View Full Version : will there be a first person mode?
10-13-2011, 05:17 PM
Per title. Will there be a first person option? Being an UT3 mod it shouldn't be a big problem.
10-13-2011, 05:41 PM
I don't think the base game will include it, but it might be possible for a mod to add the option. The following is from a gamespot interview:
GS: Why go third-person rather than being a first-person shooter? What does this different perspective let you do that a first-person perspective wouldn't?
GW: One of the key advantages of a third-person perspective is that you can see your character and everything around him. This grants players a much better overview of the gameplay situation and lets him judge threats more easily. In first-person shooters, the field of vision is always the limiting factor in terms of information that you can give players about what's going on, unless you add a lot of additional "helpers" in the form of heads-up display elements.
Another important gameplay element in The Haunted: Hell's Reach is our melee system, which includes various attacks and executions. Following up a combat roll with an uppercut or combining a back elbow into a back kick just wouldn't work very well in first-person. At the very least, it would look pretty silly and feel disorienting. Take Mirror's Edge, for example--as awesome as this game was, the first-person melee elements just didn't work very well.
So from a design perspective, a third-person view just lets us do more interesting things with gameplay than a first-person perspective. Also, I think that players connect more with their characters if they can see them.
10-18-2011, 03:32 PM
From someone who spent a lot of time in the mod way back when: First person would never work, you wouldn't want to use it even if you could.
10-18-2011, 04:42 PM
One problem with 3rd person is you can be in a position where you CAN'T see your character or what he/she sees. Seen this in the Fort Zombie game. ie being in front of a wall.
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