Before anyone asks, I have my graphics on the highest possible setting of 6. There is plenty of old PSO2 stuff that looks great on NGS (CAST configuration, for example). Some stuff, like the Star Dust accessory that displays a long line for no reason, just looks atrocious.
Old PSO2 vs NGS Nimbus Wings
Heavily Pixelated Trailblazer Camo where Photon Color no longer matches its original pre-update PSO2 shade even remotely. Also, where did the glowing effect go???
NGS Invade Camo vs Pre-update PSO2 Invade Camo
Klauz Camo in NGS. I genuinely have no words. This is just awful.
I am certain that if I went around sampling all my accessories and camos in my collection from my time on PSO2, I'd find countless other examples. There's no possible reason why something in the 8+ year old PSO2 with no graphical update (which looks worse than OG, IMO) ends up looking better than it does in NGS. How do the textures downgrade, when the opposite should be true?