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I dont care if you're in the army or not, you haven't been in such scenarios.
If you know you're about to die, you don't know what you would do.
You know it's funny you mention that, I spent a year in a WTU following being blown the **** up in Ramadi and medevaced out because of the subsequent TBI. I have thought I was going to die, infact I can still smell the cordite and hear my ears ringing right now. I also remember coming to peace with dying...

I think if FPS games had the "smell" of war it would cause some problems for me.

I still go to weekley therapy sessions but when I came back my own mother didn't knwo whow I was.
Edited by fg2chase - 4/18/11 at 12:46am
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One can't fall into the trap of thinking in absolutes. Realistic games are not always bad, not always good, it is the same for unrealistic games.

Of course at the root of the whole discussion is the term "realistic", we must define the term for the discussion to have any meaning. No game is truly realistic when compared directly to a real life equivalent.

Modern Warfare is a game that strives for realism, they are trying to put you in a situation that feels like real combat. That can be entertaining and even enlightening. ]`
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Sounds like a cod bashing thread.
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Interesting thread.Personally life like games are good,but kind of miss the game style where its not meant to look real or be like real life,lol,must be my age but the new street fighter is graphically superior but i still prefer the original,and just for a laugh anyone remember Lander,lol,old acorn 8-bits?Now that was gaming,lmao.
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want real? get ArmA II and America's Army.
or even Op: Flashpoint.

i love BF and COD series. but sometimes i rage at BC2 cuz i kinda suck at it. im only good at vietnam for some reason. and i ONLY play HC. regular takes half a mag to kill :/
same with COD. HARDCORE TDM/CTF/HQ ALL DAY
    
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post #46 of 144
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I think if FPS games had the "smell" of war it would cause some problems for me.
Chinese New Years might cause some baaaaad memories to come back for you, lol.

Kidding aside, I can see how the mixed smell of blood, metal, sand, gunpowder, and etc can get to a dude.
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post #47 of 144
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One can't fall into the trap of thinking in absolutes. Realistic games are not always bad, not always good, it is the same for unrealistic games.

Of course at the root of the whole discussion is the term "realistic", we must define the term for the discussion to have any meaning. No game is truly realistic when compared directly to a real life equivalent.

Modern Warfare is a game that strives for realism, they are trying to put you in a situation that feels like real combat. That can be entertaining and even enlightening. ]`
If you call nukes in space and EMP blasts knocking down a few helicopters in DC, and ice climbing adventures in which 2 guys take out an entire base, and high speed boat chases down a canyon river with helicopters chasing you, realism...

And that's just the single-player. Infrared scopes that are the size of ACOGs and heart-beat sensors and guys running around a tiny battlefield dual-wielding sawn-off shotguns and stabbing people with knives is about as far from 'striving for realism and feeling like combat' as you can get.

None of that made me feel like 'real' combat because none of it IS real combat.

Saying Modern Warfare strives for realism is a joke. If you like the series, more power to you, I couldn't care less. If you want a game that strives for realism, look at Arma, Operation Flashpoint, and Red Orchestra.
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Chinese New Years might cause some baaaaad memories to come back for you, lol.

Kidding aside, I can see how the mixed smell of blood, metal, sand, gunpowder, and etc can get to a dude.
lol yeah combine that with the intense pressure changes associated with explosions and gunfire.. Luckily games aren't that realistic...
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I personally do not care how realistic or unrealistic a game is, as long as it is fun. It can have any combination, I never look at a game and go "is it realistic? aherpderpdurrrrr", fun is the only part that matters.

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You know it's funny you mention that, I spent a year in a WTU following being blown the **** up in Ramadi and medevaced out because of the subsequent TBI. I have thought I was going to die, infact I can still smell the cordite and hear my ears ringing right now. I also remember coming to peace with dying...

I think if FPS games had the "smell" of war it would cause some problems for me.

I still go to weekley therapy sessions but when I came back my own mother didn't knwo whow I was.
so sorry if you have tinnitus man here's a hug from a fellow member of this horrible club of ear ringing ;(

And when you are about to die you don't think of it you think of saving your ass and your budy's asses .
    
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