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First game that impressed you graphically

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I think Donkey Kong Country even though I know that sounds crazy. I remember being amazed when I saw that game. To me every graphical enhancement since the Gamecube era is nice but not very meaningful.
 

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I think Donkey Kong Country even though I know that sounds crazy. I remember being amazed when I saw that game. To me every graphical enhancement since the Gamecube era is nice but not very meaningful.
Dkc impresses me today. How on earth did they get a game like that to run on something like the snes
 
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Twilight Princess. I was almost exclusively a Nintendo gamer at the time this game came out, so I had no idea about games like Oblivion or any other decent (at the time) looking games so TP completely blew my mind. It was like I had no idea games could look that good. Funny how times change seeing as now I really don't think TP was anything special graphically, at least not for a Wii game (p damn good for a Gamecube game tho).
 

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Twilight Princess. I was almost exclusively a Nintendo gamer at the time this game came out, so I had no idea about games like Oblivion or any other decent (at the time) looking games so TP completely blew my mind. It was like I had no idea games could look that good. Funny how times change seeing as now I really don't think TP was anything special graphically, at least not for a Wii game (p damn good for a Gamecube game tho).
Dude, I was there for the first teaser with the open world forest and army of bokoblins! It was really impressive and exciting back in the day.

Doom 3. When you're still playing the 64 and your uncle brings over his gaming rig and has you play the first level...man, that game was claustrophobic. The sound design was great, the shadows and lighting, the movement and weapon selection, it was great.
 

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For me it was Starfox Adventures: Dinosaur Planet. Having mostly played SNES and N64 games, (though missing out on Lylat Wars for ages) SFA was the first game that I was gifted with my Gamecube and it really left an impression. The graphics still hold up very well all these years later, but Starfox Assault, a game close to the end of the GCN’s era looks less pretty to me when I go back and replay it.
 
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I'm not really one to gush about graphics all the time, as some people do. But if I had to pick one game for various systems that made me all googly-eyed.

Arcade-Streets of Rage 2
Computer-Bioshock, I have never played the computer version, but it is a computer game, even though it's on home consoles like Switch.
NES-Mike Tyson's Punch Out!
SNES-Secret of Mana
Sega Genesis-Ecco the Dolphin
GBA-Spyro: The Eternal Night
Wii-Okami
DS-Okamiden
Switch-Streets of Rage 4

Not including GB and GBC because I only own a handful via collections and eShop purchases, and feel I don't have a big enough sample to decide what looks great, what sucks, and what is average on the system. Can't think of any game I own on the 2DS that really blew my mind.
 

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