What game has impressed you the most visually?
Are there any games with specific visual features that you really liked (water, skyboxes ect.)?
The most visually impressive game out right now is probably the PC version of AC:U or Ryse. The Order might give those games a run for their money though.
As far as specific visual effects, I think the water in Watch Dogs is very impressive.
Textures in SS look bleh, especially the LOD textures. Everything after a few city blocks looks really fucking bad.
The particles are fucking sexy though.
Crysis 1 modded or Crysis 3 for vegetation/foliage. Tons of grass and bushes and trees in games is my fetish.
AC Unity was the best looking game I've seen in real time. As of right now though, Dying Light is pretty damn impressive.
ACU and AI
despite what retards and trolls in here say they're the best looking games right now
I think playing AI on a giant screen with 3D glasses would actually make you feel like you're inside the ship. The lightning is so fucking good, and dem textures.
Campaign maps in total war rome 2 and attila look pretty good too, especially the newly released Attila. Dem clouds.
ACU but only indoors. Honestly the second you reach the top of a building the quality drops heavily. Even street level outside you see alot of poor elements that take away from the scene
I love the water in Just Cause 2. The color is great and the underwater scenery is also really well done.
The particle effects are really nice too. One of the best " blow up buildings " simulators.
It's a really good sandbox to play in. The story is shit, but it doesn't matter, you'll spend more time just wandering around sky diving or blowing up military bases.
Also, the multiplayer mod.
one of the reasons i've put it off. It's not that I can't "make my own fun" but I get easily distracted/bored without a set goal in mind so games where the fun is in goofing around tend to lose my attention quickly.
Killzone: Shadow Fall.
It isn't on a technically impressive console, but the art team did some astonishingly beautiful things. The use of color in particular is fantastic for a console game.
I can't really find any good images of it on Google Images, though. Most of them are just from the bland war sequences and not the beautiful helicopter flights or urban areas.
I still think TLOU on PS4 has the best looking character models of any game on PS4.
The master race prevails
Why don't they have shadows?
let all the nature come out from under all that blur and enjoy the scenery, there's no need to view the world through a macro lens.
I remember being completely fucking blown away by gears of war. My ps2 broke and I'd mostly been playing RPGs on ps1 a year before hand so maybe that factors in, but the water and the characters looked great at the time
Decided to try out my 970 on metro and boy oh boy does this game look fucking great.
>What game has impressed you the most visually?
Although it has obviously aged, I still feel like the REmake looks insanely pretty to me.
Although alot of people hate it, ff13 and 13-2 both look pretty good as well.
Pikmin 2 looked great on the GC, and I really like Luigi's Mansions artstyle.
Witcher 2 is pretty damn nice as well. Even without the ubersampling it looks fucking nice.
War Thunder, because it's so fucking well optimized.
This is on Intel HD 4600 graphics.
The first game I played once my rig was built was Crysis, and going to playing that at high settings from playing PS2 games at 480p was an experience like no other. My jaw literally dropped during that skydive. Other ones that really impressed me were Witcher 2, both Metros, modded Bethesda games, Antichamber, Just Cause 2, the other Crysis games, Far Cry 2, F.E.A.R, Mirror's Edge and the Tomb Raider reboot. One I played recently that wasn't on PC was Journey, and that was strikingly beautiful.
This shot in particular blew my mind. The ending was beautiful as well.
You're alright anon
>Aesthetics >>>>>>>>>>>>> graphical fidelity.
But of course.
I'll agree MGSV looks good, but you literally posted a screenshot with jagged polygons, light bloom, lens flare, and too strong DOF.
I can't tell if you're retarded and posting this screenshot seriously or just baiting the fuck out of me. Either way, here's your reply
Don't mind me. Just reminding people that a realistic looking game with good art direction holds up way better than just a realistic looking game with high tech graphics.
Modded gta iv
I don't get the fascination with Crysis 3. It really doesn't look as amazing as people make it out to be, even in motion. It looks good but it doesn't look breathtaking and it requires too much performance for what it is.
This is coming from a guy who played it maxed out with SLI 780's on a 144Hz display.
Crysis 3 really impressed me visually, the chromatic aberration is annoying as FUCK but aside from that the lighting, shadows, models, animations and especially the water reflections are all fucking perfect, especially when you shoot the water in those darker bits, holy fuck, beautiful, a little too bright but still beautiful.
Evolve has really nice animations, especially when you plow through a tree and leap and shit, also the snow storms that pick up and drop are very natural and look stellar.
Metro has some of the best dark scenes in any game I've ever seen, and really good effects like the fogging gas mask.
It'd put those as my top 3.
>at anything other than 4k
>Playing any game
>On a 60Hz display
Gee whiz is it still 2004? What a fucking plebeian.
Looking up at the rain when you first get to the planet in Metroid Prime remains one of my favorite experiences in gaming to this day. I was blown away by the art direction and music. Another one would probably be the first time I played Half-Life 2 on release and did the water hazard stage. All that water was so cool for its time.
Crysis 3's water caustics, while obviously not super-accurate, impressed me. It's one of those effects you don't really think about until you see it and realize yeah, I guess light in water does do that.
Kind of dated with everything else but Star Fox Adventures had some REALLY nice water.
>literally brown and bloom
If this was an Uncharted shot everyone would be slamming it for having a shitty overblown effect and no colors. I liked Journey but sucking it's dick in a graphics thread is just silly.
crash and spyro blew me away back in the day and still look good imo
half life 2 and doom 3 aswell as oblivion which were all state of the art at the time and of course crysis and nothing has topped it since
UT2k3 and Far Cry 1 are the last games that I was blown away by. If I had a decent comp when crysis came out I'd probably have had the same reaction. Graphics really seem to have to stagnated since crysis.
>no the vanishing of ethan carter
It's like you don't like best woods in the vydia
60fps unless I have to lower everything to shit settings to get it. If I have to go below "high" for most things, I say fuck it and max it all out and let it be locked at 30. I played Crysis this way on an 8800 GTS 512.
Depends on the game. For instance I planned to play MGS GZ at 4k 30fps but the game feels like shit at 30fps since it's a TPS so I didn't do that. Other games feel fine at below 60 though and in those games I opt for graphics.
Modded GTA 4 even looks better than this, at least this game isn't retarded like Drive Club is. You'd think a game about driving cars would get wet roads right, instead of puddles and other things in the street you just have a fine 3 inch layer of water over the entire road.
Disgusting, and embarrassing.
This game looks so impressive. It's too bad the game itself is such a shit franchise that anybody with an IQ over 60 will be bored out of their minds within 10 minutes.
Guess it makes a nice sightseeing simulator.