Joe higashi looks at K.Oed player

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In the KOF 98 game there is a player or character by the name Joe higashi. Whenever a player of his team dies. He looks towards that player or character but the game is quiet old so it seems that he looks at the corner of the screen instead of the player who is lying on the ground.

"They should have made that game in a way that it seemed or felt that he was looking at the player or character that was (do we need to use is here instead of was?) lying on the ground".

Can we also use present tense here?

"They should have made or created it in a way that it seems that he looks at the knocked out character".


"They should have created it in a way that it should seem that he is looking at that player".

Please check.
 
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Yes, present tense would be appropriate.

In your second present tense sentence, "...should seem..." doesn't sound good as you've already used "should" previously.
 

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In the computer game "KOF 98​", [STRIKE]game[/STRIKE] there is a player or character by the name Joe Higashi. Whenever a player [STRIKE]of[/STRIKE] on his team dies, he looks towards that player or character but the game is [STRIKE]quiet[/STRIKE] quite old so it seems that he looks at the corner of the screen instead of the player who is lying on the ground.

"They should have made [STRIKE]that[/STRIKE] the game in a way that [STRIKE]it seemed or felt[/STRIKE] makes it seem or feel that he [STRIKE]was[/STRIKE] is looking at the player or character [STRIKE]that[/STRIKE] who [STRIKE]was[/STRIKE] is (do we need to use "is" here instead of "was"?) lying on the ground".

Can we also use the present tense here?

"They should have made or created it in a way that [STRIKE]it seems[/STRIKE] makes it seem that he [STRIKE]looks[/STRIKE] is looking at the [STRIKE]knocked out[/STRIKE] dead character".


"They should have created it in a way that [STRIKE]it should[/STRIKE] makes it seem that he is looking at that player".

Please check.

Note my corrections above. You made a perfectly good point in your first paragraph - it's quite an old game. Probably, the technology wasn't available to make it look as if Higashi was looking directly at another character so they did their best. On that basis, there is little point saying "They should have done it differently" - they couldn't.

You said in your post that this happens when a player on his team dies. However, in your title and later in your post you used "KO-ed" and "knocked out". Note that they are not the same thing. If someone is "knocked out", they are unconscious, they're not dead.
 

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Okay so past tense cannot be used in these kind of sentences. We can only use present tense, right?

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"He organised a very good party but he didn't pay attention to the stage. He should have had it made in a way that made it seem that the stage was rotating".
 
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Please check.

"He organised a very good party but he didn't pay attention to the stage he should have had it made in a way that made it seem that the stage was rotating".

You've written two sentences there. Can you see where they should be divided?
 

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I have done it.
 

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"He should have made it in a way that made it seem that ..." is unnecessarily wordy.

He should have made it look like the stage was rotating.
 

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"He should have made it in a way that made it seem that ..." is unnecessarily wordy.

He should have made it look like the stage was rotating.

But my sentences were not wrong, right? We can use past tense as well, Am I correct?
 

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No, but they were clunky.

But we can use past tense if we are talking about a past incident but usually we have to use present tense in these kind of sentences. Am I correct?
 

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Where do you want to use the present tense?

He should have made it so that it looks like ...

Only one of those is the present tense, and it's correct.
 

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Where do you want to use the present tense?

He should have made it so that it looks like ...

Only one of those is the present tense, and it's correct.

Sorry, didn't get your point.
 
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