Computer graphics in video games are a huge deal. It doesn’t matter how good the story is, if the graphics are wonky your players will tear you apart for it. Thanks to advances in technology, modern games feature stunning visuals and incredibly detailed environments. Hyperrealism and the highest definition is now possible and doable, and it looks amazing. It’s sometimes hard to tell what’s CGI and what’s live action.
Multiplayer, especially online, is a staple of modern video games. Allowing players to play with or against each other online opens the door for hanging out with others without being next to each other. It’s great for long distance friendships and relationships, and for meeting new people around the world.
Storytelling, Story Line, and Replay Value
Complex and engaging stories that rival those found in movies and television shows are often found in video games. Obviously, The Last of Us is one of those, as are God of War, The Witcher, Castlevania, and many others. By allowing players to play as one or many characters, we get to experience the character’s side of the story, which makes us feel like we’re part of the story. Expansive and immersive open worlds also give players a greater sense of freedom than ever before – and leaves them with a lot of unfinished main quests. This and many features keep players coming back for more: whether it’s an intense single-player campaign, a competitive multiplayer match, or the addition on content through DLCs (Downloadable Content), modern games provide plenty of reasons to keep playing.
65 years isn’t too terribly long of a time. Going from games being as simple as Pong to these MMORPGs and complex games in that amount of time is actually a big feat. And it will only get better from here – I can’t wait to see what the newest developments in the video game world are.
Speaking of which, I will be attending PAX East in March and bringing all the news to App Trigger! More details to come as PAX releases more details to the public.
The video game world is constantly changing and becoming better, with more challenging and complex game mechanics and stories. I wonder how much more will change before 2030.