Does Gore Make A Game Better? 71 replies

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#1 11 years ago

Well, does it?




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#2 11 years ago

No. Gameplay makes a game better. Take God of War, replace all the blood with rainbows and kittens, and it's still just as fun to play. It just looks a bit different.


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#3 11 years ago
Ryojin;5296839Gameplay makes a game bette

Quoted for truth and emphasis. Gameplay makes the game better; not visuals per se. While it does make the game feel better, it doesn't necessarily have to be so. I, for one, would like some gore, but it's not quite a requirement. Good example -- in my case -- would be JKA without dismemberment.


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#4 11 years ago

I don't care about blood and guts. As long as a guy bleeds when he gets shot and it looks realistic I'm happy. But game play should really be the focus. Visuals are a bonus, the game play is the most important part.




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#5 11 years ago

I'd say you only need a certain amount of blood and gore in horror games (and even then they are not absolutely required). Apart from that I only appreciate a bit of feedback in shooters etc. so that you can see whether you hit someone or not. I usually ignore any additional gore.




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#6 11 years ago

In a realistic game realistic gore can add to the immersion and feel. So long as the gore is somehow relevant to what is occurring in the story (such as a bunch of gore to show a hero's friend being killed or something, to emphasize the trauma) it is also good. Otherwise it's often just over the top and pointless.




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#7 11 years ago

Yes. Yes it does. Most games strive for realism of one kind or another and most games also include conflict resolution of one kind or another. Blood is an inescapable outcome.

Probably one of the reasons that the top rated games are almost always primarily M rated.




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#8 11 years ago

If you say "fuck" in a game it gets an M rating these days. I don't think that's a very good indicator that gore = popular.




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#9 11 years ago

Yes.




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#10 11 years ago
Inyri Forge;5296991If you say "fuck" in a game it gets an M rating these days. I don't think that's a very good indicator that gore = popular.

So how many games that do say fuck in them, don't also have blood?