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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?

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XCLANN1096d 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.

mewhy321096d 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.

shivvy241095d ago

I like a mix of artistic and realistic , anyone played resistance 3 ? The art style is beautiful !

mewhy321095d 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.

Nineball21121096d 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.

XCLANN1096d 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.

thezeldadoth1096d 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

Tsukuyomi1095d ago

@thezelda but Uncharted and Tomb Raider are branches from Indiana Jones

KillrateOmega1095d ago

Took the words right out of my mouth.

Anthotis1096d ago

I don't care, as long as the boobs bounce.

tigertron1096d 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.

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