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Old March 21st, 2014, 06:34 AM
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From the two 'styles' of video gaming shown in this title, what video games do you prefer?

Do you prefer the more 'realistic' video games that seem to relate more to the human world with a feeling of more character emotion, or, do you prefer video games that have a more 'outrageous' design to them, that appeals more to the imagination and the eye?

Which do you prefer?
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Old March 21st, 2014, 03:15 PM
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Both. Games like The Last Of Us, Fallout, Metro Last Light, The Witcher series, Heavy Rain are experiences. Their realism serves to tell us a moving story or to actually put us in the main character's shoes.

Then again, you definitely need a Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Saints Row, or South Park: The Stick of Truth to break you out with mechanics that focus a lot more on fun rather than focussing on emotions or drama. Depends entirely on my mood, actually.
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Old March 21st, 2014, 08:55 PM
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Seriously, there's no reason to prefer one over the other in my mind. Realistic games can be just as fun and whimsical as more surreal ones, which in turn can serve to tell just as potent a story as gritty ones.
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 12:52 AM
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Outrageous plz for me. I don't like realistic concepts (that's why I play JRPGs xD) if we have reality why would anyone want to experience the same in the gaming world?
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 01:00 AM
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I prefer outrageous games over realistic games since they just feel more fun to play. A realistic game gets boring to me very fast. My favorite games are all outrageous so that also explains a thing :P
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Old March 22nd, 2014, 01:22 AM
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I like a balance of the two. Out there just enough so it isn't pure imagination, while adding realistic factors. I like seeing what a brilliant mind of an artist can come up with, but at the same time, I want the game to feel like something you'd be able to see happen in the outside world.

I prefer outrageous though. It's fun to see just what fun things are on a developer's mind! Just hope it's not too outrageous; Katamari Damacy level of outrageousness.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 01:25 PM
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Both. Games like The Last Of Us, Fallout, Metro Last Light, The Witcher series, Heavy Rain are experiences. Their realism serves to tell us a moving story or to actually put us in the main character's shoes.

Then again, you definitely need a Grand Theft Auto, Metal Gear Solid, Saints Row, or South Park: The Stick of Truth to break you out with mechanics that focus a lot more on fun rather than focussing on emotions or drama. Depends entirely on my mood, actually.
...Personally, I think GTA and Metal Gear Solid belong to the realistic games... Even though MGS games are often over the top, they seem far more realistic to me than Fallout. In terms of physics, game-play and story,

I like both realistic and outrageous games, though I believe that there are quite a few games that belong to neither of them.
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MGS tries to mix realism with outrageous. And the result is super outrageous.

Honestly though the realism MGS goes with its mechanics is actually outrageous on its own.
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MGS tries to mix realism with outrageous. And the result is super outrageous.

Honestly though the realism MGS goes with its mechanics is actually outrageous on its own.
Exactly what I was going to say. The beginning is usually tame, but it tends to get really outrageous once the antagonists are introduced. Especially the cutscenes with the cyborgs and the mechs and whatnot. Gameplay wise, I can see how you can think that Fallout is more outrageous because of its turn based/ V.A.T.S. combat but story wise, I disagree.

And I would definitely not call GTA realistic in its approach lol. GTA may have a couple of realistic gameplay mechanics but everything about it is just crazy. Especially if you take GTA V into account.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 02:21 PM
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I prefer video games that have more of an artistic design than realistic. To me, realistic graphics just don't seem right in most video games, for reason. :( Only genre of games that they actually work on is, in my opinion, sports.
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Old March 24th, 2014, 04:30 PM
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It just depends on the game really. As long as the art style fits the world they are trying to portray, I'll like it. I would like to see more games pull away from the realistic style though. I mean just look at Wind Waker HD. It's possible to make an amazing looking game without realistic graphics.
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Old March 25th, 2014, 07:03 AM
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The best unrealistic game I'd have to say I've played would be anti-chamber. It's pretty insane. It's incredible though. I might have to go play some more of that now.

I play both realistic and unrealistic though, I play games to escape and relax so they dont have to be realistic. Although its been said "What kind of a life do you live if you like to escape into a zombie apocalypse?"
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Old March 25th, 2014, 07:43 AM
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Well it depends a lot on what kind of game it is and other components, but in general i prefer the outrageous ones. Borderlands for example has very little to do with a realistic world, and i just love it!
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Old March 25th, 2014, 12:40 PM
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Old March 28th, 2014, 04:55 PM
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Either is good to me. I prefer Outrageous games though because they have far more potential then a Realistic game.
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