When I hear people talk about games from the last ten years or so, I’m surprised by something I consistently hear: “Games don’t look that much better now than they did 5, 10 years ago.”
Watch the video above and then tell me that.
I’ve found that our memories fill in a lot of the details that we know are missing, and once we fill in those details, we forget what the original game looked like. In this video, we can see the work going into the cutscenes of Halo 2: Anniversary. It’s not a simple retexturing, but a full overhaul. The end result feels a lot more like my memories of older games than the original does.