Not So Defunct Now
- Mar 30, 2010
Fallout 4 is just COD with stats; CS:GO is just Counter Strike with more go; Borderlands 2 was just COD with RNG.RedDeadFred said:What is a "pure" FPS? Is it a game that ignores story in favour of more shooting? Is it arcadey? I'm having a hard time understanding how Half Life 2 and Shadow Warrior 2 are comparable to the point where you'd consider them both pure FPS games... Besides, Half Life 2 has a lot of puzzle elements and, in my opinion, some terrible vehicle sections. Shadow Warrior 2 looks like just about any other arcade shooter.
In my opinion, there really aren't any good "pure" FPS games anymore. It always amounts to the same thing: shoot the thing until it dies and then move on to the next one. We've had a major over-saturation of these game, to the point where a game needs to offer much more than just shooting for me to even consider getting it.
Looking at my Steam library, the last FPS I bought was Fallout 4 and that's definitely not "pure." Much more RPG/FPS/Sandbox hybrid. Before that, the last FPS was CS:GO which probably doesn't fit what you're talking about either since it's multiplayer. It's very good at what it does though. Before that, it was Borderlands 2. In my mind, this is pretty close to the perfect FPS. There's some RPG elements, exciting loot, a wide variety of interesting enemies and quests, satisfying guns; and a simple, yet effective story. No doubt others will disagree, but for me, it's the closest thing to a "pure" FPS that I've enjoyed in quite a while.
Having said all that, I now expect to told that these games are factually trash. No particular reason; just a suspicion.
Thought I'd save B-Cell the effort.