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1eyedking 1eyedking's List of Games Full of Tasteful Art Direction

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by 1eyedking, Jan 29, 2012.

  1. Surf Solar cannot into womynz

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  2. Broseph Fabulous Hoosier Patron

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    moar liek wasteful fart direction
     
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  3. Gragt Arcane Patron

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    Serpent in the Staglands Divinity: Original Sin
    Fucking hates this place yet keeps coming back.
     
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  4. Roguey Arcane Sawyerite Sawyerist Sawyer's Bride No Fun Allowed

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  5. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Incoming art direction overload:

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  6. Tehdagah Arcane

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    But Doom 3 has the best hi-tech corridors ever :bounce:
     
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  7. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    It comforts me to know that Miyazaki-san always skips the Depths too.

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  8. Kron Arcane

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    A brief instructive video explaining art direction:


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  9. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    "brief"? I nearly fell asleep on my keyboard.
     
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  10. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Just look at my fucking screenshots and suck it down.
     
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  11. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    So Witcher 1 has pretty :obviously: art direction (with a small handful of notable derpy exceptions), which I never disputed - and?
    Broken clock is also right twice a day.
     
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  12. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Added Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (a.k.a. Lancelot: Somebody To Love).
    Pretty sure it's the only Japanese game worth playing in the history of vidya, and unsurprisingly it's also the mosty heavily western by design.
     
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  13. Clockwork Knight Arcane

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    Yes...yes...give in...I knew you had it inside you, childe...

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  14. 1eyedking Erudite

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    I'm adding Nuclear Throne.

    Visual design reminds me of Day of the Tentacle a lot, which is not a compliment by any chance.
    Yet...there's something disturbing about cute cartoons living some sort of nightmarish, repetitive hell. Makes you feel more empathy for the little buggers or something.

    But anyway, the real reason I'm adding it is because of the music (it seems it always is, isn't it?):



    It's also full of amazingly tiny details that give it a really nice feel. Plus it gets random right.
     
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  15. Siel Arcane Patron

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    Besides shit textures, Dishonored had some really nice looking architectures/environments

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  16. Bubbles I'm forever blowing

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    Too bad the game didn't actually look like that. I'm guessing Thief 4 will be added to the list soon?
     
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  17. Siel Arcane Patron

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    If you add the hub then it actually looked exactly like that.
     
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  18. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Considering the OP's SHIT taste, it would be no surprise.
     
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  19. 1eyedking Erudite

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    1st pic: No
    2nd: No
    3rd: Maybe. The tower looks like shit, and the quadruple chimneys look...wrong.
    4th: Maybe-. Too much bloom ruins any melancholic feeling whatsoever.

    I admit Dishonored had its moments, like the prison's yard.

    But alas, it almost never looked that way, and it was marred by bad music, bad writing, bad plot, bad character visual design, bad weapon design...

    This seems to happen in a lot of games, though.
    Great-looking environments that contrast starkly with the rest of the game's design, as if they were done by two completely separate departments that didn't know what the fuck was going on in the other.
    It's as if one team is made up of mad romantic nerds filled with nightmarish visions, and the other of hipster faggots fresh out of design school.

    One recent example that was a complete, total letdown: Sir, You Are Being Hunted

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    /uninstall
     
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  20. 1eyedking Erudite

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    Three new entries were added to my glorious list:

    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Shadow of Chernobyl
    S.T.A.L.K.E.R. - Call of Pripyat
    Silent Hill 4: The Room


    All hail Art Direction!
     
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  21. Twiglard Learned

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    Witcher 1. It's more Slavic than pagan Poland. Wish Potato was moar like that, rather than keeping up with the Joneses (the west).
     
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  22. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    As much as I'd like to, for the sake of stirring shit up alone, can't dispute those.
     
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    Some art direction. Actually someone should capture certain areas from first chapters in 2500+ resolution.
     
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  24. And what's wrong with Clear Sky's art direction exactly?
    Same assets, same engine.
     
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