Crispy Gamer writes: "What was the best-looking game of 2009? Not so fast. One man's "best-looking" is another man's dull photorealism. 2009 had a lot of great graphics on a few different levels. On one hand, the latest, greatest graphic engines did some fantastic work, particularly on the PlayStation 3. On the other hand, some of the year's best artwork was crammed into some of the year's most dated engines. On the third hand, we got some great new aesthetic styles that we'd never seen before. Visually speaking, 2009 was a many-splendored thing."