- Arietta of Spirits - Launch Trailer
While this looks like countless other Zelda inspired pixel games, I feel like this is genuninly trying unlike other games. It looks great
Dime a dozen.
Why does just about every indie studio try and make games that looked like they released 30 years ago? For me, 9 times out of 10 pixel art just feels like a cheap and easy descision, rather than them actually deliberately deciding to go in that direction for artistic reasons.ID: h8wr7bj
I like it. When indie developers try and go for a more realistic style and make their game look ugly 'cause they don't have the talent nor budget to make a truly nice looking game that's way worse.
This is what I thought when I first saw Path of Exile compared to Diablo 3. Path of Exile looked like dog shit for example, still does.
I believe people like how Stardew Valley looks as well and I'm pretty sure this game looks a little better than that game.ID: h8ws1j5
It doesnt need to be photorealism to be a good art style. Its not a binary descision with only photorealism and 8 bit pixel art being the only 2 options. Outer wilds or no mans sky were small teams, and they dont look photo realistic, they have their own style, but they didnt feel the need to make their games look like they were released in 1987ID: h8wm2tf
Most games that go for bleeding edge infinite pixels bore me more. Pixel art is simpler, but it lets you focus in other area of the game instead of hiring a team to design characters, mocap, lip synch, and millions of dollars of other things associated with high level graphics.ID: h8wm9rj
Wow, so many people here only care about pixel count, so sad...ID: h8wcahu
cheap and easy decision
Answered your own question.ID: h8wcewx
Yeah, but thats just lazy. Plenty of small studios push to be better than that, it just seems a trend that a huge chunk of the indie scene fall back on time and time again. It works in some cases, but for the most part it just feels creatively lazy
This reminds me of joe
Looks sweet, wish this had couch co-op so I could play with my 5 year old
This could’ve been somewhat charming without the pixel look.