Okay guys, help me out here...
I'll be 42 later this month. I grew up on the Atari 2600, dominated on the Sega Genesis and the Nintendo NES. I graduated high school and started my life, and pretty much forgot about all things gaming. Fast forward to 2009: I started finding people casting online as they played certain games and fell in love with GTA IV. Bought the game, got hooked on it, and once that faded I pretty much lost interest again.
Since that time I've had some spurts here and there, but now I'm at the point where I really want to try and find some games that I can enjoy. My theory is that I'll find outdated xbox 360 games on Amazon that were popular at the time so that I can try a bunch of stuff without breaking the bank. Then if I connect with a game/concept/etc, I'll feel better dropping $50 on the current version. Anyway, one of the games I wanted to get into was Call of Duty, so I picked up COD 4: Modern Warfare. I've lasted about ten mins each of the last two days before I came so close to throwing my controller through the window that I just had to stop.
I think I've figured out that FPS games are not where it's at for me. It feels so unnatural to be inside the body of the dude as opposed to controlling a character from a third person perspective. I go smacking into walls, falling off ledges when I miss the rope, shooting everywhere but the target, etc, etc...it's really giving me a complex and it's only getting worse.
Do you guys know of any warfare type games that would be as fun as COD, but also allow a third party perspective option? Or does that pretty much defeat the whole point of these games? I love the idea of COD, but hate the game play.