Originally Posted by matthey
The look and even sometimes feel was due to hardware limitations. Modern games still have a look and feel just not based on hardware limitations.
Yes i know that. I deliberately made Puzcat to look like an 8 bit game on the Amiga even though i didn't have to. But all this kind of misses the point. The fact that you could "see" the hardware limitations, it used to actually add something, whereas now if ever you see them, it takes something away. As well, there was something special about the fact that the look and feel was due to the hardware and not just the artist, that you could actually appreciate that there was a hardware there, rendering the graphics, rather than your screen appearing to function as a kind of magic window into an alternate reality. Being able to "see" and "hear" the hardware, i kind of miss that.