In Hayward's article Videogame Aesthetics the topic of graphics in gaming is discussed. Graphics hae come a long way since the days of PacMan for the arcade. Everything is much more realistic. In games like Spliter Cell 2, Halo 2, Far Cry Intincts and Half-Life 2 the graphics prove to go above and beyond the call of duty. In games such as these the surrounds look more realistic, it makes a player feel as though they are in the game, which enhances the experience.
"By no means am I suggesting that aesthetics are the very substance of games, but obviously, "it" is not all about gameplay."
Gameplay is the very sustance of gaming but the graphics make a difference. I know that when I play a game with poor graphics I get aggravated very easily and give up. Both gameplay and graphics go hand in hand. The question of the day is how can game creators exceed in photo-realism in games if they are already very good? I think with technological advances anything is possible.Posted by Kayla Lukacs at January 6, 2006 02:45 PM | TrackBack