idk if you've played it recently but it's pretty incredible at vistas and large dioramas, and the in-game cinematics are stylised but good
individual and models not so much though, idk if it's possible to do a full engine upgrade at this point
for how it is now compared to lauch it's really good for never having a full engine change. the problem is they have fell into the trap of success, every game that has come out with a V2 has seen the new version fall short while also damaging the success of the V1 game.
then you have games that have done full engine shifts, in general the games have lost their "charm" leading to players losing interest and quitting or forcing the game to change to the rules of the new engine meaning the game is just never the same. that is before taking into account an old game like WoW will have people playing across a massive range of hardware so any large requirement increase could lead to a lot of players suddenly unable to play, as it stands the minor updates with expansions already cause enough disruption for a number of players so a large update would likely pull down the player base.
so while it would be nice to see a WoW2 or a total overhaul it is unlikely to happen as it likely would lead to the death of the game as it has with so many other games that have tried to do it.
WoW really was the perfect storm, it came at the perfect time with a good formula mixing the best nits of other games and a franchise with a large following leading to a success it's something that will be hard to replicate and you take away the time people have invested in the game now you will likely have the long serving player base dropping like flies.
so really the incremental updates have done a lot, the new areas are really good so are the new models, but it is the best that is ever going to happen.
Riiiight. In other words: omigod, please everybody save the animals from extinction... by eating them!!
but it's true, the majority of livestock animals are grown purely for food, take away the ability to sell the meat why would people keep them? you honestly think someone will have a field of "pet" cows?
with the newer Gran Turismo games (think it started with the PS3 games) Sony/Polyphony have ran the GT academy using the games and simulators to run contests leading up to the end race actually being on track. it has shown with the modern tech it is possible to learn courses, the older games lacked a lot of information and that is why it was a waste of time trying to learn from them.
I think it was GT6 on the PS4 they actually put race drivers in the simulators and on track and times were only a couple of seconds difference as the tracks had that much detail and the handeling was that close they could actually use the exact same points in both real and fake.
so things have moved on and it is better now.
as for a force feedback rig saving your life, not really. if you are a competent driver unless you are massively over the speed you should be for the road conditions and with fairly modern cars (hell mine I can chuck it at speed round anything and with little effort the car pulls it self more or less back in line and it's only an Insignia) anyone who can actually drive (not hold a licence there is a massive difference here when you see all those beat up cars and people taking forever to get in a massive parking space) will be able to correct any spin fairly easily just by the feel of the car moving as if you can drive you know how the car should feel.
so while it is a good excuse for a cover on the force feedback stuff, selling it as something that trains you how to drive is very wrong, as in the real car you would likely take less risk and the actual danger in the real car makes your body speed up so you can seem to just act as your body is thinking oh god I'm going to die.
but then it's the same as the other morning going to work, I saw someone had spun their caterham ending up facing the wrong way with the car wrapped round a tree, now this wasn't because he didn't know what to do, it was entirely the fact he was flying and hit a notoriously bad corner and way too much speed so even the best of driver couldn't have got it back as the car lacks basic driving aids. this is why I said if you are driving to the road as most people do, even if you do slip it is never actually dangerous.
I genuinely wasn't trying to sell this little anecdote as this teaching you how to drive, just that in that instant if I hadn't known exactly what that feeling through the steering wheel signified I wouldn't have reacted quick enough to stop the car from ploughing into oncoming traffic.
Given that thousands of people have downloaded the mod, and hundreds of streamers have featured it, how do you imagine Nintendo would suppress such a thing at this point? Further development may stop, but it's already out.
AM2R was technically shut down by Nintendo. Except the source for it was released, and there's been a half-dozen 'unofficial' patches for it since, adding (coincidentally) all the features that the original developer had planned on doing.
In fact, the final AM2R update came out just this week.
Edit: As an interesting aside, the Super Mario 64 Online developer says in one video that he'd rather risk a few DMCA'd files on a project downloaded by thousands than play it totally safe and only have 50 people ever know about it. Sometimes, you gotta go loud.
Exactly... and 50 is even on the high side. So much rubbish on Steam... sigh.
Already did: $499 / £449. Got a release date too. Some stuff about boxes but should be some actual games on the way. They don't have any more shows lined up this year, unlike Sony, so some stuff for next year is v. possible.