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Would you play older games if they just updated the graphics?

ForeverdreamForeverdream burkesville, KYPosts: 94Member

Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed.  EQ, FF11, DAoC etc

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  • LoktofeitLoktofeit Stone Mountain, GAPosts: 13,638Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Foreverdream

    Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed.  EQ, FF11, DAoC etc

    Has anyone ever said they left a game because the graphics became dated?

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  • PhlaccPhlacc Surrey, BCPosts: 37Member Uncommon
    If the game was still relevant to me, I would. I'm sure there are some older MMO's out there that could use an overhaul. I'm still waiting for AO to get that game engine update implemented, once that happens I'll proabably start playing again.
  • Vion1xVion1x nakskovPosts: 188Member

    I'm playing Quake live (Quake 3 free in a web browser) so i guess that answer it for me :)

    Graphics = 10%

    gameplay = 90%

    Thats my personal view on it.

  • VesaviusVesavius BristolPosts: 7,639Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Foreverdream

    Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed.  EQ, FF11, DAoC etc

    Has anyone ever said they left a game because the graphics became dated?

     

    True

    A fresh server is more important to me for a restart then graphics tbh. More games should offer them on a regular basis (even if they have to merge to bottom two existing ones to do it). I have never been put off a game because of 'dated' visuals.

  • PhlaccPhlacc Surrey, BCPosts: 37Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Foreverdream

    Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed.  EQ, FF11, DAoC etc

    Has anyone ever said they left a game because the graphics became dated?

     

    Well, on a lot of MMO's, maybe not so much lately, but people used to cry on the forums about how the graphics are "dated" and it ruined the game for them, this is on release day. I even remember people complaining about TOR's graphics on the forums, stateing they are gonna quit. If they actually did, can't say.

     

    There are so many people that look at graphics first. You see it all the time, "I'm not gonna play that game, the graphics look horrible".

  • Gabby-airGabby-air surrey, BCPosts: 3,440Member Uncommon
    Would I check it out, yes but for me to actually play it again it has to be a proper engine upgrade that enhances the whole experience through new animations, better and more responsive combat, perhaps day/night or weather and other advantages that come through a new engine. I'm specifically thinking about a game like runescape that I loved but is unplayable now due to it's dated backend technology. 
  • asmkm22asmkm22 Anchorage, AKPosts: 1,788Member
    Originally posted by Loktofeit
    Originally posted by Foreverdream

    Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed.  EQ, FF11, DAoC etc

    Has anyone ever said they left a game because the graphics became dated?

    Considering most MMO's today don't retain players long enough for the graphics to get to that point, I'd say no.

    That said, a lot of the older games that the OP mentions (and tons of people wax on about nostalgically), would be great examples of games that would benefit from updated graphics engine.

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  • SkuallSkuall UnknowPosts: 1,281Member Uncommon
    a FFXI until COP with FFXIV graphics  :Q_________
  • FrodoFraginsFrodoFragins Manchester, NHPosts: 2,926Member Uncommon
    Yes I would like to see old games with modern graphics, D2, FFVII ....  But not any MMOs.
  • roo67roo67 londonPosts: 402Member
    Yes .
  • GeezerGamerGeezerGamer ChairPosts: 5,587Member Uncommon
    Graphics is not why I quit AO
  • Trudge34Trudge34 Stevens Point, WIPosts: 392Member Uncommon
    Graphics aren't the reason I ended up quitting EQ...but I would go back if they updated the graphics AND started fresh with the original and maybe Kunark and Velious, but not releasing any expansions for quite a while after that. 

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  • jungleninjajungleninja AssenPosts: 205Member
    Well if they only update the gfx then no. Gfx arent the main thing for me. They do help alot, but gameplay and mostly fun is the main thing. If some games would just really spend some needed love in their game, it would be nice. But not the patch up and hope to sell you crap for alot of coin.
  • obiiobii WienPosts: 779Member Uncommon

    UO with better graphics?

