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Sigourn

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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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*colin mcrae rally 2005 screenshots*

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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What the fuck is wrong with her knees?
Why are they so low?
Hows everything so proportional but her knees... oh my god her shins are tiny. Whats wrong with her legs and why does this trouble me so.

These are clearly two alien symbiotes. The knees can be seen, but are very subtle!
 

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What the fuck is wrong with her knees?
Why are they so low?
Hows everything so proportional but her knees... oh my god her shins are tiny. Whats wrong with her legs and why does this trouble me so.

These are clearly two alien symbiotes. The knees can be seen, but are very subtle!
I can spot them but they are either on the wrong place, eg too low, or her shins arent long enough. It looks weird because they look perfect in every other way.
 

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