Polygon Maiden Evolution

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A historical comparison of the dramatic technological evolution of 3D polygonal anime-styled bishoujo has recently been circulating, showing just how close the goal of a “real” 2D wife is getting for the otaku masses…

The history (given as date – game – publisher – platform):

1993 – Virtua Fighter – SEGA – Sega Model 1/Sega Saturn/32X
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1994/12 – Tekken – Namco – Namco System 11/PS1
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1995/01 – Battle Arena Toshinden – Takara – PS1
1995/12 – Battle Arena Toshinden 2 – Takara – PS1/Sony ZN-1
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1996/04 – Psychic Force – Taito – TAITO FX-1A/PS1
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1996 – Dancing Eyes – Namco – Namco System 11
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1997/01 – Final Fantasy VII – Square Soft – PS1
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1997/12 – Rival Schools: United By Fate – Capcom – Sony ZN-2/PS1
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1998/06 – Psychic Force 2012 – Taito – Taito Wolf System/Dreamcast/Windows
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1999/11 – Dead or Alive 2 – Tecmo – NAOMI/Dreamcast/PS2
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2001/12 – Tokimeki Memorial 3- Konami – PS2
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2003/04 – Yumeria – Namco – PS2
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2005/04 – Love Death: Realtime Lovers – TEATIME – Windows
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2005/07 – THE IDOLM@STER (SYSTEM256) – Namco Bandai – Namco System 256
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2007/01 – Shining Force EXA – SEGA – PS2
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2007/01 – THE IDOLM@STER (XBox360) – Namco Bandai – Xbox 360
2008/02 – THE IDOLM@STER L4U! – Namco Bandai – Xbox 360
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2007/05 – Schoolmate – ILLUSION – Windows
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2007/08 – Love Death 2: Realtime Lovers – TEATIME – Windows
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2007/12 – Time Leap – Frontwing – Windows/Xbox 360/PS3
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2008/06 – 3D Custom Girl – Tech Arts 3D – Windows
2008/12 – 3D Custom Girl XP – Tech Arts 3D – Windows
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2008/07 – Street Fighter IV – Capcom – Taito Type X2/Xbox 360/PS3
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2009/07 – Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- – SEGA – PSP
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2009/08 – Dream Club – D3 Publisher – Xbox 360
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2009/09 – LovePlus – Konami – Nintendo DS
2010/04 – LovePlus i – Konami – iPhone
2010/06 – LovePlus+ – Konami – Nintendo DS
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2010/06 – Atelier Totori – Gust – PS3
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2010/06 – Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater – SEGA – PS3
2011/08 – Hatsune Miku -Project DIVA- Dreamy Theater 2nd – SEGA – PS3
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2010/08 – Hyperdimension Neptunia – Compile Heart – PS3
2011/08 – Hyperdimension Neptunia mk2 – Compile Heart – PS3
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2011/02 – THE IDOLM@STER 2 – Namco Bandai – Xbox 360/PS3
2011/10 – THE IDOLM@STER G4U! – Namco Bandai – Xbox 360/PS3
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2011/07 – Houkago Custom Time ~Customize Lovers~ – TEATIME – Windows
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2011/12 – Ever17: Out of Infinity (Xbox 360) – 5pb. + CyberFront – Xbox 360
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The general opinion of the collator appears to be that the current peak was reached some years ago with IdolMaster, although given that the graphical capabilities of the current generation of consoles are now hopelessly out of date, this is perhaps more a reflection of the glacial pace of console hardware evolution than that of the games themselves.


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