Does Not Illustrate: Sprite Polygon Mix

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Novice Swordsman
Paper Mario doesn't use any sprites, it uses flattened polygon models. I think the image should be replaced with a more straight example. Any suggestions?
2 burnpsy21st Sep 2012 10:09:28 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Here's a shot from Recettear, where everyone except the player characters and any items are 3D models.

I was gonna suggest a pic showing the infamous vintage ham sandwich line from the game, but the dungeon image is clearer.

edited 22nd Sep '12 1:15:47 AM by burnpsy

3 nitrokitty22nd Sep 2012 12:22:21 AM , Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Xenogears used a mix IIRC. I have no idea where I left my copy of the game though.
4 KarjamP22nd Sep 2012 02:45:10 AM from South Africa , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The imaginative Christian Asperger
While the fourth gen of Pokemon demonstrates the trope when it comes to overworlds, I think the fifth gen games demonstrates it better.

Perfect screenshot from Pokemon Black and White:

edited 22nd Sep '12 12:00:53 PM by KarjamP

5 burnpsy22nd Sep 2012 09:19:08 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Another suggestion, this time from Chantelise:

6 AnotherDuck22nd Sep 2012 10:16:42 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
I think #4 is the clearest one. The others look like they could potentially be cell-shaded on a quick glance.
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7 DRCEQ22nd Sep 2012 10:32:02 PM , Relationship Status: Anime is my true love
Recettear immediately came to mind for me. Some of the monsters are 3D polygons reminiscent of PS 1 era graphics, and they stand in pretty stark contrast to the 2D sprite characters. I can load up the game dig up some screenshots.
serial tweaker, sorry
4 looks good, but what's with that thick border? Is that how the game is actually displayed?
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9 KarjamP23rd Sep 2012 12:24:12 AM from South Africa , Relationship Status: [TOP SECRET]
The imaginative Christian Asperger
[up]I had just took the screenshot from the web without any editing besides the resizing to be accepted by the site's image uploader.

If you want, I can try to edit it out.

edited 23rd Sep '12 12:24:51 AM by KarjamP

10 burnpsy23rd Sep 2012 02:00:19 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
To directly answer the question, no that border usually isn't there.
Would like to see a more-stark contrast. Something that is definitely a sprite (clearly not cel-shaded 3d) along with something that is clearly polygonal. Even the image in #4 is too subtle I think.
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12 burnpsy23rd Sep 2012 02:34:22 AM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
I would think that most works that employ this trope make it subtle on purpose.
Dragon Writer
^ Yes, but how effectively they can execute it depends on the hardware. PS2 (and onward) games can be hard to tell, but it's pretty easy on the PSX or DS since those don't filter textures.

edited 23rd Sep '12 10:31:45 AM by Stratadrake

15 AnotherDuck23rd Sep 2012 12:19:19 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
The problem with almost all suggestions is that they don't scale down very well, which is probably why a portable game is better, since there's less scaling down.
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Dragon Writer
FFT is also an option, but IMO it should be from the PSX original, not the remake, and those are hard to find. (One thing I like about the Breath of Fire IV one I found is if you look closely, you might notice how the characters look slightly out of angle with the camera.)
17 ShadowHog23rd Sep 2012 12:59:56 PM from Earth , Relationship Status: Healthy, deeply-felt respect for this here Shotgun
Sonic Battle? ([1] [2] [3])

Doom? ([4] [5] [6]) Wait that's a non-example according to the trope nevermind

edited 23rd Sep '12 1:00:46 PM by ShadowHog

18 AnotherDuck23rd Sep 2012 01:07:43 PM from Stockholm , Relationship Status: In season
No, the other one.
[up]Sonic kinda works, but not as well as previous suggestion.

edited 23rd Sep '12 1:09:41 PM by AnotherDuck

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19 burnpsy23rd Sep 2012 02:52:35 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
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edited 23rd Sep '12 2:58:48 PM by burnpsy

Dragon Writer
^ That last one does not work at all.
21 burnpsy23rd Sep 2012 04:41:37 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Meh. I tried looking up skills that would show it better from Neptunia, but I don't have a DVR and the only YouTube videos I could find used the custom image feature to change the 2D art into the rage face memes, which is against this site's rules.
22 Willbyr23rd Sep 2012 06:37:50 PM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
4, 14.3, and 19.2 are my favs so far.

edited 23rd Sep '12 6:39:13 PM by Willbyr

23 burnpsy23rd Sep 2012 06:56:34 PM , Relationship Status: Abstaining
Dragon Writer
That's ... not too bad, actually. There's obviously a different graphical style between the polygonal monster and sprited party members. Seems cropped a bit tight though....

(Which is the same thing as I liked about the BOF 4 image I found ... the large dragon is clearly a polygonal render while the characters are clearly sprites)

edited 23rd Sep '12 7:34:02 PM by Stratadrake

25 Willbyr24th Sep 2012 03:41:28 AM from North Little Rock, AR , Relationship Status: Pining for the fjords
[up][up] Agreeing with [up] on the pic being good but the cropping looking a bit too tight.

edited 24th Sep '12 3:42:20 AM by Willbyr

Image Pickin: Sprite Polygon Mix
28th Sep '12 3:46:40 PM
Nominations for replacement images:
At issue:
Note that all of the suggested images that aren't at wiki size will have to be resized and/or cropped to fit if chosen.

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