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Old 06-04-2009, 06:45 AM   #1
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Although its always wrong to judge a book by its cover and some rather gourgeous games fall down when it comes to plot.. When it comes to just the Art, whats been your favourite?
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Old 06-04-2009, 06:59 AM   #2
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Probably the Curse of Monkey Island, although I'm sure that'll change when The Whispered World comes out
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CMI for me as well. I have yet to play AVS (or Ghosts of Vooju Island of course) but I find what I've seen of them beautiful. I'm just a big Tiller fan in terms of art...

Though, like Mapoco, I am anticipating Whispered World to make my list...
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Old 06-04-2009, 09:28 AM   #5
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Myst III: Exile.

The "nature island" is incredible. Incredible!
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Hmm...it's gotta be Riven for me, although Dreamfall was gorgeous, too.
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Have to agree with Myst III and the nature section.. Recently I have been quite impressed with Secret Files 2 (though I think the graphic art was inconsistent with some lovely drawn sections and some that just looked rushed and sloppy. So it was a little unbalanced. I also enjoyed the consistant look of Nostradamus with its pastel style of drawn environments, just a pity there were not more places to visit.. Im currently lost in the detailed world of Dracula Origins though I do feel cheated having to watch such well drawn material with bands at either side because it wont scale for widescreen. This I also feel is a case of good art but pretty week game IMO.. Its really boring me and this room in Vienna is driving me to consult a walkthrough if I cant crack it by tonight..

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And as loath as I am to admit it, Syberia is gorgeous. Some of the best graphics I've ever seen.
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The Longest Journey, Dreamfall, Legend of Kyrandia: The Hand of Fate. Sorry, I couldn't pick just one.
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Its a pity some of the older (and sadly some of the newer) well drawn games suffer from such absurdly low resolutions which sort of defeats the object.. Theres nothing worse than all those rough edges and bad interpolation.
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Its a pity some of the older (and sadly some of the newer) well drawn games suffer from such absurdly low resolutions which sort of defeats the object.. Theres nothing worse than all those rough edges and bad interpolation.
*cough*Vampyre Story*cough*
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Oh gotta go with Dreamfall..
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Syberia II
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Myst III: Exile.

The "nature island" is incredible. Incredible!
I would have thought Myst IV, though I liked Myst III better as a game.
Myst IV had all those animations and lighting effects to go along with the graphics.
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Hm. Let's see. Dracula: Origin has wonderful graphics but the game itself isn't among the best I've played; starts of pretty interesting and gets boring after the 2nd chapter.
I absolutely loved the artwork in Keepsake, TLJ, Dreamfall, Syberia. Gorgeous to look at. Same with Dracula 3: Path of the Dragon, Nostradamus, Agon 4: The Lost Sword of Toledo. And I enjoyed the whacky style of Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - if you're into comic style adventures, this one's for you. Definitely
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If we're talking solely looks.

Syberia 1 and 2

The Longest Journey

Blade Runner (shame about the pixellated characters though)

Dracula Origin

Secret Files 1 and 2

Despite essentially being photographs....The Lost Crown.
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MDNA deserves mention.


from Remedy (Carol Reed 1)


from Time Stand Still (Carol Reed 3)


from The Colour Of Murder (Carol Reed 5)

At the very least.
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Though it's old, Zork Nemesis was the only game to really take my breath away graphically. It holds a special place in my heart.
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At the very least.
I agree, but those are photographs. Nothing beats real life. Well... okay, not always.

How about Anacapri, its beauty takes your breath away.
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And I enjoyed the whacky style of Edna & Harvey: The Breakout - if you're into comic style adventures, this one's for you. Definitely
Hey, another Edna fan! Yes, the graphics have a certain charm, even though they are kind of basic.
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