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Old 08-06-2013, 03:46 PM
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I have a quick question:

What kind of game has a mostly above (not completely) angled camera?

PS: it's also 3D
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:12 AM
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I have a quick question:

What kind of game has a mostly above (not completely) angled camera?

PS: it's also 3D
Would it be considered a dungeon crawler? Even if there isn't a dungeon?
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Old 08-07-2013, 10:08 AM
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A game with this camera angle:
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Old 08-08-2013, 02:25 AM
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In 2d, that would be called an "isometric" projection, although it would be using the term incorrectly. In 3d, some people would still use isometric (incorrectly again) or say that it's a "top-down" camera. Typically used for Action RPGs or strategy games, but there's no real genre attached to the camera angle.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:13 AM
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In 2d, that would be called an "isometric" projection, although it would be using the term incorrectly. In 3d, some people would still use isometric (incorrectly again) or say that it's a "top-down" camera. Typically used for Action RPGs or strategy games, but there's no real genre attached to the camera angle.

It's also used for regular RPGs, not just action, or at least, I don't think I'd call games like Baldur's Gate and Planescape Torment action RPGs, sure they have action, but there's also quite a bit of dialog.

Just my opinion though
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:14 AM
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In 2d, that would be called an "isometric" projection, although it would be using the term incorrectly. In 3d, some people would still use isometric (incorrectly again) or say that it's a "top-down" camera. Typically used for Action RPGs or strategy games, but there's no real genre attached to the camera angle.
Okay thanks. So it's like a 3d top-down dungeon crawly game.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:15 AM
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It's also used for regular RPG
Some.
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Old 08-08-2013, 08:24 AM
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Some.

It has been making a comeback for regular RPGs as well, heck, just recently we got Shadowrun Returns which uses that very same perspective, we're also getting Shadowrun Online, Wasteland 2 and Project Eternity, all of which are regular RPGs and will use this perspective.


I don't think there's a "standard" view point for RPGs, I know that for western RPGs, for the longest time, Fist Person was the go-to perspective with games like Wizardry, Might and Magic, Deus Ex, etc.
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