After I read Historical Perspective on Video Games, I was amazed about how much I have already thought of these things, but I never really paid any attention to them. The first subject I would like to point out is realism. In the 21-st century it a lot of advertising seems to be about realism. For instance, HDTVs give such a better picture and quality you think your watching something through a glass window instead of a actual TV. They say on the commercials, "Feel like your actually there." I think well if I can actually be there why do I need a tv? Realism is way overrated these days and also in video games. Going back to Secret Collect, it was not realistic whatsoever and it was a fun game. Crash Bandicoot is very realistic since it's a character in a made up world and the grpahics have only gotten sharper, not better then when it first game out. When I play a game I don't want feel like I'm in a movie, I want to feel like I am playing a game.
"Modern computer games that aim for “realism” do so under the assumption that “more realistic” equals “better.” And by “better” the game companies mean “better selling.”"
Marketing panelists and programmers need to get their thoughts together and think about some of the games they used to play and how fun they used to be. There would more selections of games and fun if people got their heads out their butt and stopped worrying about how much money they are going to make. DId Salvador Dali think if he painted melting clocks that his artwork would be so highly look upon? No, he did what an artists does and that express himself.
The only other point I really have was that a 1st person shooter is the same thing as it was 30 years ago. In one of my previous comments I mentioned that I like to replay Golden Eye 007 for Nintendo 64 because its the same thing as Halo except not so many different controls. Games really do keep the same concept over the years. Once a great concept is invented or thought of it will continue to have rebirth. How do I know? Look at all the classic movies and plotlines that have been redone over the years and have made millions even though people already know whats going to happen. (Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory for instance?)