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Submitted by patrielm 1191d ago | opinion piece

Top 10 Best Uses Of Cel-Shading

Cel-shading is one of the most interesting—and most controversial—ways to present a game's graphics. Done right, it can give the entire production the feel of a comic book. Done wrong, it can just be comical. Here are ten games that use the technique to great effect. (Culture)

CraigUK  +   1191d ago
Number 1 is well deserved. that game looks great scaled upto 1080p and has aged better than any game of that generation (I.M.O.)
Yi-Long  +   1191d ago
Wind Waker looks stunning in Dolphin indeed...
... Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 looks amazing as well and should be on this list. It looks even better than the show it's based on!
Trophywhore  +   1191d ago
Cel shading is an excuse not to have good graphics in a game.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1191d ago | Well said
All those games mentioned look great using cel-shading.

Define "good graphics" please. Cause for a game to have good graphics doesn't mean it has to be realistic and look like real life.
BiggCMan  +   1191d ago
That's crap, cel-shaded games look gorgeous most of the time. If not gorgeous, then cool in some way.
cgoodno  +   1191d ago
Ignorance is not understanding that cel-shading takes just as much work to do correctly as common HD graphics.

IMHO, your viewpoint is akin to someone calling out one form of art over another, thinking that sculpting takes more skill than painting or vice versa.
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Trophywhore  +   1190d ago
You should have seen Borderlands before it switched to Cel Shading. I would have bought that game...
cgoodno  +   1190d ago
One of the key items that aided in my decision to buy Borderlands was the cel-shading artwork...
LastDance  +   1191d ago
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While im not a huge racing fan, Auto modelista blew me away moreso than other titles on that list. Possibly because it was an early title to cel shade.
Pikajew  +   1191d ago
Zelda Windwaker looks great in any resolution
dragon82  +   1191d ago
Good list with a very good choice for #1.
FreydaWright  +   1191d ago
No Prince of Persia (2008 version)?
colonel179  +   1191d ago
I was thinking the same thing. Also Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm.
gersh  +   1191d ago
I know they can't include every game but no Valkyria Chronicles? Wtf?
Inception  +   1190d ago
Agreed. I replace Crackdown, Borderlands, or GTA Chinatown with VC
tiffac008  +   1190d ago
This article should have failed by not putting Valkyria Chronicles in there.
TXIDarkAvenger  +   1191d ago
Cel-shading in Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm is fantastic. Surprised it didn't make the list as it is claimed to be the best fighting game based on an anime.

Jet Set Radio was really nice too, they really need to make a sequel or at least a remake. I miss that game.
Buuhan1  +   1191d ago
Street Fighter IV is cel-shaded? Sure doesn't look like it to me.
ECM0NEY  +   1190d ago
Ultimate Spider-Man
Magnus  +   1190d ago
I am surprised none of the Dragon Ball games aren;t on that list
Reibooi  +   1190d ago
Kinda a weak list in my opinion. The fact that Trusty Bell(Eternal Sonata in the US) isn't on the list is a total wtf to me as to this day that game is still stunning and is in my opinion one of the best uses of cel shading simply because the style the game had and the immense detail.

Other games don't really belong on the list like GTA and Street Fighter. Street Fighter in particular isn't really cel shading. It may be on a technical level but ask any gamer who knows what Cel Shading is and I doubt Street Fighter would be a game that jumps to their mind. GTA for the simple fact that it's a DS game and there are a ton of other better looking games that used Cel Shading that didn't make the list because of it. It seems some of the games like GTA and Crackdown only made the list because they are from popular franchises and not because they truly looked good.
ninjahunter  +   1190d ago
Borderlands isnt cell shaded.... it just has a black border effect around all the edges.
Relientk77  +   1190d ago
They forgot Valkyria Chronicles

Other than that its not a bad list

I def agree with Wind Waker at #1, beautiful game
L6RD7BLU3  +   1190d ago
You need to add XIII to that list
Plagasx  +   1190d ago
Where the fuck is Naruto Ultimate Ninja Storm??

Best cel shading ever.

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