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Some of games I find pretty:

Kynseed, Ghost of a Tale, Bastion, both Ori and the..., witcher 2&3, neverwinter nights series (despite blocks), Deadfire, Tangledeep, Regalia of Men and Monarchs, Trials of Mana, Minoria, Kingdoms of Amalur (early game)... basically there's more, but some games are ugly to me

 

what I do not find pretty

Braid, Skyrim without mods, Bloodstained ROTN, Dust (too much old), Noita (too much pixels)

 

 

 

what are games that are pretty to you?

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Child of Light is pretty.

 

Guild Wars 2 has some very pretty areas. Especially the newbie zones are very aesthetically pleasing.

Giana Sisters

Woolfe the Red Hood Diaries

Spellforce 3

Endless Space (2) for the 4X genre.

 

And Frozen Synapse might not be on anyone else's list, but I find the cold blue so relaxingly chill.

 

 

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Ok, I'll leave out Dead Space then... it does have some "impressive" locations

 

Genuinely beautiful games... Guild Wars 2 was already mentioned. A hidden little gem of a game would be Trine (and 2 and 3). Besides being visually beautiful (imho) it is also a fun coop game for up to 3 players.

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two titles immediate came to mind:

okami

iwd

for a rush job, the production values were exceeding expectations and am admitting we were kinda shocked by just how beautiful were the title. artwork and music were some o' the best in any game we had played up to that point. even today, a couple decades removed from release, iwd remains one o' the more gorgeous games we has ever played. 

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The Homeworld series:

The Void/Turgor:

 

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So games are weird, because I find how game controls and animations to be very much within "beautiful" presentation. So for example Owlboy which looks and animated beautifully but controls like piss doesn't work for me. Same with Cuphead which I liked to took at, but didn't particulalry feel great to control.  As such screenshots don't mean much, as how game moves and responds to imputs is rather important. So:

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Since embedding works again...

 

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last visually pleasing game i played.... maybe Darkest Dungeon?

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19 minutes ago, the_dog_days said:

With or without rule 34 mods?

you dirty dawg. No even standard is great. Waifuest Dungeon is just a bit better xD

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On 6/30/2020 at 7:44 PM, Gizmo said:

Beautiful games...

The Disciples Series. 

 

Played second one long time ago. Really nice game!

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2 hours ago, Chilloutman said:

 

Played second one long time ago. Really nice game!

Mechanically I'd say it's the best one; visually...as great as it is, I think Disciples 3 exceeds it there.

*There are several expansions for each Disciples game, 1, 2, and 3.

 

  

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It might be little bit of nostalgia, but I liked a lot prerendered 3D backgrounds for older jRPGs, like FFIX, or Tales of the Abyss. From newer game, it might be Battlechasers Night War, Dark Souls games in 1080p and Deponia series *shrugs* I also liked the prerendered graphics of Cayne, but that one is also a gore-fest so it somehow defeats the impression 😛 And of course I have sof spot also for both Pillars of Eternity games, Icewind Dale and some of the PS4 Atelier games.

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Mega-Race 2.  The entire game had a pre-rendered animated background, with 3D cars, and road debris. This is why if the player got turned around on the track, the game could not render the track in reverse; it used still frames, from fixed perspective until the player was driving in the right direction again. 

 
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