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Get it through your skulls;Graphics. Don't. MATTER! (To an extent.)

Geekman | 229d ago
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So news recently came out that Watch Dogs was apparently downgraded graphicswise after its delay. I don't understand HOW they made it look worse. I usually respect the game creators, but I don't know what made them think it looked better than before. I could've had this back in November for the PS4 or Wii U or Xbox 360, yet it was delayed to "polish."

Now, is the downgrade worthy of CANCELLING pre-orders?


Not I, or anyone else was excited over this game because of its graphics. We were excited over it because of its CONCEPT. Doing whatever you want, hacking whatever you want, etc. And TONS of news about the game such as collectible cars, costumes, minigames, etc have been announced after the downgrade. Yet nobody CARES, because it doesn't look as good as you want it to.

And on top of that, it looks FINE!

I won't go as far as to call it visually stunning, but I don't understand WHAT makes you idiots think that the game looking worse than it was intended to somehow makes it less fun. You are the same people who will go back and replay a PS2 or Gamecube or Xbox game, or even NES, or even Atari. If you'll go back and replay those games, then you shouldn't give a flying goomba about how well it looks unless it looks absolutely HORRIBLE.

And like I said, It looks FINE!

On top of all this, now people are worried about the Division. Seriously? Not ONCE before all of this was I hyped about the Division because of its graphics; It was because of its multiplayer, gameplay, and CONCEPT.

You speak of innovation, yet the only thing you ever appear to care about is graphics. Are GRAPHICS the new innovation? If you think so, then screw innovation! It doesn't exist! Any attempt at innovation is dismissed as a gimmick! Innovation doesn't matter! It never mattered! All we care about is graphic. Resolution. How pretty it looks. And despite all the talk about graphics, you'll forget about how pretty the game looks after a couple of days. Not ONE game is stilled being praised today because of graphics.

Get it through your skulls; GRAPHICS. DON'T. MATTER!

Ok, one thing I said was wrong. THIS game is still praised over its graphics. Oddly enough, not only is this game sub HD, but if people are still gawking over this, and the Watch Dogs now looks BETTER than this, then what's the problem? Tell me.

thorstein  +   229d ago
What I believe happened was that a twitter user who had played the PC and then the PS4 version stated that the PS4 version was on par (or slightly less) with the PC version.

This was supported by compressed video from Youtube and some anonymous (not capital A) poster who created a gif of some of the gameplay. Others countered with amazing looking gifs of gameplay.

That suddenly came to mean that all the versions were down graded. Note that Ubisoft have not made a statement about this. Unfortunately, this opened a can of horrible journalism stupid. Articles and claims started being posted here on N4G as if they were gospel and were labeled as News instead of Rumors.

One of these actually claimed there was no blood in the game. The author fabricated the claim, stated they would change the headline, then didn't.

It has been a strange few days regarding Watch Dogs. I have read enough about it to know that it is the kind of game I like to play and I will be getting it.

If only it would come with a cell phone that I could hack with...
TomRL  +   229d ago
I believe the Ubisoft team when they said that the trailer was a massive mistake with all settings set on low. No way is a possible downgrade going to be that bad.

But if it was true, then I applaud those who cancel their pre orders. We wouldn't want to support the game if it was grossly misrepresented in pre-launch marketing. I don't care how important you think graphics are, misleading the consumers in such a grossly obvious way is both wrong and an insult.

I probably wouldn't cancel my my own preorder. I don't have the willpower to give up on the games cool concept. But I commend those who would have had the willpower to do so. Those that are strongly principled. But, as I said, it probably isn't going to be downgraded on release. So no worries right?

Sorry, I would have approved of this blog but I haven't got the qualifications yet :/

Edit: Graphics do matter, very much so. To quantify their importance to zero in the title was a wrong statement. And also misleading, I don't believe that you think that graphics have zero importance.
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GamingTruth  +   227d ago
they matter but pc nerds take it completely out of context to make it as a superiority banner they get to carry around or something for their favorite platform when to me pc graphics never have and never be all that they make them seem at all
COMMI-MONSTA  +   228d ago
Graphics matter big time
KwietStorm  +   227d ago | Well said
The people who say graphics don't matter are just as wrong as the people who judge a game solely on it's graphics. If graphics don't matter, then neither does sound design, controls, and the whole vision of the game.
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slivery  +   226d ago
I could not agree more, if that was the case everyone would still be playing on the Magnavox Odyssey. If improvements in games didn't matter then what would be the sense of a new console period.

There would be none, so graphics do matter, they just should not be the only thing you want out of a good game.
goldwyncq  +   226d ago
It does matter to a certain extent. Why would I buy a new console if it doesn't?
Lukejrl  +   226d ago
The improved graphics really should bring improved physics and more options. New consoles should bring new ways to play.
GenericNameHere  +   225d ago
I don't know, man. Graphics = Visual Representation.

If you meant graphics as in "ohmergerd!! These grafiks so byuteeful!!", then you should have said "Raw Graphical Power".

Super Mario Galaxy's cartoony graphics make the game look wonderful! Couple that with an excellent soundtrack and creative level design, there's no wonder why the game is such a favorite among many critics and fans. The artstyle of the game didn't clash with each other, and it was very consistent throughout the whole game. That's why everyone didn't care that it wasn't in HD. If SMG looked horrible, would it be a bad game? Most likely not. But having all three aspects present in the game would be better than just having two.

Also, sometimes just looking at the graphics is enough if you want a game or not. Look at the new Rambo. What the heck is that? The graphics just look atrocious, and Rambo just doesn't fit in the game. (His head and body don't match lol) I haven't played it, but the fact that the developer did such a half-arsed attempt on how the game looks, that I just said "nope! Nope. This game looks horrible."
tee_bag242  +   225d ago
Graphics do matter. It gives developers the freedom to create environments as they'd imagined. If they are limited due to not being able to draw and fill as many polygons as they'd hoped then their vision is immediately compromised. Graphics is also about communication to an audience. Graphics alone don't make the game but saying it's not important kind of negates ones need for ever wanting a new console don't you think!?
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Geekman  +   224d ago
Yes, but if they've been knocked down a little bit, is that worthy of thousands of people freaking out and cancelling pre-orders? It is not.
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tee_bag242  +   224d ago
That's not for you or me to decide. That's the beauty of having a free market.
Raeo  +   201d ago
Speak for yourself author. The graphics matter to me and a lot of people that I know and it in fact was one of the reasons we were excited for the game. The fact that it was visually downgraded in a noticeable way does have an impact on our desire to purchase the game too.

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