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ChrisB

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17th May, 2004 at 14:49:37 -

I read Assault Andy's sig:

"The perfect game would be a exact simulation of life itself."

And that got me thinking. Sure, games like The Sims were really popular and have a broad audience, but is it the perfect game? Surely the perfect game would take you to a amazing, far off place, and let you escape from your life (as many good books do)? Or does it combine fiction and reality, placing our ordinary environment in an extraordinary situation? I don't know, but I lean towards the escapist games... if I want to play a simulation of life, I'll go outside instead, or play a certain board game IMO the perfect game is open-ended. And you play in your favourite genre.

IF you choose to reply it might help if you think what your favourite game is, and why.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 15:12:59 -

I kill a lot more people in my favorite games than I do in real life. If I was playing an exact simulation of life, I would go to jail for killing people, and I might end up being executed. That's not a recipe for a fun game, and neither is going to school for years, then working for years until I am old and poop on myself while I watch TV, which is what most people's lives consist of.

So, I am going to disagree. Great games give you an escape from life. They let you do things you can't do in real life, without facing the consequences of attempting to do them.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 15:20:03 -

The difference between a perfect similation of life and life itself is: In the similation, you can get a job, as in real life; but you can also spend all your money in gambling or going to France where you climb up the Eifeltower threating to kill some people and maybe do it etc.
Sure, you can do this in real life, but then wouldn't you be in some trouble? In the real life, there isn't anything such as "Game Over". Am I not right?

The perfect game would be an adventure game. A long adventure game about the making of the best game ever.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 15:37:14 -

No, I think a game about real life would be too dull. The general concept sounds good - infinite possibilities etc. - but in practice I don't think it'd work (you'd spend half the game sleeping!). Games should be fantastical and exciting. Real life is, most often, neither.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 19:24:19 -

the perfect game would be liked by everyone and last forever with impossible to fault graphics and the best music ever. and probably load instantly with faultless controls and a very small file size.

i could go on by i dont want to.


id say that the closest game to perfection ive played is probably final fantasy 9.
+it takes most of the annoyances out that were in 7 and 8
+it pushed the ps1 to breaking point
+it had the best character design in any game
-the ps1 was 7 years old when it was released (so its slow and ugly compared with todays games)
-battles are SLOW
-it gets a little boring toward the end

 
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17th May, 2004 at 19:30:50 -

Anyone ever play Postal 2, that was verging on a simulation of life. Well, it's a lot like my life anyway. What I'm getting at is the whole freedom thing you have while you do your chores, if you want you can decapitate someone with a shovel, but you might get arrested for it. Or you can go straight to the mall without hurting anyone and get Gary Coleman's autograph.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 20:22:44 -

Or you could go to the mall and Kill Gary Coleman and his peeps... And then shoot down all those freakin police and then since no more police are around you could terrorize the poor people trying to shop. Then you could steal more weapons to do it all over again...

Haha...good times good times.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 21:22:17 -

I concur.

 
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17th May, 2004 at 21:43:13 -

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18th May, 2004 at 03:30:44 -

Oh yeah, about that signiture. I don't know what I was thinking when I wrote it.
Let's replace the term 'perfect' with 'really good' because a game can't really be 'perfect' it's based on personal preferance.

Anyway I think that a really good game (maybe not perfect) would be a game that is exactly like real life except for a few little things. Sort of like an alternative modern times. It's hard to explain what I'm thinking of.

I think a really good game would be a massively multiplayer online game with millions of people all connected at once. Imagine playing a WWII sim in virtual reality will 500,000 other real people on your team. That would be a really cool game.

So I think that if GTA on crack was created. Where it was a virtual realm that had all the physics of the real world (interacting with everything) then it would be an awsome game. What wouldn't you be able to do? Heck you could even test out new formula's that would be dangerous to mix together in the real world.

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18th May, 2004 at 05:10:59 -

Perfect is something that cannot be truely defined by humans, because we ourselves do not know true perfection. There's Muggus's 2 cents...the artist of imperfection he is...

 
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18th May, 2004 at 05:45:54 -

i found The Sims to be the crappest of all games. Postal 2 was apparently crap too.

best game in my humble opinion; Turrican

 
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18th May, 2004 at 06:36:10 -

why would you want to experience real life in a game? if you want to experience real life, get your arse off the chair and step out the door. but trust me, out there is just as banal as in here.

my favourite game is half life. it's not particularly realistic (aliens invading, anyone?) nor does it have the best graphics, but you are totally immersed in that game. from the moment you're on the train watching black mesa fly by, to the very end when you finally speak to the g-man, you ARE gordon freeman. and that device works magically.

 
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18th May, 2004 at 07:48:53 -

The reason you would want to experience "real life in a game" is because you can practice things and do whatever you want before trying them in real life. I mean think of the GTA series, they are so much fun because they are so open ended. If you had a game that was so open ended that there was no end then you would have a freaking fun game.

 
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AndyUK

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18th May, 2004 at 08:23:09 -

if a game was created where all you did was have massive deathmatches with thousands of people in levels the size of the city in gta 3.Online of course.
that would be the best game ever

 
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