There’s one thing that racing game drivers, flight simulator enthusiasts and FPS fanatics want in common: huge-ass monitors.
Nothing brings out the full glory of an Aston Martin DBS screaming down the track, or a P-38 Lightning downing Japanese Zeros, than a 32-inch monitor with full HD capability. Simply put, plunking down a couple grand for an HDTV with 1080p goodness is one of the easiest ways to upgrade your gaming experience in one stroke. However, it’s not always the same gamers who stand to benefit from a giant monitor.
In fact, if you put your mind to it, you can come with alternative games with which to make the most of an HDTV. So if you’ve recently gotten yourself one of ‘em flatscreen wonders, you might want to pick up one of the games below:
Third person shooters (or as we like to call ‘em, TPS) is one. The problem with playing FPS games like Blacks Ops and Battlefield 3 on a giant monitor is that you tend to get dizzy. Spend a few minutes climbing the mountain in Modern Warfare 2 and you’ll see what we mean. It confuses to brain when the screen gets all shaky but our bodies remain stationary.
Not so with old-time favorites like Time Crisis and Virtua Cop. These games use shoot-em style action with stationary gameplay, so all you need to do is aim the lightgun. Of course, in your case, that would be the mouse (lightguns only work in old CRT monitors).
Have you always wanted to know if you would have done better, facing off against Darth Vader at the end of Return of the Jedi?
Pick up a Wii copy of the Force Unleashed II and see how well your moves stack up. If you can read Japanese, there are plenty of sword-style action released by lesser known gaming companies. For maximum effect, get one of those foam extensions for your Wii controller so you can feel the action as you swishing around your living room.
That’s right. In fact, RTS generals are probably the biggest winners of owning videowalls. Why?
The more of the map they can see, the lesser they need to spend time scrolling around the map and navigating to the site of skirmishes. With one glance, they can see the entirety of their base and everything around it. And with the fog of war lifted, it’s easy to spot marauding enemy units even before they come withint striking distance of your base defenses.
If you don’t believe us, try picking up a larger monitor from Best Buy. We guarantee you won’t be leaving the basement for weeks.
Just don’t blame us if your wife starts divorce proceedings.