30 Day Video Game Challenge: Day 23

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Game you think had the best graphics or art style.


This really isn’t a simple question because “best art style” is entirely contingent on what mien you’re attempting to convey.   You wouldn’t use the same style of art in Limbo that you would in Mario Kart, nor would you have Kirby masquerading as Dead Space.  The art creators use reflects the atmosphere they want to project, so it’s really hard for me to say what game has the best graphics, especially considering modern video games now look as polished as movies.  I suppose I could talk about which games art/graphic style best matches its narrative, and I’ve already mentioned a few of them above: Child of Light and Limbo. 

CoL uses a watercolor-like look for its graphics, literally painting a fairy tale picture,

and Limbo has a dark, minimalistic aspect that chills you to the bone whether you’re a child or an adult.

But I can’t and won’t say these are the “best” graphics; I just think they exemplify their miens.

I obviously think all of the Final Fantasies are stellar with their graphics.  Yes, even VII with its polygons lol.  The cut scenes more than make up for it 😉

What game has the best art style in your opinion or whose art style best exemplifies its genre/subgenre?

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