yo, nvidianewbie would not have you think it looks like crap on a cracker...
it's like mass effect, looks good as long as you're zoomed out on the characters/scenery. look closely at this games textures at your own risk... the textures are so bad, when you do see textures that are like 2006 quality, its like 'oh wow, that looks REAL nice...'
but now that you bring it up, does anyone know what 3d engine they're using and how old it is, etc? i'm curious. i even put the 16x's aa on, and tho it smooths some things out, you can tell the renders are low polygon with sharp 90 degree angles...
still having fun playing the game which is what counts. but honestly, if i wasnt a star wars fanboy, id be like 'meh, been there done that' *puts skyrim back in*
It's called the Hero Engine...It's essentially much like Nginx in the fact that it allows a user to create a base environment and then build on it.
We've far from seen the best or even the final touches in this game.
Give it time.
Also, you do realize that until they turn AA on in the game itself, it's just a approximate simulation, right? In English, it's like turning the turbo button on in your car...It may sound loud and be all showy but, there's not actually a turbo...Yet.
I just read up the Hero Engine company story behind SWTOR. it was pretty nice.