It depends. When they start animating things that wouldn't normally move, just for the heck of it, then it's too much. But a certain degree of background animation gives the games more life.Bregalad wrote:In fact I think animated BGs are WAY too much overrated - I'd rather go for a statuc BG which is good looking.
There are certain games that if there are no enemies on the screen you can't even tell if they're paused or not, because everything is so static. I believe that a little background animation makes a good difference, and makes the worlds more alive.