|Willow (the_willow) wrote,|
@ 2011-12-18 11:32:00
|Current mood:||sore & achy|
|Entry tags:||games: cinematic interactives, games: general|
Am beginning to think I favour cartoon style, non realistic models and backgrounds in video games, along with colour. I find the clips I've seen of Skyrim to be dark and drab, and all the squabble over HD 'realistic' texture packs, kind of flies over my head. Cause those I honestly don't understand the need to have a rock look like a rock. And maybe I find it confusing and depressing, if a rock looks photo-realistic, when in all truth, cgi animation is NOT, still, at a point where human beings look good/real/other than dolls. I find it more realistic, to see stylized universes and stylized characters. And find myself, I guess somewhat maliciously, wondering if it's a lack of imagination and an after effect consequences of the destruction of play (see various studies and observations on the psychology of advertising to children and how that affects the stories they tell - these days mostly stories they mimic).
Other thoughts? Before I had even discovered that SWTOR is pay to play, I was wary because I do not like MMORPGs. I like what they offer for less up to date, tricked out, utilitarian computers. But as I have seen remarked, it does throw one out of the story to see someone running willy nilly across your path, with a name above their head, and one that says 'Abomination 345. The Gamminator'.
I wonder, is there such a thing as story focused/ story driven table top rpgs? It seems unlikely - it'd be an official canon rail then, wouldn't it.
Note: This is me, keeping myself occupied and awake.