    Would probably be EA's mmo with the most subscriptions :P

  • dave6660dave6660 New York, NYPosts: 2,543Member Uncommon
    I still play NES emulator games on a regular basis.  Graphics has absolutely nothing to do with my decision to play / not play a game.

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  • ForumPvPForumPvP KingstownPosts: 871Member
    Originally posted by GeezerGamer
    Graphics is not why I quit AO

    Same,if they rollback servers to the time before WoW updates and pay to win cash shops,and AO is not the only one.

    1. AO,3 accounts open right away ,with updated graphics,wouldnt hurt.

    2.Vanilla WoW with updated graphics,sure im ready for some world PvP.

    3.3d Ultima Online,mmm ,life time sub 1000€ doesnt matter.

    honorable mentions to Vanguard and SWG,those games with perfectly working engine,sure give.

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  • uberowouberowo AskerPosts: 18Member
    Yes I would. I've tried to go back to DAoC and Vanguard several times together with a friend, since we feel most new mmos are lacking in one way or another, but I simply can't do it because of the extremely dated graphics. Just can't get into it. (Graphics was not a factor at all in why I quit, as they were fine in thet regard when I played them (from launch). )
  • DewmDewm Soldotna, AKPosts: 1,341Member
    Originally posted by Foreverdream

    Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed.  EQ, FF11, DAoC etc

     

     

    Graphics are only a part of it. In the case of FFXI (which I am an avid fan of, as most of you know) it would have to return to the old days for me to want to play it again, the last 2 expansion packs have made it /easymode

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  • TraugarTraugar Robbinsville, NCPosts: 183Member Uncommon
    I guess if you look at it a certain way I probably would.  I love some of the older games.  I just enjoy playing with my friends more.  I have had them try EQ along with other games, and they said that they enjoyed the gameplay.  They just couldn't get past the graphics.  For me it's not really an issue because I played the games before, but for a completely new person playing it does cause issues.  In the end I would rather play what I consider to be a lesser game with people that I have known for 30 years than an amazing game without them.  
  • Sevenstar61Sevenstar61 Centreville, VAPosts: 1,690Member Uncommon

    Depends what we are considering graphic upgrade. It that would mean character re-customization I would probably check back on EQ2 and LOTRO. LOTRO has really nice graphic though, but their characters are just wooden dolls, I can't make myself to play it mostly because of that... and endless grind LOL, but upgraded, immersible characters would help. Animations really sucks in this game. EQ2 is so much better in this area, but still would need a major upgrade.

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  • SkuzSkuz WorcesterPosts: 1,034Member Uncommon

    Would take a lot more than purely the graphics, so much more it would qualify as practically a new game anyway.

  • cybertruckercybertrucker Pensacola, FLPosts: 1,119Member

    I left EQ  due to try new things. Ithought about goiing back once and the went on YouTube and watched a few videos and was like Wow I used to think that looked good. Afterwards I changed my mind and never went back. I have said before to my friends I would go back if they upped the graphics.

    i left AION due to silly skins they started putting in. Like lollipop weapon skins

  • DogloksDogloks Oswego, ILPosts: 2Member

    I would play Asherons Call (DT) in a heartbeat if they did a new server and had the equivalent of WoW graphics/UI.

     

    In all my years of MMO playing nothing has come even close to the satisfaction and enjoyment of AC Darktide...

  • YamaedaYamaeda MölndalPosts: 22Member

    Basically the new X-COM is a graphic overhaul of the original and it's awesome! Didn't Monkey Island sell pretty well with the new graphics? If we're talking really old games then yes, many of those were really good ideas but will make your eyes bleed nowadays. If we're talking 'old' games (dx7-9) it is a hinder to get new players, but should chase existing players away.

    AO is a good example, i quit because it got too grindy, not because of the graphics, but i'll gladly give it a couple of months with a graphics overhaul because the ideas are solid.

     

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  • inmysightsinmysights Houston, TXPosts: 271Member Uncommon
    If they updated the graphics to EQ 1, I would re-sub before I finished this sentence!imageimage

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