The Daily Click ::. Forums ::. General Chat ::. What's your favourite graphics style?
 

Post Reply  Post Oekaki 
 

Posted By Message

nim



Registered
  17/05/2002
Points
  7232
10th September, 2009 at 14:47:27 -

Image

I saw this game on Indiegamer today and thought, that's my favourite graphics style. I love super freaking chunky pixels. I think it's because I'm super freaking old and it reminds me VGA graphics, but also because nothing looks more obviously hand made than giant pixels.

What's your favourite look for a game?

 
//

OMC

What a goofball

Registered
  21/05/2007
Points
  3539

KlikCast Musician! Guy with a HatSomewhat CrazyARGH SignLikes TDCHas Donated, Thank You!Retired Admin
10th September, 2009 at 14:55:00 -

My favorite look? I don't have one favorite look. I like hand-drawn 2D (both vector and raster), 16-bit pixel art, 3D models used in a 2.5D fashion... I've just never been a big fan of pixelly looks, though I don't necessarily dislike them. The style lends itself to some games quite nicely. (Bombie Zombie, for example.)

Edited by OMC

 

  		
  		

nim



Registered
  17/05/2002
Points
  7232
10th September, 2009 at 15:22:56 -

Oh, I like all those styles too. Just, if I had to choose one..

 
//

OMC

What a goofball

Registered
  21/05/2007
Points
  3539

KlikCast Musician! Guy with a HatSomewhat CrazyARGH SignLikes TDCHas Donated, Thank You!Retired Admin
10th September, 2009 at 15:40:38 -

I would pick hand-drawn, but for some reason games with those graphics seem... "floaty." It's hard to explain. Like collision detection is weird, and sometimes the animations are TOO fluent... And often the actual gameplay is a bit sacrificed. -__- But I like the effect. I couldn't pick my favorite.

 

  		
  		

Hayo

Stone Goose

Registered
  15/08/2002
Points
  6944

Game of the Week WinnerHas Donated, Thank You!VIP MemberGOTM 3RD PLACE! - APRIL 2009Weekly Picture Me This Round 27 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 41 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 45 Winner!
10th September, 2009 at 16:08:39 -

As I am probably almost as old as Nim, I am really into the late 8-bit pixelart and 16-bit pixelart. It's also the only form of digital art I don't suck at. I like it because it looks and feels really balanced and together. Most other graphic styles give me a bit of a cut-and-paste feel.

 
www.hayovanreek.nl

GamesterXIII



Registered
  04/12/2008
Points
  1110

I am an April Fool
10th September, 2009 at 21:08:35 -

I can't stand >most< pre rendered graphics, and 3d just isn't my cup of tea. Every game looks almost the same nowdays.

I love nes/snes graphical styles though. I especially love 8bit when it is pulled off correctly.

Image

Can't find a screen of the swamp, but that should suffice.

 
n/a

Neuro

Ludologist

Registered
  29/10/2006
Points
  437

Game of the Week WinnerVIP MemberI'm on a BoatPokemon Ball!
10th September, 2009 at 23:37:12 -

Whatever style Metal Slug is, that's my favourite graphical style. That and Tyrian. Anything with almost over-the-top detailed pixel art, or just on a larger scale and not all 32x32 sprites.

3D stuff has to be really visually grabbing for me to like it, like Mirror's Edge. The level of abstraction and the way it helps identify gameplay elements is what really makes it. Lots of contrast is never a bad thing, either

 
n/a

W3R3W00F

Drum and Bass Fueled Psycho

Registered
  08/11/2008
Points
  368

VIP MemberCardboard BoxThe Cake is a Lie
10th September, 2009 at 23:52:53 -

I'm not sure I have a favorite art style, because each game has an art style that suits it best. Not to mention the fact that many people develop their own unique art style, so there's a humongous array to choose from. However, I think art styles like Braid or other highly detailed graphics are my favorite types.

 
n/a

Sketchy

Cornwall UK

Registered
  06/11/2004
Points
  1965

VIP MemberWeekly Picture Me This Round 43 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 47 WinnerPicture Me This Round 49 Winner!
11th September, 2009 at 13:17:32 -

I agree with those who said pre-rendered 3D sucks, and SNES graphics were the best

It's a shame though - we'll probably never see another game as beautiful as Chrono Trigger etc, just because 3D is so much easier (cheaper) for companies to make these days

Image

 
n/a

Hayo

Stone Goose

Registered
  15/08/2002
Points
  6944

Game of the Week WinnerHas Donated, Thank You!VIP MemberGOTM 3RD PLACE! - APRIL 2009Weekly Picture Me This Round 27 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 41 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 45 Winner!
11th September, 2009 at 13:53:46 -

Well, that's what us clickers are for

 
www.hayovanreek.nl

Muz



Registered
  14/02/2002
Points
  6499

VIP MemberI'm on a BoatI am an April FoolHonored Admin Alumnus
11th September, 2009 at 21:03:19 -

Well, 3D's actually a lot more expensive to make. It takes a kid a month to do pixel art properly... I'd say it takes much, much longer than that to do 3D art. But then again, it's fast to animate. And it's really what most people want. I can ask 10 of my friends and easily 7 would say they like the latest graphics.

Personally, I like the realistic 256 color 2D ones more. The ones like in King's Quest or Betrayal at Krondor.
Image

 
Disclaimer: Any sarcasm in my posts will not be mentioned as that would ruin the purpose. It is assumed that the reader is intelligent enough to tell the difference between what is sarcasm and what is not.

Image

Hayo

Stone Goose

Registered
  15/08/2002
Points
  6944

Game of the Week WinnerHas Donated, Thank You!VIP MemberGOTM 3RD PLACE! - APRIL 2009Weekly Picture Me This Round 27 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 41 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 45 Winner!
11th September, 2009 at 21:22:50 -

"It takes a kid a month to do pixel art properly"

Took me about 12 years.

 
www.hayovanreek.nl

DMT



Registered
  18/06/2009
Points
  150
12th September, 2009 at 01:32:26 -

I think that 3D with a 2D plane is bad... Well except for a few games! SNES graphics were awesome. I'm really not sure about a full 3D game like Super Mario Galaxy and Metroid Prime. Sometimes the graphics work, and sometimes they don't. But I really like when that same graphics power used to make 3D is used to make beautiful 2D. I personally haven't played any of those games, but it could be like watching a cartoon or anime.

 
I am no longer not a taco.

Sketchy

Cornwall UK

Registered
  06/11/2004
Points
  1965

VIP MemberWeekly Picture Me This Round 43 Winner!Weekly Picture Me This Round 47 WinnerPicture Me This Round 49 Winner!
12th September, 2009 at 01:54:51 -

...now that you mention "cartoon or anime", I *do* really like some cell-shaded 3D graphics.
Although it wasn't a very good game, "Auto Modellista" does look fantastic (especially in motion).

Image

 
n/a

-MacAdaM-

Megaman Fosho

Registered
  12/02/2008
Points
  560
12th September, 2009 at 01:58:32 -

I love clunky pixel art, or -stylized- pixel art, or cell shaded 3d. (Windwaker)

 
Your just jealous that you're not as awesome as me.
(And my megaman avatar )
   

Post Reply



 



Advertisement

Worth A Click