Video games have come a long way since the mid 1900’s, and they certainly aren’t on a road to end any time soon. As the technology of video games come more advance, so does their ability to match realism inside them. The aesthetics of video games as a visual art have become so popular that almost all video games try to match reality in order to make the players more connected to the game.
Detroit Become Human follows a group of androids who are learning to become human, and the player plays as these androids in order to fight for equality in their civilization. This game explores this realism aesthetic in video games because it simply displays real world issues, allows the player to make their own decisions to chose the outcome of the game, and finally with advances in the graphics of today’s videos games, all the characters come to life on screen and allow you to connect to them. There are many games made to be as realistic as possible but I believe Detroit Become Human is the definition of how far videos games have taken realism through when allowing the players to make their own decisions.
Some Traits to this Aesthetic of Video Game Realism:
-Realistic characters with problems which the player can relate to
-Real world weapons
-incredible graphics to show realism.
“Aesthetics of Video Games.” The Trinitonian, 8 Feb. 2018, www.trinitonian.com/aesthetics-of-video-games/.
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