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    Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr...........

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    Maybe outdated, but bad is a little universal.

    Over a year ago, a guy I knew who worked at GameCrazy recommended that I "sell all those old games and get something sweet like a PS2 or Xbox!"

    Anger started to well up in me, and all that I could do is shake my head and walk away.
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    How old is your friend? If hes young (like 15 years old or so) i can understand that he think old gfx sux.
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    Your friend speaks the truth. Calm the beef min.

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    ...and some time around the year 2020 your friend (who will probably be a DP member by then, too) will be pining for the "old school" games of his PS3, while oblivious kids born in or after that system's release year will struggle to understand how someone could possibly want to play a system as clunky as that old thing.

    Substance > Form.

    To me, "bad graphics" arguments are like trying to convince someone that we should never have landed on the moon in 1969 since we hadn't already developed a working warp drive system first.

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    Saying bad graphics makes a game bad is like saying Citizen Kane was shit just because it was filmed in black and white. Hit the next person who argues with you with THAT one and see what happens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nebagram View Post
    Saying bad graphics makes a game bad is like saying Citizen Kane was shit just because it was filmed in black and white. Hit the next person who argues with you with THAT one and see what happens.
    Citizen Kane WAS shit, but not because it was in BnW :P

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    HAHA. It depends on what it's getting compared to. 15 years ago...those games had great graphics. Now they don't because of technological innovations. It's common sense. 15 years from now...Xbox 360 games will be said to have bad graphics.

    So anyways yeah, old games do have bad graphics now...but most are a lot more fun than contemporary games.

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    @Habeeb Hamusta:
    I really don't know why so many people seem to be so one-dimensional in their opinions about grafics.

    As far as I'm concerned, grafics aren't all about how many polygons can be displayed at once, they're also about style, and even more important, functionality.
    I'd even go so far and say that PONG has better grafics than Burnout Revenge.
    While in PONG everything serves its purpose, Burnout Revenge is just a flashy mess, where the gameplay has taken a backseat to the nifty grafic effects.

    First and foremost, I judge grafics in terms of their usefulness in supporting the gameplay and in this regard, a 30 year old game can very well be better than the newest grafical showcases.

    Btw, I still think that the grafics of Wii Sports are among the best and most beautiful, this new generation has to offer so far.
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    yo friend speaks truth, sprites are teh suxor.

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    your friend is a arse
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    If "bad" = "not photorealistic," then yes, old games do have bad graphics. However, I find the hand-drawn enemy sprites of Final Fantasy, the cute and colorful world of Choro Q, and the graphics of many other classic games to be much more beautiful than most of the current-gen stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chris View Post
    @Habeeb Hamusta:
    I really don't know why so many people seem to be so one-dimensional in their opinions about grafics.

    As far as I'm concerned, grafics aren't all about how many polygons can be displayed at once, they're also about style, and even more important, functionality.
    I'd even go so far and say that PONG has better grafics than Burnout Revenge.
    While in PONG everything serves its purpose, Burnout Revenge is just a flashy mess, where the gameplay has taken a backseat to the nifty grafic effects.

    First and foremost, I judge grafics in terms of their usefulness in supporting the gameplay and in this regard, a 30 year old game can very well be better than the newest grafical showcases.

    Btw, I still think that the grafics of Wii Sports are among the best and most beautiful, this new generation has to offer so far.
    You should say "graphics", not "grafics." Please don't take that personally, though, because otherwise your reply is very well said and an excellent comment Good graphics don't make a bit of difference if the game isn't playable. Some of the classics on the NES (or any 8-bit system) are as playable as any game today.

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    He is partially right, some old games have shitty graphics.

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    My friend said Fallout looked retarded and boring. Needless to say, I wanted to rip out his face.

    Right. Graphics. Perhaps Fallout was a bad example, since it's only ten years old. Let's try, say, Castlevania. That's about twenty years old, and it still looks pretty sweet, all things considered.

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    Quote Originally Posted by davidleeroth View Post
    Calm the beef min.
    What???????????????????????????????????????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Push Upstairs View Post
    He is partially right, some old games have shitty graphics.

    Hello "Mortal Kombat" on Genesis!
    What do you expect arcade graphics on the Genesis..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chaz From Phantasy Star 2 View Post
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    He's totally right, they do have bad graphics compared to todays standards. No reason to beat on the kid everyone. As a personal opinion though, good graphics only make a great game better!
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    Quote Originally Posted by bangtango View Post
    You should say "graphics", not "grafics." Please don't take that personally, though, because otherwise your reply is very well said and an excellent comment Good graphics don't make a bit of difference if the game isn't playable. Some of the classics on the NES (or any 8-bit system) are as playable as any game today.
    Thx for the correction, no really.
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    He's totally right, they do have bad graphics compared to todays standards
    I think those standards you're talking about are highly debatable.

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