In preparation for making my Leviathan game engine, i realized I have only researched 2D graphics up to level 3. Are 2D graphics ever better than 3D graphics of the same level, for particular genres perhaps, or is it strictly a cost thing?

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    Game Dev Tycoon question titles alway make my vote-to-close trigger finger itch until I see the tag. ^^ Commented May 5, 2013 at 17:44

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Yes they are equal at some levels.

Graphics are calculated as tech level during the review phase. 3D graphics only overtake 2D graphics at V4, and every version after that. 3D V2 and 2D V2/3 are all equal, as well as 3D V3 and 2D V4/5.

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    Is there no relationship between topic/genre and graphics type then?
    – kotekzot
    Commented May 5, 2013 at 23:03
  • @kotekzot there are platform/genre relationships, but not between topic/genre/graphics as far as I am aware. Commented May 12, 2013 at 20:03

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