Good grief, it’s all most people care about these days!
Gamers, mostly, but also video fanatics tend to get a bit OCD-y concerning graphics. It’s got to be the best of the best, newest of the newest, most realistic-looking stuff ever, otherwise it’s no good.
Kind of tying in with my inspirational post from two days back, I’m going to say you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. Really, the creator may not be the best graphic designer, but fuck me if he isn’t capable of making a good game!
Now, I think I know where this judgement comes from. There’s lots of half-finished, raffled bullshit out there, and for most of those games, there wasn’t even that much effort put into the graphics. But that doesn’t mean every game with bad graphics was hastily finished, badly put together.
Also, old games are still very well playable despite their hideous graphics by modern-day standards. Besides, retro is cool. Retro is always cool.
Crisp video quality is pretty neat though.