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Originally Posted by l337sft View Post
If these screenshots are not considered good graphics to you. Then please enlighten us on what you consider good graphics, and dont post crysis. Because if you dont believe these are good, then you cant think crysis looks good either.
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Originally Posted by Denz View Post
He might be under the assumption these are rendered cutscenes and not in game play.
It's the monsters and not the world that bothers me. Everything looks amazing except for how they create the surface reflections. They have a way of making these reflections with an ugly "shine" that I find not appealing. I draw as a hobby and it's quite an obsession, more so when you get into shading and texture. I find it very easy, VERY easy, to pick out little obvious details that are wrong.

Take that thread about the new racing game, Shift 2. I don't understand how people can't tell the difference between the game and real life scenes, it's night and day to me. Textures are always washed out in a game compared to real lighting, not to mention they go for a yellow light effect. If you know anything about photography it's that the suns light is yellow but objects don't have a hue to it as if yellow light were reflecting. When you take a picture with a regular bulb (yellow light) paper gets an ugly look to it. You have to take a picture with a white bulb (white light) to get the same look as if from the sun. That's why I don't like a lot of games that do HDR, the reflections are slightly off. It's very hard to get that done properly, even more so in a game environment.

Seriously though, look at the creatures. They have a glossy look that makes it almost plastic like. I find that incredibly cheap, they should do something about it. Serious Sam 2 had the same look, it's why I didn't like the explosions, rockets, player models, guns, a bunch of stuff. It gives the impression that all they do for the effects is add an alpha layer on top of the models, when the light reflects it makes the alpha layer shine giving you the gleam. Think clear plastic coating on a plastic model, that effect. I just find it cheap looking.
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