QUOTE(griffin XXI @ Jun 6 2006, 08:58 AM)
Ignorant? Maybe. Perhaps I'm more of a dreamer. And Kage, why would anyone want to wait, if you know you could have the best or near best, right off the bat? I would argue that, the initial quality would be better for the life the of the system and draw a larger audience. Am I sucker, sure I am, I'm also an old ass gamer who would like to see the payoff asap so he can sooner enjoy the high quality games before he passes on to the next life. Why not question if a system could be created and its limits tested before being introduced to the public? As for you calling me a sucker for "ever expecting or wanting that to happen", I'll gladly embrace that title, as should you. Can a man not dream or hope or ask questions? Why don't you keep standing resolute in your belief, that things cannot possibly change or shouldn't, and you will see me standing firmly opposite of you.
all i was stating is that it will never happen, game development does not work that way. i understand that if your spending $400-$600 for a system you want your games to take full use of that $400 worth of technology, and it is in the most possible way at that point in time. like i said before, it isnt like developers are "holding back", they need to become familiar with the architecture, development tools need to mature, and bounderies need to be pushed to test the limits of these consoles.
im not calling you a sucker for wanting it to happen, im calling you a sucker if you ever expect for it to happen because it wont. If no one ever said anything about how much potential the current games are using, would you still feel the same way? would you believe that the current quality of titles was still sub-standard? yes its true the initial impression would be great and very positive if we had games at launch that took used every ounce of the power the system can muster, but it would not be great in the long run. you would then get complaints that the games coming out 3 years later look and play no better then the launch line-up.
again you are getting the most developers can do with the system right now, no one is holding back, the lack of final hardware and immiture development tools only allow so much to be done. like i said before the perception of a system's total power is always evolving, so there is no telling without proper information of how much a game really using the system.
regardless of how much of the system's total power the current games are using now, are you saying your not happy with great games like CoD2, GRAW, oblivion, DoA4 and PGR3 and you would be happier with them if you were told they are using the total system's power? Do you not see my point that no matter how good the quality titles we are playing now are, we have much reason to get excited for the future? i dont expect you to understand everything with little knowledge of game development. all i am saying is im sorry, but it will never happen, you are getting your pay off right now and it will only get better.