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Offline rwenstrup

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Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« on: December 08, 2020, 10:29:42 AM »
I've come to the experts seeking help and guidance ...
The fast twitch and switch FPS games just arn't that fun any more ... I was wondering if there were any suggestions for a modern military FPS that relies on tactics, thinking, positioning ... and not quick twitch reflexes ... any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help ...

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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #1 on: December 08, 2020, 10:44:55 AM »
Arma III for now. Hopefully in the near future Ground Branch and Ready or Not will get there too. But, yeah, ARMA III can be played the way you want to play it.
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #2 on: December 08, 2020, 11:33:51 AM »
If you're a multiplayer person, then Squad might be worth a look

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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2020, 11:42:15 AM »
If a military setting isn't super important, SWAT 4 is an old favorite tactical FPS of mine that I replay every few years.  Very much in the tradition of oldschool Rainbow Six etc, with emphasis on police procedures like trying to arrest perps instead of killing them when possible.

https://www.gog.com/game/swat_4_gold_edition
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2020, 11:48:01 AM »
Thanks for the responses! Love the shooting games ...

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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #5 on: December 08, 2020, 11:55:19 AM »
If a military setting isn't super important, SWAT 4 is an old favorite tactical FPS of mine that I replay every few years.  Very much in the tradition of oldschool Rainbow Six etc, with emphasis on police procedures like trying to arrest perps instead of killing them when possible.

https://www.gog.com/game/swat_4_gold_edition

Oh man...old school, but still very good. If you don't mind going even a little further old school, Swat 3 was even better! So many fond memories.
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #6 on: December 08, 2020, 12:29:29 PM »
The Sniper Elite series should be slower (because of the subject) but I don't know if they are really good.

https://store.steampowered.com/bundle/3293/Sniper_Elite_Complete_Pack/


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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #7 on: December 08, 2020, 12:31:11 PM »
^Sniper Elite is a decent enough series...to me, nothing ground-breaking. But the key is, like you say, that they can be played at a slower pace and solo.
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2020, 12:59:13 PM »
^Sniper Elite is a decent enough series...to me, nothing ground-breaking. But the key is, like you say, that they can be played at a slower pace and solo.

Sniper Elite, however, is primarily a third-person game. It switches to first person when looking though optics (which as a sniper game is a lot), but otherwise there is still plenty of moving around and combat in the 3rd person.

Finally, it is WWII and rwen did say "modern"...I guess the definition of modern can certainly vary.
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #9 on: December 08, 2020, 01:30:57 PM »
I've come to the experts seeking help and guidance ...
The fast twitch and switch FPS games just arn't that fun any more ... I was wondering if there were any suggestions for a modern military FPS that relies on tactics, thinking, positioning ... and not quick twitch reflexes ... any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help ...

How about "Gunfight at the Group Home?" :2funny:  (Seriously, I feel your pain.  My flight simming is suffering as a result of old age.  I'm pretty much limiting myself to A2A's Piper Cub.  70 knots indicated airspeed is about all I can handle anymore....)
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #10 on: December 08, 2020, 03:08:32 PM »
I've come to the experts seeking help and guidance ...
The fast twitch and switch FPS games just arn't that fun any more ... I was wondering if there were any suggestions for a modern military FPS that relies on tactics, thinking, positioning ... and not quick twitch reflexes ... any ideas?
Thanks in advance for your help ...

Not exactly sure if it qualifies as a FPS in the normal sense, but give World of Warships a look.  It checks off your qualifications (tactics, thinking, positioning).  You can play PvP or PvE.  Just be prepared for teammates who may not be as dedicated as you, but I suspect that's true for most FPS-type games.

edit:  oops.. Missed (ignored? :D) the "Modern" in your title.  Give WOWS a try anyway.  :bd:
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #11 on: December 08, 2020, 03:18:16 PM »
^Is there any way to play the World Of games solo?
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #12 on: December 08, 2020, 03:27:46 PM »
^Is there any way to play the World Of games solo?

Just you and bots/ai?  Yes, kinda.  Can't speak for WoT or WoWPs, but in WoWS you'd have to setup each battle in a Training Room with just you and whatever bots you select for your team and the enemy team.

Still, playing with others is fun, just don't expect them all to play the way you want.

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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #13 on: December 08, 2020, 03:31:21 PM »
These games always look great to me but I hate people and MP...so they're a no go, usually :/
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Re: Modern Military FPS for old, slow reflexes player
« Reply #14 on: December 08, 2020, 03:31:33 PM »

Not exactly sure if it qualifies as a FPS in the normal sense, but give World of Warships a look.  It checks off your qualifications (tactics, thinking, positioning).  You can play PvP or PvE.  Just be prepared for teammates who may not be as dedicated as you, but I suspect that's true for most FPS-type games.

edit:  oops.. Missed (ignored? :D) the "Modern" in your title.  Give WOWS a try anyway.  :bd:

+1 on World of Warships. I am getting on in years myself, and find that I am "twitch challenged." But WOW has a slower pace and I find I hold my own with it; battleships don't strafe, hop and skip after all. The volley fire nature of armament also means you have time the think between shots. Torpedo shots take some time to set up, and the torps are a little slow moving through the water. Also, sometimes you can see the enemy fire at you, 10 seconds before the shot hits, giving you a chance to do some "salvo chasing."

 
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