Gushing about Graphics

Double Jump Kris MiiAs you may have heard, Rachel and I finally got our Nintendo Switch over the weekend! We had tried to play it for the first time on Saturday. The game we fired up was, of course, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

And, holy sugar, that game is so pretty…!


It’s amazing to me how far the graphics for video games have come since they first started being developed. From the simple Pong to virtual reality systems…

legend_of_zelda_nesFor example, look at how far we’ve come with the Legend of Zelda series. Comparing images from the original game back from 1986 to Breath of the Wild from this year shows a vast improvement in the graphics.

The original Legend of Zelda was great in its innovative birds-eye view of the protagonist and the development of various dungeons and items (and, of course, starting this wonderful series), but Breath of the Wild is gorgeous with its individual blades of grass and the winds and the creatures, both monstrous and simple. Breath of the Wild’s world is alive, and it’s partly thanks to the amazing amount of work that was no-doubt painstaking put into the graphics of this game.

It’s definitely a game that makes me want to break out my sketch books again, but… Well, then I wouldn’t be able to play the game while drawing, right?


How are you enjoying Breath of the Wild? What’s your favorite gaming art style?

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2 thoughts on “Gushing about Graphics

  1. Yes, the game’s graphics are absolutely glorious.

    The more I play these cell-shaded games, the more I think it is definitely my favorite art style. There are so may amazing-looking games of the sort, like Wind Waker and Okami.

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