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Submitted by emforce 643d ago | opinion piece

What Happened to Destructible Terrain?

I bet most of you will have had the pleasure of playing the new Battlefield 3 or, if failing that, will have at least seem some videos of the destructible terrain that the franchise utilizes in it's gameplay, so you'll know just how enjoyable it is to blow through a building with a tank and or bring a building down to eliminate that pesky sniper that's been picking you off for most of the game. But I have seriously got to ask, what has happened to destructible environments in games? (E3, EA, Next-Gen, PC, PS4, Xbox One)

Timesplitter14  +   643d ago
I think fully destructible terrain makes game design very complicated, hence why we don't see it all that often.

For example, how do you make sure a player will never get stuck indefinitely in a hole? Or how do you balance gameplay knowing that the whole level can be turned into a flat wasteland?
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emforce  +   643d ago
That's a very interesting point and i'm going to include it in the article actually!

Game design is always going to be challenging faced with dynamic environments and could provide interesting new gameplay aspects to games but conversely could unbalance certain games.

However just because it could raise challenges to the game designers I still think they should be trying to integrate it more into certain games!
Wni0  +   643d ago
Hey guys lets make RedFaction 3 without destructable terrain, make it 3rd person and make it open world and let's get rid of the rail gun......
Pancakegaki  +   643d ago
Pancakegaki says, almost every shooter contains it.
However, its not an overly used thing like Red faction does it.
greedybear88  +   643d ago
I love destructible terrain in video games :)
Coltrane_C  +   643d ago
"Have You Seen TitanFall?"
Cam977  +   643d ago
GTA: V destructible environments?
Leveling Los Santos would be an absolute joy. Following that it'd be brilliant to overlook the blazing inferno caused by the carnage I had induced from my Atomic Blimp pre-order bonus.

But no.
GTA: V doesn't have this.
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juaburg  +   643d ago
Red Faction ownedddd!!!
Sketchy_Galore  +   643d ago
... It got....destroyed?

Sorry, just remember I made that comment so you didn't have to.
sarcastoid  +   643d ago
Graphics... graphics happened. Why else is minecraft so destructible?

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