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I have been thinking lately, I would play a pretty 2D game with alot of feature more than a 3D game with none. Now maybe this is because I am a girl, but I like my characters to look pretty. One of my problems with Wizardry is it is so brown. Now games like Fiesta have tons of colors and really draw my eye, but they are 2D. So, I guess for the sake of this post, pretty = colorful.
Now to the point, I would rather play a pretty 2D game with tons of features then what we are usually given as 3D games. I would even choose one over a pretty 3D game. What I am saying is that alot of the games that get released today are 3D and lack alot of the "world building" qualities I want. I want to make and design a house, in the actual world, make communities with my friends in the game world (not an instance), farm, fish, whatever in the real world.
I believe that when we went to 3D games alot of the assests of the game started going to 3D modeling and textures. I believe this because everytime you see a indie 3D game, the color palette consists of grey, red, and an ample amount of brown. So they must be cutting corners on making good textures and models cause they cost to much.
MMO's have come a long way in looking good, but I think we can all agree that we have hit a wall with features. A common excuse for this is, we do not have the technology available to support it. Well why dont we down scale all our pixel and polygons and just flatten them? Lets go back to 2D and make a really great game. No one will not be able to play it and if you make the world really interactive than why not?
Thanks for reading this far, sorry for the rant
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I personally would play a really feature rich, totally alive, good looking 2D game over what we have been getting as 3D games. The point of this post is why dont we see really feature rich 2D mmos that can do everything since they dont have to waste time on graphics as much? Why do we need 3D? Would you also play a 2D game with everything over the 3D games we get with nothing?