I recently played the oldest "fluently playable ego-shooter" that I know again. I'm sure no one agrees with me that this is an ego shooter at all tho
It really depends on how you define the term ego shooter and I admit that my definition is a bit awkward. For me it does not have to do with the perspective, more with a certain realism and feeling of the game, especially the combat.
Realistic guns with limited ammo, quick kills, no constant waves of enemies, maybe a certain style of music really set it apart from most action games of its time afaik. It does have flaws tho, so It's definitely no 100 of 100 points game, more like 70 of 100 points or so. (at the time it came out)
I am aware of the Game Hostages for the Amiga 500, which came out in 1988 (or Maze War in 1970 whatever) if I remember correctly but anyways, this game is the first one I know, that delivers a certain realistic, fluent (!) in your face combat that I associate with Ego Shooters.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AYR5wHYI1Tc
What do you think ?