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Wally has always been a great videogame fan, he started with Super Mario, Lode Runner and Donkey Kong. He went on to play more games such as, Double Dragon, Road Rash, Golden Axe, Rayman, Fifa and many more.
As time went by he noticed that many of the games were being translated from 2D into 3D. In some cases this worked amazingly well however in others it was a total disaster.
When a studio that has been known for it's amazing 2D games suddenly decides to opt
for, (what some people believe to be a more advanced and better medium) such as 3D, things can turn ugly pretty quickly.
3D technology has a lot of potential, up sides and is great for reproducing reality however it still needs to be developed further if it wants to match the versatility and intrinsic beauty that only 2D artwork is capable of rendering.
A few of the larger studios were able to create masterpieces with 3D technology however some characters just weren't meant for 3D or 3D technology was not up to par when the first attempts at creating Monkey Island 3D. The same can be said about Street Fighter X Tekken.
Both of these games are truly lacking the quality that the 2D versions had. Monkey Island was terrible because the overall graphics were so ugly that they just couldn't match the look of the 2D drawings. At the time there was no such thing as Toon Shader technology and what was supposed to be cartoony just ended up looking too realistic and dull. This all did improve greatly in Monkey Island 5 but not enough to match the concept art for that game.
The worst game of all unfortunately turned out to be Street Fighter X Tekken as far as the graphics are concerned. Something went awfully wrong with their use of the Toon Shaders because all the characters look like they are wearing too much tanning lotion, not to mention that their skin looks so shiny it appears to be made out of glass. This was totally unexpected coming from one of Wally's absolute favorite games company of all time, (Capcom).
Wally was really sad to see them fall so low with this latest release especially since the game play is amazing and the concept art blew him away.
As always Wally would love to here your comments so please do not hesitate to contact us!
Monkey Island 4; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hlBWXf0f91Q
Street Fighter X Tekken ; http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uarLElLlPCE