I see a lot of people drool over games for having high tech graphics and hightened levels of realism, but here's the thing. As gaming technology evolves so will graphics and added realism in games which means those games that were once considered technical marvels will no longer look or feel as impressive. Once we have future games to compare them to I think we will begin to further notice weak points in these games design. At worst they will fall into uncanny valley and at best I think they will look bland. Consider that people once thought Golden Eye was nice looking and realistic game but now it's considered one of the ugliest games of that era.
To contrast I think Yoshis Island is one of if not the best looking games on the SNES. It's an old game and it wasnt pushing graphical boundaries at all but it still looks very unique, and stylish. Windwaker is a 3d game that people still fawn over the visuals of. I also think it helps that these games have solid gameplay while personally a lot of these modern technical marvels feel like they have little substance as games and mostly rely on being technical achievements.