The first-person shooter genre has been a staple in the gaming industry. Since Wolfenstein was made, there’s was something special about putting a camera with a gun in front and killing things. Doom is what made the genre really hit it strides. When Doom was released it became the most installed program. Windows 95 was second. Fast forward to now, most fps games have been stuck in a formula. There have been some innovations through the years, but diversity has been lacking. Some could argue, there’s not much you could innovate or change in fps games. To a point, they are right, however, gameplay mechanics can be variety. I do think 2015 and 2016 are changing all of that. We are going to see more subgenre fps games. Hopefully, this will bring more interesting ways of playing. Let’s take a look at some of the games that are changing or keeping the fps genre alive.
We are in the month of May. That means several high profile games are coming out. It also is the month of big reveals. Activision has released a trailer for the next Call of Duty and Sega has released a trailer for Dawn of War 3. Tomorrow we will see what Battlefield 5 is all about. This is shaping up to be an interesting year for gaming. First off, there are going to be more Star Wars games; let’s hope it is better than Battlefront. The Division is finally going to give better drops, that has been a problem. I am interested to see how Doom is going to be. Luckily for you, I am reviewing it once it comes out. It is interesting to see if the free-to-play model will be around. There have been some games ditching that model for the standard one. Now if only we could get rid of Call of Duty for a year, that would be an even better year! Read further and listen to the full episode below.
No Man’s Sky looks poised to become an incredible game. The tech behind it is worth a playthrough. It is interesting that they went with no story in the game. I agree with their decision to not add a story. The whole point of No Man’s Sky is to explore the universe. A story, no matter how good it would be, is going to get in the way. We will find out if having no story was a wise choice. Doom is coming out soon and adding a permadeath to the hardest level should make it brutal. The game does go back to its roots. They have eliminated regenerating health and brought back the twitch shooting. I am intrigued if this game plays well and is fun. The new episode of Hitman came out recently and it shows how great the franchise can be. This is the best I’ve seen of Hitman in a while. Hitman fans should be delighted. There’s more I talk about in the podcast. Check it out!
First person shooters games are a dime a dozen. They are numerous, popular and above all, the same. Rainbow Six Siege hopes to change the formula, or at least, be different. Let’s see if this slow-paced, attack and defend strategy resonate with gamers. Also, if it’s any good because frankly, that’s why we play games!
Digital Coffee History of is all new this Thursday. Today we dive into the history of id Software. Yes, the developer that made first person shooters popular. They also made one-word titles popular as well! IF you need more convincing here’s a short list:
All but one have an influence in how we play first person shooters. So, get ready to rage about how much we are doomed!
What’s your favorite id game? What are some of your favorite moments?
It’s that time of year already! Time for all the scary survival horror games to come out. This year it’s time to dust off that old motion tracker and get back to DOS computers! Creative Assembly takes a stab… uh, face hugger?…. To this storied franchise. Could it be better than Aliens; Colonial Marines? Which, to be honest, is not hard to accomplish, but still, this game will be compared to anyways. Let’s see how scary, and the most important part, fun this game could be!
Wolfenstein is back. It looks better that ever. Since the last game in 1999, it has changed, but still stayed the same. It also lost something too. This is a game about reinventing some parts and keeping the tired and true formula intact. The question is, can it capture its old flame.