The graphics in Rez
are quite interesting. In fact, I think Rez
presents one 'flavor' of what the next tier of video gaming will look like. The gaming industry has sought more realistic graphics - even life-like realism. To some degree, we've actually reached that. But there is something that lies beyond being able to recreate the minute details of reality. There's artistic style. Rez
is not the most realistic game you'll ever see. It's not supposed to be. It has a very Tron
feel to it - a sort of a cyberspace hacking-from-the-inside type look. It serves it's purpose well. The feeling is very submersive.
The music in Rez is not just cool - it's an integral part of the game. Rez is a futuristic shooter with an interesting twist - you can stack-up lock-ons and when you release your attack, the shots are timed to the music. While this doesn't put Rez in a category with Dance Dance Revolution or Parappa The Rapper, it does create an interesting interactivity between the gameplay and the music.