Wow. They both look like garbage. Neither are 1080p. Seriously; I was promised "NEXT GEN". The last time I was told about "next gen" (2005-ish), I was actually pretty jealous, since the specs/graphics were actually GOOD. This just looks TERRIBLE. Lets get with the times. I'm really sick of this console trash ruining tech progress: either put out a good console, or just quit - you're not doing anyone any favors.
Seriously. Look at it. I was expecting NEXT GEN - that means better than stuff almost a year old. However, Crysis 3 puts BOTH platforms to complete shame. The characters look like trash and have almost no depth to them. Non-gun models (@0:50) are blurry and low resolution (both poly and texture). Multiplayer.... just wow. It looks worse than BF3. What's with the flat lighting, zero AO, zero GI, etc.
I hit play, got to MP, watched about 20 seconds of it, and was literally saying "No, seriously, come on guys. Not again. No. Really. No. Please. Stop".
You know what, I have nothing better to do. Might as well annotate the ENTIRE video.SP
0:10 - The water drops on the seat are static. They aren't even an animated 2D later.
0:20 - The water is completely flat. There are no caustics, small ripples, etc.
0:29 - The seatbelt (buckle) is incredibly aliased, even in this video.
0:29 - Obvious shader error in the wounded guys right side where the water meets his body. White line.
0:39 - Incredibly blurry terrain texture, low res, 2D-sprite based trees UP CLOSE to player
0:46 - The knobs are low-poly - there is ZERO tesselation in this game - just like BF3. The textures look like junk
0:52 - Absolutely no depth to the terrain - no POM, no tesselation, nothing
0:53 - The left side-rock on the Xbox one almost made me puke it's so blurry (not shown on PS4)
0:56 - Aliased to insanity on both sides, absolutely no AF on either side (blurry terrain texture), improperly lit "pillars" in front of player (side away from sun isn't darker, no AO, etc.)
1:09 - Terrain is a blurry mess even up close. Conclusion: low res texture
1:11 - 1:13 Pillars are obviously just rectangles. Likely made up of 12 polygons. No tesselation, no "depth" to them, despite textures suggesting otherwise.
1:15 - Motion blur clamping bug (PS4)
1:24 - Textures continue to be low, "destruction" is pre-baked and "chunk" based
1:26 - How is everything THIS blurry and aliased?!MP
1:54 - Wow where do I start. Low res EVERYTHING, No AO, Low polycount, no shadows from most objects
1:58 - Reflections are probe based, not even SSR (Crysis 2 had this) - Evident on XBox One
2:03 - Pop-in of low res "art" near ledge thing (Xbox One)
2:07 - Absolutely no shadows between right-side "boxes" (OR AO) - PS4
2:11 - Those building textures. Wow. They're about 256x256.
2:14 - They're even worse now (PS4)
2:17 - The player WALKS over this bridge - WHY ARE THE TEXTURES THIS BAD.
2:24 - The trees looked better in "Battlefield: Heroes"
2:27 - The wire of the "fence" on Xbox-Left-Side hasn't entered the LOD range. We're at like 20m.
2:31 - FLAAATTTTT GROOOUUUUNNNNDDDDD
2:34 - Hills ENTIRELY baren on Left-side PS4.
2:42 - Is specular off on the PS4 version?
2:47 - Blurry, no AO, etc. etc. Repeat above comments
2:50 - Seriously, it's almost 2014 and we dont have SSR?! What is WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE.
I've never done this before, but:PC. GAMING. MASTER. RACE.
I was promised that BF4 would usher in a new generation of graphics - that I would be "wowed". As it current stands, BF4 is technically WORSE than Crysis 2. From 2010. That's 3-4 YEARS of time to make improvements. In that time on PC, we did THIS:
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We had this February - 8 MONTHS ago:
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Notice the AO on the left-side, with the guy against the pillar
Notice the correctly done GI, which realistically lowers the shadow contrast ratio
Notice the CORRECT reflections on the right-side, with the guy in the water
Notice how the FP model properly syncs up with the scene lighting, etc.
I really don't want to have ANOTHER five years or restricted development because some company wants to put out a sub-par platform. Get with the times or get out.Edited by doomlord52 - 10/29/13 at 1:45am