The "Godfather" of fps games?

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  1. hallryu

    hallryu Don Altobello

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    You guys forgot Terminator:FutureShock.

    It was the grandfather of fps as we know them today because it was the first shooter where you had that free mouselook / movement by keys only.
    Plus a huge environment to roam under a free sky.

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    Doom was the biggest launch of the century, sure it wasn't the first FPS but it was the one that really started things off!
     
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    Year Ancient Guru

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    Terminator Futureshock is one of my faves too.

    but that's quite curious, i was playing the game yesterday night (quite late around 3:00 am) lol
     

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    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    Don't they teach proper history any more? ;)

    Maze War in 1974 was the first FPS:

    http://www.digibarn.com/history/04-VCF7-MazeWar/

    but next to nobody played it...the closest thing to a computer most people owned then was a digital watch. We did calculations on a slide rule but a lot of offices did have the ~$400 adding machines with paper output.

    It spawned Midi Maze on the Atari ST in '87:

    [​IMG]

    I had that one and a couple of ST's.

    Wolfenstein 3D brought the genre to the unwashed masses in '92 running boring MSDOS rigs. :D
     
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    Just to put things straight, wolf wasnt the first fps. Id made one fps before that...
     
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    Postalisback Ancient Guru

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    Good thing you mentioned it, got to be one of the most underrated FPS games of all time, yet it was quite incredible for its time, I played it on the Mac myself when I was about 5 or 6, Doom didnt have anywhere near the same effect on me that Marathon did (or Marathon 2: Durandal/Marathon Infinity for that matter).

    The Marathon series was (and still is) Bungie's best work IMO.
     
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    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    That's like saying the first bone thrown through the air by Neanderthals, is the godfather of airplanes because it flew. :D

    I still think Quake was the one that put the FPS genre on the map. True 3d, and graphicly accelerated with Open GL
     
  9. Makalu

    Makalu Ancient Guru

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    except that no historian has ever called anybody throwing a bone an airplane and plenty have called War Maze the first FPS.
     
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    And Duke 3D made it funny as fook :p
     

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    For me, Quake was and still is the best fps. Alongside jedi knight hehe.
     
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    Dahzeal33 Ancient Guru

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    Point taken, but still IMO it's one hell of a stretch. That's why I posted earlier about the windows 95 Maze screen saver as a joke. It's all good :nerd:
     
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    scoutingwraith Ancient Guru

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    I think that Quake and Unreal Tournament are still the best FPS's out there.
     
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    Haha I thought of that as soon as I saw the Wolfenstein screenie Year posted :D

    For me it went Wolfenstein3D - DOOM - Duke Nukem - Unreal.

    Unreal still my favourite of all of those.

    (CS my favourite of all ofc :D)
     
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    yeah well nobody has defined exactly what an FPS is although at least shooting a gun or projectile from a first person perspective is a gimme and Maze War was a 3-dimensional networked multiplayer FPS and so was MIDI Maze and you can't say that about Wolfenstein 3d :p
     

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    Forgot about goldeneye, i played that game to death.
     
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    i'm going with maze war too, as far as godfather goes. Clearly Doom made 3d fps famous, but if doom didnt release when it did, i have no doubts that other fps games like Duke Nukem would still have came out, so i dont think it was like the universe forking into parallel worlds or nothing.

     
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    crysis is a graphic milestone, not a first person milestone
     
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    Fix'd :)
     

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