Chivalry is not an FPS



  • I like the term First Person Slasher



  • Ok I got a better one for ya! FPGTIASBINASBIAFPSWPA

    First Person Game That Is A Slasher But Is Not A Shooter But Is A First Person Shooter When Playing Archer



  • @ChuckingIt:

    Ok I got a better one for ya! FPGTIASBINASBIAFPSWPA

    First Person Game That Is A Slasher But Is Not A Shooter But Is A First Person Shooter When Playing Archer

    Bless you.



  • I call this a pointless topic, and this reply as well.



  • Apparently the devs think it is a FPS.

    http://www.chivalrythegame.com/blog/about-it



  • @Malekous:

    Apparently the devs think it is a FPS.

    http://www.chivalrythegame.com/blog/about-it

    Whoa Cid, I’d never know it was you…

    That is all.



  • It’s not even exclusively first person.



  • FPM - First Person Melee® is what I’ve used to describe it.

    While third person is an option, the overwhelming number of pre-existing third person melee titles makes me reluctant to focus on it, or hype it as a revolutionary selling point of the game.

    On the other hand, the fact that you can play with either perspective and that both seem to be well implemented may be appealing to some.

    I know that other games have tried it before (i.e. Thief series (single player), and many other more forgettable titles), but Chivalry is the first one to get the first person melee formula closest to correct.

    Previous attempts always felt floaty and light on impact to me. I feel that since this is the first game to truly “get it,” it’s deserving of a genre acronym all its own; since it will likely spawn many imitators.



  • @Siegbert:

    It’s not even exclusively first person.

    No, it’s not exclusively first person, but the original Age of Chivalry was, thus it was kind of surprising to see the third person option. But as it’s part of the engine, is why they added it in. Plus gives more options for those who prefer it, or like both.

    Regardless if someone feels that Chiv is an FPS or not, it’s more about what the devs think, so I’ll go with that lol

    "- First Person Slasher

    • With a Multiplayer focus

    (A competitive multiplayer FPS)."



  • i just tell people its a game you get to lop limbs off of in first person.

    its an fps game though, although it may not have guns, the mechanics are exactly the same, aim in first person, clicm mouse, and area with crosshair receives damage. splitting hairs over the semantics seems silly.



  • All I have to say is:

    WHO CARES!

    This game is awesome and I will enjoy myself playing it til’ I die! ;)



  • (F)irst §erson Medieval Archer Punching (S)imulator - FPS



  • Chivalry: Yelling Simulator 2012



  • @Dr.Nick:

    Chivalry: Yelling Simulator 2012

    And soon to be helmet simulator too :D



  • They just need to get rid of all weapons and have us man it up with fists…

    FistiFUN!!!



  • @Kimiko:

    They just need to get rid of all weapons and have us man it up with fists…

    FistiFUN!!!

    Got me thinking of those ol chaps in the 1800’s with curly moustaches, slicked back hair, no shirt and strolling around each other with fists up like angry leprechauns.

    Reference:
    http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/images/s … -l-337.jpg

    There’s a mod for ya ;)

    –-----------

    It doesn’t really matter what you call the game, but in regards to the standard Game Genres, it falls under First Person Shooter.

    It’s certainly not a Side Scroller.



  • @Cpt-Praxius:

    Got me thinking of those ol chaps in the 1800’s with curly moustaches, slicked back hair, no shirt and strolling around each other with fists up like angry leprechauns.

    Reference:
    http://www.cyberboxingzone.com/images/s … -l-337.jpg

    There’s a mod for ya ;)

    You nailed it! ;)



  • To call it an FPS would make the average player think you have a gun and shooting is all you do. So I would never tell a friend to “check out this new FPS game Chivalry”… It’s first and foremost a multiplayer melee fighting game.
    There is 1st person but that’s not the selling point. No one calls Skyrim a FPS.
    The melee mechanics is what makes the game.



  • First person slasher



  • @Siegbert:

    To call it an FPS would make the average player think you have a gun and shooting is all you do……

    Really?

    The average player would think that’s what you do in a game called “Chivalry - Medieval Warfare?”

    They wouldn’t see the videos & screenshots on the Steam Page prior to purchasing the game to play it??

    They wouldn’t come into these forums and see all these angry looking guys to the left and right & black and white…. with swords, bows and armour fighting it out… with no guns??

    Give the “Average Gamer” a little credit, sheish. I think they could figure it out pretty quickly.

    Once I heard “Medieval Warfare” and “First Person Shooter”… I pretty well grasped the concept of what the game was about before I saw any videos or images… which was what peaked my interest in the game.

    @Siegbert:

    No one calls Skyrim a FPS.

    I do…. It’s First Person… and I shoot stuff like arrows and crazy stuff from sticks and the tips of my fingers from the magical land of make believe.

    Then you have Dragons who swoop down and shoot you with breath so nasty, it’d either melt the underwear off you or freeze yer junk to the ground like that kid’s tongue stuck to the pole in “A Christmas Story.”

    You’ll Shoot your eye out Kid!

    No wait… that was the Red Ryder BB Gun with a compass in the stock, and that thing which tells time… not the frozen pole… my mistake.

    What were we talking about again?

    Oh yeah, First Person Shooters.

    So we have Archers covering the shooting part in Chivalry and we have other players who can throw (shoot) weapons at their enemies… so that part’s covered.

    Then we look at the other end of the spectrum to more commonly known FPS’s which do indeed focus on “Shooting” projectile weaponry, such as bullets… those games also focus on Melee in most cases, so they’re not entirely Shooters either.

    So where is this magical line drawn where we can safely say “This” game is a Shooter and “That” game is not?

    Chivalry does already cover much of the term “First Person Shooter”

    • First Person Perspective
    • Weapons / Projectiles are used to inflict damage on the opponent (Various Arrows, Axes, Torches, Oil Pots, 6 different types of Bows, Spears, Javelins, - ie: Shoot’n, just old skool style shoot’n)

    If a server in TF2 decides to only allow people to run around with their melee weapons, does TF2 suddenly stop being a First Person Shooter??

    How far down the rabbit hole shall we go for such an unimportant genre identification?


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