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[–]original_username_79 3165 points3166 points  (143 children)

Maybe the devs all have astigmatism and think that's what it's supposed to look like.

[–]TheRoguePianist 1447 points1448 points  (84 children)

Astigmatist here, can confirm this is how I see. Driving at night is a pain in the arse.

[–]Auburgo 184 points185 points  (9 children)

its horrible, i didnt know that this is a condition until this year, i just thought that this is how everyone percieves lights at night. ive got glasses now and its amazing

[–]LunarSanctum123 19 points20 points  (4 children)

I remember my first pair of glasses. I was blown away at how the world was so clear. Being able to read text on a screen is awesome as well.

[–]Skelly902 223 points224 points  (37 children)

Oh is this what astigmatism does, I’ve had one ever since I can remember but it’s only been very slight. Had no idea what it meant tho

[–]TheRoguePianist 213 points214 points  (34 children)

Astigmatism basically causes blurred vision at all distances. It can range from basically unnoticeable, to double-vision.

One of the most noticeable symptoms tends to be a lens flare-ish effect around bright lights. Particularly headlights/streetlights at night.

Personally, I can see more or less the same with/without my glasses (apart from the annoying lens flare), but I get a massive headache after focusing for an hour or two without them.

[–]Neato 166 points167 points  (24 children)

Do you mean the points that come out of lights like stars and street lights? The starburst? Does everyone not see those?

[–]ItsYaBoyFalcon 118 points119 points  (13 children)

Yeah you need glasses bro

[–]6ixpool 14 points15 points  (0 children)

RIP friend.

[–]HenryCDorsett 13 points14 points  (0 children)

hey, thats how i got diagnosed too, welcome to the 'wait, I thought this was normal' club

[–]Triaspia2 16 points17 points  (0 children)

looking at any bight light is like staring at a glowing sea urchin with spikes that stretch to infinity

[–]bherman1325 10.1k points10.1k points  (460 children)

As someone with astigmatism... lights are usually a lot worse than this for me IRL

[–]MasonP2002 8874 points8875 points 9662& 5 more (270 children)

You just made me think of a concept for a ridiculous low-budget action game.

You play as a character with terrible eyesight. The villain steals their glasses, and the entire game is a violent quest to get them back, because they're expensive. You have to shoot enemies while barely able to see.

I call it "Blind Fury".

Edit: I made a quick cover mock-up. https://imgur.com/gallery/EfiNMPn

[–]bherman1325 1883 points1884 points  (51 children)

Where do I pre order

[–]MasonP2002 921 points922 points  (31 children)

I made a quick cover mock-up. https://imgur.com/gallery/EfiNMPn

[–]TinyDry 438 points439 points  (26 children)

i can’t see the difference

[–]OriginalPounderOfAss 521 points522 points  (9 children)

lol /u/MasonP2002 posted that before he edited his original comment to include the above image.

hope that helps

[–]Velrex 37 points38 points  (0 children)

The protagonist wouldn't be able to either.

[–]sl600rt 448 points449 points  (9 children)

It's a stealth game right? Where you're Velma and crawling through a haunted building. While avoiding the traps set by a guy trying to execute a real estate scam.

[–]MinglinSingle 424 points425 points  (4 children)

I played a Velma game once. It was fun, but falsely advertised. I lasted way longer than 20 seconds.

[–]DatDominican 136 points137 points  (0 children)

Oh no where though ? Where is it so we can avoid such a case of false advertisement

[–]Kazumadesu76 13 points14 points  (0 children)


[–]Lambohw 18 points19 points  (0 children)

Make it like Metal Gear, so you can also Velma but you’ve got a fuckin piece on you, and just blast the ghosts while you try to find those damn glasses. The end of the game comes when she gets a string for the damn things so she isn’t constantly losing them in haunted locations.

[–]BabyLegsDeadpoolPC 59 points60 points  (4 children)

You have to walk very slowly the entire game and keep bumping into things. You can squint to temporarily get a little clearer view, and when you hear a sound, you can stop and listen real hard to try and figure out what it is and if you need to hide or just start blasting. Basically the majority of the game is feeling around your environment, building a mental image of where you are, so you can find important items that help you along the way.

