When was the last time the graphics of a game surprised you?

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NathanSSSS said:
curl-6 said:

Being used to systems with less power can be a factor, but for me at least it has more to do with the fact that when I was a kid mobile graphics looked like this:

So seeing something like Doom 2016 or Hellblade running on a handheld just really impresses on me how incredibly far we've come just in my lifetime.

Exactly, that's what I'm talking about, and one more thing, Nintendo and its games are just barely attractive because of graphics, can't say there's no good looking games on Nintendo systems, it's just unlike Sony, they focus way more on gameplay than graphic stuff.

Yeah, plus Nintendo's first party games tend to lean more towards stylized art direction. That said, so far it's been ambitious third party ports of technically advanced games that have impressed me more than Nintendo's efforts on Switch. To date, Mario Odyssey's the only first party developed title on Switch to earn a spot on my personal graphics shortlist. Still, it's early days yet, the system only just turned two years old.

Last edited by curl-6 - on 21 May 2019

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This current generation, Sea of Thieves in 4k HDR is the most stunning game like ever.
Forza Horizon 4 another beautiful 4k HDR game.
Cuphead, love the art style.
Uncharted 4 and Hellblade also get a mention.

Older stuff, Gran Turismo on PS1 , Starfox Adventures on GC, Rogue Squadron 2 and 3 on GC.

IkePoR said:
mZuzek said:

Um... what exactly does "a nigger way" mean?

Thanks zek, now the flatmate's mad that I woke him with how hard I laughed at this.

You're welcome, I guess?

CaptainExplosion said:
Would it be ok to also mention the first time graphics really surprised us?

Nice question, I wished to know it too.

Alex_The_Hedgehog said:



The first time graphics (Edit:on PC, semi-custom HW in coin-ops could already do wonders in some cases) surprised me was with MDK, even more when I came to know it did it using a SW-only engine, without even the scarce HW acceleration available back then.

Last edited by Alby_da_Wolf - on 22 May 2019

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