Yeah, exactly why TloU 1 + 2 are such fantastic games.
Realistic graphics age poorly over time. Explains why we continue to see games like TLOU get released. Once the game starts to show its age it starts to have its negative effects. This is why Nintendo games are known to be time less. Because its all about the art and gameplay, not how realistic a gun can look, because in 5 to 10 years, that gun doesnt look as so good anymore as better visuals come out improving on that same gun model.
Shatts, where have you been all of my life? Yes, the game industry is too obsessed with producing cutting edge graphics. The cost of this is so high now, that they end up cutting corners in other areas like gameplay. Getting the most high end graphics is just not worth it anymore.
I am surprised that many don't see the issue with realistic visuals. The lack of innovation and gameplay has dropped immensely on games that focus on realistic graphics. I have been more interested in AA games these days then AAA games. AA games have been reminding me what games are all about. AAA are not only lacking where AA strives in gameplay, innovation and imagination, they are also going with the anti consumer policies of MTs, Lootboxes, Price hikes and the sorts to make up the huge budgets on these massive AAA games while they still offer you less game but making it prettier instead.
I reminder buying games back in the days where they use to offer SP and MP modes in one game, now we are only seeing one or the other. (Aside from some games that still deliver on that old school value)Last edited by Azzanation - on 12 July 2022