Originally Posted by Chipp
I agree with those of you saying the GoW2 is a great looking game - no question about that. However, it's still based on the Unreal engine which is nowhere near as graphically pretty, for lack of a better word, as CryEngine is. (Nowhere near as demanding either, but thats another issue...)
In a contest solely of visual prowess irregardless of platform, I fail to see how anything but Warhead can even be considered.
HA! You said irregardless.
On topic: Because "graphics" isn't a technical term only. Graphics can mean art style, design or the way something looks which is subjective.
Its not a judgment solely on technical merits - Even considering technical merits, Gears of War 2 could have been deemed 'the best' because pulling something off that looks that good on hardware from 2005 is a great feat technically.
Look at how powerful desktop hardware is as apposed to console tech. GPUs that cost more than consoles themselves, so having 'the best' visuals comes as no surprise and is kind of a given - But considering the hardware the game is being ran on, yeah, I can see how Gears of War 2 won best visuals.Edited by BizzareRide - 12/25/08 at 8:53pm