- Unbelievable what 15 years of gaming evolution look
You see that mountain over there, you can walk to it.ID: h9hqg7v
At 12 fps!!ID: h9hqw6c
Whoa whoa whoa, let's not get crazyID: h9hwg4l
first game I experienced this in was Asheron's Call.
You see something, you could walk to it, excluding one small island which was surrounded by water (had to take a portal to reach it).
It's such a cool experience to have a world where you don't enter a zone by watching a loading screen but rather by just running.ID: h9i26zh
16 times the pixelsID: h9hvg2e
It just worksID: h9i5vn3
16 times the detail
7/10. Not enough treesID: h9h48mg
I agree every game should have at least 10 trees. 7 is simply not enough.ID: h9h7e2q
Actually, I've seen a few research articles suggesting that 9 trees is the perfect number.ID: h9hjibe
How did ES4 make their trees? Glad you asked! They used a program called SpeedTree that my dad was the sole salesperson for from the very beginning up until a decade or so later. You can see the SpeedTree logo on the back of the game case. ES4 was the first big title to feature it, but it's still used in tons of games and movies.ID: h9hro45
Tell your dad thanks. I loved Oblivion's trees and after a quick look on Wikipedia many other games that use Speedtree.ID: h9hns22
I think almost every open world game on the PC uses SpeedTree for trees and has for the past 10-20 years.ID: h9hmrgl
What do they do now? More than just trees, right? Lots of games use it, but I noticed that cyberpunk uses it too, maybe there's trees outside the city? Haven't gotten that far.ID: h9hrcsy
Same speedtrees as the asset for unity too? We use itID: h9hhvfn
Am I the only person here wondering why that one tree, and no other tree, has a shadow?ID: h9hogn9
If you played sword shield then you would know its the draw distance where a snorlax standing in the open will suddenly appear ten feet from it.
Legend has it that they are talking the billions they make with each pokemon game and working hard to create a second tree model, which we might see by 2027ID: h9howm4
Seriously, the tree models from brilliant diamond and shining pearl look like the ones from black and white from 11 years ago smh.ID: h9huezc
billions they make with each pokemon game
Found the "problem". Why even both putting forth the effort at this point? People will slurp it all up no matter what. Sword and Shield was missing attack animations for the starter pokemon, still sold a million copiesID: h9ho7m7
Now i’m thinking of all the devs trying to get through the day, just trying to get Pokemon out, so they can go home and secretly work on their passion project tree model to one day show the world.
I just started playing oblivion again today, man I missed that game.ID: h9hp94p
So many fond memories of oblivion! I remember stumbling upon the unicorn and being totally surprised! I should really give it another go!
You guys expect too much from the top selling video game franchise of all timeID: h9hz9az
It actually is the best selling franchise of all time. Not just video games.ID: h9i3xv5
It's the most profitable media franchise in history with over 100 billion in total revenue. Star Wars doesn't even come close.ID: h9i0ig9
the games are just there to get that sweet sweet and much more profitable merch/f2p spinoffs/anime/tcg moneyID: h9i1gyz
I remember seeing someone try to explain why it's somehow impossible for Game Freak to create a game with good graphics. He sounded like he knew what he was talking about but nothing he said made any sense because there's no reason the highest-grossing franchise of all time, which has been releasing games for 25 years couldn't have the infrastructure to make use of what modern gaming consoles can do.ID: h9i2u7h
Brainwashed themselves into thinking that so they don't feel bad about spending money every year buying the same game over and over.
Video games are similar to real life n that deforestation is a huge problem in both.ID: h9hp86r
After gears of war and Doom the smog has been really bad
Gamefreak is so genuine, when they want to milk your nostalgia, they really go all in to the point they keep the graphics from that eraID: h9gv988
Don't forget remake or port old games from the serie as well and change full price...ID: h9h57hk
That’s a standard in this age. Just look at Skyrim. It’s been re released 5-6 times since 2011.
Looks like an ad for global warming
Pokemon is such a titan of a franchise, Gamefreak can get away with pumping out subpar games. Any criticism is simply dismissed as hate. I wish people could see the difference in quality between games like Mario Odyssey/BoTW and Pokemon.
LoA looks like a fan-made tech demo of the open-world Pokemon game we've all been craving for, but it'll have record-breaking sales regardless. The bar shouldn't be this low for the highest grossing franchise on the planet.ID: h9i35cq
This is what happens when a combination of factors come together to create one of the biggest waste of potential ever.
Pokémon was made for underpowered handhelds for most of its life so nobody really knew what ”better” looked like, then each game is guaranteed to be successful cause it’s Pokémon so what’s the point in even trying, and the fan base just makes an exception in quality cause it’s Pokémon, it’s not supposed to have quality.
People got excited for a controllable camera. I got excited for a controllable camera in 2019. Goes to show what some of the standards were this late into the game.ID: h9i75gn
The only part I disagree with is that nobody knew what better looked like. I watched the anime, and I played Stadium on the N64, I've had thoughts of a 3D open Pokemon game for years and years with properly animated combat. They just never seemed interested in that level of innovation.
Game warming is real.
To be fair, there's no way that the Nintendo Switch can compete with the cutting edge hardware of the Xbox 360ID: h9hsg9w
Lots of people missing the sarcasm.ID: h9hl9m7
Whoa slow down there mate, or someone might take your serious answer for sarcasm and you might as well not have bothered then, eh?
Expectation for an open world Pokemon game:
Reality: Whatever that thing isID: h9hee0s
Imagine still having expectation for GF and Pokemon.ID: h9hkhpk
Imagine still having expectation for GF and Pokemon
I've enjoyed what I've seen from the newer seasons of the Anime, and New pokemon snap was fun. It's really just the stuff gamefreak does that sucksID: h9hn1ae
I’m usually the most optimistic one, but not with Pokemon. There’s no way Game Freak pulls this off. It’s gonna be Pokemon wandering around a huge field, doing nothing, flying Pokemon making right angle turns mid air, boring and repetitive catching mechanic, and a dumb story. They haven’t shown anything other than wandering around and sneaking up behind a pokemon that is also just wandering around and catching it.
And it’s gonna sell like crazy. Which means they’ll think it was a success and make another one.ID: h9hryru
Yeah as a diehard Pokemom fan, I've been disappointed way too many times by GF now. I'm not falling for this one anymore.
It's evolving, just backwards
Why do the Pokémon games look so low effort. Oh wait this is gamefreak