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Post by will2097 » Mon Dec 03, 2007 2:52 pm

Kaede wrote:Guwange is pretty stunning to look at for a 2d game.

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This!!!

It looks amazing on Mame. Was it every released on a console?

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Post by BennyTheGreek » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:29 pm

Starstrike 2 on the speccy....
Serious Sam 2 on the pc
Far Cry - PC
Bioshock -PC
Crysis is the prettiest at the moment....

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Post by merman » Mon Dec 03, 2007 6:40 pm

There's another intangible quality I look for - consistency, a gameworld or style that holds together all the way through. That's why Yoshi's Island is so good, from the 3D rotating island to the chalkboard scores.
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Post by 1500graham » Tue Dec 04, 2007 5:18 pm

That's a tough call but i'll stick with Bombjack.....on the C64 of course!

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Post by forestville » Tue Dec 04, 2007 8:22 pm

just course on the ps2

brilliant scenery and palm backed beaches


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Post by SirClive » Wed Dec 05, 2007 2:47 am

1500graham wrote:That's a tough call but i'll stick with Bombjack.....on the C64 of course!

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Post by mikeb » Wed Dec 05, 2007 5:54 am

Both nice games ICO and Shadow of the Colossus but seemed a little washed out of colour
Ahh, but that for me just adds to the incredible dream-like atmosphere.

I'd go with the Shenmues as well for all round gorgeousness.

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Post by pottyboy » Wed Dec 05, 2007 6:19 am

1500graham wrote:That's a tough call but i'll stick with Bombjack.....on the C64 of course!

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Looks like I'm in the same boat :)

I prefer the C64 version over the arcade or any of the other home ports because none of them apart from the C64 version offer any real challenge for me.

Been playing the C64 version recently using PSPVice and I still consider it to be the best version!
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Post by Antiriad2097 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:02 am

Both nice games ICO and Shadow of the Colossus but seemed a little washed out of colour
Its an intentional design decision. The muted colours and overbrightness in some areas are deliberately chosen to better represent real world situations - having run around a dark castle for ages, entering sunlight is hard on the eyes as it should be.

They've become common effects on current gen systems but it does make them stand out against their peers in last gen.
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Post by mandelbrot78 » Wed Dec 05, 2007 8:22 am

Two games made my jaw drop to the floor with their graphics. The first was Dragon's Lair because it didn't use the blocky computer graphics of the time, but hand drawn animation. The second was Defender of the Crown: the reason I bought my Amiga. Nothing has come close to the wow effect generated by these games since.

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Post by kiniki » Wed Dec 05, 2007 12:39 pm

Dragons Fury on the Mega Drive..

Never has pinball looked so good

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Post by sscott » Wed Dec 05, 2007 1:12 pm

merman wrote:There's another intangible quality I look for - consistency, a gameworld or style that holds together all the way through. That's why Yoshi's Island is so good, from the 3D rotating island to the chalkboard scores.
Yoshi's Island is stunning - definately gonna be a VC download 4 me. Donkey Kong, Zaxxon and Mr. Do on Colecovivion were stunning for me at the time as was SFII on SNES.
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Post by Commander Jameson » Wed Dec 05, 2007 3:50 pm

At the time they were released -

Space Harrier (Arcade)
Wipeout 2097 (PSX)
G-Police (PSX)
Unreal (PC)

And still looking good...

Soul Calibur (DC)
Jet Set Radio (DC)
Rez (DC)
Need for Speed Underground (Any format)
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Post by 1500graham » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:45 pm

pottyboy wrote:
1500graham wrote:That's a tough call but i'll stick with Bombjack.....on the C64 of course!

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Looks like I'm in the same boat :)

I prefer the C64 version over the arcade or any of the other home ports because none of them apart from the C64 version offer any real challenge for me.

Been playing the C64 version recently using PSPVice and I still consider it to be the best version!
Mate, i'm so glad you said that, i thought i was the only Bombjack 64 crusader of justice on this forum!
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Post by SirClive » Wed Dec 05, 2007 4:47 pm

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