Posted Thu Nov 2, 2017 4:25 PM
Depends on the 3d games. I love the look of flat polygons, and as stills, many still look good today. What ages them the most is more the frame rate, which was often sub 10fps, which compared to newer 3d games, or even 2d games of the era was just horrible. Someone mentions hard driven? The SNES ran the smoothest of the ones I played, and it still chugs at like 5fps. Even with aid, a lot of early 3d games were slow and clunky. Comparing them to early games made them much better, but as new systems came out, they got left behind. Jaguar did reasonably good on 3d games, but even many of those are clunky.
2d3d games ran much better (wolf, doom, etc) but where they were helped with the illusion of 3d, rather than having to push Poly's, they often suffer from low resolution graphics and often look rather fugly.
Not sure how early I'd place textured polygonal games, like need for speed, but they tended to be on more robust hardware by that point, and ran relatively smooth, and have decent textures. They really are leading more to the modern era, but are Morea case of, did you like it, than , can you deal with the ugly textures and/or low framerate.