Prince of Eckmühl
ORIGINAL: Gary Childress
The discussion comes up every time because HPS & Tiller graphics are exceptionally pathetic. I agree that graphics aren't everything and gameplay is important but this is ridiculous.
Let me share an annecdote regarding just how dire this whole graphics-deal has become from the standpoint of someone who has bought some of these games and tried to play them...
As some of our readers may have noted, I've posted numerous comments here, and elsewhere, praising the 2010 release by HPS of its Midway game. There came a point where I was so enamored of the virtues of the program that I decided to do an in-depth AAR of Midway with an eye toward posting said AAR at various gaming-sites. Suffice it to say, my intention was to encourage embrace of its several strengths.
However, when I tried to create a series of screen-captures to include in the AAR, I found that they were completely unusable when taken at a resolution of 1920x1200. The little blue and red dots that represent ships were so small as to be virtually invisible in the JPG files that I created to go with narrative.
LOL, I spent an afternoon, or so, trying to dream-up some sort of euphemism to explain away the phenomena. However, after a little sober reflection, I decided that the world would be a better place if I simply kept my mouth shut. A few hours later, I deleted my work believing that, were I to detail any of what I had engaged in on behalf of the game, I'd likely do it more harm than good.
These are tough-times for developers of computer wargames, but they're not particularly great for their customers, either.
< Message edited by Prince of Eckmühl -- 12/13/2011 4:51:27 PM >
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