The problem is if I wanted to have a realistic game I'm not sure I'd play something like Final Fantasy. There's a of stuff that is "not realistic" in video games.. but that's ok because it's supposed to be an escape from reality or something to enjoy. It's the same thing when people say "Why do you play guitar hero... learn guitar yourself" but in the end guitar hero is just fun and it's not a real question of it being realistic or not.
Well, you do have a point. I was mainly thinking along the lines that actually "swimming" in this game just wouldn't look right. I guess I should have said that instead. I don't know, I guess I just look at how characters swim in WoW and FFX. But hey, it really is up to the developers with what they do.
That would be awesome, but in the trailer, the fighting scene that is supposed to run under the game engine, the fighers don't seem wet although there's a hard rain going on. However, the squid like creatures are soaked. Maybe because they are coming out from the water? Who knows, only time will tell us.
i think this much details is still impossible in an "Massively multiplayer online role-playing game".
Yeah, it is unfortunate that I didn't see the other characters as wet with hard rain but oh well, hopefully the gameplay will heavily make up for the lack of detail.
It shouldn't be impossible at this point in time. If SE really wanted to make a big step up from FFXI, they should add small details like this that make people appreciate the game even more. Crysis and Uncharted 2 both came out in 2006(I think, you can shoot me if I'm wrong ;) ), so 3 years down the road there aren't many games that compete with Crysis, since it is up to the developer on how they do things. These things are possible, it's just are their development team strong enough for it?
Blitzball would like a word with you.
Crap, I forgot about blitzball. XD
Well, it doesn't change my opinion that even blitzball is unrealistic. Seriously, doing soccer kicks underwater making the ball go extremely fast into a goal? I guess I shouldn't be surprised given the strength that FF characters are supposed to have. You know how hard it is to kick a ball underwater and have it move at least 2 feet?
I guess I'm just a sucker for a tad bit more realism and small details. Small details make me appreciate a game much more seeing hard work going into something small like battle damage.
Sorry for long quote madness. Edited, Jun 22nd 2009 11:12am by EpedemicOptikz