Bingo. There is such a thing as ambient light. If you're sneaking around in the day, expect shadowed areas to still have light being bounced into them. It looks downright silly when you have a completely well-lit area next to strips of completely blackness during the day.
Quote:While that may be true, I'm not even coming at it from a screenshot perspective. Well... maybe. Any time with photography or imagery in general, crushing the blacks is a bad idea.
Quote:Anything that's dark can be made darker with SweetFX. Not sure what you meant by that. Dishonored is real easy to destroy with SweetFX because some of the levels do have a lot of baked shadows where ambient light doens't seem to take effect, so they're already a bit darker than they should be. But then you have levels that are REALLY bright and you might want to make them darker, but you can't because those same SweetFX settings will destroy the darker levels.
Saints Row 4 really does look awful. Like a step down from 3.
Edited by jim2point0 - 8/22/13 at 9:11am