Are you ANAL about your gaming? or not really?
I think the PS generation of gamers ARE ANAL, I am glad I was gaming back when NES-SNES-SEGA were the ****:Punk:. The PS generation of gamers aka those who are around today seem soo anal about gaming, "omg no I see blurr textures", oh no the lighting is horrible", I must spend even more money on cables to enjoy the games":ROFL:, IMO it is the worst generation of gamers EVER.
Immersive games need scrutiny.
I'm a Playstation gamer, a Nintendo gamer, and an Xbox gamer and here’s my view on things. Graphics are indeed not everything, but they certainly are never a bad thing either. Graphics can have a huge influence on one game genre and a not so big influence on another. For instance, I wouldn't pick up an FPS today with Doom quality graphics. I want an immersive realistic experience which is what an FPS is all about, but am I really going to care if Mario’s overall buttons have bump mapping on them? The answer is, quite simply, no because Super Mario games are not pushing for an immersive realistic experience.
Originally Posted by dellis
What's this business with you blaming just Playstation gamers for being "ANAL"? This overanalyzing of video game graphics encompasses the "xbox 360 roolz!!!" crowd as well. As for what you said about games of this generation being the "worst". You should take a look at old Atari commercials before you say things like that. They marketed graphics even more than they do in this generation. Bottom line is graphics are very important in a game that focuses on immersion and I feel it is necessary to be critical of the graphics in those types of games.