As we move closer to present-day, we can see that these blurry
textures are still a problem. Here we have a screenshot of Command and Conquer
Generals by Electronic Arts, released last year. Shown on the left is the
appearance of the
game when it is run on a graphics card with a small amount
of texture memory, like on my computer at home. Shown on the right is the game
with high-resolution textures.
You can see that the high-res textures provide a lot of nice detail that is missing on the image on the left. This is the kind of detail that enriches the game world and creates a more immersive experience. Gamers viewing the blurry textures on the left side completely miss out on all that!