Originally Posted by The Take Out Bandit
Pre-rendered backgrounds are as abhorrent as non-game engine cut scenes. It's an artifact of a dead era, and also conducive to terrible camera use.
See also: Devil May Cry 1
Pre-rendered backgrounds + terrible camera placement = game breaking.
In addition that that, it doesn't immerse me in the game world. I just feel like even more of a rat in a maze.
Like I said, it's players taking camera systems too seriously as to why pre-rendered backgrounds are dead in the first place. If they did not die, then there would be more glorious looking games like REMake, maybe not on consoles, but definitely on handhelds and the like.
DMC1 didn't use pre-rendered backgrounds, btw, and I don't know why people complain about the lack of camera system so much, I always preferred having the camera show a wide view of where I'm fighting instead of usually having to turn the camera around for a couple of seconds before being able to put my thumb on the controls again.