The History Of Water In Video Games: From River Raid to Uncharted

70 Games spanning 27 years from River Raid and Frogger to Uncharted and BioShock. It's interesting to see how far water effects have progressed in games, from a simple blue shade, to a few extra animated pixels, to complete shimmering beauty.

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MK_Red5980d ago

That Beyond Good & Evil part makes me sad. It had everything. Superb story, great graphics with stnning water effects, fun gameplay and everything else :(

It's really cool how much the game industry has improved in 30 years and the evolution of water effects are a great example. Bioshock and Uncharted are definitly the best.

iNcRiMiNaTi5980d ago

its crazy but that game still wowed me after getting the 360. i first played it after getting gears of war because i heard so many good things about it so i had to try it out, and i wasnt disappointed. awesome game. its also crazy how that games water effects are better than CoD4's water on the boat mission. and cod4 is supposed to be one of today's advanced games

MK_Red5980d ago (Edited 5980d ago )

True. It's a real classic.
Good point about COD4's water. BG&E had some seriously cool water effects.

masterg5980d ago

There was no need for this video.
They could jusut have compared the Wii with PS3/360.... ;o) JK

mesh15980d ago

dont be fooled people MK RED IS AN AVID sony troll just check the headline of this articles its clearly states bioshock also but MK RED leftout that part yawn he puts a good front up tho=). (for bubbles)

MK_Red5980d ago (Edited 5979d ago )

1.If you had checked my earlier comments, you would have known that BioShock is my fave game of 2007 not Uncharted.
2.I added the BioShock part to the article, it's not even in the original description!!! Check the GT link and read it's text. The BioShock in the intro is my addition :)

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Torch5980d ago (Edited 5980d ago )

I feel as if my life just flashed before my 33 year-old eyes.

During that video, I can't believe how seeing many of those games warped me back to so many specific moments in my life while growing up.

It's also interesting to see how technologically spoiled we've gotten over the years...while looking back at all those games and their dated graphics, it's amazing how far developers have come. Funny thing is, I remember being blown away and mesmerized by all those jaggy graphics and limited gameplay during heydays of many of those games.

Yes, me and a buddy actually once spent hours - and somehow got a kick out of - playing Atari 2600's Fishing Derby! Go figure.

Thank you for that fun blast from the past!

MK_Red5980d ago

Fishing Derby was really fun back then. I was very small but still enjoyed it alot along with H.E.R.O and Pitfall. HERO is definitly my fave Atari 2600 game.

rev205980d ago (Edited 5980d ago )

Dizzy Prince of the Yolk Folk.


heyheyhey5980d ago

these will all get trumped by the upcoming game- hydrophobia whcih focuses on water effects

MK_Red5980d ago

Good one. Hydrophobia seemed to be using a really technically advanced water system. Still, the game has gone completely under the radar for some time :(

Gazman5980d ago

One of my all time favorite games and close to one of the first that I played, and I still play it today. Got to love the classics

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Two Decades Later, the Original Splinter Cell is Still a Masterpiece

They don't make games like this anymore.

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vgvill3d ago

Too dated in my book. The AI is way too unpredictable to be acceptable today. It's definitely a game of its time.

Jingsing2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Agreed with those sentiments. The quality of the CPU controlled characters make or break a stealth game and they are pretty poor in all the Splinter Cell games by today's standard. This is what led me to playing Spies vs Mercs all the time in later games just to get a better stealth experience from a real person. Arguably Sony are making better stealth games albeit not Tom Clancy stuff.

TheProfessional2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

You should stick with fortnite or one of the countless bloodborne style games then. What a joke.

rlow12d ago

I had a good time with the game. It is a product of its time. But when it came out it was a must have game for a lot of people. I wish Ubisoft would make another game in the series or at least a reboot.

vgvill2d ago

They are making a remake, I think. I loved the original game when it was released, but I tried to play it again in recent years and just couldn't get on with it. The same with the older Hitman games.

PrecursorOrb2d ago

Yeah chaos theory still holds up though I gotta say. If you’re a fan of the series I highly suggest you go back to that one. Ubi has said they are remaking sc for “modern audiences”. I don’t have a lot of faith for the future of that company

Chocoburger2d ago (Edited 2d ago )

Due to the lack of modern stealth games, and me constantly playing the MGS series, I've been looking for alternative stealth games to play, and went back and re-played the SC series recently. I wouldn't call SC1 or SC:PT masterpieces, there are AI issues, they're very much trial-and-error games, and that can lead to a lot of frustration. I also found the stories in this series to be boring, uninteresting, and just sloppily told. Cinematics are also of poor quality for both in-game scenes and CG cut-scenes, the soundtrack didn't leave any impression on me either.

Chaos Theory is better, but there was still a lot of room for improvement, and Double Agent (old gen ver.) was a sloppy mess that ended up a regression from CT. But still, at least they tried back then, these days Ubi-junk doesn't even try to make good games!


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