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do people not like playing arena shooters anymore?

#1GTL581Posted 12/5/2013 12:50:46 AM
Cod's success is probably the main culprit to blame for them becoming a fraction of their former popularity, and there are still a few floating around that try to recreate the experience from 10+ years ago; but seriously, why did they go from the top to the bottom so quickly? Is it the developer's fault for abandoning them or is it because of gamers losing interest? It really seems like it has become a niche genre these days whereas back in the late 90s/early 2000s they were dominating.
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#2SlaynPosted 12/5/2013 12:58:28 AM
Because people have moved on. Personally I find Battlefield to be more entertaining than Counter-Strike or Unreal tournament. I just like the team aspect of the BF series more than the random arena shooter.
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#3maybecallsPosted 12/5/2013 1:10:27 AM
The venerable Quake 3 Arena (and Team Arena to a lesser extent) and Unreal Tournament (1999) are still my favourite arena fps games. I'm not keen on UT2004 or UT3. Haven't tried much else.
#4dunebeetlePosted 12/5/2013 1:21:24 AM
People can only play the same game for so long.
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#5_GRIM_FANDANGO_Posted 12/5/2013 2:45:10 AM
I think it is not so much that people do not want to play them anymore, I think it is partly because big triple A titles in which publishers and developers invest heavily all go multiplatform nowadays.

Some genres do not translate well to the controller, and those are the genres that we quickly see diminishing. Examples are genres like RTS and the Arena Shooter. The slower pace of the military shooters with the aim down sight mechanics simply work much better on console.

The Arena shooters that we have seen released in recent years were just kind of budget PC only titles, like Tribes: Ascend.
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#6SpazH3dPosted 12/5/2013 5:32:49 AM
Buy it or you'll go to hell. http://store.steampowered.com/app/217140/
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#7MRN_Marn895Posted 12/5/2013 5:50:46 AM
GTL581 posted...
Cod's success is probably the main culprit to blame for them becoming a fraction of their former popularity, and there are still a few floating around that try to recreate the experience from 10+ years ago; but seriously, why did they go from the top to the bottom so quickly? Is it the developer's fault for abandoning them or is it because of gamers losing interest? It really seems like it has become a niche genre these days whereas back in the late 90s/early 2000s they were dominating.



They are literally unplayable on a console, thats the only reason they are gone.
#8Ch3wyPosted 12/5/2013 5:55:37 AM
Yeah I'd say CoD4 might have killed them off. People can't play games on console without ADS anymore, and arena shooters are no good with ADS.
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#9maybecallsPosted 12/5/2013 6:08:09 AM
Actually there is one arena (sort of) shooter I still play a lot...........M & B Warband. Fair enough it's mostly bows and crossbows, but imo it qualifies and it's a lot of fun.
#10Chaos_MissilePosted 12/5/2013 6:31:57 AM
dunebeetle posted...
People can only play the same game for so long.


Just like how people can only play Starcraft/ Diablo 2/FFVII/Ocarina of Time for so lo- oh wait
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