except for Assassins creed. Halo Reach and Black Ops have something in common, customization. Black Ops with customizable guns, character looks, and others. Halo Reach with the ability to make maps, set up your armor, and even change the game rules itself right down to how high you can jump. This is going to be the way of the future focusing on the map creation on the console. The armor, looks, and guns are entertaining for the hours in which you try and unlock them even if you don't care how you look in a first person shooter. The map creation on the other hand expands a games life a ton and makes a new community in a game. Think about it, how many people would have played halo 3 for e years or so straight if they couldn't play on a new map every day? It's also created communities such as Forge hub. In my opinion customization from your character to your game is the way of the future.

Edited by withateethuh

it does add replayability, but so can I solid unique multiplayer experience
 
See: Bad Company 2 (though actually some new content would be nice)