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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by PretentiousHipster Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:42 am

marurun wrote:There’s an HD mod for Anachronox? That was a game with a lot of promise that I just didn’t manage to make much progress in, for whatever reason..


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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by marurun Sat Mar 28, 2020 11:52 am

I think the graphics in Anachronox were roughly in tune with the times, but I found most 3D RPGs around that time to be pretty ugly. Unlike action games where a lot of stuff flew by quickly, in RPGs you spend more time admiring, or not admiring as it were, the characters and scenery.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by Ack Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:38 pm

Anachronox didn't bother me for some reason. While there are definitely limitations, it never irked me to the point I had to set it aside.

That's cool to see an HD version though! I wish there could have been sequels. Glad to know fans still work to keep the experience alive.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by marurun Sat Mar 28, 2020 12:44 pm

The graphics definitely didn’t cause me to put the game down. I’m note sure what did. I think maybe the slow ramp early game.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by Ack Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:08 pm

Yeah, I can see that. Once it got going, it was great, but it did take a bit.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by marurun Sat Mar 28, 2020 1:35 pm

And while I think it wasn’t a super attractive game, it wasn’t ugly. Just a bit plain in places. Not the right title for this thread.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by marurun Sat Mar 28, 2020 8:25 pm

Blazing Heroes, aka Mystaria, aka Riglord Saga, on Saturn. Low frame rate 3D environments with ugly textures and low-quality, pre-rendered sprites for objects, characters, and many effects. And that’s just too bad, because it’s actually a really good game, a really ugly good game.
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by BoneSnapDeez Sat Mar 28, 2020 9:14 pm

Microcabin's 3DO games look better than that one.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by Anapan Sun Mar 29, 2020 4:59 am

Ohh, I watched video of that a couple of years ago - It's like a cheese grater on my vision, but it still looks really fun - like the game's well balanced and has everything going for it except it's all just brown and grey aliasing with horrible scaling artefacts. Most stuff is unrecognizable even closeby. I'd completely forgotten about it, as should everyone.
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Re: Fun Topic:Whats the worst graphics on a game you had pla

by Nemoide Sun Mar 29, 2020 10:16 am

marurun wrote:Blazing Heroes, aka Mystaria, aka Riglord Saga, on Saturn. Low frame rate 3D environments with ugly textures and low-quality, pre-rendered sprites for objects, characters, and many effects. And that’s just too bad, because it’s actually a really good game, a really ugly good game.


Oh yeah, I keep forgetting that this game exists (and that I've owned it for over 15 years). Every time I start playing, I'm so extremely turned off by the graphics that I end up quitting after the first battle.

I really need to give it a serious chance sometime. Maybe on a real CRT TV the awful graphics will be a little less distracting...

I also had a similar experience with Anachronox; I just... stopped playing and didn't start again, fairly early in the game. I've got to pick that one up again too.
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