So just for kicks I decided to play this on my standard tv that’s hooked up to my good ol’ monster component cables (and that makes 3S:OE looks gdlk) and wow I believe this may look better than 1080p o_O.
The way the characters look in the character select screen on an hd setup is the way they actually look while playing in 480. I may keep this setting >_>
I think it has more to do with the size of the TV, honestly. When you have a gigantic TV you can really see how pixelated the sprites are, they’re very clearly not appropriate for a 1080p resolution, but on a smaller setup they look absolutely beautiful.
Well it’s about the fact the characters are natively drawn at 480. Don’t get me wrong, the upscaler in the game is very impressive and looks gorgeous at 1080p, it gives the characters an amazing shaded, almost 3d-rendered esque look. I’m not saying it looks better, but just different at 480, comes down to personal taste. And of course, for being 2D, component is absolutely necessary, just see the difference from composite in this article http://nerdmentality.com/forums/viewtopic.php?id=31676 (talking composite vs component in 2012 FTW!!)