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Submitted by Nineball2112 421d ago | screenshot

Realistic or artistic: How do you prefer games to look?

Judging by the confidently exposed PS4 Specs and the less-assuringly partially-obscured Xbox One specs, it's beliecved that both next gen systems will at least match the performance of most high-end PCs (oh yes they will), and with that comes other big questions.

For instance, can next-gen games sit astride the uncanny valley without slipping into that distractingly bizarre middle-ground between real and fake? And, with these new opportunities for developers to maximise visual fidelity, will there be a shift of attention away from artistic games? (Forza Motorsport 4, Heavy Rain , L.A. Noire, PC, PS3, Xbox 360)

XCLANN  +   421d ago
Personally I prefer a game to be fun, to many developers these days are is a "race to realism", and are losing the whole point about gaming, FUN. We are seeing to many generic games, and for me this year Tomb Raider traded in its personality to become a better looking generic shooter.
mewhy32  +   421d ago
I like more realistic games. The power that the PS4 gives to developers with it's GDDR5 and additional compute units within it's more advance GPU and don't forget the 7 gig of RAM that is available for games, first party exclusives will be able to create some truly amazing games, since they won't be limited to the lowest common denominator development model of multi console releases. Meaning they won't have to develop with the inferior spec'd xbone in mind.
shivvy24  +   421d ago
I like a mix of artistic and realistic , anyone played resistance 3 ? The art style is beautiful !
mewhy32  +   421d ago
@shiv
You know you're right. I love the look of that game. I guess, now that I think about it, too realistic isn't always a good thing. I think I may be more to your way of thinking on this.
3-4-5  +   420d ago
Arty Style > Realism
Nineball2112  +   421d ago
I agree with you Xclann. However, I haven't played Tomb Raider yet. I've heard good things about it, and I have always liked the other games, so I have high hopes for it.

Fun is the most important, but I have to admit, I still like to play games that look good too.
XCLANN  +   421d ago
Basically Tomb Raider got rid of it's puzzle solving identity, and became Uncharted with Laura Croft. It looks great but it's not Tomb Raider.
thezeldadoth  +   421d ago
the world design, leveling system, story and exploration made that game awesome. its way more than uncharted with laura croft

uncharted was basically laura croft with more action anyways
Tsukuyomi  +   421d ago
@thezelda but Uncharted and Tomb Raider are branches from Indiana Jones
thezeldadoth  +   421d ago
*Lara Croft
berndogskate  +   421d ago
Depends on the game
KillrateOmega  +   421d ago
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Anthotis  +   421d ago
I don't care, as long as the boobs bounce.
tigertron  +   421d ago
It depends on the type of game. For game like Heavy Rain, realistic graphics are important, but for a platformer or a game that isn't about realism, then visuals take a back seat to the gameplay.
Brasi1989  +   421d ago
Artistic for me.
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duducus  +   421d ago
There can be a mix of both. Monolith Soft's X looks realistic, but it has a bunch of colors and unrealistic environments, like giant planets that look way too close...
Timesplitter14  +   421d ago
Stylized graphics are growing on me these days. Games like Kentucky Route Zero look better than most AAA games to me
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   421d ago
Realistic graphics are time based, after a few years they lose their edge and shine. Artistic graphics never quite get old...
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   421d ago
i feel the exact same way,sly cooper trilogy,okami,and wind waker still look very good,i wouldnt be surprised if in 5 more years journey,prince of persia 08,sly 4, ni no kuni,and catherine still hold up
Drummerdude41  +   421d ago
Both...I appreciate games that have push artistic value and games that push realism. What i don't like though is if a game doesn't incorporate it's artistic style into the game. Using it's looks only for marketing.
dcj0524  +   421d ago
Both. Ni no kuni would look terrible if it was realistic. Battlefield would look odd if it had cell shaded graphics.
XCLANN  +   421d ago
Probably one of the best shooters ever made is the Borderlands series and it is totally artistic in it's graphics. Realism is a dead avenue that eats up the power of a console that could otherwise be put into more creative gameplay and originality.
pr0t0typeknuckles  +   421d ago
i like both i like some realistic looks,but i like some artistic looks as well,sadly the general population of gamers hate cel-shaded graphics,cause they feel their for "kids",which is a little foolish to me.
Faztkiller  +   421d ago
depends on the game
BABY-JEDI  +   421d ago
I prefer artistically realistic over artistically cartoony.
Unless there is dancing space monkeys with ray guns of course.
kratos_TheGoat  +   421d ago
Amazing Last Of Us Story + God of War 3 Gorgeous Graphics That What I Want A Game to Look like Like A Boss
plaZeHD  +   421d ago
A great balance between artistic and realistic.
Mr-SellJack  +   421d ago
A mix of both, or plain artistic,y go for something u can't master and is lifeless?
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Saryk  +   421d ago
Depends on the game.
Hassassin  +   421d ago
artistic, but I also like serious stuff (realistic).
Something like a Dali art-style in a game would be awesome
PersonMan  +   421d ago
I like Naughty Dog style artwork.

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