QUOTE(LowProfileWurm @ Jul 20 2005, 09:32 AM)
In a sense, yes; jaggies (bad graphics in general) do hurt gameplay because if I can't see what I'm shooting at because the graphics suck... I won't play a game. Am I a graphics whore? Yes. I like good graphics. Is it the only thing I look for in a game? No. Does that make me an empty shell of a person? Well, I don't cry during love scenes so I guess so.
Better physics in general. There can ALWAYS be better physics in ALL games. Be it collision detection, model deformation or environment interaction, there can always be better physics. I have no opinion of GUN because I haven't played it. But I have been gaming since I was 8 (I'm 24 now) so I've seen a broad evolution of gaming and I feel physics is the next area of focus.
I should hope you like the games you make. I prefer Burnout for my fixes. Tony Hawk was alright, but I'm not into the skater culture. To each their own.
you'd be surprised how many developers do NOT like the games they play.
regarding physics - your interpretation of physics and our interpretation are VASTY different.
model deformation is a rendering task
collision detection is a collision task
environment interaction is a game side task
physics refers to the actual movement of entities and their reactions AFTER a collision... read up on it... you'll see what I mean.
Even solutions like Havok are largely a collision based system... they will get larger and encompass more over time... but they are not the full solution they pretend to be.