I had an interesting conversation with someone on Twitter this morning about Minecraft. She stated it would have sold for more money had the game ‘looked better’.
I completely understand the viewpoint, as I am the first person to admit that I will ignore a game because I don’t like the graphics or art style. I am willing to miss what might be great game play if I can’t stand looking at the game. However, in the case of Minecraft, I firmly believe that a good portion of the reason it did so well and gained so much mass market appeal is because of the graphics.
“Retro” is a big thing right now, and the simple visuals allow for the game to be played on just about any device or machine with very little problem regardless of how great the machine’s spec’s are. Everything being square makes building pretty easy to do and still allows for some great imagination and creativity to thrive. Compare this to the similar aspects of Landmark and it’s steep learning curve.
I guess it was my Destiny
I had heard a lot of hype surrounding Destiny and being a shooter (which I am not a huge fan of due to my generally not being good at the PVP portions) I had pretty much ignored it. Yeah, some of the features sounded cool and it seemed to have an interesting story but I just didn’t get excited about it. I can’t get it on my preferred platform, and I really didn’t want to have to buy a PS4 for it.
As I was mostly ignoring it I didn’t really know a whole lot about it, and it was not until the day after it released that I found out it was on PS3, so despite not getting to see the apparent amazing graphics the XB1 and PS4 were seeing, and because of what a few friends were saying about the game; I decided to take a leap and basically bought the game on impulse. Something I rarely do with brand new full priced games.
I am extremely glad I did. This has got to be the most fun in an FPS I have ever had.
More on ESO Struggles
I am still having a very hard time deciding what I want out of a main character in ESO. I am fine just hopping back and forth between alts for the most part, but I REALLY want to take a toon and focus on it, get it to VR and gear it up, so I can have fun with my guild mates.
Still torn on what I want…