i want to live in the world where final fantasy games weren't about pushing for ultra realism (weird irony there) and instead varied art and rendering styles from game to game

@whiskers how do I put this? I haven't noticed a graphical upgrade since like... FF13. I'm sure games are more technically impressive now, and can render pores and such really well, but in the end, I can't tell it looks better, and I don't care.

You know what was great? FF4 DS. That was cute-looking. I could go for more of those. Maybe remake 9 like that.

I mean I'm fine with the ultra-realism, but I don't need next-gen hardware to show it, you know?

@lapis
yeah i'd be so down for more varied styles or maybe a return to some good ones like the final fantasy tactics look

swapping styles also does a ton to refresh my interest in a series. Zelda bops back and forth between a lot of styles and it really helps to keep most of them distinct to me.

13 and 15 have a distinct issue that since 15 used to be a spinoff 13 game, they both look very same-y in the general art direction to me. Even though it's going mostly realistic, the 7 remake mostly has a distinct visual identity that'll at least make me go "now that i will only see in a 7 game."

@whiskers pour one out for the canceled western final fantasy, which was going to be that apparently :( space fractals..........

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i want shorter games with worse graphics made by people who are paid more to work less and i'm not kidding

@whiskers And I'm willing to wait longer to play them if it means they'll be less buggy

@whiskers my work philosophy tbh XD

(Sorry for being a random)

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> i want shorter games with worse graphics made by people who are paid more to work less and i'm not kidding

@clacke capitalists have coupled their profit extraction to their workers earning an income. Unfortunately you can't take away the former without also taking away the latter

@waterbear Assuming that a market of vampire Kermits exist, who would be willing to pay half the price for a game requiring half the work for length and half the work again for graphics quality etc, there would be a lot of margin to distribute to both workers and owners.

@whiskers very much same UwU

(my adhd ass can't finish current standard game length anyway x3)

@whiskers This tweet could easily be turned into Itch's slogan

@whiskers complete agree.

I have two kids and a job, but I still want to play games for their stories. I no longer have 2-3 work weeks to pour into games....
Drop the sidequests and the graphics that force me to but a new computer. Gimme the story....

>I want to pay my games
But he doesn't want to pay for something in which the license grants him the equivalency of ownership.
Does't pay for his OS, web browser, email client, video decoder etcetera....
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