The media page of the new online version of the game explains everything.
They pretty much made the graphics a lot more like the large multitude of free to play online flash games you see in ads, graphics that even resemble some of the games you find on Facebook.
Oh well, who needs a fancy GPU and multicore for games anyway if gaming companies start going to back to the level of graphics seen on the days of early GPU’s (as in the first generation of GeForce cards) and Pentium 4’s. I might as well say that if that’s the case then don’t expect any moderate to heavy use of physics and destructable, heavily interactive environments either.
This is a bit of a shock noting that this was a major franchise for Microsoft, the same company that developed DirectX 11 to improve game graphics and increase immersion.:spin: