Color Blotch wrote:Azriel wrote:Thats interesting, since the games of old were designed for teenagers(which could handle mature/adult themes before the esrb came around) of the time. It doesn't have to be one or the other, you can have the substance in the game while including a moderate amount of fanservice which doesn't take anything away.
No you can't. That's the thing, you can't have a cake and eat it. It's either you make decisions of the fact how your characters look based on what makes sense, your artistic vision, setting, stylistics or you don't. And every time you don't it takes away from the final product - there's no way around it. It's the same kind of decision that Bethesda made by making Fallout 3 an FPS. Not that it made the most sense or was going to result in a better game. But it sure as hell made the screenshots much flashier. And no, you can't make a game a moderate amount FPS.
*blink*, I am trying to wrap my head around what you just said. How does making F3 into a FPS relate to this? That is a very extreme example and probably was a bad choice of words on your part. However, I think I understand what you are saying and I disagree completely. Speaking of fallout, Fallout 2 had seriousness AND fanservice, yet it is a cult classic that is fondly remembered by most players. You just have to do it in the right amount.