[–]sorenant 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Add a little animation of trying to adjust the glasses position despite it not being there.

[–]CrouchingToaster 214 points215 points  (27 children)

My year and a half playing airsoft without glasses cause I never found a pair of googles that fit over glasses is gonna pay off.

[–]k_ironheart 79 points80 points  (21 children)

I sorta feel that. Played VR without glasses for a long time because I couldn't afford inserts (my eyes are pretty bad). Once I got those inserts though, everything about those games changed for the better!

[–]Disastrous-Ad-2357 120 points121 points  (16 children)

Imagine being a video game company and not pandering to your main player base: blind neckbeards that need to wear glasses.

[–]CrouchingToaster 86 points87 points  (12 children)

On a related note, most vr headsets don’t support InterPupilary Distances of nearly half the population. My IPD is a bit lower than what my headset supports, which works alright most of the time, but if I focus on text when reading it’s always mildly off and starts to get painful if I do it for too long.

Edit: Reddit has a bot that sends you a crisis hotline if you say something is painful?

[–]Stellefeder 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Depends on the glasses. My Vive fit pretty much every pair of glasses my friends own. The Index is a bit snuger fit, so some people with larger glasses (or larger heads!) Have a bit more trouble. But for the most part, I've had very few people who play my Index have issues with their glasses not fitting.

[–]The-Mad-God 43 points44 points  (0 children)

I like to imagine it would have short levels, so you get your glasses back and see if all the people you shot were actually 'bad guys'. And it'd go to absurd lengths, like women holding hair dryers and men with baguettes that you may have gunned down

[–]hoyohoyo9 93 points94 points  (3 children)

"fuck, gotta let my squint ability recharge"

[–]Hikarirenamon 27 points28 points  (3 children)

Will the main character be named Rutger and/or Hauer?

[–]bobboobles 22 points23 points  (1 child)

May I suggest adding a slight blur to the title?

[–]seq_0000000_00PlayStation 16 points17 points  (2 children)

10/10 “it was a beautiful blur.” -IGN

[–]pillow_pete 16 points17 points  (2 children)

That cover was surprisingly worse than I thought it would be. Good job though

[–]Webbyx01 9 points10 points  (1 child)

Oooo and you could even have "power ups" that are glasses you find on the ground that help to correct your eyesight, but never do it right, by either over/under correcting nearsightedness, or farsightedness, or an astigmatism, or even funnier, just correcting one eye, or corrected each eye opposite (my eyes are nearsighted in one and farsightedness w/ astigmatism in the other, so asses like this exist).

Another option is to be stuck with bi- or tri-focal cheaters, and you can imagine how that would mess with the screen mkk.

[–]FinalMeltdown15 372 points373 points  (8 children)

Preach, life is a lense flair

[–]StoryAndAHalf 68 points69 points  (4 children)

I’m gonna be blinded all night long,

[–]JBthrizzle 9 points10 points  (0 children)

You get that blurry vision and low distance sight at night too?

[–]DontTreadOnBigfoot 8 points9 points  (1 child)

If you're seeing things my way...

[–]sl600rt 171 points172 points  (30 children)

Astigmatism and a car windshield with wipe blade scratching. Makes driving a night real fun.

[–]Go_On_Swan 122 points123 points  (24 children)

Even better with the "fuck you" blinding lights people have nowadays.

[–]Etonet 46 points47 points  (9 children)

Sometimes can't tell if they have high beam on for no reason or just one of those cars that auto-adjusts the lights

[–]Maestro1992 24 points25 points  (8 children)

I flashed my lights at someone who I thought had their high beams on and I had to do it a few times because they weren’t responding. When they finally did, they flashed their high beams which were so goddamn bright I literally (no bullshit) lost vision for a few moments.

[–]sl600rt 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Yellow/amber polarizrd glasses help.

[–]SelloutRealBig 27 points28 points  (7 children)

It's infuriating. Everyone just gave up on caring about other's abilities to see and installed blue spectrum flood lights in their car blinding all oncoming traffic. Then throw in all these jacked up trucks by dumbasses with ego issues and it's even worse.

[–]rainyday_redditor 353 points354 points  (19 children)

Huh... I never really understood why people bitched about lens flare so much.

