The Prototype – FPS with or with out stories?


Handsome Tom and Birdman have an argument on what makes an FPS? Does the narrative or the multi player make one? Call now and let us know what you think 817-717-7202. Audio only HERE!


  • wonderboy says:

    There isn’t a lot of good FPS games with stories my fav is Bioshock 1. I am looking foward to Prey 2 and it doesn’t have multiplayer.

  • Mr Black Mr Black says:

    I have to say Bioshock, System Shock and Deus Ex are all FPS’ (most are RPG-hybrids but whatever) that sold well without multiplayer. But I have to side with Tom, shooters stories are mostly terrible. If the game is linear like Gears of War, Halo, Call of Duty etc. then I typically find myself getting very, very bored with the single player and just want it to end. No matter how “good” the story is (and I mostly find them extremely meh anyways) if there’s no gameplay hook and it’s just “Go here, shoot things, move on” then it just doesn’t interest me.

    Halo and Gears are both EXTREMELY boring I find. Using the same weapons in every game and just moving down one shootout to another. Want a good shooter’ish with a good story with great set pieces? Uncharted 2 and 3. Way better than any Halo or Gears title and a really well written story (less so in Uncharted 3). Only reason I stick with Call of Duty is the multiplayer. Shooters really need to evolve their gameplay as I’m really finding myself less interested with each passing year.

  • Mr Black Mr Black says:

    Also Mike, if a copy of Mass Effect 3 comes to Ottawa it’s mine (as I’m from Ottawa). I’ll fight any of your friends… I fear nothing!!

  • ResidentialEvil ResidentialEvil says:

    I prefer story over no-story; though on games like COD (other than Black Ops) I kind of forget what the heck is going on.

  • mrmonopoly237 says:

    Metroid Prime was amazing. Metroid Prime 3 was definitely my favorite of the series. Call the wii controls gimmicky if you want, but I think they did an amazing job making you feel like you were actually running through everything. Nice toss out Jason :)

    Also, Joe, even though you weren’t in this, the math problem answer was 27. I thought it quite fitting for this being my first post. Too bad it’s not also the 27th…

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