- Nov 2, 2008
FPSs are all now considered "like Halo but.."
This is nearly what I was going to say, so I'm going to quote it and ride on its coat-tails. And now, exactly what I was going to say:Rack said:It was the first polished entry in the genre, Doom wasn't the first FPS either but it got the tag. I don't even know if the tag is really that sticky I always say "Like DMC but" even after I've tagged Bayonetta as "Like DMC but much better"
Tadaa! See children, short and simple answers do exist.John Funk said:Because God of War took it and made it good?
The massive overuse of the word "epic" could probably be a thread and article all its own. I don't know if the reasoning behind it could be neatly laid out in some form to resolve this confusion here.omegawyrm said:The enemies in GoW are big, but I don't get how they're called "epic" so often.
Which is funny because quite a few FPS's after Doom were exceptionally better. (Though in its time I LOVED Doom)GamesB2 said:Just to nitpick... but after doom came out for several years all FPS games were deemed "Doom Clones"After all, we've watched developers create new iterations of pretty much the same first-person shooter for the last 15 years, but no single title or series has risen up to claim the title of "FPS Archetype."
Apart from that excellent article
I could swear I remember the early Quake games being referred to as first-person shooters...but that was a while ago. I might just be filling in blanks in my memory.TETSUOrocks said:I think it might be of been around the time Half Life came out that the FPS title was set in stone since there where so many of them.