Favorite Shooting game type and favorites?

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#1 Posted by Eliminatorcanon (36 posts) -
FPS: First-Person shooters, includes hybrids as long as FPS is the more primary genre. Things like Hal-life, Hal-life2, Halo, Black, yada. Third-Person shooters: Things that involve viewing behind the back gameplay. As long as the primary genre is TPS, hybrids can be included. Although with this branch it can e a bit tricky. Run and Shoot: Things that are usually 2D, but can be 3D. For 2D, such games would usually involve and character with weapons running and gunning through legions of soldiers or enemies of whatever variety. For 3D, it would be kind of like a hack and slash, but with a much heavier focus on guns and usually guns is the primary weapon where you just shoot and shoot and shoot tons of enemies. Self-Scrolling: Includes shooters that involve a character, object, or vehicle, that shoots while the screen is moving in a fixed direction. Open-Scrolling: These shooters are basically where you play as a character, object, or vehicle, but have complete control of how the screen scrolls. Such games usually have objectives of defeating all enemies or gaining certain objects to beat a stage or area and others. Thunder Force 2 and Defender are great examples, as well as certain overhead games. Arcade shooters: Shooters that involve controlling a character object or vehicle in fixed screens. Sometimes screens will switch freeze to another static screen. Most of these games usually but not always involve destroying all enemies on the screen or shooting until you get an object of which a player can exit a level. Rail shooters: A game that you have very little to know control of an object vehicle or character, but can give the order to maybe slightly move or to attack at any time. Screen/Light shooters: Games that involve shooting quickly at enemies that appear on the screen before they attack or time runs out. These games usually do in most cases, not allow control of movement but instead you have full control of the weapon. Area 51, Time crisis or great examples. For me in the top 3 would be TP, FPS, than Run and Shoot, with Open shooters right behind. Those are the games that can really take me into the game world and often have more options and variety.
#2 Posted by Emerald_Warrior (6581 posts) -

Shmups, and it doesn't matter what kind of scrolling screen they have. But not from the bullet-hell sub-genre, hours of self-masochism does not sound appealing to me.

#3 Posted by gunslinger024 (335 posts) -
IMO, the best gameplay mechanics was that of the first SOCOM us navy seal's seeing that you could switch between 3rd person and 1st person in a instant, also the squad based gameplay was very fun, but when it comes down to my favourite type, i would have to say 3rd person.
#4 Posted by WiiCubeM1 (4728 posts) -

Rail-Shooter, as in Star Fox or House of the Dead 2.

#5 Posted by NeonNinja (17318 posts) -

I like all of them, though TPS did not interest me until Resident Evil 4. But I'm a big fan now with Vanquish, Binary Domain, Gears of War, etc.

#6 Posted by BarbaricAvatar (977 posts) -

FPS is still king of the shooter genres, though mainly on the PC as gamepad controls can often be a little awkward. Also can achieve a sense of immersion and character relation that other genres can't match.

Arcade flight shooters. Things like Ace Combat and Hawx.

3PS. These are something consoles do best.

#7 Posted by Dudersaper (32949 posts) -
1- FPS 2- Bullet Hell Shoot 'em Ups 3- Rail Shooters
#8 Posted by Eikichi-Onizuka (8039 posts) -

Shmups, and it doesn't matter what kind of scrolling screen they have. But not from the bullet-hell sub-genre, hours of self-masochism does not sound appealing to me.

Emerald_Warrior
This. I don't mind bullet hell, but they're my least favorite in the shmup category. Not all of them are extremely difficult though.
#9 Posted by Shenmue_Jehuty (5207 posts) -

[QUOTE="Emerald_Warrior"]

Shmups, and it doesn't matter what kind of scrolling screen they have. But not from the bullet-hell sub-genre, hours of self-masochism does not sound appealing to me.

Eikichi-Onizuka

This. I don't mind bullet hell, but they're my least favorite in the shmup category. Not all of them are extremely difficult though.

This for me as well. However, I love bullet hell games. The satisfaction of dodging hundreds (sometimes thousands) of bullets on the screen without dying is a feeling that becomes addictive after a while. However, I love the none bullet hell SHMUPs just as much too.

#10 Posted by NiKva (8768 posts) -
My favorite is the FPS, as I don't like my character blocking up the screen :P