What do you think of asset duplication? ✔️

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Many games use the same assets, clothes models locations. some devs try to make it unique but others don't bother. Take the clothes shop for example:

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Almost every game has it, I personally find it funny and I like it (it's like a trope at this point). What about you? Does it break immersion?
 
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It's funny when you notice it. But it gets boring after seeing the same assets over and over again, although I don't mind it that much.

Main reason why I prefer games w/ Drawn Art. At least you'll know it's gonna be unique. The only problem with drawn art, is it's RARE to find games w/ high quality/good art. Specially when it comes to animations.
And of course the main problem, drawn art will always take significantly more time to create compared to 3d renders so there will always be more waiting time.
 
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It's funny when you notice it. But it gets boring after seeing the same assets over and over again, although I don't mind it that much.

Main reason why I prefer games w/ Drawn Art. At least you'll know it's gonna be unique. The only problem with drawn art, is it's RARE to find games w/ high quality/good art. Specially when it comes to animations.
And of course the main problem, drawn art will always take significantly more time to create compared to 3d renders so there will always be more waiting time.
Agreed, very few games have actually good 2d art and even fewer with custom 3d art (only Light Of My Life comes to mind)
 

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even fewer with custom 3d art (only Light Of My Life comes to mind)
Ahh. Then I would like to recommend the 2 games by 395Games, Mist(Completed) & Covenant of Morn(On-going)
They're both custom made in Blender so you'll know they're unique to just that game. They aren't pure VNs tho, so if you hate Sandbox games then you might not like it, but the sandbox aspect isn't one of the terrible ones though so there's that.
Would really recommend it for the art alone. Probably story too I guess.
 
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I don't mind it if the story is actually original / interesting

It sucks if it's just a lazy fuck fest with reused assets though
 

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As a dev I will say it is hard to find something different and unique all the time. There are a limited number of assets out there to use/buy. I try to find and use ones I haven't seen before or customize them a bit to work for my game theme better. Some assets you can modify slightly to give it a different look or feel, but some you are limited in on the customization options.

Overall it doesn't bother me to see similar locations, but it would be nice to see more options.
 
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It's funny when you notice it. But it gets boring after seeing the same assets over and over again, although I don't mind it that much.

Main reason why I prefer games w/ Drawn Art. At least you'll know it's gonna be unique. The only problem with drawn art, is it's RARE to find games w/ high quality/good art. Specially when it comes to animations.
And of course the main problem, drawn art will always take significantly more time to create compared to 3d renders so there will always be more waiting time.

This is basically my opinion as well... When I first started getting into these games, I really didn't mind, but the more I play... The more I notice the same assets, and it just hurts my immersion. Not to mention when games are trying to say they're in a Fantasy/Sci-Fi/Post-Apoc/etc and use assets like... Offices, Lounges, etc... I have since moved to absolutely loving hand-drawn, to the point that DAZ actually puts me off... but Hand-drawn is, understandably, very taxing on Game Devs and a whole other task in the development cycle entirely.
 
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as others pointed out, I only mind when the models are very much alike especially the romancable characters.
 
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