Originally Posted by OmegaNemesis28
No - it's pretty damn correct.
A game with 1080p resolution with 1080p textures is going to look a WHOLE damn lot better than 1080p rendered with 720p (if not less) textures.
Lower resolution textures than the resolution being actually rendered are way more noticeable. They aren't the same things, I never said this, but they work in tandem together.
I never said that low res textures on a high res game looks good (this is actually one of the main reasons I don't like the graphics in MMO's, only APB did clothes the right way), I (and many others) said that the game's resolution matters whether or not the textures are good enough and you kept saying that was wrong.
Then I saw your last post and I see why you weren't getting this. A lot of us actually do appreciate higher res and AA in itself. Just having the res and the AA is visually pleasing and will improve significantly on the graphics whether or not the textures are high res. Of course that's just IMO
Yes, I actually can see the difference between the PC and Xbox SS. Now, this is of course not a great example of console vs. PC because, as you said, it has next to no PC specific features (which is lame considering the HW difference), but it's still obvious to me that the textures are sharper and that the characters are less blocky on the PC version. Do I notice every little difference unless I look for it? No. Do I still get an overall better impression? Yes. And that's what matters right? That I feel I get a better impression because my characters don't look like legos and my text is actually readable (read the guy's name, Edgar is easily recognized on PC, but not so on Xbox). But if you feel that AA doesn't matter to you then that's cool. Just don't expect that others feel the same (as you can see in post 84
which is written in a slightly more hostile tone than mine).
Regarding the cutscenes, I totally agree. Compression and low res isn't even an option. Why the hell can't I watch a 2011 cutscene without noticing compression blocks like it's a damn Youtube movie?! The initial scene in BO was horrible. Both the style and the quality reminds me of those C&C Red Alert cutscenes. Yeah, they're cool, but they're 15 years old (for C&C95 at least), the quality should've improved quite a lot (it has, but it's still too heavily compressed).Edited by B!0HaZard - 2/24/11 at 1:37pm