I couldn’t agree more.
I’m so glad to hear others say that. I’m gonna admit that I’m done being impressed with graphics. The 360 is at the point where there it’s pretty damn good. I saw NBA live on 360 and thought I was watching a real baskeball game. Then about 5 seconds into it I thought something looked weird. When I noticed how poorly animated everythign was, it immediately screamed ‘videogame’ to me.
Madden and NBA both looked brilliant! But the animation is poor. It kills the realism for me. I mean I’m so tired of seeing a bunch of 300lb+ line-men just bumping into each other like blocks of cement after each play. Or seeing a running back immediately snap into a standing pose after just running.
Where are the inbetweens?! Where are the sporadic motions that humans do that you don’t ideally want to do. Like swat at bugs, rubs your ass, massage your muscles… the details.
Too much is “dive animation” “stand up animation” “run animation” repeat.