ambinate Posted September 19, 2011 Report Share Posted September 19, 2011 game development costs are definitely a driving factor in this, cutting edge graphics sell and making a game with those goals costs money. i see the cutting edge graphics argument come up when people talk about modern games vs. classic games a lot and i have never understood it. graphics have consistently been used as a selling point in gaming history. this generation is not at all different from the last one or the one before that etc. ff7 and ocarina of time didn't sell almost 10 million copies each based purely on their gameplay merits. watch the commercials for those games now - they have the same faux-movie trailer bullshit thing going on that all big releases today do. good reviews and word of mouth helped, obviously, because they were great games, but game developers and publishers have always known that nothing beats a good looking game when trying to sell it to new people. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.