Let’s face it. Gamers can be a fickle bunch, always chasing after the next bit of shiny.
We move on to new games, and after playing them, continue on to the next game. When, for whatever reason, we eventually return to our roots, we often look at the graphics and put the game back on the shelf. This seems to be especially the case with MMORPGs.
While games like Asheron’s Call and Anarchy Online still have loyal followings, they’re no where near as big as they used to be. Since these are games with great gameplay, the older graphics quality must play a part.
So when a game like Anarchy Online starts talking about doing a graphics engine upgrade, and starts porting to the same game engine that they used for AoC and are using for the upcoming The Secret World, is that enough to make you sit up and take notice?
Considering that AO is a partially free to play game. Would a graphics makeover be enough to lure you back to the game and start playing again?
Would updated graphics prompt you totry it for the first time?