Contributing writer for The Artifice.
Junior Contributor I
First or Third Person: Perception in Video Games.
As someone who has never been able to play first person games they have always fascinated me and have made me wonder; in what way does the players perception change with the medium? First person games feature a visual perspective as if the player was physically doing the actions; these are particularly popular in shooting games. Third person on the other hand displays a character completely and as such the player is viewing their actions as they would view another person’s. This perspective can be seen in various puzzle games such as any Mario or Zelda game. How does the perspective that the player is shown influence the perception of the player? Would Mario be as entertaining if it was in the first person? Or is there something unique about a genre that leads its games to be in a certain perspective?