Interacting with Non-Player Characters in First-Person Video Games
NPC, or Non-Player Character, is a term used in video games to refer to any character that is not controlled by a player. In the context of First-Person Shooter (FPS) games, NPCs can take on various roles to enrich the gaming experience.
For instance, they might be allies who provide support, guidance, or additional firepower during missions. They could also be neutral characters who offer quests, sell items, or deliver important information to progress the storyline. On the other hand, NPCs can also be enemies that players must defeat to advance in the game.
While NPCs are controlled by the game’s artificial intelligence, they are designed to behave in ways that contribute to the game’s overall realism and immersion. For example, enemy NPCs may exhibit different levels of aggression or use various tactics, while ally NPCs may assist in combat or provide healing.