I found something out last night. Everyone's on one side or the other about SMI:SE look. Some say it's ugly some like it. I liked it. But after playing the game in 1680x1050 on a 22" widescreen monitor it's a whole different ball game. I'd say this game is meant to be played in high resolutions. You just can't appreciate it the same way in a lower resolution. I recommend you all to try it that way if you can if you haven't already whether you already love it or not. If you do you might just like it better, if you don't it may just change your opinion. HD is niiiiiiiice.