[MUD-Dev] Innovation restrictions (was: Information sharing)

Richard A. Bartle richard at mud.co.uk
Tue May 8 08:25:42 New Zealand Standard Time 2001


On 08 May 2001, Matt Mihaly wrote:

> It's very odd, to me, to me, to consider a newer game somehow
> implicitly better than an older one. Most people look at games that
> way, but it demonstrates a real superficiality in games consumers.

Well, yes and no. Games haven't reached a plateau yet in
development. If people judge games by the way they look, there's still
some way to go until cinematic quality is reached, and therefore from
that persepctive new games are "better".

On the other hand, the gameplay doesn't improve relentlessly at all. I
wish some publishers would re-release old games using modern graphics.

		Richard
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