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August 22nd, 2011, 05:51
Originally Posted by TheMadGamer View Post
I'm surprised Todd is surprised so many people play in 3rd person. I always prefer to play in third person. I think I just enjoy the peripheral view all around my character, a preferential remnant from the isometric days of old.
Originally Posted by ToddMcF2002 View Post
Game designers should be forced to play their competition. How anyone could find first person melee better after a playthrough of Risen or even G2 is mind boggling. Oblivion wasn't entirely bad - the shield felt surprisingly real, but the swordplay was downright aweful.
If I play in third person I feel disconnected from my character. I treat them differently than if I am in first person. In first person I am getting hit or I fall down, in third person some dude gets hit or falls down and I don't care as much. Fighting melee in first person is more difficult but I find more rewarding. In first person you can't see what is attacking you from behind or sneaking up for the backstab, it makes for tense combat.

I wonder what happened to second person?
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