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    me two game systems below zachp18's Avatar
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    What's an on-rails shooter?

    I read on ign that resident evil umbrella chronicals will be an on-rails shooter. Can someone tell me what that means?

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    think house of the dead or time crisis.

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    Think Killer 7, except not as crappy.

    Sorry, killer 7 fans.

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    Yeah, it's like House of the Dead.
    The story kind of goes on for you and all you do is really shoot the zombies and watch the cutscenes. That's why my hype for this game has gone severly down.

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    Consults the wiki
    Rail shooters or on-rails shooters are a sub-genre of action games. In a rail shooter the player control is limited to directing where to fire a virtual gun; the player does not have direct control over the path their avatar takes from the start to the end, though they may be able to affect the path followed depending on what they shoot. The player's viewpoint moves as dictated by the game. It is commonly viewed as the player being tied to a rail, similar to a roller coaster. Although the broadest definition of rail shooter includes genres such as a scrolling shooter and light gun games such as Operation Wolf, in practice the term is used mostly to describe games that don't fall within those two genres (e.g. Star Fox).
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-rails_shooter


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