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2 years ago#1
Even when playing the best looking pc games at max settings I can always notice "oh that texture is sorta muddy" "oh that poster on the wall isn't the highest res ever and could be improved" "oh that can on the floor doesn't look so I good that I'd believe it were a true can" "oh the blood effects spurting out of this guys neck doesn't look like the real thing"


I can always notice the flaws in games that are going for high realism graphics, frankly I think they only way I could be impressed by realism graphics now is if it were truly lifelike in every sense of the word.

Anyone else agree?
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2 years ago#2
Have you played Metro:Last Light?
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2 years ago#3
Cool_Dude667 posted...
Have you played Metro:Last Light?


not yet no
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2 years ago#4
I feel that graphics have reached an apex and that aside from a few bells and whistles that PCs can power through, it's the art direction that makes the biggest difference these days.
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2 years ago#5
LostHisHardcore posted...
I feel that graphics have reached an apex and that aside from a few bells and whistles that PCs can power through, it's the art direction that makes the biggest difference these days.


Pretty much this.
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2 years ago#6
LostHisHardcore posted...
I feel that graphics have reached an apex and that aside from a few bells and whistles that PCs can power through, it's the art direction that makes the biggest difference these days.


Keep in mind realism is an artistic direction.

I just think graphics have had massively diminishing returns since about 2003.
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2 years ago#7
I think people that believe any aspect of technology has peaked has been consistently proven wrong time and time again. Graphics will continue to become more life-like, even if it seems implausible now.
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2 years ago#8
Eventually there will be dedicated engines and tools for certain things.

We already have physics engines that other devs just buy and use.
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2 years ago#9
Yeah, in theory, graphics will always be able to look more and more lifelike until we reach a point where the current technological paradigm will reach its physical limit.

However, I believe that it will get to a point where the labor necessary to improve graphics will become unjustifiably expensive and it will pretty much hit a wall there, with the only improvements stemming from techniques that will be more cost effective and less labor intensive.
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2 years ago#10
I have never been a huge fan of the giant realism push in graphics. That said I was really astounded when Crysis came out.
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