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Sleepy Dawgs looks great for its time. Some old shots. It's a shame Square Enix botched the series. They had something good on their hands, until they tried to make its sequel an online only game.
 

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Textures and lighting are still perfectly serviceable, the only noticeable issues are with some shadows and pop-ins.
 

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Having a lot of fun with Magic & Mayhem (Mana - Der Weg der Schwarzen Macht). The clay/stop motion art style is still good looking. And it has a ton of nice little details, like Bloodcaps dipping their caps into the blood of slain enemies, trolls feasting on the corpses, flying units that are petrified shatter when they crash down and probably more stuff that I have not yet discovered, having finished only the first realm Avalon for now.

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Having a lot of fun with Magic & Mayhem

How much of a click fest is it? I skipped it on my play list just because it's an RTS, but those screenshots make me wanna play it.
Its very comfortable to play since its actually real-time-with-pause. You can at anytime pause and still give commands.
 

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I love that era of games graphics. So cozy even in a racing game. Nice pics.

There's something, I don't know what to call it... sincere? Something sincere about the simplicity of the graphics that are detailed enough to convey what you are supposed to be seeing, but simple enough as not to be trying too hard.
 

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Sleepy Dawgs looks great for its time. Some old shots. It's a shame Square Enix botched the series. They had something good on their hands, until they tried to make its sequel an online only game.
Glorious worldspace wasted on a shit game. Fucking thing played like it was unfinished before they shipped it.
 
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I remember seeing some images of an old game which seemed inspired by Baldur's Gate, and as far as I know was a 2D, party-based RPG. It seemed to have some very nice maps of a castle, and other medieval stuff like that. The graphics and visual design seemed stellar (for the 90's or early 2000's) I never actually played the game and don't know anything about it. Sorry I don't have any solid info.

Does any one have any idea what game I'm thinking about?
 

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I remember seeing some images of an old game which seemed inspired by Baldur's Gate, and as far as I know was a 2D, party-based RPG. It seemed to have some very nice maps of a castle, and other medieval stuff like that. The graphics and visual design seemed stellar (for the 90's or early 2000's) I never actually played the game and don't know anything about it. Sorry I don't have any solid info.

Does any one have any idea what game I'm thinking about?

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There's something, I don't know what to call it... sincere? Something sincere about the simplicity of the graphics that are detailed enough to convey what you are supposed to be seeing, but simple enough as not to be trying too hard.

I think that the 2000s 3d games, that strived to be realistic, unwillingly found a great visual style due to the technical limitations of the time. Unlike modern 3d games that feel overloaded with detail, they had to carefully distribute what little details they had. The thought process, in which this limitation resulted, is similar to the thought process of a professional artist coming up with a painting composition: the details are distributed cleverly in the very specific places, "guiding" the viewer's attention to the places of interest and not just mindlessly cluttering the visuals in the sake of "realism".

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I remember that I was super hyped for a game, because cars had 3D rims! It wasn't just a flat texture that imitated rims. But yeah, those 00's game graphics have some magic into them - I don't know how much nostalgia is the factor, but it definitely have some liminal space into it. And is easily readable. I think even some indie games are trying to imitate the 00's graphics - after they had huge romance with pixel art/voxel games.
 

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