"...looks to be a third person action adventure title"
Fine, count me out then!
Why, f*cking why, can't the industry allow shooter, adventure games, including RPG the option to play either in first- or third-person!?!?!?
All driving games give gamers the option!
All flying games give gamers the option!
I suppose I'm asking for the impossible, when the industry is still capable of pumping out shooters and adventure games that won't allow gamers to customise their pad set-up to suit their personal tastes. And we still haven't advanced to the point where all games allow independent X and Y speeds!?! This industry is so incredibly slow to pick up on good ideas from other games sometimes, it's almost unbelievable. And it continually proves itself to be so dumb that something as simple allowing a gamer to customise the pad (trigger and buttons) and view to suit our own individual tastes would actually be a good thing, a positive thing, and not only that, an extremely cheap feature to implement and could sell more games!?!?
Since I've been gaming I have played just three third-person games. In that time every game apart from the odd racing sim, a couple of flight games, a few footy games, and the occasional RTS have been first-person shooters. I don't just enjoy the third-person view; I absolutely can't be bothered to play that way, I hate it. I understand why people may prefer this view, in that it allows you a wider field of view and is therefore much easier to play with, allowing gamers to see around corners and in areas that would otherwise be hidden in real life, or in a first-person view.
Anyway, I'm not here to suggest the view I prefer is better than the view others prefer. All I'm asking is that gamers are given a choice. A game doesn't need to change in any way to allow a first-person view and there's nothing wrong with reverting to a third-person view for climbing or sword fighting, for example, if the developer is incapable of implementing some elements of a game in first-person. All I'm asking for is the view I find more engaging, more realistic, more atmospheric, and more enjoyable! Why is that too much to ask? In a game like GTA I don't even need a gun and hand to be in view... just a crosshair, or not if we're going to go proper hardcore, and a camera change that's lower (head height, obviously) and a less wide angle, as seen in first-person, compared to third. It's not difficult. Sure, it's more work allowing first-person games the third-person view, but allowing third- to be played as first-person is simple. It's incredibly easy.
Believe it or not I genuinely love the concept of many of the third-person franchises but I don't play them. Imagine how many games I would have played, could have played, if the industry just used a little common sense (as it did with racing and flying games) and allowed gamers like myself (although I should probably assume I'm the only gamer on the planet with this opinion!!!!) to play as I want to play. I'm genuinely shocked that gamers are allowed the choice of different levels of difficulty in games.
I can only assume everyone considers Bethesda's choice of giving gamers the option of playing in either view in Oblivion and Skyrim to be ridiculous. After all, they put in a feature for just one gamer on the whole planet! Amazing. Thanks Bethesda.