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why are 95% of the horror games that come out are FPS?

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2 years ago#1
this is why the survival horror genre is failing. One 1 game a year comes out a third person game. The rest are crappy FPS mimicking call of duty et al.

What about the people who hate FPS? Like me .
2 years ago#2
mmm....

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mmmmmurrrricaaaa....~!

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2 years ago#3
I don't hate FPS. But I dam well hate military, gun ho FPS these days. Just too many of them and the horror genre has also become limited also.
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2 years ago#4
either the devs don't know how to make anything else, or they are being run by businessmen who don't want to take risks.
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2 years ago#5
I couldn't answer that if you payed me lol

BUT why do 99% of FPS use guns? :P
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2 years ago#6
Just easier to be scary with a more limited FOV. Things can sneak up on you pretty fast.
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2 years ago#7
Donomega posted...
I couldn't answer that if you payed me lol

BUT why do 99% of FPS use guns? :P


First.... Person..... Shooter...


unless you want archery...
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2 years ago#8
rockyoumonkeys posted...
Just easier to be scary with a more limited FOV. Things can sneak up on you pretty fast.


but why is it FPS? why can't it just be First Person view?....
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2 years ago#9
What games are you talking about TC? Fear and Condemned? I can't think of a ton of FPS games that I would consider horror let alone survival horror.

In general survival horror is just too niche to be successful bar Resident Evil and Silent Hill. Games are too expensive now so everything needs mass appeal for the publishers to have faith in making a profit.

Very few gamers, even during the PS2 era, would go out of their way to support something like Haunting Ground, Rule of Rose or Ku-on. As long as the development costs keep rising survival horror as we knew isn't a viable genre for consoles. PC still gets some decent titles, though.
2 years ago#10
SieKensou posted...
rockyoumonkeys posted...
Just easier to be scary with a more limited FOV. Things can sneak up on you pretty fast.


but why is it FPS? why can't it just be First Person view?....


And do what? As games like Fatal Frame and Amnesia have shown, there's a very small (if fiercely loyal) market for first person games where you don't really do much. What else is there? You have FF where you take photos, and Amnesia where you pretty much just run. What else can you do in first-person besides "shoot"?

EDIT: And of course there's Condemned where you hit stuff with a pipe or a piece of wood. And Condemned 2 where you....apparently "yell" or something?
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