I've been a loyal fan of south park for many years- I was still a young boy when I first saw the fat ass of Cartman and Kenny dying in some silly accident. It influenced me a lot.
But today, I was shocked. I saw the 14th season of South Park. They had eliminated all the crude cutout animation and replaced it with SUPERSMOOTH 3D animation. Really, I was about to vomit. All those crude cutouts I grew up with, were gone or horribly mutilated.
True, the content of the show is still funny but the way they do it...well lets juse a quote from the show to describe that: "You're braking my balls man, you're breaking my balls..."
Atleast Japanese anime has some hand-made part in it left. No, im not talking about lolis giving old men giving handjobs but the silly little koreans drawing huge amounts of frames by hand. Atleast that is left...
Also, that huge supersmooth 3D wave has reached the games too. In example, Fallout I and II had quite adequate graphics, looked a bit crude but that made it good. Now Fallout III looks dramatic and all but its just not Fallout anymore. Also it sucks donkey balls anyway.
I remember the times when good looking and playable games fit on 1 CD, sometimes even less. Okay, some great games what didnt require a damn supercomputer to run fit on 3 CDs. Now, they stuff some ridiculous amonts of graphics in a dual side, dual layer DVD and you need world's most powerful computer to run it. Oh yeah. I miss the old days, when stuff looked crudely made, took few resources and all, you know. Now, smoothed out 3D stuff everywhere!
I like 3D animation tho, but in cinemas- special effects, entire movies (especially Pixar animation, I love it!) and so. But not in my old trusty cartoons.
Sure, they try to make things more realistic and so, but thats the whole point of it. Not all things must be real.
HAS 3D gone too far?
Tell us in the comments!