Huh? Breath of the Wild and Super Mario Odyssey?
Not Red Dead 2?
Not Horizon Zero Dawn?
Not Witcher 3?
Not Fallout 4?
C'mon man... Take off your Nintendo glasses... Breath of the Wild/Mario was not "surprising" on either rendering OR visual fidelity... Least of all when you compare them to the games above...
It was to him, for his own reasons. Nintendo glasses? Yeah, maybe. Doesn't matter. He was asked when was the last time the graphics of a game surprised him, and he answered truthfully.
Personally, I don't know. I suppose Red Dead Redemption 2, but I haven't actually played it or even seen it being played in person, just videos and stuff. If only games I've played count, then... um, Starlink, I guess? It does look crazy good for a Switch game, I was very impressed by it. It's not the most mindblowing graphics ever, or even close to it, but for the hardware it's on, I was pretty impressed, yeah.
Edit: actually, I just remembered I did get to play God of War for a few hours. That did look pretty ridiculous, it did. So, that one.