Originally Posted by twitchyzero
the purpose of a racing sim is in the name itself...SIMULATES real-life aka strives the very best to be photo-realistic. Actually it's a lot easier for racing games to be photo-realistic compared to other games because of less things to be rendered in the game world. Simulators DO concentrate on the graphical fidelity...which is part of the experience.
I feel with a simulator it is more important to concentrate on the realism of the game mechanics (i.e. physics, car and track accuracy, racing wheel vibrations, etc.). I would consider Metal Gear Solid a more realistic game than Crysis in terms of war simulation, but you could mention how the graphics aren't even comparable
. I could also say that this game has better sound than other games, and that sound is as important in realism as visuals. They nailed the car models better than any other game I've ever seen though, so I have to give them that at least.
Edit: I take that back, I re-watched the trailer and I do believe this deserves it's "photo-realistic" title. At least in the trailer, but they always find ways of taking the best shots for trailers to make a game look better.Edited by Diablosbud - 7/9/13 at 2:34am