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I played a tiny bit of the demo for the remake of Trials of Mana (which is a name I still have to get used to after calling it Seiken Densetsu 3 for decades) and it took no more then a half a minute before I started getting punched repeatedly in the nostalgia organ.
I kind of find the pixel art of the original SNES game more impressive then the all new 3D revamp, but on the other hand the original was filled with what kids these days might call 'The Jank' (really the whole series was) and I am hoping the remake's gameplay holds up better. Only saw a tiny bit of combat so far, but it looks promising!
Having never played any of the Mana series...the graphics are impressive from looking at the screenies...
I mean don't get me wrong the remake's 3D look is fine, just not as impressive. The original pixel art on the other hand possibly rivals Chrono Trigger as some of the best pixel art on the SNES. The remake on the other hand looks a lot like a higher resolution PS2 game. Which is not really much of a complaint mind, because the PS2 cast a looong shadow on the state of game graphics. I mean, I still think games like Dark Cloud 2 or Ico running on the PS2 hold up pretty well, as blury as they are. Not too many years ago I might have even said that graphics technology really still haven't progressed that much since the PS2.
Still, if I compare the Trials of Mana remake to, say, Animal Crossing there is no doubt Animal Crossing is a more impressive looking game in my eyes. There is a heck of a lot of detail in the animation and texture work.
The majority of what I've experienced for the PS2 still holds up well, graphics-wise. Gran Turismo 4/Tourist Trophy* is one of the best looking games for the console.
* Tourist Trophy is a motorcycle racing game that uses the same engine as GT4.
Yeah; the SFC had a lot going for it graphics wise, no doubt.