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Gamespy's best graphics of '08: Gears of War 2

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We'll forgive you if you find it hard to notice Gears of War 2's masterful visuals much of the time -- it's very easy to miss the forest for the trees when your back's against the wall and you're trying desperately to snatch whatever inches you can from unrelenting enemies. In many sequences, though, it's impossible not to take it all in. Gears of War 2 assaults you with the massive scale of its world, built from environments that are immense, imaginative, and ever-moving. In one sequence, you're scouring a city submerged in a sinkhole, as it collapses around you. In another, you're fighting atop a rolling assault derrick as the battle swells to an unbelievable scale. Gears 2 is full of moments like this. It's gaming's answer to the summer blockbuster.
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if this doesnt get the same comments as MGS4 is getting for winning the same award I'm gonna smack some faces.
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Originally Posted by Hellisforheroes View Post
if this doesnt get the same comments as MGS4 is getting for winning the same award I'm gonna smack some faces.
Across every publication the winners will always be the same select few: Gears of War 2, MGS4, Crysis Warhead & Resistance 2. The honorable mentions would be GTA4 and LBP.
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Lol didn't Crysis Warhead come out this year? I think so, and it looks MUCH better than Gears for sure. I wonder what they look for in "graphics?" Obviously something I'm not seeing...
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rofl...I couldn't disagree more. GoW (and GOW2) are all too desperately gritty. Its like the devs took the game and spent 90% of the dev time trying to make it pretty...then dumped a bucket of sand on it.

My obvious vote would go to FC2 or Crysis (lame I know, but I call em how I see em).
    
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Originally Posted by Clinic View Post
rofl...I couldn't disagree more. GoW (and GOW2) are all too desperately gritty. Its like the devs took the game and spent 90% of the dev time trying to make it pretty...then dumped a bucket of sand on it.

My obvious vote would go to FC2 or Crysis (lame I know, but I call em how I see em).
Not lame at all. The category wasn't "best gameplay" or "best AI" it was "best graphics" and both those games smack Gears when it comes to visuals.
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They should just leave PC games out of these types of things, or at least have them in a separate contest. PC games will almost always be better graphic'd than console games.
Edited by Solertia - 12/23/08 at 11:29am
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Not lame at all. The category wasn't "best gameplay" or "best AI" it was "best graphics" and both those games smack Gears when it comes to visuals.
Farcry2 for visual effects and Crysis for visual quality.

MGS4 is really nice and all since it have those high textures all those nice visual candies

Left 4 Dead Have good gameplay but not good enough to get along with FC2, Crysis, MGS4, or GoW2.

Best Graphics go to Crysis Warhead.
This is about Best Graphic not Most Frames Per Second.
Dunno about GoW2 requirements but GoW on PC ran 60FPS+ with 16xAF/16xAA@1920x1200 and all graphics at max and same for NVCP.

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i dont think i've ever seen a scarier pic of MJ...
    
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GoW = GoW2
There is almost no difference at all. How they could choose this over other games like MGS4, Crysis Warhead, hell even Fallout 3 is beyond me. Gamespy sucks.

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And its funny considering Gamespy does all the Crysis and Crysis Warhead networking.
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