Why are the bad guys never actually in the video game world?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Trinity Jinglebrocks, Dec 4, 2019 at 2:29 AM.

  1. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    I'm playing Far Cry New Dawn, and this isn't just about Far Cry but about large games like this series in general. You never actually see the bad guys in the game world.

    I'm inside the game world, my buddies and allies are in the game world but why are the bad guys nowhere to be found? Why can't you find them hanging out somewhere doing their own thing, but you only ever see their minions around the world until the game says "here we are" and engage in a final game battle with them?

    It just bugs me and breaks immersion.
     
  2. Owain Taggart

    Owain Taggart Rear Admiral Rear Admiral

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    Good point. I think a lot of that has to do with scripting and the devs only wanting you to see them when they're ready to reveal them.
     
  3. Trinity Jinglebrocks

    Trinity Jinglebrocks All hail Doctor 13 Premium Member

    I guess but there could be ways to work that into a game like you find them, and they run off but taunt you or they are invincible so that you can't kill them by accident before the game ends properly. It just would make the world feel more real.