Up For Debate - What's The Most Beautiful Game You've Ever Played

Written by Ed SW on Sat, Dec 31, 2016 12:00 PM
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So this one has had us going back down memory lane for a good few hours. Today we pose to you the question of: which game’s graphics and experience blew you away most when you first saw them? We’re not talking brand spanking new either, can be from anytime really, if you saw the first ever polygon and were like “Wooooah duuuude!” then we’re dying to hear. They don’t even have to be good for the time, we’re going in personal with this one. So let’s give you a rundown of a few we were blown away by.

Take Jon for instance. He can think of four games off the top of his head spanning a pretty vast time period. For instance on the newer side of things, he was blown away by how crisp and detailed Rayman Legends was, while also, despite the bugs that he faced, he thought that Assassin’s Creed Unity was breathtaking. So much so that he thinks they’ve reeled in the graphics since. Yet at the other end of the spectrum he was just as blown away by Yoshi’s Island on the SNES and the gaming masterpiece that was The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time, at the time convinced that games couldn’t physically look any better. He has now retracted that statement.

I (Ed - master of the bracket intros) remember the first time I saw Super Smash Bros: Melee, in a Gamestation store. Having only experienced N64 up until that point, seeing the faces so smooth and polygon free literally blew me away. I physically couldn’t comprehend being able to get more detail in at that point as there didn’t seem to be any missed. I get it now though. While on the newer side of things, last year’s Star Wars: Battlefront mashed my face off when I played the Beta. Having been a long time since I’d seen a new triple A game at the time it had me gobsmacked at almost every turn, the footprints in the snow for instance blew my mind for about 30 minutes, following them to see where they went. I wasn’t a key player in the early days. While as a quick third entry, Windwaker had me mesmerised throughout, naysayers at the time ate their words because that game was bloody beautiful.

A moment that’s stuck in Felix’s head is the grand entrance into Fallout 4. He was hand on heart truly immersed as the vault began to unlock, the music accompanying it throbbing at his ears drums as he faced the wonder of what he might face as his players eyes became accustomed to the light. Something that anyone who loved Fallout 4 can relate to.

So there’s some from us, give us some of your most beautiful gaming moments. Tell us the story. Set the scene. Use… adjectives. Let us know down below!

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13:42 Jan-07-2017

i like db xv2 most as its related to my favorite anime but i think mirror edge catalyst and remember me are beautiful

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03:10 Jan-05-2017

Back when I only had a gamecube, Legend of Zelda Twilight Princess

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18:26 Jan-02-2017

When I first saw Wipeout on Playstation.

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14:34 Jan-02-2017

DOOM (2016) and MGSV the phantom pain, these two for sure!

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13:55 Jan-02-2017

Skyrim, the witcher 3, Assasins creed (some, not all), far cry 4, GTA V, Rise of the tomb raider. These are some that come to mind. They all brought different things to the table when it comes to visuals. Skyrim and the witcher 3 had great views for example. GTA V has fantastic looking cars and cities. And so on.

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10:42 Jan-02-2017

Definitely Skyrim, Metroid: Prime, and Deus Ex Human Revolution were the games that I've held as some of the most beautiful games I'd ever played at their time. Windwaker does hold up there for me as well, but I'd take Twilight Princess as the more beautiful Zelda counterpart on that console.

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07:56 Jan-02-2017

Modded Skyrim Special edition.

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23:06 Jan-01-2017

The one that stands out the most..hmmm Final Fantasy X back on PS2...I was only 13 then, and the PS2 was my first real console...FFX is what truly sold me on getting the PS2...I never regretted that decision lol...but for its day and age...I can't recall anything that drew me in like X, granted, it was a first for me in gaming in so many ways...only natural I'm so fond of it.

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17:39 Jan-01-2017

well at present day , Assassin's creed Unity has the best graphics ever in my opinion, in the past few years , nfs underground 2 had great graphics.

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15:02 Jan-01-2017

  • “It is a good life we lead, brother.”

  • “The best. May it never change.”

  • “And may it never change us.”
    This moment in Assassin's creed 2, music included.

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14:43 Jan-02-2017

Yeeeees, the music man :o The second time I played through the game, that moment had me in tears as I knew what the future had in store for Ezio :(

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13:59 Jan-01-2017

for me it's definitely The Witcher 2, imo way nicer than The Witcher 3,
but I also liked Assassin's Creed Brotherhood environment a lot :)

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09:11 Jan-01-2017

Primal (PS2) -Best character models I had ever seen
Condemned (XBOX 360) - Best wall textures I had ever seen
The Witcher 3 (PC) - Nough said.

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08:29 Jan-01-2017

Dragon Ball XenoVerse 2

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07:46 Jan-01-2017

Mega Man and Bass, Planetside 2 oh those fortresses swarmed with sunderers, lightnings, with galaxies getting shot down in the air... Graphics aren't that special but the game is just beautiful

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07:12 Jan-01-2017

Best looking for ita time, then I have to say TES oblivion.

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05:19 Jan-01-2017

Witcher 3 and dlc's

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05:16 Jan-01-2017

Having recently finished Uncharted 4, i have to say that it is the BEST looking game for me yet. Second place is Final Fantasy XV, especially Altissia. That city was so mesmerizing and a sight to look at.

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04:42 Jan-01-2017

It has to be Clash Royale

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04:31 Jan-01-2017

1-.Iife is strange
2-.bioshock infinite
3-.fallout 4

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03:57 Jan-01-2017

  1. Mirror's Edge Catalyst

  2. Forza Motorsport 6 Apex

  3. Assassin's Creed Unity

  4. The Witcher III Wild Hunt

  5. Crysis 3

  6. Redout

  7. Borderlands 2

  8. Dishonored

  9. Trials Fusion

  10. Ori And The Blind Forest

  11. Inside

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