Has realism in games been taken too far?
It hasn't gone too far yet but for games that involve killing and gore, those aspects have got real enough and shouldn't evolve more to the point where the are disturbing. There is still plenty of room for realism in the movement and character features of games though. Saints Row will no doubt be one of the most fun games this year because of a lack of realism and influx of stupidity.
BF3 has reminded us that animations can still be improved greatly and that good use of them can produce phenomenal results. BFBC2 made me appreciate sound; BF3 will make me appreciate animation.
If it is a series like Uncharted I am all for more realism but if it is a series like Gears I'm not because the gore is over the top which just doesn't appeal to me.
Games like Plants vs Zombies and Fat Princess are pushing too hard to be realistic. I feel that games shouldnt try to imitate real life like those do.
I'd choose art style over detail every time.
I like games because of the style, I prefer a great imagination to a great technical re-creation of reality in visual design. But I would like more realkstic AI and physics.
I think most people would agree that as graphics go, we want as good as possible as long as its not an over-the-top gore factor. But the games need to have a great style and imagination to make them fun. Most people would like to play a fun game that looks ok rather than a great looking game that plays bad.
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