This 2.5D style was perfected in and , two absolute visual masterpieces.
I love this aesthetic so much that I created a list of the .
Clearly I’m not the only one hungry for more content in this visual style, because Dott has a whole Youtube channel full of re-interpretations of retro RPGs.
The most exciting of their videos were the recent Pokemon 2.5d re-interpretations in Unreal Engine 5. Just look how beautiful this is:
Dott has been working on quite a lot of 2.5D remakes of classic JRPG titles. Some of the games on their Youtube channel include Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, Terranigma, and Chrono Trigger.
This artist clearly has good tastes in video games!
Dott calls this style HD2D, which is also a good way of describing what actually is happening in this kind of 2.5D work.
You’re taking that classic SNES style 2D pixel art style and creatively mixing it with modern 3D technology. It all becomes quite unique.
We love all of the works featured on their channel, but you know we will always be partial to first generation Pokemon content.
The starting scenes of Pokemon Red/Green/Blue/Yellow shown in Unreal Engine 5 in an HD2D style is pretty intriguing.