three dimensions

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i had a goal of wanting to play every game on g.t. from the beginning of 2018 until i couldn't do it anymore. lol. i started off well, but then kinda faltered.

so i realized that i'm playing all of the 3d games, but not all of the 2d games. !!

one of my favourite things about videogames is being able to experience a place that cannot exist in real life. having a first person perspective is the best way to achieve immersion (imo), so i prefer that.. but also, it's because i just love all of the stuff that comes with 3d: polygons, lighting, shadows, draw distance (i actually like that lol), etc. of course 2d can do that too! this also means, typically, that i prefer 2.5d over 2d.

i don't know why, but representing 3d on a screen is just the coolest thing to me. and it's not always about realism, i just really really really gravitate toward it for reasons i don't understand.

my favourite style is low poly. it's definitely not because of nostalgia. i think more abstract designs with less detail affects me more viscerally than anything realistic. this early castlevania 64 model is what i'm talking about, i still think about how eerie it is once in awhile, ever since the day i saw it in egm or whatever!

what's funny is that most of my art in school was 2d, i couldn't really work well in 3d, i'm not good with my hands. but i'm just really obsessed with 3d, though there's plenty of rad cool 2d stuff out there!