The infamous web comic VGCats has been updated, featuring a comic that pokes fun at next generation graphics.
The thing is, which game are they exactly making fun of or criticizing?
The comic can be seen here.
I have the feeling that they might be criticizing Nintendo's decision of making the latest Zelda game, Twilight Princess, into a realistic looking one, rather than continuing using the cel shaded style of the Wind waker.
Notice how the comic mentions some of the graphical features seen in TP, including the infamous use of a brown palette scheme and a soft blur effect.
If its true that they are making fun/bashing the TP graphics, then they are being foolish. The blur effect was only used during the Twilight real scenes, which added to the surreality of the world. Its true that the game does sport a brown palette, but it does make great use of color and shading (especially the greens in the forests).
Also, other games made use of the 'realistic" brown palette before TP was released. RE 4 on the Cube made heavy use of dark reds, brown, grey and even some orange. Gear of war also uses a lot of greys and black to convey the gritty look of war and if I am not mistaken so does Call of duty 3. And finally, Final Fantasy XII sports a lot of brown and gold colors, even if it is more colorful than any of the aforementioned games.
I ask because they usually do a quick commentary on the comic, but they didn't say anything this time. But the way they use the effects in the comic makes it look like they are making fun or criticizing the graphical style of TP.
I'll leave you guys to ponder what is the intention behind this comic.