Formely Gone Gonzo
- Apr 14, 2020
Shooting enemies, I think. The irony is that they made a previous episode where they said that the methodology for defining genres is wrong, as it uses surface elements (like mechanics, dynamics and POV); and that we should use the underlying reasons for playing the genre instead. I doubt the reasons to play Portal, CoD, and Wolfenstein: The New Order are the same. So, from both sides, calling Portal a FPS doesn't hold up.nomotog said:What is portal missing to be called a FPS?Schadrach said:Except that Portal really doesn't have any elements that you would normally associate with an FPS other than the camera angle and that something can be made to project from the player character.Phasmal said:That some people have difficulty with this is kinda just proving the point of the video. FPS's don't have to be Call of Duty, colour match doesn't have to be Candy Crush.
Or to put it another way, ChexQuest is more readily recognizable as an FPS than Portal, and is about as related to Call of Duty. Or Drunken Robot Pornography, if you prefer something newer than ChexQuest as an example.
Similarly, people don't generally associate Antichamber with being an FPS either, generally being more willing to lump it in with titles like Portal as being more of a puzzle game.