MUD2MMO: How Chasing Reality Ruins Games
When you promise me that your game is "realer than reality", you've got a heck of a lot to live up to...
What spurred this episode on was a visit to a local "Lazer Tag" place that bragged that they were the "most authentic combat simulation" ever. That's a pretty bold statement. I didn't get into a lot of the specifics on why they aren't, mostly because it could and probably will be it's own show some time. But the promise is one I've heard before. A lot.
I've played a lot of "simulators" in my time, done everything from lame "3d" to "Virtuality" to "Tesla Pods" to so-called "flight simulators". So promising me "most realistic" is a hefty promise. you ever play in simulators? Not just a game, I mean a full motion one?
Happy Thanksgiving everyone.