What Game Had the Best Art Style of Last-gen?

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#1 Edited by PhazonBlazer (11703 posts) -

I felt like making a thread so here's a thread.

Here's my answer:

#2 Posted by uninspiredcup (8294 posts) -

Team Fortress 2.

#3 Posted by speedfreak48t5p (7419 posts) -

Rayman Legends

#4 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

Dust: An Elysian Tale

Bastion

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

Trine

Trine 2

Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams

Just a few I can think of.

#5 Posted by ConanTheStoner (4939 posts) -

While not too original, I still felt SMG2 took the Mario style to its limits.

#6 Posted by mems_1224 (46962 posts) -

IDK, there were a ton of beautiful games. Skyrim, Journey, Bioshock Infinite, Trine, Mass Effect, Fez and a bunch of others

#7 Edited by jun_aka_pekto (15977 posts) -

Art? I don't have a good notion of what constitutes art. But, my favorite here. I also love aviation art. That makes art in architecture and aviation. I may add more as I see fit. Add Far Cry 3.

#8 Posted by Jag85 (4455 posts) -

In terms of art design, the games that impressed me the most last gen are actually Wii games, in HD, on Dolphin...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

#9 Edited by bbkkristian (14946 posts) -

@Jag85: Skyward Sword is my choice as well.

#10 Posted by crimsonman1245 (4253 posts) -

El Shaddai

#11 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

@Jag85 said:

In terms of art design, the games that impressed me the most last gen are actually Wii games, in HD, on Dolphin...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Dammmmmmmmnnnn Skyward Sword looks amazing on Dolphin. I will unfortunately be playing it in standard def on Wii U. :(

If I was made of money, I would get a better PC, but at this point that would just mean less games for me to buy. :/

#12 Posted by WTA2k5 (3997 posts) -

Dark Souls, Hotline Miami, The Witcher 2, BioShock Infinite, and Assassin's Creed II are my favorites.

And, for what it is, Modern Warfare 2 had some pretty excellent art design. People deride most recent shooters as being all grey and brown, and for the most part that's true, but MW2 did a lot to subvert that. Take a look at the oil rig level or the airplane scrapyard for instance - those are pretty damn striking as far as military shooters go.

#13 Posted by AHUGECAT (8967 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy

#14 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17114 posts) -

My big 5:

Sonic Generations

Vanquish

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron

Super Mario Galaxy 2

#15 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@Renegade_Fury: And none of your images are showing. At least not for me.

#16 Edited by Renegade_Fury (17114 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Renegade_Fury: And none of your images are showing. At least not for me.

They're showing fine for me. I even switched browsers just to make sure.

#17 Posted by foxhound_fox (88053 posts) -

For the not-so-obvious "artsy fartsy" answer:

#18 Edited by Basinboy (11087 posts) -

Concur on the Mirror's Edge, Rayman, and Uncharted sentiment (refer to images above).

Other candidates:

Journey
Sound Shapes
Batman: Arkham City
Bioshock Infinite
Guild Wars 2
Spec Ops: The Line

#19 Edited by Jag85 (4455 posts) -

@good_sk8er7 said:

@Jag85 said:

In terms of art design, the games that impressed me the most last gen are actually Wii games, in HD, on Dolphin...

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Dammmmmmmmnnnn Skyward Sword looks amazing on Dolphin. I will unfortunately be playing it in standard def on Wii U. :(

If I was made of money, I would get a better PC, but at this point that would just mean less games for me to buy. :/

Sucks that the Wii U can't upscale the native resolution of Wii games... Yet another bad decision from Nintendo.

But these days, building a PC which can run Dolphin at that quality probably won't cost more than a Wii U.

#20 Posted by senses_fail_06 (6736 posts) -

The Darkness. Looked awesome and matched the game perfectly.

#21 Edited by Ballroompirate (22770 posts) -

I'd have to go with

#22 Posted by zeroyaoi (1931 posts) -

Skyward Sword is a gorgeous game.

#23 Edited by Heil68 (43951 posts) -

The Puppeteer, Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, Uncharted,TLOU, Mas Effect, Bioshock. Skyrim, Dragons Crown are a few I think stand out.

#24 Posted by Zidaneski (8453 posts) -

I'd have to go with Puppeteer too. Still haven't finished it but I'm getting there. Getting to a new level just excites me so much because they all look incredible.

