Ingenious Details From Video Games That Demand Another Look

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Vote up the details you missed the first time around.

In the early days of video games, they were little more than large pixels on the screen. Over the years, those pixels evolved into colorful, well-rendered characters and locations that are nearly photorealistic. It was a long road, getting from there to here, but video games have finally become an art form that relies heavily on insanely detailed and complex graphics.

With those changes, video game developers have put dedicated more and more attention to detail into their games. Some of them feature accurate depictions of physics to include everything from light distortion to gravity. Photorealistic details in modern video game graphics incorporate details many players don't often notice right away. When they're pointed out, a player definitely heads back in for another look.

Accuracy in video games and even the video game movies they inspire has become one of the most important factors of the industry, and players have noticed. This list features ingenious details in video games that demand another look. The most interesting of these made their way to the Gaming Details subreddit and are presented below.


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    25 VOTES

    Lady D's Height Accounts For The Wear In Her Steps In 'Resident Evil 8'

    From Redditor u/kakka_rot:

    Resident Evil 8: In Lady D's dungeon, the stairs are worn from years of walking them, but because she is so tall, the wear only shows every third step.

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    20 VOTES

    Fire-type Pokemon In 'Super Smash Bros. Ultimate' Take Damage While Swimming

    From Redditor u/DuffyDood:

    In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, the two fire type Pokemon, Charizard and Incineroar, both take damage whilst swimming.

  • 3
    14 VOTES

    Claire's Clean Arms Are Due To Her Jacket In 'Resident Evil 2'

    Claire's Clean Arms Are Due To Her Jacket In 'Resident Evil 2'
    Photo: Capcom / Reddit

    From Redditor u/Pichuunnn:

    Resident Evil 2 (Remake) - After Claire gives her jacket to Sherry, her face and neck are very dirty, but her arms are somewhat clean because she's been wearing the jacket for the majority of the game.

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    13 VOTES

    Performance Cars Are Often Double-parked In 'Watch Dogs 2'

    From Redditor u/SnipersWSteak:

    In Watch Dogs 2, performance cars can be seen double-parked like this.

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    13 VOTES

    The Functioning Streetlights In 'Fallout: New Vegas' Are Powered Via Batteries

    The Functioning Streetlights In 'Fallout: New Vegas' Are Powered Via Batteries
    Photo: Bethesda / Reddit

    From Redditor u/Mr_Rotch:

    Fallout: New Vegas - The reason why some street lights are functional in the Mojave Wasteland is because of a battery hooked up at its base.

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    29 VOTES

    'The Simpsons: Hit & Run' Celebrates Christmas (If It's Actually Christmas)

    From Redditor u/JavFur94:

    If you play The Simpsons: Hit & Run during Christmas the game will change its theme to Christmas! Happy Holidays everyone! (D'oh!)