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I know it's a weird pick (or is it?) but Celeste, that game is gorgeous. That! Or! Gris! Gris is breathtaking.



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curl-6 said:
ruffy37 said:
you should check out Muramasa: The Demon Blade with hd textures on dolphin emulator. missed opportunity for a remaster.

I had no idea this was even a thing. Looked it up and wow, gorgeous!

HD textures in emulators? Yeah.

My guess is, by the time BotW2 realeses, Yuzu will be so stable that shortly after realease there will be HD texture packs that improve significanlty how game looks, especially with popularity of ESRGAN AI generated higher res assets that preserve original art, just making it more detailed.



HoloDust said:
curl-6 said:

I had no idea this was even a thing. Looked it up and wow, gorgeous!

HD textures in emulators? Yeah.

My guess is, by the time BotW2 realeses, Yuzu will be so stable that shortly after realease there will be HD texture packs that improve significanlty how game looks, especially with popularity of ESRGAN AI generated higher res assets that preserve original art, just making it more detailed.

I was aware of HD texture mods, and indeed AI generated higher quality art, which I'm quite interested by, just didn't know someone had taken the trouble to do it for Muramasa.



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curl-6 said:
HoloDust said:

HD textures in emulators? Yeah.

My guess is, by the time BotW2 realeses, Yuzu will be so stable that shortly after realease there will be HD texture packs that improve significanlty how game looks, especially with popularity of ESRGAN AI generated higher res assets that preserve original art, just making it more detailed.

I was aware of HD texture mods, and indeed AI generated higher quality art, which I'm quite interested by, just didn't know someone had taken the trouble to do it for Muramasa.

Ah, ok.

Thankfully, there are so many fans doing this, that even if publishers don't want to do remasters, these HD texture packs combined with emulators that can run everyhtning in higher res and with AA (just for starters) are almost certain way that, given time, we actually get remasters of pretty much everything imaginable.



HoloDust said:
curl-6 said:

I was aware of HD texture mods, and indeed AI generated higher quality art, which I'm quite interested by, just didn't know someone had taken the trouble to do it for Muramasa.

Ah, ok.

Thankfully, there are so many fans doing this, that even if publishers don't want to do remasters, these HD texture packs combined with emulators that can run everyhtning in higher res and with AA (just for starters) are almost certain way that, given time, we actually get remasters of pretty much everything imaginable.

I'd love to see the SNES Donkey Kong Country games redone in HD with that AI upsampling. Crossing my fingers someone with way more technical chops than me goes and does it haha.



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For me it will always be Commandos, and Heroes of Might & Magic II



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Deus Ex (2000) - a game that pushes the boundaries of what the video game medium is capable of to a degree unmatched to this very day.

HoloDust said:

Rayman, Trine and Ori would be near the top of my list.

But for me, although not technically most impressive by a long shot, its art style is something that enchanted me the most - Machinarium


This looks amazing! Reminds of late 90's point & click adventure (Beneath a Steel Sky for example). Gonna check it out, thanks!



Wario Land: Shake It on Wii for its glorious animation.

And the remake of Toki for Switch is just beautiful looking:



Chrizum said:
HoloDust said:

Rayman, Trine and Ori would be near the top of my list.

But for me, although not technically most impressive by a long shot, its art style is something that enchanted me the most - Machinarium


This looks amazing! Reminds of late 90's point & click adventure (Beneath a Steel Sky for example). Gonna check it out, thanks!

If you're fan of P&C adventures you will probably like this one quite a bit - it oozes with charm and atmosphere.



I'm not a platformer fan anymore, but I still like 2.5D and isometric classic RPG, and some funny 2D adventures and action games, so:

Planescape: Torment  (with patches for higher res screens, I used the 1280x800 one on my old laptop)




Gobliiins




Super Cane Magic Zero





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