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Why has the perfect game not been produced?

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by ZodoZ, May 19, 2019.

  1. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    After like what 30 years why has the perfect game not been produced or even approached (crpg - wise)
    The technology is there. Hardware is up to the task. Where is the bottleneck?
     
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  2. Wyatt_Derp Learned

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    Loose Cannon. It was meant to be GTA before GTA 3D was a thing. Second prize goes to Road to Moscow, an operations-level grand strategy game on Operation Barbarossa. Too much scope for its day.
     
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  3. Jacob Hey, it's me, I Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    First we must define what is a perfect game.
     
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  4. Nano Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Patron

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    Deus Ex.
     
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  5. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    Yep. But how?
    All the intelligent people here...
    what is the heart of a perfect game?
     
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  7. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    :hmmm:
     
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  8. Agame Liturgist Patron

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    But seriously now, ZodoZ what is YOUR perfect game, what are the elements. Please enlighten us, and has there been a game that comes close to this perfection?
     
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  9. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    Yeah. Well my personal perfect game does not exist. Every game I purchase I hope will be but sadly much of the same.
    There is incline, decline and everything in between.
    People spend their life chasing the ideal but still...
    I don't even have what approaches a concept of a perfect game.
     
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  10. JDR13 Augur

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    I'm assuming it's a rhetorical question?
     
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  11. luj1 You're all shills

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    You have your answer right there

    CRPGs don't benefit so much from technology and hardware
     
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  12. unfairlight ヽ(✿゚▽゚)ノ Patron

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    There is no such thing as a perfect game, only your own perfect game.
     
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  13. smaug Arcane Patron Shitposter

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    My perfect game is not your game, faggot.
     
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  14. Mexi Dumbfuck! Dumbfuck

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    Skyrim, faggot.
     
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  15. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    But it was. In 1992.
     
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  16. Valky Arcane Manlet

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    Grimoire was released in 2017.
     
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    You don't need super technology or hardware to make Grimoire.
     
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    Grimoire did have super seekrit technologee.
     
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  19. Gregz Arcane

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    Every game has hundreds of deliberate design decisions that need to be made.

    Some people love grinding xp from random encounters, other people hate it.
    Some people love walls of exposition text, other people hate it.
    Some people love crafting, other people hate it.
    ...

    You can see that statistically speaking, it's impossible to satisfy many groups of people without pissing off many others. The chances that any game is designed exactly as you would have it be are impossibly low.

    In fact, what ends up saving many games are mods. If you love a game, but features x y and z are intolerable to you, there's possibly someone out there like you who has modded around those features. In fact, I'm playing a game right now (Lords of Xulima) that I would have ragequit if it wasn't for a mod.
     
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  20. Crispy Who's really in charge here? Undisputed Queen of Faggotry

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    Has there ever been a perfect novel? A perfect movie? A perfect song?

    Perfection is not achievable in the subjective. One can only hope to ever achieve the greatest of what has come before you.
     
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  21. Circuit the Short Self-Ejected

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    You never heard of Birthright: Gorgon's Alliance?
     
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  22. Glop_dweller Augur

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    The audience is lacking or absent.

    A perfect game can only be perfect for the right audience; but what target do you shoot for? This is Bethesda's flaw; they shoot for more than one audience with their games, and you cannot hit the center of multiple targets with one shot... and so they make mediocre crap that is just tolerable enough by all, but not utterly superb to any. :(

    [​IMG]

    It is impossible to have the best FPS and RPG for instance, as the concepts are mutually exclusive, and self canceling. If you add enough of either, to be —exceptional— at it, then you dilute and diminish the other aspects; making them inferior examples.
     
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  23. Reinhardt Arcane

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    Black Panther?
     
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  24. Jiggy Boobles Destiny Cleanser Patron

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    The perfect game was released in 1992. It was called Star Control II.
     
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  25. Diablo1_reborn Scholar

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    Because humanity isn't a big hivemind.

    I mean, God Hand in my opinion is a perfect game, but people who never really grappled with this game, will of course complain, that it's an ugly looking game with stiff controls.
     
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