As a pixel artist this offends me immensely...
Aug. 16th, 2007 @ 02:13 pm
Great... as if people didn't think we were lazy slobs who have no talent and just steal our artwork from games enough before....
How long did you guys put into this thing? 5 minutes? And don't you DARE use the it's supposed to look like and 80's game line on me, I'm a retro gamer and games only looked this bad in 80-81, and they still looked ten times better than this horrible thing!
Even my earliest animated gifs looked better than this!
OH, BUT LOOK! The monkey is having sex with the woman's head! So it's all OK now, right? ¬_¬
Umm... are you *sure* you're a retro gamer?
Graphics this good didn't come up until the advent of VGA graphics, in early '90s. Before that, it was all at best an approximation of graphics.
As for 1981, that's like Space Invaders and Pong... meaning, a bunch of squares chasing other squares around, in glorious 4-color (at best) graphics. :p
Well, unless you're talking about the arcades, but even there I don't think the graphics were much better that early.
And I don't really see what's so offensive about the graphics themselves, even though the subject matter is quite low-brow and IMHO dumb.
Have you looked closely? They obviously don't know old games, the color is too rich to be an 80's game and they look like a very old NES game, if they knew anything about game they either use less colors or make it look better... They say it should like and 80's game, which is the vaguest thing ever, since like you said it starts with the Atari and by the end of the 80's they incredible.
It's just a lazy way to make cartoons... ¬_¬
I'm pretty sure they didn't mean that as "we're trying to recreate the look and feel of the 80s games", but rather "we're trying to make you feel like you're watching an old game", and that does work. Sure, the number of colors says VGA, or 640x480 graphics, not 8-bit and 320x200... but still, it looks effective enough. It appears to be the old games, but has enough colors to actually tell things apart. I really don't see any problems with that.
Keep in mind that show was made by the same guy that made "Minoriteam". a.k.a. the animated carlos mencia show a.k.a. amos and andy.
I'm not American, but I did see a clip of Minoriteam and it sucked, and all I know about Carlos Mencia is that he's a joke thief
What this clip is missing is that on the top and bottom of the screen (where the black bars are) there's health bars, power up notices, messages, weird subtitling..
The show is fucking hilarious. No...seriously it is.
Minoriteam sucked, but Adam seems to be back to his "I'm With Busey" mentality for this and it is hilarious. The ET episode where it explains why the ET game sucked so bad is fantastic.
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