noahcopeland44 wrote:I like the freedom of movement that comes from the third-person view. You can see all around you in all directions and can move in any of those directions. I have trouble enjoying first-person games because I feel like I can't see the world around me.
Let me guess, you play on consoles?
I mostly hate FPS on consoles, but love them on PC. And more or less for the same reason, you don't see anything on consoles. I found the culprit and can now enjoy games on PC much more. It's FOV, or Field of View. It's a setting that measures how wide of an angle of view you have in first person. On consoles, this setting is always really small, it's ridiculous how tiny it is. It gives me a headache and sometimes nausea, everything feels very constricted and claustrophobic and if it's a shooter the weapon model ends up taking a huge part of the screen. On PC you can often adjust this setting to what you like, and I find FPS games to be much easier to play and to enjoy with larger FOV. I feel much more free, as if I had room to breathe, when I play with a larger FOV. It's much more comfortable to look around this way. So give it a shot someday, maybe it will improve your experience as it did for me!
Take a look at this example I randomly found on youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8G7wKzDoUMY
Some games even let you put the FOV to 360°, so you see what's behind you at the edges of the screen, but it doesn't look nice, everything is distorted, and it's off putting. Here's an example of that just for laughs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jQOJ3yCK8pI
Hope that this tip will help you!