The visual evolution of Wolfenstein - From sprites to pixels

GR writes: "Wolfenstein 3D was released in 1992--meaning that the Wolfenstein franchises is over 20 years old. Gaming was in a much different place back then. The SNES has only just launched, and the first-person shooter genre wasn't really a thing. Back then, the idea of walking around and shooting stuff in first freakin' person was totally unheard of, so--yeah--Wolfenstein made one hell of a splash.

With the release of Wolfenstein: The New Order mere weeks away, we decided to take this opportunity to look back at how the franchise has grown and evolved in a visual sense. What started with 3D went on to games like Return to Castle Wolfenstein and 2009 reboot; few franchises have lasted this long, and it's a great way to see exactly how far gaming has come since id first sent us on a one-way trip to Castle Wolfenstein."

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waltyftm1634d ago (Edited 1634d ago )

Graphics have indeed come a long way, but why did he evolve into Christian from Eastenders!!

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cfc781634d ago

It's crazy how graphics diminish over the years to the human eye back in the day they looked good and now it looks like a?

colonel1791634d ago

I remember when the PS2 was announced the graphics seemed so realistic I thought there wasn't going to be a PS3. LOL!!

kevnb1634d ago

I remember my friend getting all excited about Doom 3 graphics, but they still looked blocky and ugly to me at the time. I preferred something more stylized, but now things are starting to look quite good!

Vladplaya1634d ago

Doom 3 didn't actually had very good graphics, the main showcase of the game were shadows, and pump mapping. The models of characters, the animations and texture resolutions were pretty mediocre even for the times it was released in. Just like the gameplay, imo.

GundalfDeGrej1634d ago

It looks nice considering it runs at 60 fps as well. I'm really glad they did that. The framerate in Killzone Shadow Fall really hurt my experience with the game.

Skate-AK1634d ago

It's crazy how much games have advanced in the last 22 years.