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deskpro2k3 said:

I really like the water in Uncharted 4

yep, that's gameplay.

I 2nd this. Uncharted 4 is in its own generation graphically. This area is far and away the most impressive water i've seen. 

I will give Super Mario Odyssey the nod for an artful and fun water level as well.



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KBG29 said:
deskpro2k3 said:

I really like the water in Uncharted 4

yep, that's gameplay.

I 2nd this. Uncharted 4 is in its own generation graphically. This area is far and away the most impressive water i've seen. 

I will give Super Mario Odyssey the nod for an artful and fun water level as well.

 

Uncharted 3 had a pretty amazing water level too.

i remember this one WiiWare game called Fluidity that was entirely based around water. you didnt have a character, instead you just rotated the game world back and worth in order to guide a puddle of water throughout different sections of the game. some of the obstacles would include grates in the floor that your couldnt pass over without the puddle falling through, or various heat sources that would cause the water to evaporate. it was a really fun concept



For me there has yet to be a game that beats the water in Hydrophobia. Sure, the gameplay isn't refined and the graphics do not hold up but that is the only game where water actually felt like real water.

In other games it's just some glorified pixel goop that makes you slower. What those games are missing is what makes water actual water and that is waves. And not just huge waves in the middle of the ocean but actual waves caused by the character that is swimming in it.



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Talking about nostalgia my best was FF IX opening on the stormy sea...

Nowadays I would have to go and remember, from what I heard the Sea of Thieves have an incredible water work.



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Uncharted and God Of War have nice looking water. Uncharted’s water is actually wet lol.



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But if I had to name the worst game in water I ever played is Dolphin. How I hate that pointless game =p



duduspace11 "Well, since we are estimating costs, Pokemon Red/Blue did cost Nintendo about $50m to make back in 1996"

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I remember being wowed by the water in Donkey Kong Country 3, Banjo Kazooie, Starfox Adventures, Resident Evil 4, Halo 3, and Pikmin 3.

As for water themed levels, ones that stand out for me are the rainy level in Gears of War, Ancient Cistern in Skyward Sword, and Bioshock's Rapture.

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Breath of the wild has some pretty sweet water, Mario Sunshine is probably the best from that era.

But Sea of Thieves still takes the cake. I've never seen such water in a game before.