Racing Games: Do you play 1st person or 3rd?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by spine, Oct 10, 2018.

How do you play racing games?

  1. 1st person/cockpit all the way

    18 vote(s)
    47.4%
  2. Mostly 1st person, but depends on game

    6 vote(s)
    15.8%
  3. Mostly 3rd person, depends on game

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  4. Always 3rd person

    7 vote(s)
    18.4%
  1. spine

    spine 2[H]4U

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    Just saw this comic over at Penny Arcade and got me thinking...

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    Personally I can't stand 1st person, but that mostly because I find it so much more difficult than 3rd so it's never worth it imho.

    I get it if you've got the whole steering wheel setup, but if on a gamepad, it just makes no sense.


    I mean I'd drive my own car IRL via 3rd person if I could!
     
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  2. sirmonkey1985

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    in forza motorsports i prefer bumper cam but for some reason i can't stand how it's implemented in other racing games including forza horizon so i typically use third person view.
     
  3. Armenius

    Armenius [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Cockpit view, all the time (joystick or wheel). I can't feel how the car is moving and where it is actually pointed in third person.
     
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  4. Domingo

    Domingo [H]ardForum Junkie

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    3rd only. Whenever I try first person it just feel like I can't see what I want to see quickly enough. It also just feel unnatural and just not right to my senses. I guess if I had some kind of 360 degree cockpit it might be different, but with a normal TV/monitor setup I just can't do it.
     
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  5. Saturn_V

    Saturn_V [H]ard|Gawd

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    1st person Always. Cockpit on/off depends on the game. But I was raised on the Papyrus sims. ICR2, GPL and NR.
     
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    3rd mostly.

    1st racing simulators only when u have dedicated cockpit. VR is also more use than bigger or wider LCD:adollars:
     
  7. KazeoHin

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    The problem I have with 3rd person is that the camera is so detached and latent, I can't feel the immediate effect of my actions or feel how the car is working. If the camera were LOCKED to the car via an invisible rigid boom, I'd have no problem with it.
     
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  8. VoodooRufus

    VoodooRufus n00bie

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    Dashcam view. Same opinion as KazeoHin
     
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  9. g00z13

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    3rd person, dont have an immersive setting for cockpit view otherwise i would
     
  10. Motley

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    If you are using a gamepad, that means you are playing racing games on your consoles, so 3rd person view makes sense.

    If you have a PC with force feedback wheel, then you should be using cockpit view.

    If you have a PC and have racing games with a gamepad, then SHAME ON YOU!

    Personally I don't like racing games on the consoles. I can't ever get a smooth turn out of a gamepad, like I can on a wheel.
     
  11. Reaperkk

    Reaperkk [H]ard|Gawd

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    Cockpit view for forza or dirt rally.
     
  12. Niner21

    Niner21 n00bie

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    3rd person. Have tried 1st person but just doesn't feel right for me.
     
  13. MrWrong

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    It depends on the game for me. Games that are more arcadey I usually use 3rd person, but games that are more of a sim I go for cockpit view.
     
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  14. Yippee38

    Yippee38 [H]ard|Gawd

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    3 screens specifically for 1st person racing (and flight sims). Though I don't play many racing "games" on my computer.
     
  15. spine

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    That's an interesting point. I see the car as an object in the game that I manipulate, whereas I guess you sort of are the car and not having the camera linked means you can't feel it.

    I've never even paid attention to the fact that apparently it's a racing game standard that for 3rd person mode, the camera follows the road and the car moves within that view. I remember the first Need for Speed on the Playstation1. The camera only faced forward and if you turned around, you'd just be driving towards the screen with no idea what traffic is coming! :p

    Though that was just purely lazy programming.
     
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  16. 4saken

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    1st person in cockpit.

    doesnt feel right any other way.
     
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  17. Sonicks

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    The comic. How smug. I mean, who the fuck has personal preferences, right!? What kind of person is that!? It's a cheap visual gag as a punch line that only works if the title of the strip is known since the text in the panels read first-person perspective and not cockpit.. Not well thought out at all and very poorly executed.

    Stupid comic aside, I play in cockpit view in Forza Motorsport because it is easier to gauge turns and speed and it has a nice feel to it, more than the floating hood or bumper camera views.

    In the Horizon series I tend to play third person because the car physics are more tolerant and there appears to be rubber banding in play so you can get away with shitty turns. And the FOV seems more limited in Horizon cockpit than in Motorsport.
     
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  18. rezerekted

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    3rd person is cheat view and never use it except in motorbike games.
     
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    Until I can feel yaw, roll, and pitch in a video game simulation of driving, I wouldn't consider 3rd person cheating.
     
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    They make amazing forcefeed back wheels, stick shifts, and pedals for console as well.
     
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  21. Armenius

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    One word: Fanatec.
     
  22. rezerekted

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    Sure it is, it allows you to see over hills better.
     
  23. Jabroni31169

    Jabroni31169 My Future Son-in-Law

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    VR, the rest is just fake news
     
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  24. Araxie

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    first person all the way on racing games.... main reason why I can't play games as Burnout or even GRID Autosport with the shitty and blurry interiors.
     
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