ITT: Video games that are masterpieces but mechanically/graphically have aged terribly.
GTA San Andreas is a big qualifier for this. It has a great and massive story, top-notch voice acting, lovable fun characters, lots of variety in gameplay, a distinct iconic aesthetic, a GOAT soundtrack, and is still just a boatload of fun to play, especially with all the cheat codes.
But holy shit, the aiming controls are whacky as fuck, the cover system is useless, the driving feels excessively arcadey and cars get destroyed way too fast, the character models look like ass, the difficulty spikes are insane at times (JUST FOLLOW THE DAMN TRAIN)
and the general mission structure is pretty unforgiving, it lacks the GPS system that later GTA games had which makes finding exactly where you need to go often a pain in the ass, etc.
Another example of this are the first two gens of Pokemon (Red, Blue, Yellow, Gold, Silver and Crystal) which are pointless to play now when the remakes are better in LITERALLY every single way. Gen 1 in particular is loaded with gamebreaking glitches (Missingno. is only the tip of the iceberg), and a lot of Pokemon's mechanics didn't become very refined until gen 3, imo at least.
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