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DNF should have made it to your list..
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i dunno..but crysis2 was a horrible letdown graphics-wise..where's half-life 3? robert guillome died..that may be problematic..why are games not as good-looking as in 2007? i completely see the OP's point
 
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Originally Posted by [13f]Griffin View Post
I'm sorry guys, but I can't take this anymore.
Crysis 2 - horribly low res textures / dx9 / multiplayer #fail
It seems you haven't installed the recent DX11 patch and the high res texture pack.

It has the most amazinng visuals up until today.
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post #44 of 62
Games today are much, MUCH more complex than they used to be.
The whole industry is more business oriented now as well. They hire people who are looking to make money, they give unrealistic deadlines and push out the product because their senior management says they have to.

There is a very limited amount of companies today that couldn't care less about public opinion and expectations, and will only release a game when they feel like they did their best. Blizzard is the only big company that does that today.
    
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I love Crysis 2 it looks fantastic with and without the upgrade patch, I enjoyed every minute. The Witcher games are amazing. The Elder scrolls games are still top quality. Guild wars 2 is going to be top quality. Rage will be great too. Games sometimes have rocky starts like BC2 or WoW but look at how well they did and are doing.

I think devs are being more open about whats going on during game development over recent years and are putting out beta's which do still have bugs, things get stirred around in a big rumor pot. While open betas have huge positive effects for the final game, the bugs get sensationalised and the media breeds doubt, the fear of a AAA game releasing with these bugs so early on actually spawns thread after thread of discussion before the game has a chance to breathe. Let it get to final release status before judging them.

So if you doubt these veteran devs, please stand back and wait to see if the game is all you expected before talking it down. As it is your experience and shouldn't be based on media opinions.
Edited by jameschisholm - 10/4/11 at 10:47am
post #46 of 62
Video games are subjective, as in different people like different things. I liked Crysis 2. Dead Island is fun, and there are many games that probably don't meet your standards. Video games are very difficult to make and bugs happen. Graphics are slow to evolve. Get over it and either enjoy games or don't play them. I still don't understand all the console hate. Many games on console are far more enjoyable than pc games.
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post #47 of 62
you can always go back to consoles. BF3 is a beta. no one has played the real game yet. there are a large number of great games for pc. i cant wait for arma 3 to be released.
    
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Dead Island is pretty fun. Buggy, but fun.

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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
Do you know how hard it is to develop a AAA game?

A AAA game 10 years ago is completely different from a AAA today. In fact, most developers today could build Nintendo-era games in a few weeks. Back then it would take a group a few months. Even something Doom could be written pretty quickly today.

Note: SLI optimization is mainly the responsibility of NVIDIA.
Someone should release more Nintendo-era-like games then.
I wouldn't mind another Final Fantasy 6, Castlevania IV, or LoZ: A Link to the Past.
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Seems like it.. can't wait for Diablo 3 and Guild Wars 2 though
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Thread Starter 
thank you everyone for your input. it seems my argument is wasted on most people, mainly because i named some games in my first post--appears that that's what everyone has been focusing/flaming on. i'm off to play more of Rage, which is still a beautiful game *hopefully they fix those popping textures soon. anyone wants a piece of me in bf3 beta my handle is griffin_ww

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