Talk:First-person (video games)

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Rename article?[edit]

I think renaming the article to First person perspective (video games) might be better. I've even seen the acronym FPP used to describe the perspective. SharkD  Talk  13:07, 30 November 2009 (UTC)

Requested move[edit]

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No consensus to move. Vegaswikian (talk) 01:06, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

First person (video games)First-person perspective –This article was probably put at the current title to disambiguate from first-person narrative, but that topic is rarely referred to as "first-person perspective" (usually either "first-person narrative" or simply "first-person"). Any slight chance that this name will cause confusion will be alleviated with a hatnote (already in place). The title should definitely be hyphenated, as we are not talking about someone who arrived before the second and third people ("first person to show up" v. "first-person perspective"). The simple "first-person" is rarely used for video games unless it is followed by something (first-person shooter, first-person adventure, first-person RPG, etc.).

This rename will also open the article to cover the wider topic of first-person perspective in more general media. Although it is not nearly as common in film or television, and the article will still primarily be about video games, this is still a device that is used and can be linked to for clarity. Often this device is used for the babies or animals (Eddie from Frasier, or the commercials for Beggin' Strips), or to show the effects of drugs or psychosis (Father Jack Hackett on Father Ted, or the overdose in Trainspotting). ▫ JohnnyMrNinja 21:27, 11 December 2011 (UTC)

The use of first-person as a narrative device in television and film is really a separate (if related) concept to a first-person video game. It actually is more closely related to first-person narrative, the literary device. As such, while I think a separate article on first-person perspective as a broad concept would be valuable, I don't think this article should be modified to become it. Powers T 01:32, 12 December 2011 (UTC)
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