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Over the weekend, our CGA partner site Stomped has posted the last two of their interviews with The Collective regarding that company's upcoming Star Trek shooter Deep Space Nine: The Fallen. Tony Barnes is the person interviewed in both articles. Though the first discussion concentrated more on level designing aspects of the game, he second is concerned with the general features of The Fallen, including this clip about why they chose the third- over first-person perspective for this title:

Stomped:Why was the decision made to make the game in the third person perspective, rather than the popular first person viewpoint?


Barnes: In DS9: The Fallen we allow you to take on the role of one of your favorite key members of the DS9 crew. We felt that with such strong characters, it would be a shame to reduce them down to a hand and a bobbing gun. In addition, the third-person perspective allows our characters to perform more tasks than move and shoot. Many of the navigational hazards simply wouldn't be possible in first-person. We've taken every effort to redefine the third-person genre, through automated environmental navigation, adjustable auto-aim and intuitive FPS-style controls. Those at home with first-person shooters will find the transition rather seamless.

The classic 'tastes great/ less filling' debate in the gaming world always seems to surround third-person games, mainly because so many have been poorly implemented in the past. We're sure The Collective can pull this one off, and we look forward to the game's release for Mac and PC later this Fall. Both versions will be published by Simon and Schuster.

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