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What is a second person view in a video game?

I know third person is seeing the guy's actual whole body, and first is when you see just the gun. What is a second person view, then?

asked Mar 19 '11 at 08:02

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Jamie Clarke

edited May 06 '13 at 17:21

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"In a 2nd person shooter video game, the player would control the guns, but see the action from the perspective of the person (monster?) he or she is shooting."

Reference: http://www.halfbakery.com/idea/2nd_20Person_20Shooter

answered Mar 19 '11 at 08:23

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Like an RTS game?

(Mar 19 '11 at 09:46) Giorgio94 Giorgio94's gravatar image

It would be better to show u by images rather than posting in words lol, Games like Dark Sector and Socom are 2nd person view:

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answered Mar 19 '11 at 14:23

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those are all 3rd person...

(Mar 19 '11 at 16:17) Zlpha Zlpha's gravatar image

its when the narrator or the character you are playing as is not the protagonist but also is affiliated with the story. what i mean is that you are playing as a secondary character. the example grant gave is good but it doesnt just pertain to that. 2nd person gaming could be when you are using a commanding officer in a shooter to lead around a group of essential characters like in xcom. you are still part of the story but you are not the main focus. i cant elaborate on that answer because i havent actually played xcom but ive heard enough from friends. if there isnt a main character in xcom just imagine there are 2 or 3 and the example will instantly become understandable. hope this was helpful.

answered May 06 '13 at 16:50

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