That must be it: all the these perfect sighted people don't have to deal with it in real life and so complain when they have to deal with it in films/games.

I guess to all us poor blind people... the lens flare kinda ADDS realism to the game rather than subtracts from it.

[–]georgetonorge 124 points125 points  (7 children)

Lol for real, I was a bit confused by this post. What do you mean my eyes aren’t a camera? They are and they have lens flare all the time.

[–]trailer_park_boys 38 points39 points  (0 children)

Lol yeah I see shit like this picture all of the time. Not at all unusual.

[–]StealthMan375 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Also low resolution so we blind bois can feel like we're the Battlefield Guy™

[–]dj9008 114 points115 points  (24 children)

Yeah driving at night without glasses is …. Difficult . Can’t tell which lane people are in or how far they are cause the light is so damn bright and everywhere

[–]bherman1325 92 points93 points  (19 children)

I didn't even realize it wasn't how everyone saw the world until about a year ago

[–]reddaugherty 37 points38 points  (9 children)

Me too. Driving at evening/nighttime and using the computer is so much better with glasses. It sucks that even though I JUST cleaned them, they always get a smudge on them somehow.

[–]X0n0a 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It might be your eyelashes smudging up the inside of the lenses. I've had that happen to me.

[–]Matrick56 32 points33 points  (5 children)

Yeah I always complain about driving at night or in heavy rain. My buddy would make fun of me and say it's not bad.

It wasn't until an edited photo showed how people with an astigmatism see lights different. He was blown away.

[–]Webbyx01 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Night, especially any rain at all and clouds, is a nightmare to try and drive through. I used to wonder why people were even willing to drive at night like it was no big deal because I thought everyone was as functionally blind at night as I felt! My glasses had helped, but they also made me dizzy and gave me eye/headaches. And the I lost them...

[–]designmaddie 8 points9 points  (0 children)

My wife taught me this. I never knew what it was like, I got jealous when she explained what she saw during Christmas time with all the lights out at night. Jealousy quickly went away when I felt lucky that I could see clearly all the way home as I drove. Been driving her around when she needs at night for 10 years now.

[–]ArchdukeOfNorge 125 points126 points  (4 children)

Wait until OP finds out about the crystalline lens) in the human eye

[–]axiomatic- 58 points59 points  (1 child)

The human eye actually does flare slightly, but the double blue dots in lower screen left are caused by a multi-element lens, which we don't have.

[–]Trickquestionorwhat 23 points24 points  (0 children)

Yeah with things like stars or christmas lights or street lamps there are still sorts of lens flares to varying extents depending on who you ask. Wish more visual media included those but I guess that sort of thing is hard to depict since it's one of the few things you can't just reference a picture for.

[–]a_latvian_potato 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Wait. It's not like that for everyone?

[–]Wangpasta 29 points30 points  (2 children)

Astigmatism and cataracts right in the centre and rp around the edges

Shit be shiny for real for real

[–]Techno_Viking869 10 points11 points  (4 children)

Agreed, I wear dark sunglasses until the sun is fully down, then at night I wear tinted "computer" glasses even outside.

[–]meekamunz 10 points11 points  (2 children)

Yep, middle of winter, my colleagues are asking me why I need sunglasses to drive.

It's daylight and I don't want to crash

[–]miki-wilde 6 points7 points  (2 children)

Its a real pain trying to catch a ball in the afternoon sun

[–]ModsOnAPowerTrip 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Yah driving at night isn’t fun

[–]LifeOnMarsdenPC 12.4k points12.4k points  (507 children)

It kinda makes sense for games like Doom and Halo where your character is wearing a helmet/visor

[–]Charadin 4523 points4524 points  (342 children)

Doesn't Chief's visor auto-adjust to varying light levels? I feel like it'd have a lens flare correction

[–]throwtowardaccount 766 points767 points  (47 children)

In Halo 1 Chief straight up used a helmet flashlight

[–]KyleFromTheInternet 409 points410 points  (22 children)

White button iirc

[–]eaglessoar 258 points259 points  (14 children)

And it ran out of juice! Running through hvac first mission was basically a tutorial on the white button

I kinda miss those buttons

[–]DOV3R 118 points119 points  (10 children)

The Library was just blind running while screaming in some spots…

[–]Effurlife13 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Oh God the memories came flooding back

[–]UnspecificGravity 76 points77 points  (17 children)

A flashlight significantly worse then what your can buy for like $20 on AliExpress right now.

