What's the most beautiful game you ever played?

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Post by Weekend_Warrior » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:27 pm

Sly Cooper and the Thievious Raccoonous (PS2)

I think they did a fantastic job with all the character and level designs.

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Post by sscott » Mon Feb 11, 2008 2:40 pm

Defender of the Crown - Atari ST, sure looked pretty.

Xenon II - Megablast also looked great.
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Post by Mantas » Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:56 am

sscott wrote:Defender of the Crown - Atari ST, sure looked pretty.

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Good thinking. I forgot about that. Although the first one I saw was on the Amiga so I'll plump for that version. I did play DOTC on the C64 and that was amazing to look at. It's hard to believe that it was done with just 16 colours.

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Post by Mootown » Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:08 am

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Post by GarryG » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:14 am

I'd have to say, ICO is getting there!

I'm playing through it just now, and the locations are well up to Myst standard but in a fully realized 3D environment!
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Post by SpecChum81 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:36 am

This is a good question!

For me, the most beautiful games I've played would be

New Zealand Story
Trap Door
Defender of the Crown
Golden Axe
Road Rash
Ecco The Dolphin
GTA Vice City
Warcraft III

There's loads more, but those are the ones that spring to mind...
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Post by psj3809 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 6:39 am

I remember being amazed when i got my first ever 3d card, remember the classic Voodoo ?

Playing Quake II with that 3d card made a huge difference, everything seemed so smooth compared to the old blocky pixels before.

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Post by Antiriad2097 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:05 am

psj3809 wrote:I remember being amazed when i got my first ever 3d card, remember the classic Voodoo ?
3Dfx, the company that dropped the ball big time. For years they were the only hardware solution supported by many games. I still have a PCI Voodoo 3 2000 in use on one of my PCs.
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:07 am

PC's have graphics cards??? :(
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Post by GarryG » Thu Feb 14, 2008 7:57 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:PC's have graphics cards??? :(
Er, yeh... it's the bit that lets you see a picture!!

You know, the flickery lights on the telly thing that you plugs into your compooter ;)
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Post by Elgin_McQueen » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:15 am

Hmmm, I just checked and.



Computer says no... :wink:
TMR wrote: And you wonder why you're being labelled as elitist... you couldn't be any more elite if you were a wireframe.

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Post by GarryG » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:00 am

Elgin_McQueen wrote:Computer says no... :wink:
Ok...






... do you still have the box it came it?






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Post by DANW547 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 11:10 am

Donkey Kong Country series
Shadow of the Colossus
Oblivion
Bioshock

These are all games that when they came out just blew my mind, the most modern being Bioshock which sets such an incredible atmosphere with it's visuals it's hard to play other modern games without comparing them to it.

The same applies a little more loosely to Oblivion and frankly I still think the DKC games look wonderful today, there is a lot of personality in the animations as well.
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Post by C=Style » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:11 pm

Yeah Bioshock is something else aint it. The water effects, right at the beginning when your swimming to the lighthouse.. that's jaw dropping material.

All the little pieces of art work on the walls and other little things scattered around Rapture make it probably the most believable game world I've played in, so much detail. A lot of love went into that game for sure.
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Re: What's the most beautiful game you ever played?

Post by russgalleywood » Thu Feb 14, 2008 1:52 pm

Devin wrote:I think for me at the moment it has to be Homeworld 2.

/Ducks for cover from Nintendo fanboys!
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I agree about Homeworld (original version though), an amazing cinematic experience, helped by the epic background music too.
Oblivion is amazing to look at and having just got my Xbox360, the Bioshock demo is proabably the best looking game I've seen on it so far.
I love the 40's/50's theme to it all.

I guess overall the boring answer has to be Elite on my BBC B which for it's time was amazing, I won't say anything more as I think everyone is a little 'Elite-d' out, (is that a real word? It should be!), after the last issue of RG!

'Heavy on the Magick', 'Fairlight' and 'Amaurote' on the Speccy were good looking for a Spectrum game I seem to remember.
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