In this week's Community Spotlight, we focus on the thread, "Would you play older games if they just updated the graphics?" by Foreverdream.
Simply put, Would you play older games if they JUST updated the graphics? nothing else would be changed. EQ, FF11, DAoC etc
What did you have to say? Read on to find out!
Cephus404 would not, since he'd likely have left the game for non-graphics related reasons:
No, probably not. If I've left a game, it had nothing to do with the graphics, I left for a reason and I'm not going back if that reason still exists. Most games have systemic problems that will not be solved by making the game pretty.
chelan seems almost ashamed to admit he would:
i wish i weren't so shallow, but yes, if DAoC or AO or EQ ever got a graphics overhaul i would certainly be interested.
Phlacc would. In fact, he's still waiting around for that Anarchy Online graphics update!
If the game was still relevant to me, I would. I'm sure there are some older MMO's out there that could use an overhaul. I'm still waiting for AO to get that game engine update implemented, once that happens I'll proabably start playing again.
I can't say there are too many MMOs that I enjoyed that look dated enough now to have me consider playing them due to a graphics update alone. For example, were Star Wars Galaxies still around, I'd have no problem playing it with its existing graphics. Sure, the animations were still all wonky, but the environments and textures hold up pretty well, even today.
Warhammer Online, however, looked dated even when it came out. I enjoyed WAR quite a bit and I was excited when Mythic announced those class armor texture upgrades they were going to do that apparently never came to fruition. I'd probably take the game for a spin again if they ever did come through with that stuff.
How about you? Would you go back to an older MMO if the graphics were overhauled? Let us know in the comments below!