The original low-fi graphics of FFVII
Released in 1998 for the original PlayStation, Final Fantasy VII was the first Final Fantasy game to feature 3D graphics, a milestone for the role-playing series. The screenshot here shows the game at its base level, while combat and cut-scenes exhibited far superior graphics that were used sparingly because of the memory and hardware constraints of the era.
Though groundbreaking for its time, the crude polygon look of the character sprites, as they're called, now seems laughable compared with modern gaming graphics. But digital artist Joaquin Baldwin found the look to be appealing for its nostalgic value, and sought to re-create the models with his 3D-printed figures.
"It is the most memorable game I've ever played. A lot of fans probably feel that same way," Baldwin said.
August 16, 2013 11:28 AM PDT
Photo by: Square Enix
| Caption by: Nick Statt
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