Any 2nd person games

Professor James

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I've played first and third person games; but I've never played or even heard of a 2nd person game. Do they even exist? And what exactly is 2nd person?
 

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"You are in a maze of twisty little passages, all alike."

IFiction and Roguelikes do this a lot.
 

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First person = I, me, myself
Third person = He, his, her

Second person = You

When it comes to games, first person is supposed to be from the perspective of the main character (looking through the character's eyes), third person is from the perspective of a camera viewing the main character.

Second person.... I don't know how that would work, I suppose maybe "over the shoulder" like Resident Evil 4, could be considered second person.
 
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Do you mean in terms of camera viewpoints?

Because I don't think a '2nd person camera' is actually possible.
 

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Wouldn't Zork be a 2nd person game? It's text based but it says things like "you come to a doorway" doesn't it? Or am I completely wrong here.
 

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Daystar Clarion said:
Do you mean in terms of camera viewpoints?

Because I don't think a '2nd person camera' is actually possible.
God of War 3 had a few brief moments of 2nd person perspective. I don't know how you could base a whole game around it though.
 

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I think that Yahtzee mentioned one, forget what it was called. It was some sort of horror game.
 

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Eclpsedragon said:
First person = I, me, myself
Third person = He, his, her

Second person = You

When it comes to games, first person is supposed to be from the perspective of the main character (looking through the character's eyes), third person is from the perspective of a camera viewing the main character.

Second person.... I don't know how that would work, I suppose maybe "over the shoulder" like Resident Evil 4, could be considered second person.
Nope, that's still third person.

Second person would be through the eyes of every other character except the character you're controlling.

So basically you control Lara Croft, but you see through the eyes of the tiger who she's shooting and you can't control it (other wise it would be come first person).
 

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Midgeamoo said:
Wouldn't Zork be a 2nd person game? It's text based but it says things like "you come to a doorway" doesn't it? Or am I completely wrong here.
I believe that is correct, at least by the dictionary definition of Second Person.

As far as the CAMERA is concerned... the only thing I could think of that would come close would be Real-Time Strategy games or SimCity... something like that? You're controlling your own view as opposed to someone else's.

It's a bit of a stretch, but it makes some sense to me.
 

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Professor James said:
I've played first and third person games; but I've never played or even heard of a 2nd person game. Do they even exist? And what exactly is 2nd person?


2nd person is from the perspective of a non controlled charter that is a charter in the game you interact with. So a floating camera is 3rd person(this includes the cloud cam in mario 64). as you can see this is rather hard to do.

MindJack and i think a few chase sections from Crash did it as well.
 

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So Disgaea Infinite? Your soul gets separated from it's body and you play the game possessing other people and see things from their perspective.
 

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I'm just goint to say it right now. LifeLine on the PS2. You are controling electronics onboard a space station in an emergency situation helping an undercover waiter escape. It's also voiced control mostly but it was slammed hard for poor voice recognition.

Here's a snippit:
 

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Using the cheats to hijack enemies in Shadow of the Empire is technically 2nd person if you think about it. You control a Wampa and can see Dash from its perspective while still being able to control Dash. Yeah, its some trippy shit.
 

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Daystar Clarion said:
Do you mean in terms of camera viewpoints?

Because I don't think a '2nd person camera' is actually possible.
It is. It's just seeing things from another character's perspective. For example, the chase scenes from Silent Hill: Downpour and that one Tomb Raider game who's name I forget. In both cases, you see your character through the eyes of their pursuer.
 

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erttheking said:
I think that Yahtzee mentioned one, forget what it was called. It was some sort of horror game.
You're referring to the Siren series on PS2 and PS3.
OT: The Siren series on PS2 and PS3 is pseudo-2nd person in its unique features I suppose, but it's not based entirely in 2nd person, as you control several characters from a 3rd person perspective.
 

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I think 2nd person camera would be a game where you control the first person view of somebody else who is watching. So it would be third person for you, but first person technically for them?

I dunno. I said nothing.
 

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Judging by the examples so far, i'd say the answer is that there aren't many 2nd person games, and the ones that exist suck.
 

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Daystar Clarion said:
Do you mean in terms of camera viewpoints?

Because I don't think a '2nd person camera' is actually possible.
They did it in Knockout Kings 2003... there was a mode where you can be in the opponents perspective so you can only see his fists being thrown from his perspective, whil still controlling your own guy...<.<