Originally Posted by mothrpe
If you really want realistic, go play America's Army 3......its not that fun....
There is a difference between realism, and team work orientation. The game isn't realistic in the slightest, it is just UNREALISTICALLY altered so that you have to work with team-mates, and can't do any lone wolf crap. Just because it is a team based shooter (that actually is tied together pretty nice), and it takes place in Real Life scenarios (or at least there is such thing as a United States and German struggle going on), doesn't mean that it is realistic.
No game is even slightly realistic yet. Even the REALISM shooters like ARMA. They are just as realistic as we can achieve now in a video game. A realistic game would have to be....
A game with at least photorealistic environments and visuals.
A game with realistic physics calculations ( wind bullet path alteration, for example)
A game that takes place in a real life scenario.
A game that items aren't to far-fetched.
A game with about no storyline whatsoever.
And that is pretty much it. If you put that all together, you would get a pretty decent game. Of course though the lack of a story would turn me off but it would still be fun. In fact the reason most of us don't find realistic games to be fun, is because for the longest amount of time we have been playing unrealistic games! It isn't anything wrong with the game, it is just that most of us don't want to accept the change because overall NOT changing is the path of least resistance. It is a lot easier to just say realistic shooters suck when you are so used to unrealistic shooters, than to actually accept the change, and the transition from unreal-ism to realism.
Personally I don't give a crap, as long as it is fun. I think this is what most people say, but it is just that what they perceive as "fun" varies. Some people just say that realism is fun, and others say that unrealism is fun!