How important is realism in games for you?

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#1 hyksiu
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Well obviously today if games are to be taken seriously by most they have to be as realistic as can be but what do you think?

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#2 The_Last_Ride
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@hyksiu: i don't really care of how realistic a game is, i care if its good

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#3 hyksiu
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What makes a game good?

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#4  Edited By MDK12345
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I like good artwork, more than I care about it looking real. The more real a game looks, the more fake it looks because you notice what doesn't look right.

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#5  Edited By AlexLuxor
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It depends on how "real" the game is. When games are to real I get annoyed with them and the best example is Operation Flashpoint where if you got shot once you were dead or when you got shot in the leg you had to bandage yourself up and wait for the medic. that was just extremely annoying. As long as it's not like that i'll take minor realism over arcade style

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#6 Megane
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I prefer games to not be realistic as long as there is some in-game logic.

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Not being realistic is what makes games fun for me, realism is boring.

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#8  Edited By SOedipus
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I only care if it's fun.

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#9 hyksiu
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What makes a game fun?

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#10 phoenix5352
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yes with this gen , realism is a need i guess so. it helps in telling a story in a better way and giving a better experience at the game play.

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#11  Edited By xantufrog  Moderator
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Of course the stock answer that I subscribe to is "gameplay first".

But to answer the specific question: Not very. I would say I value "style" more than realism when it comes to the graphical dimension of a game. Take games like Bloodborne, Okami, or Mario Galaxy - none of these games are "realistic", but they all have striking and amazing style. That's the fun of it and helps bring you to a NEW world. Now - if the goal of the game is something like Battlefield, then more realistic takes precedence over stylization because that's what people are looking for, sure. But I'm drawn more to stylish and unique artistry.

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#12  Edited By digitaldame
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@hyksiu: When you say "realistic" I assume you're referring to the art style (read: graphics).

For me, I prefer stylized games. Not because I think that they look better, but rather, they tend to age better. Example:

Now, that's not accounting for story (which can totally sway my vote). But if it comes down to realism vs stylized. I'll go stylized every time.

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#13 MDK12345
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@DigitalDame said:

@hyksiu: When you say "realistic" I assume you're referring to the art style (read: graphics).

For me, I prefer stylized games. Not because I think that they look better, but rather, they tend to age better. Example:

Now, that's not accounting for story (which can totally sway my vote). But if it comes down to realism vs stylized. I'll go stylized every time.

Yea style is more important than realism. Look at The Order 1886. Looks real, but the play is really dull.

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#14 SolidTy
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It depends on the game.

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#15  Edited By Ant_17
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realism is my last intrest when i play games.

if you like realism look out side your window because that is the best you are getting[ cant say watch a movie because they mix realism and cgi ]

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#16 MarcRecon
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I play games for entertainment and fun, realism is not a factor for me.

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#17 deactivated-58bd60b980002
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Realism is pretty boring to me and weird enough, most realistic game are pretty much all shooter and GTA. I prefer artistic style and an unrealistic world with its own rules.

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#18 hyksiu
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Well for instance assassins creed is not a shooter.

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#19  Edited By judaspete
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I play games because I hate the real world.

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#20 Smashbrossive50
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How important is realism in games for you?

not so.it's just what presentation is all about,to prove that the console is capable of portraying reality in a box.

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#21  Edited By ps3hdalltime
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IMO make the game as much realistic as possible. Thats what interests me the most.

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#22  Edited By NyaDC
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I think that realism has greatly detracted from the appeal of gaming, not only visually but in function as well. Take for example The Need for Speed, the original one on the PlayStation, it's an ugly game, it plays completely unrealistically but that is all a part of its appeal and fun, it's a game. Old games were restricted by the technology of the time and that made realism extremely hard to replicate, I am sure they were shooting for it but it just wasn't something possible at the time so you just had these over the top silly games. I think that is the staple of 90's - early 00's gaming, why its so iconic, memorable and has such a strong lasting effect, that's just not something we see much anymore.

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#23 Megavideogamer
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Realistic graphics and Realism in games is somewhat important in games to me. But there are games that it doesn't matter much, Like Goat Simulator which is just meant to be "big Dumb Fun"

Depends on the genre, Sometimes you just want a fun platformer with a Blue Hedgehog or a Plumber, But in other times you want a realistic approach to a game. So for me it depends on the genre and mood that supports the premise of the game.

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#24 Jaysonguy
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Depends.

If it's something real, sports, racing, most FPS games then yes it's the most important thing.

If it's not a real thing? Then no.

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#25 dimebag667
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@Jaysonguy: I concur.

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#26 Anubisis
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#27 Malta_1980
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Unless I am playing a racing sim, I am not bothered by realism.. For me Games are meant to be fun so why would I want realism?

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#28 hyksiu
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Maybe realism supplies fun?