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News flash: Most people don't play games for realism

#1rickimaruPosted 1/31/2013 4:13:35 PM
If I wanted real life, I wouldn't be sitting on my Xbox.

The whole "realism" argument is pretty lame, unless referring to a simulation.
#2TheBlueStigPosted 1/31/2013 4:17:07 PM
If teh game is using real life objects, people, environments, cars, weapons, or locations, there's is an expected level of realism and if it doesn't exist it detracts from the game.
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#3the36thchamberPosted 1/31/2013 4:19:33 PM
i certainly dont the more unreal the better.the closest thing i play to realistic is the crysis series
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#4rockyoumonkeysPosted 1/31/2013 4:21:36 PM
TheBlueStig posted...
If teh game is using real life objects, people, environments, cars, weapons, or locations, there's is an expected level of realism and if it doesn't exist it detracts from the game.


This is so far from the truth that I think you just made it up without really even knowing why you were saying it.
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#5TheBlueStigPosted 1/31/2013 4:39:51 PM
rockyoumonkeys posted...
TheBlueStig posted...
If teh game is using real life objects, people, environments, cars, weapons, or locations, there's is an expected level of realism and if it doesn't exist it detracts from the game.


This is so far from the truth that I think you just made it up without really even knowing why you were saying it.


I'll use an FPS type game as an example.

If they use human soldiers, real weapons, real locations, but nerf the s*** out of the weapons, use regenerating lifebars, make the enemies super-accurate and bulletproof and able to see and hear through walls, that makes people not want to play it.

In Racing games, using real cars but giving them unrealistic abilities that don't match real life cars, especially when only the AI has those abilities, that turns some people off, enough to stop playing completely.
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#6GGearXPosted 1/31/2013 4:56:03 PM
rickimaru posted...
If I wanted real life, I wouldn't be sitting on my Xbox.

The whole "realism" argument is pretty lame, unless referring to a simulation.


This is so true. I mean why play Madden when you can grab a football and go outside?
Why play fifa when you can grab a soccer ball and play with friends.
I bet it's Lazyness. " oh I'll play Madden since I'm too lazy to get off my *** and go outside"

And don't bring up a BS argument like
"hurr why play Call of Duty when you can join the army?"
Join the army and tell me it's the same. Because I can tell you right now it's not like COD at all.
At least Driving games or Flight Sims have a reason. You can't drive expensive cars or fly expensive planes unless you spend millions.
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#7vigorm0rtisPosted 1/31/2013 5:02:35 PM
rockyoumonkeys posted...


This is so far from the truth that I think you just made it up without really even knowing why you were saying it.


He does it all the time.

What is realism in games? Should characters get hungry or cold? First aid should just stabilize injuries and reduce the likelihood of infection instead of healing? I mean, I've gone around with ES fans about spears every now and then, but what are we even talking about?
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#8mrhappyguy12345Posted 1/31/2013 5:06:53 PM
I play different games for different reasons. Sometimes that reason is realism.
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#9zike_42Posted 1/31/2013 5:17:45 PM
GGearX posted...
rickimaru posted...
If I wanted real life, I wouldn't be sitting on my Xbox.

The whole "realism" argument is pretty lame, unless referring to a simulation.


This is so true. I mean why play Madden when you can grab a football and go outside?
Why play fifa when you can grab a soccer ball and play with friends.
I bet it's Lazyness. " oh I'll play Madden since I'm too lazy to get off my *** and go outside"

And don't bring up a BS argument like
"hurr why play Call of Duty when you can join the army?"
Join the army and tell me it's the same. Because I can tell you right now it's not like COD at all.
At least Driving games or Flight Sims have a reason. You can't drive expensive cars or fly expensive planes unless you spend millions.


Yeah why play Madden when I can play for the 49ers and play in the SuperBowl in real life?
Why don't I go outside and play in Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks?
Why don't I grab some skates and play with Alex Ovechkin in the Winter Classic?

Oh wait, I can't.
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#10GGearXPosted 1/31/2013 5:23:05 PM
zike_42 posted...
GGearX posted...
rickimaru posted...
If I wanted real life, I wouldn't be sitting on my Xbox.

The whole "realism" argument is pretty lame, unless referring to a simulation.


This is so true. I mean why play Madden when you can grab a football and go outside?
Why play fifa when you can grab a soccer ball and play with friends.
I bet it's Lazyness. " oh I'll play Madden since I'm too lazy to get off my *** and go outside"

And don't bring up a BS argument like
"hurr why play Call of Duty when you can join the army?"
Join the army and tell me it's the same. Because I can tell you right now it's not like COD at all.
At least Driving games or Flight Sims have a reason. You can't drive expensive cars or fly expensive planes unless you spend millions.


Yeah why play Madden when I can play for the 49ers and play in the SuperBowl in real life?
Why don't I go outside and play in Madison Square Garden for the New York Knicks?
Why don't I grab some skates and play with Alex Ovechkin in the Winter Classic?

Oh wait, I can't.


Go outside and play a game with your friends. Making excuses like it's "not your favorite team and you can't go to the super bow" isn't helping your case.
I still believe it's Lazyness. And you just proved it.
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