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Old 11-21-2007, 01:37 PM   #41
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A point I'd like to add is that a general overhaul of the existing engine takes less time and money and comes with far less bugs than a brand new engine for a new, far more complex system.
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A good point MJ-W4, why waste money creating something risky and new when they already have a solid build to base off? A good example is with The Witcher in which CD Projekt have effectively chosen what can be considered an outdated game engine (the Aurora Engine) but have heavily moddified the engine to create a visually stunning experience that is on par, if not better to the likes of The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion. Plus, the Aurora Engine has also proved to be a solid engine when creating games with the uber-awsemness of NWN, NWN II (although this sequel was developed with a modified version of Aurora [and less popular and platform friendly] by Obsidian called the "Electron Engine") and all their fantastic expansions.
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Old 11-21-2007, 01:56 PM   #42
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I'd settle for both DX9 and DX10 versions really, though if it was DX10 only I doubt I'd get Vista just for KoTOR III.

Then again I've never really cared much for fancy graphics in RPG's.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:15 PM   #43
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Then again I've never really cared much for fancy graphics in RPG's.
I remember months and months of fun with the original Baldur's Gate when its graphics were outdated. A good, none-too-linear story will do that trick.
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Old 11-21-2007, 02:28 PM   #44
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Is it really that impossible to have both a really good story and decent graphics.

I didn't buy a 360 and HDTV to play games with 4 year old graphics.


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Old 11-21-2007, 02:50 PM   #45
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I remember months and months of fun with the original Baldur's Gate when its graphics were outdated. A good, none-too-linear story will do that trick.
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Is it really that impossible to have both a really good story and decent graphics.
Well apart from examples such as "Mass Effect" and "The Witcher", yes. IMHO i believe that the games with top notch graphics focus on gamplay reather than a great in depth story. For example i love the Halo games and i thought the single player campaign would have been breathtaking in H3, but i was wrong, it sucked big time.
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Old 11-21-2007, 03:08 PM   #46
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Is it really that impossible to have both a really good story and decent graphics.

I didn't buy a 360 and HDTV to play games with 4 year old graphics.
I share Gargoyle_King's view in this matter: for all the games I have seen, the ones that really got you and kept you interested were always second in graphics. The point is, with time and money being short, shorter today than they were some years ago, attention to detail can either be given to blood-n-guts-everywhere-lights-flash-kaboom graphics and 'realistic' looks (hang on, we're in a faraway galaxy, and it was a long time ago), or you can turn all your skills into producing a compelling, in-depth story with characters that are more than furniture.


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Old 11-21-2007, 11:19 PM   #47
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I placed it in the Yeah it will be DX10, but whether I want it as such I'd say no. Until M$ releases the first service pack, I wouldn't touch Vista.

Currently I'm running a pure Linux setup. No dual boot. Beating my head against the desk forcing a game to run on Linux when I know darn good and well it won't.... Then succeeding in getting it to run(and well mind you).

And for those of you talking about how great the DX10 graphics are, and how dated the DX9 graphics are, Um.... Half Life 2? They haven't really pushed the DX9 engine to its limitations as of yet. So why go to a new DX10. Heck they haven't even pushed OPEN GL to its extent yet.
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Old 11-22-2007, 09:37 PM   #48
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