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What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:40 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
weather effects?

Been thinking about Lotus Turbo Challenge 2 on the Amiga, and not only was it a brilliant game but from what I remember it featured pretty much all the weather effects (just checked on youtube and it did):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bylC5qyn_g

So what are the games you have played with great weather effects, doesn't have to be a racing game either.

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:43 pm
by Hiro
Jaguar XJ220, always on the Amiga, had even better weather effects... rain that varied in intensity, snow, wind, fog, sandstorms... what a game.

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:45 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
and somebody link up that stage from King of Fighters (I think) where the weather changes outside that café, that was awesome!

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:49 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
Hiro wrote:Jaguar XJ220, always on the Amiga, had even better weather effects... rain that varied in intensity, snow, wind, fog, sandstorms... what a game.
good shout, I enjoyed that game too:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n__WagRmTw0

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:54 pm
by Mootown
Here's some I like (love a good bit of in-game weather) -

Creatures 2 on C64 - the falling snow looked ace
Zombi U does a really excellent and atmospheric job of a rainy night in London town
The already mentioned KOF99 stage that goes from sunny to chucking it down
I seem to remember some nice weather effects in Metroid Prime?
Fog in Turok (lol)

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 5:58 pm
by AmigaJay
Not retro...couldn't much newer but gta5 has some amazing lightning effects.

Jag xj220 for sure had some good ones as been said.

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:02 pm
by koopa42
Oblivion. Seasonal/regional weather FTW

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:09 pm
by HalcyonDaze00
AmigaJay wrote:Not retro...couldn't much newer but gta5 has some amazing lightning effects.

Jag xj220 for sure had some good ones as been said.
doesn't have to be retro, just found those GTA5 lighting effects on youtube, very good

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:17 pm
by The Laird
Enduro for the Atari 2600.

Amazing at the time.

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 6:55 pm
by Negative Creep
The rain in Ocarina of Time and Formula 1 on PS1, or the night stages in Gran Turismo

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Tue Oct 08, 2013 8:31 pm
by ToxieDogg
I thought the snowy weather effects in Assassins Creed 3 were excellent

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-B_kHDm8pg

I also liked the weather effects in general in this year's Tomb Raider reboot, some of the best I've ever seen.

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:08 am
by Liamh1982
I always liked the way the rain hit your windscreen in Quantum Redshift and leaving footprints in the snow in VF3.

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:21 am
by AmigaJay
Liamh1982 wrote:I always liked the way the rain hit your windscreen in Quantum Redshift and leaving footprints in the snow in VF3.
Yeah that was good, though I remember Namco using it in moto gp just before so they prob nicked the effect!

Re: What games have the best

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 3:59 am
by clarance
I thought the lightning clouds in KikStart rather impressive and sinister (in 1986...).

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Re: What games have the best

Posted: Wed Oct 09, 2013 4:02 am
by ulala
The weather in Red Dead Redemption are the best.

Also really enjoy the weather in PGR4, though its not dynamic.

Im not sure what game i was playing, but i recall a rain storm happening, leaving puddles. Then as the sun came out you could see the puddles drying up around your feet!

Was it Crysis 2?