When I was a little boy, the console wars were not about 3D or moronic motion controls, no, they were about graphics, pure and simple, and whoever had the most processing power usually came out on top.
Well, the benchmark of these graphical capabilities was often demonstrated most clearly with water effects in games. Sounds like strange thing to reflect on (no pun intended), but here is a breakdown of the evolution of water graphics over the years.
****ing Wave Race man. Remember how you could ride the dolphin?