First Person Shooter and Motion SicknessFPS(First person shooter) games are one of the gaming genre. These games are biggest hit in multiplayer networked gaming field. Counter Strike is one example of FPS. B-U-T,my all time favorite is RTS(real time Strategy) game. All AOE series,Command and Conquer series, Microsoft Mythology series and last i played was Battle for the middle Earth, these are my type of games. The reason i like these games is because, they give me full healthy gaming experience. My gaming experience with FPS has always been very negative. Everytime, i played FPS games like Quake,Halo,Sin,etc i got sick for the whole day. It gave me the feelings of motion sickness similar to a bus-ride of long hours.
After many years, i tried to play a somewhat mixture of FPS and third-person-view shooter titled "Gears of wars" in xbox 360 but again, my eye-ball started aching, felt like nausea,vertigo all around. When i played during my schoolhood, a game called Wolfestein,i vomitted many times. I didn't have that much strength as a kid( was preparing to give SLC) to stop those pressure from stomach and so, it's SPLASH..
I always envied them who played all those FPS well without no motionsickness. I put forward this issue to doctor too and he suggested me to take some anti-motion sickness before playing FPS games. I had that "Avomine" at home, i took it and played and to that extreme, i didn't feel sickness though to some extent it still gave me hard head. So, that was the end of my FPS game play.
After few weeks, i tried as many games as possible and i found myself addicted to RTS game type. I wasn't sure of the game type genre but later somehow i figured out that games are built thinking of different genres. It was good Real Time strategy. RTS games are well planned, isometric views which i can view enemies from all angles,move based, building forts, generating armies, .. well they were so addictive, i fell in love with this and i started playing all those games. Now, my only desire is to compete online with other players but heck.. i've no broadband connection. I'm waiting for broadband to reach my area and as soon as that happens, i'm sure, i'll join all type of RTS network possible plus MMORPG. :)
I hate to take medicines for gameplay but whoever i asked or found, they told me couple of nice suggestions and advices. One i already wrote before to take some anti-motion sickness tablets. I think Dramamine is the best of all as i'm told. I'll someday try FPS with that medicine taken before an hour of gameplay. And definitely will share my views. Some told me having a ginger before gameplay. Ginger juice/ginger fried.. WHAACK.. i hate that bittery taste all the way but people told me it works great. One can try this if his/her eyes power is fine , i mean if nothing is wrong. Rest is to mingle with the technical aspect and own's physical aspect.
It's good to set the refresh rate of monitor to high value. It helps one to reduce the chances of migraine and headache,eyeache etc. It's suggested not just for gameplay but during our normal computing too, it's a must. And for physical, it's must to visit optician to check Eye's power if one experiences a severe sickness after playing games for 5-10 minutes. He will give you suggestion, correct glass. Once i asked my optician same way and he referred me 'Avomine'. May be these days , doctors too might indulge themselves to FPS, who knows? they may give even better solutions for sufferers like me. But, i'm away with these FPS for ever.