Thursday, 10 September 2015

Uncanny Valley

A colleague of mine mentioned that Guildwars 2 became free to play on August 29th 20151. So there is nothing that can withhold me from playing.

In the past, as I am used to World of Warcraft and their cartoony look-and-feel, I had serious problems with accepting the realistic look-and-feel of other games that came out. I found those games creepy. As a matter of fact, I still have this problem in current games.

The same happened to certain films, like "The Polar Express" and "Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within".

When explaining this to my colleague, he mentioned that this is because of the "Uncanny Valley". As I've never heard of it, I decided to look it up2.


[1] Guildwars 2 - Play for free today!
[2] Wikipedia - Uncanny Valley
Wikipedia - Guildwars 2

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