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Why has the perfect game not been produced?

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

  1. HansDampf Prophet

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  2. ScrotumBroth Scrotal Projection Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy
    Perfection is just a concept.

    I didn't think there was any point using it in a conversation, not until Beamdog started releasing one perfection after another.
     
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  3. Pretty Prophet

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    The perfect game has been produced,
    I am not sure how this have not yet been deduced.
    It is called Pathfinder: Kingmaker,
    Thank me later.
     
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  4. JarlFrank I like Thief THIS much Patron

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    Because nobody has given me a million dollars and an experienced dev team yet.
     
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  5. c2007 Savant

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    Taipan was made a long time ago.

    ...

    If I am to try to answer this question, the old latin sufficed pretty well but I'll go one further.

    The human mind has always been the limiting factor. Increase in technology changes nothing in that regard.

    The perfect game will never be made, because people are less perfect everyday. Also, too lazy, too distracted. The modern life is a waste of time and energy; the sooner it ends the better.
     
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  6. Thalion Novice

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    Hollow Knight is the closest we have come to a perfect game for me. There is very little I can criticise about the base game and I feel like every piece of DLC for it has diminished the overall game by a small amount.
     
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  7. samuraigaiden Educated

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    I'm pretty sure Castlevania Symphony of the Night has been made, so i don't understand the point of this topic.
     
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  8. Darth Canoli Arbiter

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    It happened already

    UFO, perfect strategy management game for its time
    Heroes of Might & Magic 2, perfect tactical management game for its time
    Wizardry 8, the perfect cRPG which hasn't been surpassed yet

    Looking at them 20 years later with the evolution of the technology and the video games in general, they're not perfect anymore, just great, which is far enough.
     
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  9. ZodoZ Cipher Patron

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    Yes. Perfect was a poor choice of word. Maybe more like why have games not evolved further by this point when $250-$300 million are spent on games each day.
    (according to worldometer)
    wow holy farfulsnarks - when I read that stat at first I thought it meant per year. It is every day...

    Let that sink in... $200,000,000 USD - $300,000,000 EACH DAY spent on vidya games.

    $39.6 Billion this year. So far.

    :what:

    :kingcomrade:

    source: https://www.worldometers.info/
     
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  10. JackOfOwls Savant

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    Just this line makes me want to play Thief 1/2 again. Shit, I must have about 200 FMs in my Dark Loader queued and ready to play.
     
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  11. Wyatt_Derp Educated

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    Probably whatever game software the Pentagon is using to simulate World War 15. (probably some steroid version of COMMAND series from Matrix)

    https://taskandpurpose.com/russia-china-war-games

    It's gotta be perfect if the DOD and RAND builds a simulator so powerful that it has to admit to the media that it constantly loses. Takes balls to admit defeat, especially if your budget/job depends on it.
     
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  12. DemonKing Arcane

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    I think for me the closest game that came close to perfection as the original Company of Heroes - Gameplay, Graphics, SFX, Voice work, balance, maps etc were all great. Even then there were some annoyances like the lack of a German campaign and the fact that the unit skins could have looked a bit better (like the Axis units seemingly fighting in light grey pyjamas). Saying that, this is one of those few games that really felt like "lightning in a bottle" when playing to me.
     
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  13. octavius Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Thief: The Dark Project was a perfect game. Thief 2 has too many flaws, though.
     
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  14. GrafvonMoltke Learned

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    This post is deserving of a thousand brofists.
     
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  15. Zer0wing Arbiter

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    Because game industry prints money anyway. Basic politeconomy.
     
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  16. Master Arbiter

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    Damn, Hammerites are really hardcore.
     
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