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Essays 22 June 2020, 02:32

author: Darius Matusiak

A wannabe fighter pilot, racing driver, and a spec-op; an adventurer and a space marine – hence, a gamer. I’ve been playing games since Wing Commander, and writing since Destiny.

Beautiful, Unusual Games with Unique Graphics

"Playability matters, not graphics" is often the justification for poor visuals. Graphics, however, can be much more than beautiful or ugly. It can also be ingenious, intriguing, and unusual, and these are the examples of the most unique games.

Cuphead

  1. Release year: 2017
  2. Developer: MDHR Entertainment Inc.
  3. Genre: platform / 2D fighting game

Dark Souls among the platformers! Or rather, a return to the old days when arcade games could be completed only by the Masters of local arcade parlours. At the time, the difficulty level was tightened up, only for players to throw more coins into the slot machines. Cuphead, fortunately, only needs to be bought once and can be approached endlessly with its extremely difficult levels and demanding bosses. We shoot, run, jump in perfectly calculated sequences as a... Cup!

Cuphead not only surprised audiences with its high difficulty level, but also with its beautiful visuals inspired by American cartoons from the 1930s. . It's a bit like the first Mickey Mouse cartoons, except it's more colorful and dynamic. Image filters have also been well selected, so you don't even need a CRT monitor to absorb the retro atmosphere. And as if the visuals weren't enough, the whole thing is highlighted by an even more sensational soundtrack in the Jazz climates of that era.

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