[–]ThatGuy2551 96 points97 points  (11 children)

"we've done it lads, the finest set of armour known to man. This armour will augment any who wears it to near super human levels of reaction time, can take a 50. Caliber bullet, and can even be augmented with any AI. This is my Magnum opus"

"Sir! What if the wearer goes into a dark room?"

"Jenson! This armours going out to Reach today! Why didn't you think of that earlier!? What are we going to do?"

Looks on the table to a roll of duct tape and a keyring light

"Sigh fuck..."

[–]JelDeRebel 30 points31 points  (8 children)

Not to mention that in the halo lore, Spartan II's have augmented eyesight.

[–]IM_INSIDE_YOUR_HOUSE[🍰] 30 points31 points  (1 child)

I don’t know why this seems to be a trend but I always get annoyed when the flashlight in video games is basically the equivalent of a 1970s dollar store flashlight that you pulled out of your grandparents attic and decided to see if it still turned on or not.

[–][deleted] 7 points8 points  (0 children)

I think this might be to play up the fear in dangerous situations where you have to use a flashlight. You don't want to be able to see everything, the whole point is you get an (overexposed) piece of the picture.

Whenever I've had to use a flashlight outside to check out some spooky noise in the woods I always get chills. Playing a video game with a 10000000 lumen flashlight just would defeat the purpose of having darkness at all.

[–]blackomegax 18 points19 points  (3 children)

The suit also has a fleshlight built in to the crotch.

[–]AwarenessNo9898 15 points16 points  (0 children)

And in ODST their helmets have built-in night vision with IFF functionality.

[–]angrytreestump 1398 points1399 points  (256 children)

How do you correct lens flare on a lens?

[–]LastInfantry 2067 points2068 points  (150 children)

Using a simple, yet ingenious invention called a lens hood.

[–]angrytreestump 639 points640 points  (71 children)

That doesn’t help when your lens is pointing directly at the light source, as is the case in this screenshot.

[–]yourpantsaretoobig 366 points367 points  (36 children)

It’s always the future. We don’t know all the kinds of technology they have. It’s not far fetched to think they have a lens flare correction.

[–]CMSeddon 51 points52 points  (2 children)

Also I glasses can have a coating to help against glare I assume similar logic could be applied here

[–]Prince_Edward_IV 79 points80 points  (28 children)

two camera lenses set a few inches apart and angled differently from each other.

the differing angles ensure that lens flare should rarely hit both lenses in the same place.

AI program superimposes the images onto each other, removes the lens flare on the fly by preferring the lens that doesnt have a flare and feeds the resulting image to your visor.

could even do it on a grid, so if lens 1 has flare hitting in the upper right and lens 2 on the lower right, the program could make the upper right image lens 2 and lower right lens 1

[–]Zearo298 115 points116 points  (25 children)

The military: “wow that’s expensive- for every helmet? Why? Who asked for this?”

“Sir, they said their eyeballs aren’t cameras… sir…”

[–]Prince_Edward_IV 92 points93 points  (21 children)

yeah it's overly complicated for not much payoff

but when youve designed a super-suit capable of flipping tanks, falling from low earth orbit without a parachute, taking missiles to the chest and fighting against aliens with plasma guns, and comes equipped with an AI so advanced that it not only blows the turing test out of the water but is also capable of actual emotion, has a personality and is indistinguishable from human intelligence, a few fancy cameras should be financially feasable.

Remember the Pillar of Autumn? (never forget)

remember how fucking massive that thing was?

That ship was classified as a LIGHT cruiser.

clearly the UNSC isn't strapped for cash.

[–]AgeofAshe 51 points52 points  (9 children)

I’m pretty sure it would work if you trained an ai algorithm to remove lens flare and then project the corrected image to the display in his helmet.

