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    Top-Down Perspective

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    A game perspective that views the action from above, commonly at a fixed position and/or rotation.

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    Top-Down Perspective last edited by PlamzDooM on 05/17/22 10:51PM View full history

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    Any game that offers an elevated viewpoint above the action can be considered to have a top-down or overhead perspective. This can include games with Isometric graphics, dual-joystick shooters, and 3D platformers. It can be somewhat similar to a Third-Person Perspective, but the defining difference is usually the fact that a top-down view is always above and at a fixed position and/or rotation.

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