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 No.22369

Why do games made in the early 2000s and 90s still look good? Like even the graphics for games like hl2 still hold up

 No.22373

That's before they started shooting for photorealism and accepted the limits of their technology. As a result they developed a visual style/art direction that could work within those limits. It's similar to an artist drawing with a simplistic but iconic style. If instead you are trying to push for photorealism you will just get surpassed by the next thing.

 No.22417

good artstyle
they still do it nowadays in many rpgs

 No.22420

>>22369
I like how you said "even HL2" like it was some random poverty game.
I will add that some games in the early-mid 00's also had extremely neat lighting systems. Doom 3, Thief 3, Chronicles of Riddick. Gives them a very comfy and atmospheric look.

 No.22422

Don't @ me bros pls but I never liked HL2 graphics.

 No.22424

>>22422
Then you aren't a real communist.

 No.22426

>>22424
No
Half life 1 is the true communist's game, graphics so good that even I can run them at 60fps and the story was a big goverment funded defense research corporation doing a saving measure causing an alien invasion so basically you are the fake communist

 No.22432

>>22369
I've got several hundred hours in Oblivion and I've never seen the wall textures look that bad

 No.22433

>>22420
it was made like 20 years ago. i don't think it's weird to find it weird that its graphics still hold up

 No.22439

jesus christ oblivion looks like puke, morrowind, for all its sharp ass polygons that cut right into your cornea, does not look half as bad as this game

 No.22454

l>>22432
Yeah having an fov of 120 can cause those to look that distorted

 No.22477

>>22439
Texture filtering was a mistake.

 No.23604

>>22369
It look good because of poor resolution lets your brain fill in the details to make it look good. That's why crt tvs are the best monitors to play nes games, the fuzz make the games look better.

With the rare exception of wind waker of course

>>22369
>>22422
>>22426
I'll one up you, I don't like half life 2 gameplay. I stopped at the boat level excuse I was bored. Granted, hotter take: every single player first person shooter (I have played) is boring

>>22454
Don't worry poster, I'll properly link the reply. >>22432

 No.23605

>>23604
>I'll one up you, I don't like half life 2 gameplay. I stopped at the boat level excuse I was bored. Granted, hotter take: every single player first person shooter (I have played) is boring
HL2 is one of the rare games I finished. I think I tend to beat games that are more simplistic like HL2. When games start putting in 1000 hrs of side content it tends to trigger my ADHD and completionist bent, then I get distracted and never finish them.


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