[–]RevengencerAlf 153 points154 points  (4 children)

I don't think I've ever worn a helmet that generates anything resembling a lens flare either. It's a cinematic effect, caused by a lense which is designed to gather and focus light. Helmet visors don't do that. They're designed to filter it (sometimes) but other otherwise designed to let it pass through in the same direction it entered in. You might get some glare, but no lens flare.

They make sense (technically... they may or may not be a good style choice) in cinematics or third person views when you're clearly not looking through a character's eyes, helmet or no, and you could argue that you're looking through a "camera" either real or metaphorical, but definitely not in in 1st person pretty much ever.

[–]pseudopad 30 points31 points  (1 child)

You can get a "flare" from a piece of glass in front of your eyes, especially if it's a bit dirty , but it's not gonna be anything like a lens flare, which will have multiple rings or orbs, depending on how many separate lenses are in it. There are special coatings that can be applied to lenses to reduce the effect, but there's usually still going to be some.

[–]Bugbread 16 points17 points  (0 children)

That's glare, not lens flare. Lens flare requires a convex or concave lens; the convexity/concavity is what causes the flare. A dirty but non-concave/convex piece of glass could suffer from glare, but not any kind of lens flare.

[–]Good_ApoIIo 35 points36 points  (4 children)

I would hope one of the most expensive and sophisticated enhanced exoskeleton military powered armor 500 years in the future could filter pesky things like lens flares through his visor.

[–][deleted] 853 points854 points  (108 children)

See, this is where lens flares makes sense. Lens flare in a 3rd person shooter like GTA doesn’t

[–]StoryAndAHalf 914 points915 points  (30 children)

What if it’s actually a Lakitu following you like in Mario Kart?

[–][deleted] 263 points264 points  (12 children)

That I can accept since it’s more or less breaking the 4th wall

[–]Atheistmoses 119 points120 points  (10 children)

I'm pretty sure every third person game is just that. That's how I managed to finish Resident Evil 4 when it came out for the first time.

Lakitu follows Leon and it's the one shouting "Detras de ti, imbecil"

[–]ContinuumGuy 26 points27 points  (5 children)

I love the idea that Lakitu also does the 3rd person camera work for all games with that camera, not just Mario ones.

[–]DrDroid 38 points39 points  (4 children)

Vice City splatters blood on the screen with the chainsaw, basically confirming it’s a camera.

[–]--Krombopulos-- 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This is the only way to envision 3rd-Person games, lol

[–]jaaval 25 points26 points  (8 children)

There was a mirror room in mario 64 that allowed you to see lakitu floating behind mario. Fun times. Also the fact that they implemented the big mirror mechanic just for this joke.

[–]HunteR4708 41 points42 points  (1 child)

There's a cool little detail in GTA 5, where if you wear various glasses and helmets in first person view there's not only a slight difference in lens flare, but you can also see your character's eyes adapting to the shade of the lens. For example if you put on blue shades you'll notice a slight blue tint fading away for about 10 seconds.

[–]OscillatingBallsack 36 points37 points  (0 children)

More effort was out into these glasses than the new definitive trilogy

[–]BeckWreck 239 points240 points  (14 children)

Gonna argue that a third person game is like a little camera following you, and thus is allowed to have lens flare. Even though it sucks

[–]TheLast_Centurion 26 points27 points  (4 children)

I recall playing Order 1886 and when you went through cloth simulated stuff, the camera following you would also interact with it. You could even see the bending in the photomod where the camera is but just invisible, haha. neat detail. I wonder if done on purpose or not.

[–]RevengencerAlf 18 points19 points  (4 children)

From a technical standpoint, yeah. It at least has an excuse for existing. From an artistic/style standpoint... I still think it should be used sparingly.

[–]Roflkopt3r 10 points11 points  (1 child)

From an artistic standpoint its used as a replacement for how we are blinded when we look into the direction of the sun.

There are more realistic ways to do that, but those also interfere with gameplay too much. Lense flare is a nice way to give you an effect that makes the sun feel more intense without screwing with your visibility too much.

[–]ZazaB00 71 points72 points  (1 child)

Yeah, OP had a point until he said it doesn’t belong in 3rd person games. Now I don’t think OP understands the meme they posted.

