The Art of Video Games

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  1. sethii

    sethii New Member

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    I love beautiful video games.

    Where to begin?

    The most touching of all...

    ICO (2001) PS2 - designed by Fumito Ueda

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    cool thread, sethii...

    but that cover for ICO , it's just like the work of Giorgio di Chirico :ninja:
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    I love the visual looks of both of those games that you posted sethii. I've contemplated getting a Playstation 2 just to play specifically those two games.

    Here are some games with really interesting art.

    Echochrome (PSP)
    I haven't played it, but I was just completely struck by the simplicity of the graphics and the gameplay is also something I haven't seen before, so I'm completely floored by it.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wLJiv9Aeo2c

    Another great one is No One Lives Forever, it might not have a particularly striking style, but it's nice to see a game set in the 60's. I also included it because it's one of my favourite games of all times and Cate Archer is awesome and has cool style.

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    ^^ I believe that he acknowledges the inspiration.

    ^ Echo looks unique :heart:

    This is the second game by the creator of ICO:

    Shadow of The Collosus / ワンダと巨像 (2005) PS2

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    Prince of Persia, the new from one from 2008 is also an unbelievably pretty game. Sometimes I just sat there in awe while playing the game because it was so gorgeous.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3oPgafK_j8w&feature=related

    Mirror's Edge also has a very cool and different art style, very stark and white (I was almost blinded at times), punctuated by splashes of bright colors.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2N1TJP1cxmo

    And lastly I like to throw in a sentimental favourite: Rollercoaster tycoon. Artwise it might not be cutting edge or even pretty, but it's armed with oodles of charm, which goes to show that you don't need the latest 3d-engines and whatnot. All you need is a good game that works and loads of charm. And the art does work well for the game, it sets it apart from all the other 3d simulators by being a 2d simulator with practically no rendering.
    It was published in back 1999 (and the graphics were already VERY dated at that time) but I love it just like it is.

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    when i was in high school, i was so obsessed with this game called Silent Hill.. I used to collect so many pictures and videos, and especially the music! I loved them

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    it was my first time being 'connected' to a game visually. really caught my eye. it's a bit gruesome but there is something interesting about the whole idea.. the fog, being alone in a city with one pipe and a gun you have to refill all the time.. and strange music... i would post some videos but i'm under a slow connection right now. i really recommend watching the previews for the games (Silent Hill 1, 2, 3 etc. ...) :flower: all on youtube--the lighting and everything so lovely
     
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    ^^ oh yes Grim Fandango! Arguably one of the best PC games of all time. You just made me reinstall it on my PC. I hope it runs on Vista!
    I also played Rollercoaster Tycoon 3.

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