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48. Re: No subject Jun 6, 2008, 18:00 The Raven
Not yet possible. GTA4 required an expansive, populated, detailed environment. Which is pretty much impossible to have along with Crysis level graphics, due to fill rate and processor limitations.

Every game is a trade-off. You lower the quality in one area in order to have enough resources to improve the quality elsewhere. The goal is to design your trade-offs so that people don't mind, or notice.

Few people cared that the character models in GTA4 weren't that detailed, because you never got really up close and personal with a 3rd person game. The focus was on the large, detailed environments and the varied pedestrians you interact with. But cookie-cutter opponents that look and act identical are the norm in shooters like Crysis. Every game makes different choices.

But you can't have your cake and eat it too. Tons of fancy graphics mean less hardware left over to handle unique AI.
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