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A decrease of pre-rendered cutscenes?

#1BS_InfinitePosted 12/27/2013 6:41:06 PM
I started noticing around the time of Gears of War that a lot of games started moving away from pre-rendered cutscenes. Why?

I feel like I can't be the only one who misses them. I know many games still have them, but why are they becoming less and less common?
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#2ivanwind15Posted 12/27/2013 6:44:47 PM
Movies take up tons of space, and game engines are now good enough to display complex scenes.
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#3DragnfyrPosted 12/27/2013 6:47:27 PM(edited)
Most of the time prerendered cutscenes look worse than the ones rendered in the engine on a decent PC because they are compressed so much.
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#4nIMr0D888Posted 12/27/2013 6:48:34 PM(edited)
I can't stand them; I will not miss the blurry 240p 15fps cutscenes at all.
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#5animanganimePosted 12/27/2013 6:49:34 PM
If you mean high quality fancy looking cutscenes like those in Diablo 3 then it is because those are not exactly cheap to make.
There are still plenty of pre-rendered cutscenes nowadays but they use in-game assets so it looks real-time but most of the time with compression and lower frame rate (BF4 comes to mind as I am typing this)
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#6BS_Infinite(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 6:57:55 PM
animanganime posted...
If you mean high quality fancy looking cutscenes like those in Diablo 3


Exactly what I mean! :)
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#7pitt12177Posted 12/27/2013 7:00:20 PM(edited)
You ever play XCOM Declassified? Never play XCOM Declassified It's like Legacy of Kain-esque cut scenes. I didn't think I'd ever see slide shows that pass as cutscenes again.
#8BS_Infinite(Topic Creator)Posted 12/27/2013 7:12:01 PM
Dragnfyr posted...
Most of the time prerendered cutscenes look worse than the ones rendered in the engine on a decent PC because they are compressed so much.


That's a poor outlook imo because they obviously CAN always look much better
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#9KJay489Posted 12/27/2013 7:24:33 PM
For me I like that there is no graphical difference when transitioning from cutscenes to gameplay.
#10therickmu25Posted 12/27/2013 7:33:47 PM
BS_Infinite posted...
animanganime posted...
If you mean high quality fancy looking cutscenes like those in Diablo 3


Exactly what I mean! :)


The only redeeming quality of Diablo 3 were those cutscenes IMO. They were epic.
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