Optical lens flares in fps games – Are they justified

An optical flare is caused by looking directly at a light source and is caused by light scattering inside the lens. If you seen J.J. Abrams Star Trek, it’s filled to the brim with real and artificial lens flares, adding a hi-tech look to the film but are these flares justified in FPS games?

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Hufandpuf2973d ago

Who cares, they look cool. Also, in BF3 I don't understand how dirt gets into your eyes.

Kewl_Kat2972d ago

You mean when when someone's laying down suppressive fire at you? I'm guessing all those dirt's from bullets hitting the ground and spraying soil at your face.

Hufandpuf2972d ago

Then in real life I'd close my eyes, how can i see little tiny dirt specks lol. Not to say it's bad and remove it, it's just funny.

MarioAna2972d ago

I agree that it's over used in most cases, i like the way you have explained it.

Fishy Fingers2972d ago

They look nice, so yes they're justified. They're over the top yes, but as is the case with most things, especially lighting, god rays and the like. But that's the point, it's a stylised reality.

shikamaroooo2972d ago

It's only cool in mass effect. And I have seen it in plenty movies before star trek

absameen2972d ago (Edited 2972d ago )

Interesting how you could stretch a pet peeve into a full blown article. I think the point is valid, but at the same time, I would have never noticed this before it was mentioned.

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