Reality in Video Games
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Posted 9/19/09


mostly what im trying to say is that i know that there is better graphics but the creators of video games are taking those graphics and not letting u do what ur supposed to be able to do in video games.....


do u like it better this way?
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Posted 9/20/09
I see you're point. Now a days (lol) Video Games are more focused on Graphics, and as long as it "looks" good, it might be able to sell. This is sort of my reason to looking forward to Final Fantasy XIII. Yes it may come with those amazing sort of graphics, but it also should have that final fantasy feel to it still, or like an old day RPG. Most games have focused so much on how it looks that game play has sort of, well simply, sucked. Also most game to take note of have usually been a shooter. I don't hate shooting games, but when you're repeatedly aiming and pulling the trigger you get tired of it. So back on track. Company's have been making more games that have the pretty look lately instead of having that pull to draw people in. While it's true for some people, probably most (includes me), graphics are a huge reason to buy a game, but they get to miss the awesome stories that the older systems had, and the longevity of side stories as well.

Btw, what game has currently taken the longest to come out since first announced for the current gen of systems? I have a feeling that, that could also be another reason that gaming has been on the suckish side, They don't seem to be putting enough time into making the games. Some games have only taken about a year to come out from when they were first announced. Sure the projects may have already started before the announcements, but some have not necessarily gone that route. I think if people want to make a relatively decent game now they should work on ways to get people pulled in. That should continuously (per game) be about 2-5 years of work, and presto you got a game with amazing graphics, and the story to draw you in, or continue playing. And sure people just can't wait, but what about those that can? Don't the kind of get the short end of the straw?

I again feel that Final Fantasy XIII will fulfill this, and a good example of, that is why I am very much looking forward to the release of the game.
Posted 9/20/09
well, war simulation games are always better with realism. i do not recommend pure realism though, it would be boring...
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Posted 9/21/09
This is when metel gear solid comes in :3 , Snake is always hungry =.=
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Posted 9/21/09
sometimes realism is good :O
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Posted 10/5/09

hikobuf wrote:

sometimes realism is good :O


yeah and i get that ...but dont u just sometimes want to be able to do something that ur supposed to be able to do in a video game ........and if u want realism just pause the video game and go outside .....sorry if the last part came of kind of sarcastic
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That's actually what I've been kinda thinking for quite a while now. And it's not just in the graphics, but the gameplay as well. I mean, how many times have you heard companies use words "gritty realism" as a selling point for their games? Games are now being made to be more "realistic" (or at least as close as they can be). This is especially true in American made games, particularly the FPS genre. Remember the days where you were a bullet absorbing marine fighting demons on Mars while holding 10 weapons at a time in Doom? Now it's being replaced with characters who can't even take a couple of shots before dying, who can only hold around 2-3 weapons at most. And with games like Call of Duty the settings have moved on from fantastical settings to more realistic "real-world" settings.

Realism is fine, but these days it seems like it's the norm and games that are truly over the top are becoming more rare. Even games that has supernatural elements is still confined within what people can accept as "realistic".
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Posted 10/8/09

sigma_draconis wrote:

That's actually what I've been kinda thinking for quite a while now. And it's not just in the graphics, but the gameplay as well. I mean, how many times have you heard companies use words "gritty realism" as a selling point for their games? Games are now being made to be more "realistic" (or at least as close as they can be). This is especially true in American made games, particularly the FPS genre. Remember the days where you were a bullet absorbing marine fighting demons on Mars while holding 10 weapons at a time in Doom? Now it's being replaced with characters who can't even take a couple of shots before dying, who can only hold around 2-3 weapons at most. And with games like Call of Duty the settings have moved on from fantastical settings to more realistic "real-world" settings.

Realism is fine, but these days it seems like it's the norm and games that are truly over the top are becoming more rare. Even games that has supernatural elements is still confined within what people can accept as "realistic".


couldnt say it better myself ...i tried but couldnt
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Posted 10/8/09
Some games are made to be realistic, like FPS, others are not, like tekken, street fighter (can you do a hadoken?), Halo, even rpgs are unrealistic, then again rpgs would not be fun if they were realistic. mine as well walk out your door and play the rpg called life.
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Posted 10/9/09

alox wrote:

Some games are made to be realistic, like FPS, others are not, like tekken, street fighter (can you do a hadoken?), Halo, even rpgs are unrealistic, then again rpgs would not be fun if they were realistic. mine as well walk out your door and play the rpg called life.


It's not that FPS are made to be realistic. Remember the game Duke Nukem 3D where you use shrink gun, freeze guns and microwave guns fighting pig cops? And Tekken might not be real, but it is as realistic as fighting games get considering most moves are based on real martial arts (their effectiveness and how they work in real life is questionable). So it's not because of the genre, but because of what gamers want.

Realism right now is a big selling point. Look at the big titles. Even games like Gears of War, Metal Gear which involves aliens, clones, cyborgs are still confined in the realm of what most audience are willing to suspend their disbelief. I mean, Metal gear even had to try and explain every supernatural elements in it with science. When was the last game that was truly out there, truly over the top? There are still a good number (Bayonetta, Brutal Legend) but the majority of games are still realistic to a point.
Posted 10/11/09
i guess it's part of the big business in gaming, to use graphics that appear realistic to sell more games. i don't have a problem with it, as long as the game is fun & not extremely difficult~
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