The grass tilemaps that I use for grass looks very repetitive. Basically, I am taking a single repeatable grass texture and repeating it over and over again.
I really like playing Heroes of Might and Magic 2. It's an old classic with 8 bit graphics. The thing is, their terrain tiles looks great. It's very hard to notice the repetitions. Attached are two blank maps I created with their map editor:
Edited by SillyCow, 24 January 2014 - 12:29 PM.