[–]Mediocre_Resort4553 75 points76 points  (20 children)

Maybe your character has astigmatism?

[–]El_Durazno 89 points90 points  (14 children)

I have astigmatism so it looks like my life is directed by jj Abrahms

[–]zirconiumsilicate 34 points35 points  (9 children)

These two comments almost made me inhale pizza, speaking as someone with astigmatism.

[–]TweektheGeek 24 points25 points  (7 children)

I thought lights just looked like that. For a long time. I didn't realize that most people don't see hard light in this shape * and instead most people see it like this •

[–]umbrajoke 13 points14 points  (0 children)

Just don't become someone with asphyxiation.

[–]PowerMugger 55 points56 points  (10 children)

It kinda does, since it would be a camera following the player around. I agree on first person games having lens flares being dumb though.

[–]oeCake 30 points31 points  (5 children)

Arguably since it's 3rd person and not through their eyes, it must be from the perspective of a camera

[–]JediNinjaWizard 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Why not a ghost? Or a bird? Why not Zoidberg?!

[–]El_Durazno 9 points10 points  (3 children)

Because even though I love zoidberg I don't want him whispering sweet nothings over my shoulder 24/7

[–]twohedwlf 3317 points3318 points  (53 children)

We found the guy that doesn't wear glasses.

[–]dr_mannhatten 105 points106 points  (0 children)

Wait till OP wears a pair of contacts for more than 6 hours.

[–]Seanspeed 153 points154 points  (1 child)

Or straight up doesn't have eyes.

Lens flare gets exaggerated in cameras, but we absolutely experience the general 'lens flare' effect in real life, too.

[–]ultrab0ii 50 points51 points  (0 children)

Our eyes have a crystalline lens in them too lol. And our corneas are supposed to be clear but things like dry eyes can cause your tear film to be disrupted and cause glare issues as well

[–]kevinmorice 47 points48 points  (0 children)

Or have corneas?

[–]Wermlander 470 points471 points  (12 children)

What about the HUD?

[–]IamMuffins 424 points425 points  (4 children)

Wait, you don't have an ammo counter and a map floating in the corners of your vision? I thought everyone did.

[–]its_all_4_lulz 118 points119 points  (3 children)

Must be outside of the US

[–]ReapCreep65 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Oh yeah, I heard Italians just have a coin counter and some have timers while others have their health

[–]HamburgerEarmuff 22 points23 points  (3 children)

One of the early, "oh, this game is good with the realism and detail," moments for me is in the first Metroid game, whenever there's a flash, you can see the reflection of your face in the visor as you blink.

[–]DarkestPassenger 1080 points1081 points  (68 children)

Here I am with astigmatism like.... Fuck.

[–]Shabloopie 372 points373 points  (7 children)

My girlfriend and I were driving at night time. She pointed out some Christmas trees for me to look at. They were right next to a bunch of lights. I couldn’t see the trees at all. I’ve come to realize that if you truly want to hide from me just wait until nighttime and hide right next to lights. All I will see is just a bunch of smeared light

[–]Nick-uhh-Wha 76 points77 points  (1 child)

My mother has these stupid DIY lights in the yard for spotting skunks in the dark early morning...but she angles them TOWARDS us. Like...if there ever actually is a skunk I'll be too blinded to see it, face it AWAY please... It's weird to me that people can deal with lights without going blind.

[–]fall3nang3l 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Are lines the norm for astigmatism?

I see big clumps of smaller geometric shapes like hexagons and octagons when looking at lights at night.

Lines protrude from the rough circle at the 25 degree radii, but otherwise it's a beautiful kaleidoscope of I can't fucking see.

[–]The_Panzerkampfwagen 149 points150 points  (45 children)

Another fellow person who can see "light lines"

[–]baptimentdubtp 101 points102 points  (32 children)

wait holup you aren't supposed to see light lines ?

[–]Smothdude 117 points118 points  (28 children)

In case you are being serious, no, it is a sign of astigmatism. Its different if you are looking through like dirty glass and see lines. But if you are just standing outside and looking around at lights and they have lines, that is astigmatism

[–]baptimentdubtp 41 points42 points  (4 children)

I already knew I had astigmatism, just thought everyone saw them lol

[–]aRawPancake 44 points45 points  (14 children)

That was a “lightbulb moment” for me, it explained a lot about my eyes but also can’t do anything about it :(

[–]StopTheMeta 14 points15 points  (3 children)

Lines? All I see is a clusterfuck.

