Originally Posted by PainDealer
Gotta love them graphicwhores
Screw the story and gameplay! It's all good as long as it looks like a photograph.
Took the words right out of my mouth.
I'm gonna make a game about staring at a basketball, the game will be 20gb because the textures will all be photographed using the latest, most high-res cameras avalible, then skinned onto a model made from a 3D scan of a real basketball. I'll then set the ball on a high-res picture of a basketball court.
Plot? what plot!? We have the ultimate in high-res gaming here, we dont need a plot!
I'm betting it will sell a million copies! (the scary part is I bet it WOULD sell a certain number of copies *just* because it would be "the ultimate in high-res gaming")
The problem with games that require quick action is that often if you miss the action the game is screwed. Sometimes you will see the action early in the game and it will be hours and hours down the road until you find out "oh crap I should have done X back at the beginning!" and you have to re-start. (my favorite example: Kings Quest V, you walk into town and see a dog chasing a rat. You dont know your supposed to do something here (i.e. save teh rat) and you dont know what TO do (you must find the shoe first) but if you fail the save the rat, you can complete the entire first 1/4-1/3 of the game without even knowing you needed to, then your screwed!)
Lets not forget that some of us will forget to save and have to start over or return to a save-point from hours earlier...
Personally I hope it's a puzzle game where, as exampled earlier, the Dino will wait by the door until you find the way out.
As for plot/setting, while I think a sandbox game would be awesome, I think it's going to be a lot more puzzle-based with only a little action, at most. I'm still expecting a LA-style adventure game, perhaps with some combat system built in (ala QfG) as the most adventure.
On a side note, has anyone else thought about this and thought JP would make an amusing MMORPG?
JPOG has aged well, I see games released today with graphics FAR worse than that... *coughcoughWoWcoughcough* 'scuse me, had a tickle in my throat