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Whats up with Indies and their 8bit lazyness?

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2 years ago#1
Seriously why in hell? Are they still stuck in the 1980s? I mean can't they make their sprites not 8bit?

This is decent/good 2D graphics:

http://i.imgur.com/tVU40yU.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/5XPIz8f.jpg

This is not:

http://i.imgur.com/1RTe8Ru.jpg
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2 years ago#2
It's really not about laziness. It's about them making the games THEY LIKE TO PLAY. And obviously a fair number of others do too
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2 years ago#3
You just can't appreciate the fine 'indy artistic vision' that the developer is trying to convey.

I'm joking, they just need a better artist and realize that low resolution textures aren't an excuse anymore.
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2 years ago#4
wizardmon posted...
You just can't appreciate the fine 'indy artistic vision' that the developer is trying to convey.

I'm joking, they just need a better artist and realize that low resolution textures aren't an excuse anymore.


Again. This really isn't it. The devs like 8-bit. I like 8-bit. So they make 8-bit games. It's really that simple.
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2 years ago#5
1. That isn't being lazy.
2. Learn what 8bit looks like.
3. Learn what an art style is and how retro is a valid choice.
4. Learn that bashing the look like nothing good can be done with it is stupid.
2 years ago#6
Mmmyeahno

Its not lazy, its a style. A lot of us adore that style.

And ask any pixel artist whats lazier; hand drawing every possible animation with every possible load out, or the copy/paste that is 3d rendering.
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2 years ago#7
I think they should aim more at the 16 and 32 bit sprite quality, myself.

SF3, for instance, is a great looking game. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DaQOlBlEb0o

Or, at the very least, the level of detail that Megaman X had.
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2 years ago#8
Great so thats the reason for the lazyness, because they know people will buy their crap...

while great artists that put great effort like in this example:

http://i.imgur.com/dqNQnD0.jpg

don't sell.
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2 years ago#9
What game is that?
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2 years ago#10
YoungAdultLink posted...
What game is that?


Muramasa.
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