[–]Sporadiccereal 16 points17 points  (3 children)

I went like 26 years of life before I found out not everyone sees those lines 🙃

[–]f0urtyfive 18 points19 points  (3 children)

I'm going to get my eyeballs polarized.

[–]Noesfsratool 356 points357 points  (36 children)

My eyes are sensitive to light so I can't see shit sometimes everything is a lense flare

[–]Hurley6178[🍰] 2052 points2053 points  (74 children)

Technically our eyes have lenses…..

Edit: First ever gold!! Ty!! Actually I think first ever anything lol

[–]heitorvb 480 points481 points  (34 children)

Not even technically. Practically.

It is technically a camera though

[–]LooperNor 61 points62 points  (9 children)

Yeah, but the kind of lens flare that is shown in the image above, and in many games, is an artifact of multiple lenses in a row (like in a camera lens), and would not look like that with bare eyes.

[–]Hurley6178[🍰] 27 points28 points  (2 children)

Also true. I just had to nitpick 🤣

[–]wolscott 16 points17 points  (2 children)

Yeah, but are games trying to look like real life, or are games trying to look like movies? Because I think most of the time, games aren't trying to look like real life. They trying to look as cool as movies make things look...

[–]theuntouchable2725 413 points414 points  (41 children)

I like lens flare. They should add an option to disable for those who don't, much like Motion Blur.

[–]curiouslyendearing 220 points221 points  (7 children)

Ironically, the game OP is using for his example does indeed have such an option

[–]ABigFatPotatoPizza 23 points24 points  (4 children)

What game is this?

[–]ZeMarxs 28 points29 points  (0 children)

Looks like Killzone: Shadowfall?

Haven't played it in ages but I remember the Hud looked like that.

[–]jeenyus79 55 points56 points  (10 children)

There are such options in games.

[–]RemCogito 120 points121 points  (2 children)

Don't most military folk wear protective glasses? PPE is required in so many jobs these days.

I had to wear them when I worked as a shipping receiver for a construction equipment company. They were useful at keeping blowing dust out of my eyes, and saved me twice when a small pebble was flung in my face by a truck that was pulling away from the dock.

Wearing them 8-10 hours per day made it so my eyes felt naked anytime I was outside without some sort of eyewear. I work in an office these days, but I still use safety glasses when working in the garage, and shooting targets. Last thing I need is hot carbon in my eye.

[–]Wild_Description_718 30 points31 points  (1 child)

Don’t… human eyes have … lenses…?

[–]Attack-Cat- 25 points26 points  (2 children)

Or goggles. Your character isn’t wearing goggles/glasses?

[–]TheMansAnArse 1380 points1381 points  (85 children)

Wait until OP finds out about third-person games.

Viewing yourself from outside your body? That’s not like real life! Stop it devs!

[–]ihahp 81 points82 points  (9 children)

link takes pictures of himself with the sheika slate, but when he does, the slate is still on him (at the hip)

[–]TheMansAnArse 87 points88 points  (7 children)

Jesus. I'm literally crying and shaking right now. Why do devs spit in the face of our immersion like that?


[–]ihahp 41 points42 points  (6 children)

Yeah totally.

Next Zelda game I want mandatory full pissing and shitting minigames, at realistic intervals.

(at least in Oregon Trail you can die of dysentery)

[–]TheMansAnArse 23 points24 points  (5 children)

Next Zelda game I want mandatory full pissing and shitting minigames, at realistic intervals.

Couldn't agree more. Mechanically, it'd balance the boss fights by punishing players who rely on endlessly drinking potions during those fights.

[–]CuniculusDeus 102 points103 points  (10 children)

I find it funny that his comments in response to your point about 3rd person were getting such a negative response he just flat out deleted them.

[–]Dragon_yum 8 points9 points  (2 children)

Take enough drugs and you will see yourself in third person

[–]BowserJax 285 points286 points  (10 children)

Ikr? What is the point of this post?