#25 Edited by Pikminmaniac (8850 posts) -

I'd have to say some of the top game for me are

-Donkey Kong Country Returns

-Skyward Sword

-Darksiders

-Ratchet and Clank a Crack in Time

-Rayman Legends

#26 Posted by 187umKILLAH (1337 posts) -
  • Rayman Origins/Legends
  • Dragon's Crown
  • Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • Super Street Fighter 4: Arcade Edition
  • Starhawk
#27 Posted by coasterguy65 (5922 posts) -

Ni No Kuni

#28 Edited by blamix99 (1822 posts) -

Super Mario Galaxy

Rayman Legends

The Puppeteer

Arkham City

DMC

Ni No Kuni

#29 Posted by Lulu_Lulu (11553 posts) -

Bioshock Infinite. DarkSiders 2

#30 Posted by Seabas989 (10172 posts) -

Muramasa: The Demon Blade

Super Mario Galaxy 1 and 2

Prince of Persia 2008

Braid

Journey

Skyward Sword

Xenoblade Chronicles

Valkyria Chronicles

Final Fantasy XIII

Batman: Arkham City

#31 Posted by _Matt_ (8907 posts) -

Hmm,

Borderlands 2:

Mirror's Edge:

Patapon 2:

#32 Posted by Netret0120 (2084 posts) -

FF13

Uncharted

Alan Wake

Ni No kuni

#33 Posted by Some-Mist (5630 posts) -
The Night of the Rabbit
Chaos on Deponia
The Dream Machine
Akai Katana
The Whispered World

#34 Edited by good_sk8er7 (4321 posts) -

@Jag85: maybe but I already have a Wii U. I do use dolphin for gamecube games. I can run Wind Water at 2x resolution and modest AA. I just don't know if that'd be enough for Wii games

#35 Posted by AmazonTreeBoa (16745 posts) -

@AmazonTreeBoa said:

@Renegade_Fury: And none of your images are showing. At least not for me.

They're showing fine for me. I even switched browsers just to make sure.

Yeah not sure what was going on when I typed that, but I can see them now.

#36 Edited by R4gn4r0k (16449 posts) -

@Jag85: I dunno how it looked on Dolphin, but on Wii everything that was more than 15 feet away was one big blur. I could certainly appreciate what they were going for, it just looked fugly.

@_Matt_ said:

Hmm,

Borderlands 2:

Mirror's Edge:

Patapon 2:

I certainly agree with Patapon and Mirror's Edge. I would say, same with Mirror's Edge, that Brothers: a tale of two sons had an amazing art style. Everything looked good & clean. They were also both on UE 3.

#37 Posted by DillonShwing (565 posts) -

@zeroyaoi said:

Skyward Sword is a gorgeous game.

Artistically? Sure but it looks fucking disgusting with the Wii hooked up to any decent sized HDTV.

#38 Edited by nini200 (9696 posts) -

#39 Edited by Chozofication (2817 posts) -

@zeroyaoi said:

Skyward Sword is a gorgeous game.

Artistically? Sure but it looks fucking disgusting with the Wii hooked up to any decent sized HDTV.

Wii U HDMI upscaling helps a lot.

#40 Edited by PrincessGomez92 (3539 posts) -

Red Steel 2 and MadWorld really deserve a mention.

#41 Posted by silversix_ (14270 posts) -

You can't beat this

#42 Edited by donalbane (16262 posts) -

Witcher 2 and Infinite.

#43 Posted by Big_Pecks (5268 posts) -

Yep, Rayman.

#44 Edited by Jag85 (4455 posts) -

@Jag85: maybe but I already have a Wii U. I do use dolphin for gamecube games. I can run Wind Water at 2x resolution and modest AA. I just don't know if that'd be enough for Wii games

In that case, just give it a try. Just put in the Skyward Sword disc and see how it runs in Dolphin. And if it runs a bit slow, then you could just lower the AA and increase the native resolution.

@R4gn4r0k said:

@Jag85: I dunno how it looked on Dolphin, but on Wii everything that was more than 15 feet away was one big blur. I could certainly appreciate what they were going for, it just looked fugly.

I have a Wii, but don't play on it anymore, now that I can just play them on Dolphin with better graphics. The only use I have for the Wii is that sensor bar, for which I need to turn on the Wii for it to work.

#45 Posted by beerm_basic (2483 posts) -

Borderlands

#46 Edited by sukraj (22589 posts) -

Dead Rising 3

Tomb Raider

GTA V