friendly reminder that these were cutting edge graphics in 2006
Thats one of the worst examples from oblivion though, not everyone looked that fucked up. Oblivion wasnt even the best looking game out in 2006 either
you're both wrong, half-life graphics weren't all that incredible, definitely no better than oblivion, it was the physics that made it good.
Battlefield 2142 was also the best game out in 2006. get gud nerds
Friendly reminder that Crysis came out only a year later
both hl2 and oblivion's graphics(the environments at least) were extremely impressive at their time of release. anyone who says otherwise is either lying, or was too young to have a solid basis for comparison at the time.
hl2 would have been impressive if its release wasn't delayed
however, it was
it did not look better than ut2k4, doom 3, or riddick
the person too young is most likely to be you
you'd need to find a pirated copy from release to see what it really looked like, unlike the game you played with all the graphical updates to make it look like less trash years later
oblivion always had potato shit models
only 360 fanboys were impressed by it