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Don't get me wrong, Portal 2 is a gorgeous game and I absolutely loved it. But I played it after playing alot of the Half Life 2 cinematic mod 10, and I thought, why don't they make all the textures ultra hi res? If the cinematic mod can do it, the source engine is totally capable of it. This could have been one of the best looking games of all time.

It would be a masterpiece visually and I'm sure the textures resolution could be downgraded for consoles and lower pc settings. Anyway, just a thought I was curious what you guys thought?
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post #2 of 34
Cause they realize the time spent into making better gameplay, will make a better game than spending that time making better graphics.
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post #3 of 34
cuz it was on consoels as well
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Don't get me wrong, Portal 2 is a gorgeous game and I absolutely loved it. But I played it after playing alot of the Half Life 2 cinematic mod 10, and I thought, why don't they make all the textures ultra hi res? If the cinematic mod can do it, the source engine is totally capable of it. This could have been one of the best looking games of all time.

It would be a masterpiece visually and I'm sure the textures resolution could be downgraded for consoles and lower pc settings. Anyway, just a thought I was curious what you guys thought?
Biggest reason I can think of could be that all the data has to fit on a DVD for XBOX. super high res textures just wouldnt work. I am assuming it would also be a pain to make different textures for 3 different systems. keeping as much as they can similar between different versions of the game is in their best interest as it means they can make the game faster / cheaper.
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post #5 of 34
Looked perfect to be honest.

All the typical hallmarks of a Source engine game, not too realistic.
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cuz it was on consoels as well
This as well as being made on an aging engine.
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post #7 of 34
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Looked perfect to be honest.

All the typical hallmarks of a Source engine game, not too realistic.
now if source ran off cryengine3... *drools*
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Gameplay is what matters. Good graphics is just a +
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Gameplay is what matters. Good graphics is just a +
Exactly.
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Why is it that we rage at Crytek for no DX11, yet we're fine with Valve still using their Source engine in DX9?

i'm confused.
     
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