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Games with great Art Design? (with screenshots)

Discussion in 'General Gaming' started by Zanzoken, Mar 30, 2019.

  1. Zanzoken Arcane

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    What games have you played where you were genuinely impressed with the art & aesthetics? Doesn't matter if they are cRPGs or even fun to play for that matter -- just something you enjoyed visually. Here are a few of mine:

    Bastion
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    Morrowind
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    Temple of Elemental Evil
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  2. Gregz Arcane

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    Swords and Sorcery - Underworld

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  3. Frozen82 Arcane

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    I really cant remember...none.
    Art direction in games is really shit, it all looks generic toy-like cheap and without taste. Probably because of technology and gameplay restrictions and fact that second tier artists work in the industry.
    I actually wanted to make a thread for some time "why is art direction in games always shit?"

    Actually, maybe Limbo. Its original but not some high art visual.
     
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  4. Zanzoken Arcane

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    A couple more:

    Muramasa the Demon Blade
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    Super Mario Yoshi's Island
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  5. Zanzoken Arcane

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    I had forgotten all about Limbo -- it's incredible
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  6. Dr Skeleton Cipher

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    Samorost. Screenshots are from Samorost 3 but they all look incredible.

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  7. Egosphere Magister

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    Tormentum

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    Machinarium

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  8. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Cuphead :
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    Metal Slug :
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    Lands of Lore :
    Quest for glory IV :
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    Perihelion
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    Darkmere :
    Legend of mana :
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    Battletoads :
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    The neverhood :
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    Heart of darkness :
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    Rain World :
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    Deponia :
    The inner world 2 :
    Mission Critical :
    Hyper Light Drifter :
    Loom :
    Lupus in fabula :
    Lumino City :
     
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  9. Bester ⚰️☠️⚱️ Patron Vatnik

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    Good effort, but most of what you posted looks generic and boring.
     
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  10. FeelTheRads Arcane Patron

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    Worth half a brofist, imo, if only for Perihelion. That's the most fucking metal looking game in existence.
     
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  11. Master Arbiter

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    Fallout

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    Ah, time for a replay..
     
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  12. hoothoot Arcane Patron

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  13. Zed Duke of Banville Zo Kath Ra Patron

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    [​IMG] [​IMG]
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    Another World (a.k.a. Out of This World), 1991


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    Ico, 2001


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    Shadow of the Colossus, 2005


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    Demon's Souls, 2009
     
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  14. Nifft Batuff Savant

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    Naissancee. The art style is called "brutalism", I think. I discovered also that now the game is free on steam.
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    The style is also reminiscent of the manga Blame!.
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  15. deama Liturgist

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  16. Circuit the Short Self-Ejected

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    Merchant Prince I/Machiavelli the Prince from Holistic:
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  17. CryptRat Prestigious Gentleman Arcane Developer

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    Tower 57 :
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    Dex :
     
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  18. Astral Rag Arcane

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    American McGee's Alice and its sequel
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    Monkey Island 1 and 2
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    Discworld Noir
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    City of Lost Children
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    Amerzone
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    Demon's Crest
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    The Dream Machine
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    Medieval
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    XIII
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    Nocturne
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    Dark Earth
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    Lionheart

    The Space Quest series

    Outlaws
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    Starship Titanic

    Startopia

    Superhero league of hoboken

    Vampire Bloodlines
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    Blood
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    The Residents: Freak Show and Bad day on the midway

    Fran Bow
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    Zeno clash

    Little Nightmares
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    Grim Fandango
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    Dungeon Keeper

    Magic Carpet

    Blade Runner

    Full throttle
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    Thief
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    The Oddworld games

    Giants: Citizen Kabuto

    MDK
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    Sacrifice

    Interstate 76
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    No one lives forever
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    Ecstatica

    Crimson Skies

    DEFCON
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    I have no mouth and I must screaaaam
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    Gobliiiiiins games and The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble aka The Bizarre Adventures of Woodruff and the Schnibble

    edit: slowly adding screenshot, most of which I took myself
     
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  19. Reinhardt Arcane

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  20. cosmicray Learned

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    Braid is always great to look at.
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  21. CarbonCarousel Educated

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    The Longest Journey

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  22. Zanzoken Arcane

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    Ogre Battle 64
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    Okami
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  23. majorsoccer Prospernaut Shitposter

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    Heroes of might and magic 5 looks impressive !

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  24. CarbonCarousel Educated

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    Looks like WoW, but shittier.
     
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  25. Nifft Batuff Savant

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