on 13 February 2017
Cel Shaded graphics = kiddie
Realistic graphics = adult??.
Thats a pretty bad way of looking at it since art direction does not influance how mature a game is..
No. It's not the only influence, but it does factor in.
Cel Shaded = possibly likable by all
Realistic = less liked by kids, more so liked by adults
This is by no means a mathematical formula, but just ask yourself, why didn't NiN make that realistic Zelda game they showed off once with the spider? There are potentially many reasons, but graphics style most certainly played a factor.
NiN's main audience is kids. Sure people of all ages like NiN, and they have great games for everyone, but their core is kids. Always has been, always will be. Kids are much less mature than adults (most of them anyway). Selling a graphically realistic version of Zelda may not reach as broad an audience, and may not sell near as well as a more cartoony version, so NiN uses styles like cel shaded instead. Which is fine because it looks great and is different than the norm, and has done well for games like Zelda.
If realistic graphics don't have anything to do with the maturity of a game, then why didn't they make the new Resident Evil game look like Mario?
Present timeline console wars as explained by The Matrix
XB Fans - The PS4 Pro is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you're inside, you look around, what do you see? Fanboys, gamers, casuals. The very minds of the people we are trying to sway. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be diskinected, and many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will flame to protect it.
PS Fans - How did I beat you? - You... you're too fast. - Do you believe that my being stronger or faster has anything to do with my sales in this space? Do you think that's native 4k you're seeing now?
NiN Fans - Whoa. Déjà vu. - What did you just say? - Nothing. Just had a little déjà vu. - What did you see? What happened? - A console gen went past us, and then another that looked just like it. - How much like it? Was it the same gen? - It might have been. I'm not sure. - Switch! Reggie! - What is it? - A déjà vu is usually a change to the form factor. It happens when they innovate something.
PC Fans - Throughout human history, we have been dependent on consoles for gaming to survive. Destiny, it seems, is not without a sense of irony. / Don't think you are. Know you are!