Venture into the darker corners of message boards and forum posts, and you’ll find a humble JPG: an overhead map charting the route of FPS heroes past and present. On the left sits an intertwining collection of rooms, all meticulous in their placement, holding secrets in abundance. On the right it’s a different story, nothing more than a corridor sporting perfunctory turns left and right, the word “cutscene” marked at each corner with a palpable sense of disdain.
The left, 1993, and the right? 2010. And while painting in broad generalisations, this humble image provides a hard case to argue against. Where are the modern shooter’s twisting labyrinths?…Continue