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Poll Results: What to do with a games budget?

 
  • 14% (14)
    Better Graphics
  • 42% (41)
    Better Narratives & Story
  • 34% (33)
    Innovative Gameplay
  • 9% (9)
    Other (please specify in post)
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post #31 of 46
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Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
Better story lines! I dont care if it has 8bit graphics but if it has a great story im in!
I feel like a fool some times...I have a GTX 580 and I think I spend more time playing NES, Sega, SNES, Playstation, and Playstation 2 emulators more than anything else. The story always trumps everything in my book. So I have played many games with actual 8bit graphics and loved them more than anything I've played on the PC recently.

I am old enough to have played these consoles when they were new...but I never touched a game till 1999. All the wasted years spent on horses, guns, and beer...
Edited by Vagrant Storm - 8/3/11 at 10:59am
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post #32 of 46
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I wish some games were just optimized better. I mean... look at Metro 2033. That game kills. @_@. GTA4 is a pain in the butt too! And Crysis! (original) I ran Warhead better than Core. :/
This is a bit off topic but I just wanted to say IMO Crysis really got bashed whitout a good reason. I mean sure it was not a optimization master peace but it runs and looks good even on one radeon 4890. Just because you cant max a game does not mean that its poorly coded. Crysis looks really good even on lower settings so putting it in the same category as GTA4 is just unfair.
    
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post #33 of 46
Story is the most important in my opinion, but you can't simplify this much. If a game lacks even one of these, it goes from a great game to a mediocre one. Well, graphics can be poor as long as the art style fits the game (see, minecraft and TF2)
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post #34 of 46
better fighting games for the pc (tekken, dead or alive, etc), a return to turn-based rpg's(don't get me wrong. i like oblivion and morrowind, but i miss more games like the classic ff series pre 11 online), a way to play multiplayer on a pc (if it doesn't already exist.)
post #35 of 46
im tired of looking at the terrible DX9 brown-gray messes of poop that devs think they can get away with in todays "new" games...
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post #36 of 46
Better story,
post #37 of 46
Id like to see a lot more of everything. Better gameplay to an extent. There are a lot of good games out but not many of them actually make me want to play for extended periods of time. I remember playing CoD4 for over a year and a half. I want a game that won't become dull. bf3 should be a perfect example of it.

Story mode matters, not so much in multiplayer games, however, a great and well thought out story mode adds to its value as a game.

Better graphics of course. Who doesn't want better graphics on pc, while allowing current hardware to run it smoothly of course.

The main thing I want to see from devlopers: Less console ports. I want more companies who will take care of pc gamers. Extremely hard to find these days and if they just put forth the effort, pc gamers will support them. I hate dealing with games that arent made for pc or arent made separately for pc so that we get more for the machines we built for it. I wish they would take the time and even if we have to wait a little longer for it, create a separate and well built pc copy.
post #38 of 46
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Originally Posted by TheProfiteer View Post
For anyone interested in the Graphics, check out this little video that I saw on IGN.

http://pc.ign.com/articles/118/1185743p1.html
Decent criticism of that technology:

http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8386977075/its-a-scam
And a valid followup
http://notch.tumblr.com/post/8423008...its-not-a-scam

It does look really nice, I'll say that. Even if their tech demo video gave me nausea with their uber unrefined movement and the real applicability is questionable.
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post #39 of 46
^about the criticizing post, i thought it's ironic that the man who made minecraft (the *****-looking game in recent time) is criticizing new graphics technology.
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post #40 of 46
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^about the criticizing post, i thought it's ironic that the man who made minecraft (the *****-looking game in recent time) is criticizing new graphics technology.
You might not like how Notch's game looks, but he has experience with point cloud/voxel information, as is evidenced in his post, which points out good information. Because he chose to make minecraft concept and not visually based doesn't invalidate his observations.

His criticism isn't even about the quality of the graphics.

More on that in another thread though;
http://www.overclock.net/video-game-...guys-back.html
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