MyGaming's Tarryn van der Byl writes: "Remember when Unreal was just, like, totally the most unreal thing you’d ever seen, ever? That was almost fifteen years ago, and graphics technology has improved somewhat since then."
And yet I'd still choose System Shock 2, Half-Life and Deus Ex over most current gen games.
lol I know right, this dumb author actually wrote "I don't know what this is, but it isn't high resolution textures and anti-aliasing" on a game released in 1993! This was when 16 bit Nintendo and Sega Genesis games were just getting around to doing good sprites, what else would the expectation be? Plus, you can mod those PC games to make them look phenomenal by comparison, there's a System Shock 2 mod that makes it look fantastic I just saw on youtube.
What a horrible horrible article. This article is the equivalent to a article being written criticizing a 1950's Ferrari because it isn't as fast as a modern day Ferrari
In all fairness, I think this article is just being tongue-in-cheek. The 'Next Generation' magazine and caption did actually make me laugh out loud. At the time, I'm sure they looked mind-blowing. I remember being blown away by Unreal Tournament, Goldeneye and Half Life (amongst others on that list). You never know, we might even mock the visuals of the current gen games in the future. I don't think the article was meant to be taken seriously.
So graphics are the only thing you should measure when it comes to determining if a game has "aged terribly?" I don't know about you, but System Shock 2, Half-Life, Deus Ex, and a handful of those games still play phenomenally. If you can't look past the graphics to see how amazing a lot of the games are your list actually are, then you need to take a step back and rethink what truly makes a game great.
Uh Final Fantasy VII anyone?
no i just played that game a year ago and it was fantastic. everything makes up for the poor character models. graphics do not ruin a game, not once have i heard anybody say that games sucks because of the graphics being terrible. I have just started playing mgs1 for the first time and as bad as it looks i am having more fun than i have with many games with pretty graphics.
Just about every one of those games looks great to me when considering the time it was made. 'Dated' would be something you look back on and think, 'wow, how did we ever think there was anything good about this?' whereas most of those screenshots made me think, 'wow, it's quite impressive what they could do with such primitive hardware'.
The graphics may be a little hard on the eyes at first, but the gameplay is still great. I don't think these have 'aged horribly'. Graphically, sure, but gameplay wise? Nope, and in the end that is what truly matters. It's just proof that graphics don't make the game.
A great example of that is "Shadowman". The game was made back in the 1999, the graphics are a bit painful to look at, and I had never played it before in my life until just a week ago... But damn it has to be one of the most fun games I have ever played, even by todays standards.
The early days of gaming in a 3D space aged visually because the technology wasn't really there to make it look good. 2D platformers kept looking better and better, but 3D gaming looked poor compared to the 2D games at the time. It was just part of the evolution of gaming. 10 years from now, we'll look back as some of the games from this gen and say "oh. that looks bad", even though it may look okay now. I'm more impressed with the innovation that these games brought with them... you have to start somewhere.
These are graphics that have aged badly. Not games.
it's like criticizing a song from 1978 for not having autotuned vocals..
These are just old games with bad graphics compared to today's standards... A good example of a game that has aged horribly is the new Duke Nukem Forever. Based on your thought process anything xbox/ps2/gamecube and back has aged horribly...
lmfao! The captions here are hilarious :D "This game didn’t even have proper mouse-look." I'm crying *claps*
That´s what you get once you ONLY play recent games i don't have a problem with old graphics at all in fact i find them amusing cause they clearly represent simpler times in gaming when graphics wasn't a big concern that is today they had the right quantity of detail for that time. im sure 10 years from now people will look back at games like Uncharted and see how it looks so simplistic.
Its like making fun of your old parents , because they cant understand today time. IF it wasn't for these games we, wouldn't even have the games today that we play.
This might as well be titled, 90's games don't look that great anymore. Wait 15 to twenty year old games don't look good? Sound the f ing alarms.
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