Game mode simply disables all post processing, and thereby reducing lag, but often goes for a dynamic setting default, and when game mode is enabled, often you can't tweak it further
it's a quick fix, but ugly as hell. Configure your set till you're happy with the image, then start reducing or turning off post processing features yourself, and you'll get a much better experience. --- Me - http://tinyurl.com/bslf5na
because it seems like now the majority prefer graphics over gameplay unfortunately.
Frame rate has almost nothing to do with graphics quality, some of us hate playing picture books. --- Intel Core i5-3570K | ASUS P8Z77-V DELUXE |ASUS GeForce GTX 660 Ti | G.SKILL Ripjaws Z Series 16GB | 3TB Seagate Barracuda x2 | 256GB Crucial M4 SSD
Standard settings like brightness/contrast/sharpness/colour are your bog standard settings (keep sharpness at 10 or lower, or you'll get artificial aliasing)
The rest, you can safely assume to be post processing. Not all of it will be, but I can't give you specifics since different manufacturers label them differently --- When the evil Shredder attacks, These turtle boys don't cut 'em no slack.
Actually, settings to do with motion blur reduction (smoothmotion on samsung tVs) or dynamic contrast, are your biggest offenders.
You don't have to turn them off completely. Just find that sweet spot where you're happy. --- This gen: Whining, gamers with an amazing sense of entitlement... waiting for pricedrops, cheering for studio closure and wondering why the industry changes
that is a great example of a great game that has a framerate that makes it near unplayable. --- A Mod/Admin replied on 8/28/2011 10:09:48 AM: http://bit.ly/jJ2ZNS Katawa Shoujo changed my life. http://katawa-shoujo.com/
Obviously, a high framerate is preferable, but I don't hate 30fps (if it goes much below that, it's just too choppy), as long as it's an absolutely stable 30fps. Framedrops affect inputs, and that completely ruins games for me.