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Anyone else think realistic graphics make games feel boring?

#1VandorLeePosted 2/26/2013 11:37:33 AM
Lots of times when a game pushes really hard for realistic graphics i feel it indeed does look realistic but also stale and boring.

To me its like plenty of things in cartoons/comics/animations looking cool in their natural setting but in real life it would look boring or stupid or even funny.

Im not against good graphics but i find life like graphics boring and makes the game less unique with no style. I like mario games, for example, but if they made the graphics life-like and realistic then it would look really stupid to me. (A grown man stomping a turtle to death?)
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#2DoukouPosted 2/26/2013 11:38:51 AM
Not really.
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#3Arucard05Posted 2/26/2013 11:39:13 AM
From: Doukou | #002
Not really.

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#4YodaCrackersPosted 2/26/2013 11:40:23 AM
Arucard05 posted...
From: Doukou | #002
Not really.
#5pothocketPosted 2/26/2013 11:41:58 AM
Agreed. It's better if they add some style like Mirror's Edge did.
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#6nothingbeastPosted 2/26/2013 11:42:51 AM
A grown man stomping a turtle to death?

Well, I wasn't stomping it, but pushing realistic graphics didn't stop me from enjoying killing tortoises in Far Cry 3.

I really felt the team did a great job on the wildlife animations. I feel cartoony or cell shaded graphics would have lessened my enjoyment.
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#7darkharePosted 2/26/2013 11:45:24 AM
i prefer stylized graphics over hyper-realistic.
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#8sockesockePosted 2/26/2013 11:46:35 AM
darkhare posted...
i prefer stylized graphics over hyper-realistic.


me too, but a good game is a good game.
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#9knightimexPosted 2/26/2013 11:47:35 AM
It really depends on the game.
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#10JenniferTatePosted 2/26/2013 11:49:19 AM
Like comic books or animation, it depends on the content of the story and the style. I like to keep things varied.

I suppose I could answer you with, "I do not want every game's art direction to strive for Heavy Rain/LA Noire style realism".
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