Our humble video games industry has come a long way in the past twenty five years and, whilst we’ve seen a vast improvement in the quality of gameplay and story telling over the years, the graphical elements of these games has progressed at an even more alarming rate. For the many of us who weren’t around since time immemorial, here’s a brief run down of the visual evolution of gaming over the last two decades and a half.
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1987 – Zelda 2: The Adventure of Link
Kicking off with a classic 2D romp, Zelda 2 mixed up the standard formula and successfully combined both side-scrolling and top down viewpoints.