I’ll explain why in this weekend’s Clutter Report but as for right now I am very tired. You can’t say I didn’t work hard today. So I hope you don’t mind a fluff piece today.
Animation is important in video games. Bad animation can ruin a game and good animation can enhance it. Dan, formerly of Extra Credits, is an animator and cares about animation in video games. Therefore we have two videos, one on a badly animated sequence in an otherwise good game and a follow up where he responds to one particular response by the game’s defenders.
The defense made about this game’s animation is that it’s old, which Dan counters in this follow-up on animation in older games and how they were better than the mining sequence.
I would maintain that animation in cartoons is the same way. For their time, budget, and how many episodes they had to crank out at once, older cartoons can also look good. I guess that one’s for another time. Check out more New Frame Plus on their YouTube channel and if you’ll excuse me I need to pass out.