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Swirlie
December 1st, 2000, 06:21 PM
The old Genny had some games with great graphics, but was it ever maxed out??

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Exodus
December 1st, 2000, 06:52 PM
No system has ever been maxed out. but statistically, every system has been maxed out. By pure number, like color depth, polygons, resolution, etc, every system, even DC, has been maxed out. It just depends on what a developer or artist can do with their talent. My best example is this:

Take a piece of paper, and draw. I have no artistic talent, but could fill a piece of 8x11 paper with stick figures and oter shit. Then my friend could pull a picaso out of his ass on the same piece of paper.

Another example is Shenmue vs. VF3TB. Which game sports higher poly counts for each person? VF3TB. Does Ryoe look better or worse than these characters with higher poly counts? IMO, he looks better.

How developers combine certain effects depends on how good they look. I rememebr a developers, about a year ago, said something along th lines of "We could still do new things on the NES if we wanted, but it would be so much easier to do much more on a PSX."

And finally, Shenmue uses about 35% of DC's power, while blue Stinger uses 45-50%. which looks better? It is all how well the developer uses the system, and that determines wheter or not new things are possible. But with more advanced hardware, it is easier to do the same thing, or better things.

I could probably pull more things out of my ass, but that is enough for now.

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Swirlie
December 1st, 2000, 08:05 PM
I hear pulling things out of one's ass doesnt feel too great. Rest my friend. http://www.consolecity.com/forum/smile.gif

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The Krakken
December 1st, 2000, 08:47 PM
Vectorman 2 was prolly the closest.

They need to make a Vectorman DC.

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Groo the Wanderer
December 1st, 2000, 10:25 PM
Actually, I think Adventures of Batman and Robin was about as far as the Genesis could go. I mean, for chrissakes, it looked like a Super NES game!!!

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PantherX20
December 2nd, 2000, 06:39 AM
true true http://www.consolecity.com/forum/smile.gif

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Jerome
December 2nd, 2000, 10:43 PM
I think a developer could go back to the NES and create something that hadn't been done on it. There's always things you can do to improve, and adjust on certain things, within a game.

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Rich
December 3rd, 2000, 05:21 PM
Mickey Mania on the Mega CD did some amazing things!! Probably had help from the CD unit though.

Rich

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