This is discussion archived from a time before the current discussion method was installed.
: ...is it really common in First Person Shooters
? I've never seen it in one.
: Well, apparently Halo
has it... I'd be surprised to find in an FPS outside a cutscene, because it would obviously be very disorienting in first person. A third-person shooter is another matter (though it would still probably have no use there).
Sockatume: In Halo, it's the marines and other NP Cs
who do it. Often out of the way of my jeep, because I'm going to run them over.
There could be a game where you can roll in first-person and appear to be rolling from the outside, but the camera doesn't rotate, so it appears to you the same as crouch-walking fast. I think that's how flips in Metroid Prime
and Jedi Outcast
are handled. —Document N
I once saw somebody do an unnecessary combat roll in a game of paintball. I shot him.