Ah E3, that special time of year when boys and girls gather around the interwebs to have their eyes and ears filled with the wonderful and magical sounds and sights of limbs exploding off into space and animated boobs that jiggle in real time physics calculations.
Yes, its that time where new games are unveiled like the glorious dawn of a new spring day, titles that sound foreign and strange. It is almost an overload of the senses, and it is wonderful.
Yet as I see certain articles appear on this and many other sites that my nerdy little fingers take me too, I cannot help but wonder if we are being maliciously and dubiously tricked again. Or is it our fault that we buy into the same lies and mistruths over and over.
Case and point; The Dark Sorcerer. "The Dark Sorcerer Uses ONLY 4 gb ram!!!" Titles exclaim...ok....SO WHAT!!! It's a tech demo for crying out loud, if it used 1 gb or 64gb on a super pc what would it matter? You don't honestly believe that the ps4 or any $400- $500 machine will EVER produce in game, gameplay visuals like that do you?
If you think this is actually a possibility in ps4 gameplay
Allow me to temper your expectations with this;
An actual screenshot from Killzone Shadowfall. Now while it certainly looks good, and I cannot wait to play the game, it is approximately 2 generations behind the texture quality and particle effects shown in The Dark Sorcerer.
Heck, those candles alone in the intro of The Dark Sorcerer appear to have more detail than an entire scene in Killzone Shadowfall, and that's just the candles.
My point is this, it is GREAT to be excited about a new generation of gaming wonders, and I most certainly am...but we need to set realistic goals and be grounded in the fundamentals of reality.
I'd also like to link a video from e3 of yesteryear, 2005 to be exact, 8 long years ago and a Sony (gameplay...lol) video from which I have still NEVER seen close to this quality of gameplay visuals on my ps3 since 2006 to the present day playing The Last of Us currently.
Ah, fellow gamers, will we ever learn? The Dark Sorcerer demo is neat, it fills our eyes and hearts with hope and dreams, with the bright possibility of a new and wondrous tomorrow, but even the title, "The Dark Sorcerer" should be a clue in and of itself, that we are being deceived yet again, by the magic spell of a lie.