Escape From Mount Stupid - First-Person Shooters

Danny goes on a journey into first-person shooters' past, and looks towards their uncertain future.

Discussion

24 comments
Jock9
Jock9

I remember Half-Life fondly, then came Opposing Forces, and Blue Shift. God they added another 20 hours onto the original Half-Life, I loved it.

Jock9
Jock9

Danny's videos are amazing, he run's off games I played in my teens, I even remember Kingping, the graphics then were dated but it was a good time to own a PC. I remember the free CD's with PC Gamer magazines, and people actually created stand-alone add-on's for Half-Life, with plot-lines and even new enemies. The only cost was just £5 measly quid, and you got full demos which you bought it for anyway, and the add-on's and mods were included free on the CD as well. There were so many Half-Life mods that I played for hours, I ended up waiting for the next part of it to be released the next month, and sometimes they were by the creators, and other times they released new free ones. The days of PC gaming back just before 2000, and immediately after were good times, now consoles are good but they only fill a small hole in my heart.

edhc44
edhc44

"Bioshock brought the feel of classic PC games to the living room"? Really? Aside from System Shock, what did I miss that is remotely similar to Bioshock? BTW, GoldenEye is from 1997, not 1995. Heck, the N64 wasn't even out by 1995.

rocketsatdawn
rocketsatdawn

Nope, its still good. I'm 24 and i'm still excited about some FPS. I was going to say judgement but actually its third person. I've put in a good 300 hours into Planetside 2 since it's release. Although it's the teamwork that keeps me obsessed and the joy that comes  with shooting Vanu. I guess I don't play skyrim for the shooting, however I do spend a lot of time hunting with a bow; Soooo much fun.

IamNick2k11
IamNick2k11

"No One Lives Forever" needs to be brought back to life! PLEASE BE BROUGHT BACK TO LIFE =(

bayernfan
bayernfan

FPS have become more realistic and I think that is what actually is making me sick of the thing. They are less of a game and more army simulations.

LucasArts-
LucasArts-

The  written words on the picture frame are Arabic and from Muslims' book The Quran  and this picture is placed in the toilet !!!!

THIS IS EXTREMELY INSULTING AND RACIST  

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

I still like FPSs and I really like dat shirt.

gamefreak215jd
gamefreak215jd

Microsoft guys are big time assholes.They released the first two Halo games on Xbox as well as on PC.However they cancelled the PC versions of Halo3 and the rest of the series.The same happened with Gears of War.They released the first one on PC but they cancelled the sequels due to "low sales".Damn these bastards.Despite the fact that they created and developed Windows,there haven't been many PC exclusive games from their side.If Mac was better than windows I would have ditched Windows and bought myself a PS3 (that's right microsoft a PS3).

CombatIT
CombatIT

Man I loved seeing all the footage of old FPS's back in the day, thanks for that. I think the only people tired of shooting are the older players that have been around for all these games (like myself). I think he made a great point about all the recent games focusing so much on realism and seriousness. We need to get away from all this modern warfare realism and start getting creative again.

nintendians
nintendians

console is not stupid for having first person shooter even though their hardware is limited, is how a developer utilize the system and thank god it came and that's why i like to use a controller over a mouse and keyboard because i'm most comfortable with it. My favorite first person shooter series is perfect dark series (even pdz's controller button layout is okay and weapon melee, the downside it's speed movements and it looking sensitivity) and goldeneye 007 (n64 version) and call of duty 4 and up (because it has great controller button layout and sensitivity adjustment), since i play Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare every past to today game which isn't publish and developed for activision seems kind of suck-ish to me.

Araknie
Araknie

I'm sick of guns and constant realism. I am, in fact, glad that Black Ops II takes it away from realism part and go futuristic. It's the only good part of any CoD game now sadly...when they are not realistic, it's more important the zombie mod then both story and normal multiplayer and that's sad.

I can talk about Medal of Honor, i played the good ones on PS1...i don't really how can they keep a straight face when they say this is medal of honor.

Battlefield is still decent but even that's near to fall.

This games talk about realism but i found Duke Nukem 3D more realistic, wanna know why?

Because was not infinite before 2006. As long the modern life system goes i'm not gonna play any game that uses it, could be the most amazing in the world and have tons of stuff and even not have any DLC but in-game credits (dream), but i'm out from them anyway because of modern life system.

I'm playing Borderlands 2, it has regenerating shields and not the life.

Guess what? A 90's life system.

Ortego13
Ortego13

Great show, Danny, I am glad you decided to come across FPS topic! It is my favorite game genre. IMO, one of the best FPS is the original Deus Ex, couse it included lots of options including stealth approach, interesting dialogs and RPG elements. And I guess best way to gain the ultimate game experience is to combine FPS with RPG. There are a lot of shining examples like Borderlands, Deus Ex, Dead Island and etc.

Carlito2222
Carlito2222

My favorite FPS-games: MOHAA, Original Far Cry, Original Duke Nukem, Half-Life 2, COD 4 and Battlefield 3

Jock9
Jock9

@edhc44 Maybe Deus Ex, but that wasn't out until 1999, but I just remember Half-Life but that was simple FPS at it's best.

Diarma10
Diarma10

@edhc44 Depends, PC's are not normally the centre of attention in a living room. TVs are. And what are TVs plugged into? Consoles.

IamNick2k11
IamNick2k11

 @gamefreak215jd Postal 2 with a cat shoved on the end of it so it can be used as a silencer lol =p Green light on steam now. 

edhc44
edhc44

@Diarma10 Lacking a bit of text interpretation, aren't we? I'm not discussing the physical location of PCs inside a house. I'm merely asking what classic PC games akin to Bioshock he's referring to.