If I'm fighting at range or exploring, I definitely prefer first person. So in Elder Scrolls, where I play as an archer, I'm always in FP view. Also, I feel more personally immersed in the world in first person.
Same goes for horror games. Just makes the experience more intense IMO. If I'm peeking around a corner in a dark hallway, it's more tense than if I'm watching a character peek around a corner.
If however combat is at close quarters, sword-fighting, etc., I prefer third person. Likewise I wouldn't want to play FP platformers. So it depends.
Ultimately, wherever possible, developers should have an option for both.
Mostly I prefer first person. I do switch to third when driving or flying in Battlefield, though. Stealth games and melee-heavy games work much better in third person because they give you a better perspective between your character, the environment, and enemies. I don't think The Last of Us would have been nearly as impactful if it had been first person.
I really like both.
That's why .. Skyrim. LoL
Which do you prefer and which do you think is better for a game?
I like both and honestly don't have a preference.
I honestly enjoy both quite a bit. Whether it be BF3 and Resistance for First Person or Just Cause 2 and Red Faction: Guerrilla for Third Person, I don't discriminate the genres. Both are equally a blast to me.