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View Poll Results: One category, or two?
Keep it together in 1 category 1 14.29%
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Old 11-03-2015, 01:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Shouldn't these be 2 separate categories?

All you ever see is them lumped together under "graphics" for reviews and stuff.

They should be 2 distinctly different parts of a perception of a game.

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Old 11-03-2015, 09:55 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Graphics and Design

Separate would be more accurate but I think it gets lumped together because the average gamer just doesn't care about the distinction.
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Old 11-04-2015, 12:14 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Graphics and Design

I think they should be two different terms, so long as they can be properly defined as unique things.

Graphics: The quality of the game's visual aesthetic and how the style is pulled off overall.

Design: The actual choice of aesthetic, and how the visual style fits with the game's mood and themes.

Does that make sense? Maybe you guys think the terms to be something different.
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Re: Graphics and Design

I see it differently.

What inspired this topic was my frustration on a topic on another site. The title of the topic was something like "Best Graphics 2015". It seemed like all anyone cared about was polygon count, texture resolution, lighting FX and shaders. By the standards they had set, there was no room for a game like say Yoshis Wooly World for example, witch is absolutely beautiful.

It's seems to me that for a lot of people the word graphics is kinda interchangeable with hardware power.

Like DN metioned the problem lies in properly defining the 2 terms. The more I think about it, the more I think separating them might be impossible. It almost seems like the term "graphics" switches meaning depending on the game being reviewed. For example a game like Forza 5, it's an extremely impressive example of realistic graphics that rely on a powerful machine, but aside from UI, has basically nothing in terms of design. Then take a game like Kid Icarus Uprising, low resolution, low poly count... but design wise it's jaw dropping.

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It seems like most gamers who comment on gaming articles only care about hardware power. Ironically most seem to be on consoles.

I got really annoyed recently when reading about Fallout 4 because that's where every conversation ended up. People apparently care a lot about how the ruins of civilization look. And trees! Who is playing a game like FO and wasting time checking out how realistic the dead trees look? On top of that why are expectations so high, did people not pay attention to the other games in the series? I wanna assume a lot of people are trolling but I know they're not. Kids gamers these days
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@Seahawk- So true. Fallout 4 is coming out in a week and the only thing some people are talking about is how the graphics for it look bad. That's fine though, while I'm playing it and having a shitload of fun, they can keep sitting there complaining about graphics to the internet.
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That's right. There are more important things than graphics in a game.



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Just curious, what happens if you try to grab her nose or rub her chin?
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Is that your thing?

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Nah yo, research.
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Well, there's only one way you can know for certain. Link is in the image source. Have fun with that scientific method.
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I tried but the game told me I was doing it wrong and then I got a pop up for a panty vending machine so I uninstalled.
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That seems like a poor reason to uninstall, it was just telling you about the paid DLC.
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If I can't buy the DLC with TF2 trades funded Steam cash then I don't want it!
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