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14. Re: etc., etc. Feb 12, 2012, 01:16 Fletch
 
Quboid wrote on Feb 11, 2012, 12:41:
There's plenty of games whose attempts at being as realistic looking as possible are integral to making them immersive as possible, which helps them as escapism: BF, CoD, Skyrim, FIFA. Things like better AI should be a higher priority but it seems wrong to question who cares. A lot of people. Most people, I'd say.

I don't feel more immersed in games now than I was 15 years ago. Quite the opposite. I disagree that being realistic-looking is integral to making any game immersive, even the games you mention. I was as immersed in Daggerfall and Might and Magic 7 as I am in Skyrim.

We are sold "graphics" as a huge deal in PC gaming, but I can't think of a single PC game that I hated because the "graphics sucked". It was always some other reason like, as you mentioned, AI, or just shitty gameplay or design. Nowadays, more often than not, it's dumbed-down gameplay and consoley interfaces.

I think people who play PC games and follow PC games get somewhat jaded over the years as they see the progression in realism in PC graphics via pre-release screenshots and lengthy magazine and gaming site articles comparing, side by side, the minutiae of differences between this setting and that setting, and how this version of Game 2011 compares graphically to Game 2010. The graphics may be improving year after year, but the fun and immersion sure aren't. For me, immersion and graphical realism have no relation. And although it will be cool to see photorealism in a game someday, the game won't be good or bad because of it.
 
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  1. Feb 10, 21:16 Re: etc., etc. Frags4Fun
  2. Feb 10, 22:42  Re: etc., etc. Dev
  4. Feb 10, 23:07   Re: etc., etc. Fletch
  11. Feb 11, 08:54    Re: etc., etc. DNForever
  12. Feb 11, 12:41    Re: etc., etc. Quboid
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  15. Feb 12, 01:33      Re: etc., etc. Dev
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