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"3rd person", understood.
"1st person", likewise.
Why is there no "2nd person"?
1st person: I
2nd person: you
3rd person: (s)he
wouldnt a "third person shooter" be able to be called a "2nd person shooter" also.
So you wouldn't see "yourself" at all?
I can see why they don't make any of these games.
I've never heard that used.
I've just never heard that term used. Tomb Raider wasn't described that way. Side-scrollers, platform games, RPGs, top-down strategy, etc.
Good game, though. Well apart from the woeful fighting sections.
but some can be shooters, like fallout 3 in 3rd person mode (which is terriible)
Also: Metal Gear Solid
I've never heard them described as 3rd person shooters.
Tomb Raider proved you could do third person action games. it paved the way for every single one since to be honest.
She auto-aimed her pistols and the standard weapon had no ammo limit so you just had to jump around while holding down the fire button and not really bothering to check where she aimed.
The final fight in that was some big fat creature and to defeat it you just ran in a big circle round and round constantly firing.
It was mainly a puzzle game so that was okay. Tomb Raider II had a dreadful Venice section which was mostly fighting and really made the game annoying. They made III much more puzzly as a result, IIRC.
I think one of Iain Banks's books has sections in second person.
Also most of 'On a Winter's Night a Traveller' by Italo Calvino.
so there's momo (understood)
and meme (as used by Bamos a lot today...also understood)
Why is there no Mome?
you should read this
Definitley right about 'If on a Winter's Night' though ^. Amazing opening chapter: 'You are about to begin reading the new novel by Italo Calvino. Relax. Sit down.'
and heaps of 2nd person short stories — probably because it's easier to keep it up (heh, heh) over the shorter length.
'Nother one is Tom Robbins' Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas.
I'm with you on the short stories but those are the only two novels I can think of that are almost exclusively 2nd person. Be interesting to see how / why other writers do it.
heaps of them would be not very well known. Out of the novels listed, I've only read the Calvino and Robbins novels, Richard Powers' Ploughing the Dark, and (I think? I can't really remember) McInerney's Bright Lights Big City.
Read quite a few 2nd person short stories, though. I think just about every writer gives it a go at some stage in their "career".
The really dodgy bits where the crimes are being committed.
She had a really strong Yorkshire accent and looked like Janet Street Porter. She said 'innit' all the time and talked really loudly if you'd done something wrong so that everyone would hear and if you asked her a simple question you would most likely still be listening to her babble on 45 minutes later.
She was also a bit of a cow and I once emailed her telling her she was a racist though this email was intended for someone else's eyes. Ooops.
"SHEILA DOESN'T THINK YOU'VE DONE WHAT SHEILA ASKED YOU TO, HAVE YOU, HMMM? INNIT" *repeat pretty much the same sentence at varying volumes another nineteen times*