Do you believe in the uncanny valley? If so, do you think we've been hitting it a bit hard with recent video games? These days, animation that looks slightly off makes me feel queasy instead of funny.
I think modern-day videogame's animations are just fine. It just depends on the game, really. Some look fine realistic and some look fine not-realistic. Really though, I wouldn't say they're failing horribly at all. -w-;;
You do have a point though
When it comes to graphics, it doesn't help that a lot of video games are run on pretty old hardware, i.e. the Xbox or the PS3.
I don't particularly care that much about it though.
I used to claim not to care at all about graphics, but recently I have realized that graphics are really important. While you can have a greatass game without good graphics, good visuals improve basically anything.
On the video game topic, I'll probably buy Fire Emblem Awakening when it comes out.
I could give a damn about graphics when it comes to consoles, that's what I have a PC for. Also one of the reasons I'm fine with nintendo consoles alone. I literally game with a PS2, 3DS, Wii U, and PC exclusively and I don't mind that I missed out on stuff like Halo, Uncharted, Gear of War, etc. Gran Turismo 4 is fine enough for me, and I swore never to 100% another game in the series unless saves can be transferred over for the licenses. But god damn it do I want to try Forza some time.
"Funneh bunneh and the dammut Bahamut go on an adventure!"-Chespin Circa 2009
I sure was funner back then, possibly even stupider....