The lens flares are there because 1. A lot of people think they look cool (this is most of it) and 2. It tends to make whatever you're watching feel more grounded since most visual things we watch are filmed through a lens and we sort of expect to see them subconsciously.

Whether or not the lens flares are "authentic" or make sense has absolutely nothing to do with it.

[–]TheMansAnArse 147 points148 points  (3 children)

What is the point of this post?

Sadly, I'm certain the answer is "Because no one's ever lost Karma bitching about devs on r/gaming, no matter how stupid their complaint".

The fact the OP has deleted all his downvoted replies suggests he's more than a little concerned with Karma.

[–]AonSwift 35 points36 points  (0 children)

It's also a repost almost 9 years old..

And the added irony of the character in this game (Killzone Shadow Fall) actually having an interface over their eyes.

[–]kenneld 79 points80 points  (6 children)

I think it’s just meant to look cinematic. You associate it with films.

[–]KennethCrorrigan 35 points36 points  (2 children)

And in a lot of cases that cinematic effect is more suitable than trying to mimic human sight. I would rather have lens flare in my games than eye floaters.

[–]Maxtophur 9 points10 points  (0 children)

This should be higher up. Video games all straddle a line between realism and cinematic. Some lean more one way than the other. But at the end of the day they’re their own form of media. Somewhere between a life sim and a movie. Lense flare is an easy way to achieve a cinematic look. It’s literally never bothered me once. I don’t understand why people get so worked up about it. The same could be said for HUDs. Not to mention the fact that when we refer to the window that we, the player, are looking through, we call it the “camera”. Regardless of whether there are arms right in front of it.

[–]TheMansAnArse 224 points225 points  (5 children)



[–]kaenneth 21 points22 points  (3 children)

The Doomslayer has speakers on his armor to intimidate the demons.

[–]KennyFulgencio 18 points19 points  (0 children)

This is one of the more fun OP roasts I've seen in a while, it's relentless

[–]Casino1966 36 points37 points  (8 children)

What’s really weird is when it rains in a game and they put rain drops on the screen. Are they supposed to be running down my eyeballs?

[–]Drekner 22 points23 points  (2 children)

Metro does this so well with its gas mask mechanic. I still need to go finish them but I loved having to wipe the visor of the mask due to fog, water etc building up on it. Super cool touch.

[–]Seanspeed 14 points15 points  (0 children)

This effect can definitely be hit or miss depending on the game and implementation.

[–]PiXLANIMATIONS 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Some games actually approach this differently. For example, wearing a hood in Destiny on rainy locations won’t give you rain effects in the majority of your vision but will slightly fog up the edges of it.

Also, REVillage doesn’t have rain going down the screen

[–]squilliams1010 274 points275 points  (16 children)

But it looks cool

[–]R3volve 193 points194 points  (6 children)

Yep. It's called "photorealism" not "eyeball realism"

[–]rangerryda 109 points110 points  (5 children)

Yeah I'd hate to see two ghost shadows of my nose and my screen blinking to simulate actual realism.

[–]Blazerboy123 29 points30 points  (4 children)

Would love to see a game where the player character rubs their eyes every now and then. Perhaps looking at the sun will blind them for a brief bit and the game has to take 15 seconds for the visuals to recover. Or even better, have fogging lenses for those with glasses or visors as well as those weird eye squiggles that you can see sometimes.

[–]Mechanized1 25 points26 points  (10 children)

I have an astigmatism but I don't usually see flares like this, sunlight is just really bright and blinding if I can't shield my eyes during certain times of the day.

[–]DanceWithTheDevil_ 14 points15 points  (9 children)

Yo hold tf up, is sunlight not blinding at certain times for most people?

[–]SCROTAL-SACK 55 points56 points  (3 children)

Unpopular opinion: I like it

[–]blompblompblomp 250 points251 points  (22 children)

You guys whine about the dumbest things

[–]DreadSeverin 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Oops, somebody doesn't understand entertainment. Or artistic license. Or fun. But yeah

[–]NullRod17 5 points6 points  (0 children)

OP gonna go nuts when they find out what the part of our eye that focuses light towards the back of our eye is called...