Photorealism in games. What's the point?!
Written by: StarWarrior00 - 15:27 Apr-19-2017

Seriously, just what IS the point? 

One side of me wants to see it happen, the otherside? Doesn't give a damn.

Personally I think at that point it may as well no longer be a game but an attempt to simulate reality which I don't like the sound of. Part of the reason I play video games is to escape that stuff.

Now I'll admit I may be wrong but I have completely mixed feelings about photorealism.

Personally I think games have gotten good enough that we don't need much more improvement. Just a little adjustment to shaders and lighting, and much sharper textures (Because textures even in modern games look blurry as frick!)

Just my thoughts on the subject.


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Meh my problem with photorealism and graphics improvements is that at this point 80%+ of the resources for games go to visuals,while gameplay and game mechanics have been almost the same for over 10 years now, just visually better looking be it graphics quality, animation and so on, which is really sad…. IF I want photorealism or realistic 3d graphics, I would watch a movie… I want fun games with complicated and deep gameplay and mechanics… which there are NOT a lot out there and they could be even more.


I would much prefer(100%) if Graphics stayed on that 2006-2008 level(just increase the resolution), but gameplay and mechanics improved and added new ones as well…

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Reality itself can be exiting. Just flying in my flight simulator is really cool. It allows us to experience things we otherwise wouldn't be able to.

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