Game visuals: What makes a game’s graphics “dated”?

Published on Thursday, June 5, 2014 By Brad Wardell In Elemental Dev Journals

All games, even the games that looked amazing when they come out eventually start to look “dated” visually.

The challenge isn’t determining whether a game’s graphics have started to get dated looking but what specifically makes a game start to look dated.

Let’s use Legendary Heroes as an example:


What parts of the game look dated today? What parts do you think will look dated in the near future?