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link3710

@Balta666
Looks at Nocturne

Looks at FF VII, Chrono Cross, Xenogears

What the heck are you talking about? PS1 RPGs had horribly poly counts, basically no lighting, and often used fixed camera angles and pre-rendered backgrounds.

Nocturne may be nowhere near the best looking PS2 RPG, but it's leagues beyond the PS1.

If you're being serious, I think your memory is playing tricks on you.

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Balta666

@link3710 you went for very early PSOne games, FF VIII is way better looking for example

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link3710

@Balta666 To be fair, that was a list of every PS1 RPGs I've actually played.

But I did lookup FF VIII since you brought it up. It definitely looks really freaking good for a PS1 game... But it still relies on the same tricks, just better disguised. FMV sequences aside, the characters are still low poly (albeit significantly higher than FF VII), there's still no lighting. Still dealing with really rough textures and a lot of pre-rendered backgrounds. The overworld looks incredibly basic, and most natural things (trees, dirt, etc) look very off.

Definitely a contender for best looking PS1 game, especially since they worked so hard to hide the limitations.

But comparing Nocturne? The game has some fantastically lit scenes, much less jagged characters, much better looking foliage and overworld, etc. Look at how the models are lit in battle in this.

Is FF VIII a better game stylistically? I'd say yes. The same could be said for say... Banjo-Kazooie vs a good chunk of the mud brown PS3 games. But in terms of raw graphical fidelity, Nocturne still blows it out of the water. No one would think that game could run on a PS1.

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CactusMan

@Balta666 FF VIII is not even close to Nocturne. Pixelated models, no lighting effects, choppy animations. Nocturne just doesn´t look like a PSX game.

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Balta666

@link3710 are we really talking about the same overworld? It is nearly a dot on a 2d plane with muddy visuals...

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link3710

@Balta666 Compare to FF VIII's overworld consisting of like, three low poly models and textures (at least at the beginning of the game), that's an improvement. And that's nitpicking really, we both know the overworld is the worst looking part of both games.

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TheFrenchiestFry

@Balta666 Nocturne doesn't look as amazing as some other PS2 RPGs like FFX or Kingdom Hearts but in no way does it look worse next to other PS1 era RPGs. At least it actually has things going on in its overworld and environments unlike stuff like FFVII and VIII, Chrono Cross and Legend of Legaia

Hell Nocturne's dungeons look more visually interesting compared to even Persona 3 and 4 to me

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Snaplocket

@TheFrenchiestFry I actually like how Chrono Cross looks more then Nocturne mainly becuase half the game isn't just boring locations and characters and enemies have a lot more attention to detail in terms of animation and environments.

Obviously, Nocturne looks better from a purely technical perspective and DOES have good art direction but I think Chrono Cross' graphics aged better overall.

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rallydefault

My vote for Chrono Cross, as well. But I love that game in every way so I'm biased lol

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Snaplocket

@rallydefault I think it's better then Chrono Trigger but to be fair I played Cross first.

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rallydefault

@Snaplocket
Same here, actually. And I really did want to play Trigger, but I was young when it first came out and my parents wouldn't buy it for me. Pretty sure I saw articles on it in Nintendo Power and kept begging for it, but alas, it didn't happen.

So yea, a few years later I was a bit older and had some allowance money from time to time. Chrono Cross was definitely a game with a good time return for the money lol

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JaxonH

I do have to actually recommend the vid Giancarlo posted. It's a solid analysis.

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JaxonH

Yo… I suspect I’m not the only one happy about this. Perhaps a certain someone whose name starts with R and ends with alizah.

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Anti-Matter

Wow, something unexpected. 😮
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I saw some progress from Instant Sports Paradise. Customization, free roaming, party games like Wii era.

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Ryu_Niiyama

Oh snap is that a sequel to AI? Cool! I am down for the regular edition.Also glad this is next year. I am dying with too many games to buy this year.

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Ralizah

@JaxonH 2022 is looking like an awesome sequel to 2021. I need to play the original again now in preparation.

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Having watched the trailer now, I'm left wondering if the fact that she's playing 999 on her device, which resembles a Switch, is itself teasing a release of The Nonary Games collection on Switch. Although, admittedly, its construction is more reminiscent of a Vita...

I can still dream!

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Grumblevolcano

How long is the MH Stories 2 demo? I just started it yesterday.

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