40°
Submitted by coolbeans 1031d ago | video

Jimquisition: Photorealistic Sociopathy

"Are photorealistic graphics the key to advancement?

Do we need believable visuals in order to convey believable emotions? Is a console generation over as soon as you've pushed the systems to their technical limits, or is there yet more work to be done?

More the point -- if you're relying solely on appearances to generate an emotional link with your audience, are you not just crafting the videogame equivalent of a sociopath?" (Culture, Industry)

Attached Video
Alternative Sources
Abriael  +   1031d ago
too bad that photorealistic graphics and great writing aren't at all incompatible and both add to the ability to convey feelings, so arguing between the two is silly and meaningless.

Another strawman argument by Jim Sterling.
#1 (Edited 1031d ago ) | Agree(0) | Disagree(1) | Report | Reply
mcbrid55  +   1031d ago
I don't think he argued that photo realistic graphics means that there can't be good writing. He is arguing against the statements made from 2k Games and Crytec. He is saying that emotions can be portrayed in multiple ways and graphics are not, and should not, be the number 1 concern of a developer. They should be more concerned with the overall game, story and mechanics than just putting out a game that looks amazing.
Abriael  +   1031d ago
If you check the whole video he argued quite clearly that photorealistic graphics have a *detrimental* effect on story and emotional delivery. hence the strawman argument.
coolbeans  +   1031d ago
You're skewing his statements
He wasn't stating that photorealistic graphics inherently means the game will have a bad story. It's the DRIVE by so many AAA publishers/developers to initially pursue new 'realistic' graphics technology above emotion, writing, or gameplay that's having the detrimental effect.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Disney Infinity 3.0 Art Director Discusses Obi-Wan "Infinitized" Look

16m ago - From ComicBookResources.com: In this exclusive interview, "Disney Infinity 3.0" VP Of Art Develop... | PC
30°

Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare – Supremacy DLC review – grappling with Ash | Metro

37m ago - Metro: Advanced Warfare’s third map pack includes a fan favourite remake, a battle on the Thames... | PC
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
20°

Magnetic: Cage Closed Review | IGN

37m ago - IGN: Yes, disembodied voice of sociopathic scientist putting me through a series of sadistic tes... | PC
10°

Interloper Review | Gamespot

44m ago - Gamespot: Developer Monogon Games describes Interloper as a real-time strategy game with five-mi... | PC
40°

Road to Arkham Knight: How dual-play combat works - MMGN

47m ago - MMGN writes: Last week, MMGN sat down with Batman: Arkham Knight producer Dax Ginn to play the ga... | PC