Wot up Jazz/everybody.
A purist mode would be good as an option.
I feel that when in dark areas, I may not be able to see the environment but I always know where I am, my hands etc. I think the b&w filter was on the right track but it automatically corrected vision for objects we wouldn't be able to see, realistically without NVG. And when playing seriously, we spend most of our time in dark places. So without b&w we would either, rarely see our character in relation to the environment, or always be viewing through NVG, which for me is a horrible prospect. I hate how it illuminates things, playing the game in that view is gaudy and yuk. B&W wasn't ugly at least, it was a good tool but the loss of environment color was a drawback.
I don't know, I like the idea of NVG being available as a tool but hate the idea of turning it on and off constantly or having to look at the game graphics through it for 80% of my play tiime. I realize b&w had the same effect for other players.
SC6 re-incorporating NVG would be fine, as long as they include an option, specifically for me () where, when the PC enters dark, he loses color and shading and basically becomes a graphic like a pencil drawn picture almost, lightly greyed in, to represent a personal awareness, ghost like image, and the immediate environment is blacked out, unless I turn on NVG.
I mean, if the options were, when in dark (i.e. Most of the time), barely be able to see the character at all, view everything through NVG's green grainy light sensitivity, or b&w, I would still have to go for b&w. It was easier to look at for long periods of time.
In a way, all of the shadows in SC are kind of responsible for the loss of beautiful environmental graphics. SCC's aggro addition kind of allowed for a prettier naked eye game in a way, by welcoming action in lit areas.
It's a very peculiar problem in truth. Perhaps they should just incorporate Old Snake's chameleon suit and we can be done with all the problems associated with having to play in a blacked out game.
for the night is dark and full of terrors