Recently I started replaying Red Faction games: Guerilla and Armageddon, but also shooters like FEAR, Crysis.
And I started wondering, what the hell happened to the development of physics and destructive environents in games. Quite a few years ago a lot of ppl seem to be excited about this and I think many of us thought that the next years will bring great progress in these areas.
But to me it seems that instead we got nice graphics, battle royals and complete absence of environmental damage and good physics engines. Static worlds. I mean, you shoot the box and the box is still there. (Gore is also less common, but thats another topic)
But maybe I’ve missed something. Are there any good new/not so new games with solid physics engine (not only destruction-driven games) or high-impact shooters like FEAR?
EDIT: Far Cry 2 was also awesome with its engine, I mean spreading fire and so on. The next Far Cry games forgot about it
EDIT2: Thank you all for contribution and the rewards! I’m gonna make a list of games you mentioned in this topic and post it separately.
Given that Pompeii was a major port town, would merchants have made it to or near the city before they realized what happened? Or would they have known it was destroyed due to things like tsunami waves, lingering ash, the sound, or from other passing ships? Would returning merchants have a way to try to find their families?
We all know the infamous gas mask rip that led to Tunsil falling to Miami. He was then traded to Houston for a first that became the 3rd overall pick. Then all the deals made today. However there were many more ramifications that happened as a result of that fat bong rip.
The Texans. Before the 2019 season it was clear that Deshaun Watson would be a future star and only two things could stop him, their awful line and multiple sexual assault allegations. They knew they needed protection and gave up a lot for Tunsil (two 1st, and a 2nd but Houston also got Kenny Stills and a 4th both of which are no longer on the team and a 2021 6th ). To justify giving up that much they needed to sign Tunsil to a long term contract. A contract that made Tunsil the highest paid tackle at 22 million a year. The next offseason to clear up extra cap space, since Deshaun and Tunsil would be getting a king’s ransom, they traded DeAndre Hopkins. Hopkins only had one year of guaranteed money left and rumors were he wanted a new contract. This trade led to a lot of backlash and combined with a horrible start to the season BOB was fired. This led to Jack Easterby’s rise. Now with limited draft picks, a star QB on a huge contract that may not play at minimum next season, a tough division with the colts and the Titans, and incompetent leadership it looks like the Texans will be in rebuild mode (nicest way I can put it)
The dolphins. Larry Tunsil was an absolute steal for the dolphins and after three years of production they got as mentioned above, a 2020 1st that became CB Noah Igbinoghene, the 2021 3rd overall pick, and a 2021 36 overall pick. The trade today essentially turned the 3rd overall pick to the 6th pick, a 2023 first, and a 5th round pick. Igbinoghene could have a good career but being behind xavien Howard and Byron Jones it’s hard to tell. But their first round pick this year could be someone special since it’s pretty obvious that the first three picks will be QBs. They could get Kyle Pitts, Jamaar Chase, or Devonta Smith to help Tua who has not really shined, but he is still very early in his career. Even if Tua does not pan out Jacoby Brissett is a very capable QB. Their low second round pick could turn into a first round talent that slipped. Honestly the future in Miami looks very promising.
The 49ers. Now finally the pick that the Texans traded away. It’s pretty obvious that the 49ers will pick a QB at 3. Since Trevor Lawrence will go one there’s three possibiliti... keep reading on reddit ➡
I dropped into verdansk alone - my squad mates plagued by server queues and dev errors. I parachuted in and I knew this game would be different as I landed with an AA12.
I gathered up what little resources I could and stuck to the shadows, not wanting to engage in unnecessary gunfights due to being seriously outnumbered. I was a lone wolf just waiting to learn what fate awaited the world.
I survived waves of zombies and was sure I would see the end. With around 2 minutes or so left I was forced towards the exfil circle which was littered with the undead. I thought these would ultimately be my demise.
As I rounded the building, you ran across in front of me. I could have deleted you before you even knew I was there. I didn’t want to deny you the chance to be part of history so I let you live.
We ran side by side, me only a single step behind you, for a few seconds before you realised I was there. You turned to look at me and fired a shot which went whizzing over my head. I signalled that I was no threat as you continued to blast off shotgun rounds all around me like some sort of fire hose which had broken free from a fireman. I painted a little heart on the ground as a symbol of peace.
I could have killed you again. Your aim was, quite frankly, impressively shit. You fired 2 full magazines at me before getting a hit marker. Still I let you live. I decided to try and escape by running around the building so that we both may survive to see the end.
As I rounded the corner, there you were again. You chased me and shot me in the back like the dirty coward you are.
Your single kill in that game may have made you feel important for a second, but the weight of what you did will haunt you forever. I was forced to spectate the final moments of verdansk as a soulless reanimated corpse of a man.
I remember your name. It it’s burned into my brain (and also recent players list). One day our paths will cross again. When that day comes I will spare you no mercy. I’ll tease you first. I’ll dance around your terrible shots. I’ll take a couple of shots at your kneecaps. Then I will execute you. Then I will teabag you. I will teabag you until I succumb to the gas. Then I will too be dead. But I will have the last laugh because I will die with my balls in your mouth.