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9. Re: No subject May 19, 2008, 08:47 kanniballl
 
even sc2 is like that tbh, I guess it could be just the graphics/resolution that does that. the older games were.. smudgier.

Yeh C&C's low-res graphics did leave a lot to the imagination. From what I recall, the soldiers were incredibly low-detail due to their size, though the vehicles looked a little better since they were a little bigger (and thus had some details drawn in). I think StarCraft's units had slightly more detail in comparison.

That being sad, it never took away from the enjoyment and the C&C games were so immersive that your imagination took over a little. Plus you were far enough above the battlefield that you really didn't care if your soldiers had faces or your tires had treads.

Now some RTS games go the opposite direction, they keep the camera so close so you get to see the unshaven stubble on your soldiers faces and scars on their arms, but you only see a small segment of the map (Sup Comm excluded of course).

Red Alert always seemed a little tongue-in-cheek to me. Between the humor and surreal tech and environment the old graphics didn't really drive that forward enough. I mean, what would a War Bear look like back then? Now you can see just how unrealistic and colorful everything really is.


This comment was edited on May 19, 08:56.
 
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