In today's Speak-Up on Kotaku, commenter Matt_Twombly ponders the advanced realism cokming in games like Rockstar's L.A. Noire. When do games become too real?
In response to title - Extremely fuckin'.
then live life
It depends on the game.. for example I dont want Mario Kart to be realistic. Even games like GTA shouldn't be too realistic (IV). But racing games like GT5, the realism is great and I love how it is as real as possible.
And you assume anyone who wants reaslitic games does not live life??????? That's a rather broad brush you're using there.
Not everyone wants to go on a rampage in real life and kill/be killed, or spend the rest of your life in prison. I enjoy the realism if it adds to the gameplay. GTA IV's improved physics and graphical detail made it my favorite GTA even though I wasn't too fond of the story. In the next GTA, I hope there is a hardcore option to add realism by making it easier to get stars and harder to lose them. I strongly dislike CoDs realistic health though, because in real life you don't have to deal with issues such as lag. Even though Killzone 2 soldiers have an unrealistic amount of health, it improved the gameplay. A reason why Killzone 2 is one of my favorite games of all time is because there was a great balance of realism.
I want my avatar to spend weeks in the hospital after a bullet wound. I want my car to get flat tires in racing games. I want my guitar games to have people in the audience passing around weed and not even noticing when I screw up. OH YEAH.
Not everyone wants to play a hyper realistic game. How about a driving game? A lot of people would prefer Blur or Need for Speed to GT5. They don't care about accurate physics. They would perfer the Ricky Bobby, "I wanna go fast". I wouldn't want a realistic FPS. Do you really want to manage the bullets in your clips? No more reloading half a clip. How about an movie in the rough form of an RPG? Nope, we all know what happened with FF13. How about a real GTA game? Nope, stuck in jail for 50 to life. Get my point? Not being realistic has never kept me from enjoying a game.
ehe I know guys I was joking xD I love me some uber realism in the right game
I disagree. I'd rather have a creative game than a completly realistic one. Videogames don't need to be realistic, hell, I'll take an over-the-top badass game over a realistic one any day. Why, you ask? Because I enjoy the first one more than the second. P.S.: If you truly wanted games to be realistic, they'd all be hard as balls simulators. And no one can truly live playin' nothing but simulators.
Graphically, I'm happy with this generation of graphics. I don't want to see it go much further. I don't think it would add anything to the experience personally and would only lead to increased costs in games due to graphics. Gameplay can always be improved no matter the level of graphics you utilized.
Naw I think consoles have 1 more generation of improvements in them before graphics become to realistic. The problem with current gen games on consoles in why some certainly do look stunning they have to use a lot of visual trickery to pull that effect off. So why certain things look perfect others let them down, for example console games are abit to blocky for my tastes. Due to the lower resolution and sometimes bad textures.
i'd say almost as far away as possible , beyond the following exception for me : sports games and racing games . I want my games to focus (when it comes to graphics) to their design and aesthetics . Not just stand there happy to have a realistic metallic stair texture with generic design . Hell it goes even beyond graphics ... usually unless they are truly simulations , generic looking game are usually as generic in the gameplay department
Games should actually kill you in real life when you die ingame and get you off during sex scenes. Anything else is a flop, IMO. :)
Depends. For sports game, i want it to be realistic.
depends whether it suits teh game or not. LA Noire mechanics seem like they will benefit from awesome, lifelike characters...
Not to realistic bcuz that takes away the fun E.G GTA4
fun and realism 9 times out of 10 are Inversely proportional
As soon as it becomes 100% realism it ceases to be escapism and is now virtual reality. I don't reall want that to happen.
click the disagree all you want when LA:N comes out it will be real but what if it sucks than what good is the real when the game is not fun GTA4 was the most boring game i have ever play MOST BORING. and i am 27 years old been playing games for 21 years. SR2 was fun and yet not real see the difference. sometimes we as gamers just want real this and real that WE ALL PLAY GAMES FOR ONE REASON FUN ITS NOT A JOB ITS A HOBBY AND HOBBIES ARE SUPPOSE TO BE ABOUT FUN
I want my screen resolution to be infinity like life, aswell as everything rendered in game... The game will be a lifeform.
i want a game .. it should be fun / entertaining to at least some people
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It really depends on what's meant by realism. Is it the look of the game, the physics, perhaps sound? For most games i would prefer them to be as realistic as possible, with a few touches here and there that would remind me that I'm not looking at a window. Think over the top amount of explosions or smoke (For Non Sim Type games anyway). Just think if you could do your own crash test in Gran Turismo as accurately as they are in real life. Boring I know, but super cool.
When gamers talk about realism they usually refer to graphics and not gameplay, subconciously or not. A game that mimics reality would most likely be boring and very hard to play. Imagine a Call of Duty where if you played a sunny level you couldn't walk more than 200 feet without having to stop to drink water to remain hydrated. And everything would move 3 times slower. Heavy machine gunners wouldn't be able to run or shoot from a standing position. Once you died you wouldn't be able to respawn. Fun times.
'"More human that human" is our motto.'
I think the whole point of playing games is to take you away from real life. Escapism. As long as games can put you in a situation that is worlds apart from the life you lead I don't think there is a problem. Graphics also are still nowhere near the level of reality, we are still quite a way off.
i wouldnt mind a game where the gameplay changes depending on where you get shot....like if you get shot in the arm your accuracy will be off, in the leg you cant run as fast, etc
alright so how realistic would you want a game to be.... honestly I think realism really depends on the physics and fluidy of the game .... I think we are 2 or 3 generations away from seeing realistic graphics that are affordable to the average customer .. Lagoa Engine on a console ..... a man can dream lol. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Realisim in my view should either be put in extensively or just left completely alone. I can understand Arma being realistic but I cant agree with this semi realisim most shooters today seem to be stuck in. CoD and Bad Company being at the forefront of this, Battlefield was much better when it was all out arcade fun like BF2. Bad company introduced a bit of realisim and really just slowed the gameplay down and for me anyway made it really boring. Realisim is well applied in games like Heavy Rain and Forza 3/GT5 and Fifa 11 aswell as alot of toher sports games. Technically they should be as realistic as possible because they are trying to emulate something that is infact real, so it makes sense. But when it comes to shooters the whole try and get it halfway realistic approach just results in dull repetative shooters restricted by a certain amount of realisim which i think kills a bit of innovation. So Realisim is good when it is infact supposed to be realistic but when it comes to shooters I just wish someone would expand their imagination a bit and come up with a fresh new concept and new ideas. Last shooter that did that for me was Gears of War 1 and nothing really has since then. Killzone 3 looks promising and so does Crysis 2. They look promising because they are extremely far away from realisim and just look like badass games. If you havent guessed already I prefer a game to either be really realisitc and indepth or not realistic at all and just be an absolute blast to play.
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