How does the game look and feel after the patch?

#1JirynPosted 3/19/2013 10:02:37 PM
After the 4-5 gig patch.. how does the game look and feel?
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#2L4ndoGr1ff1nPosted 3/20/2013 6:58:11 AM
Marblesbunbun posted...
After the 4-5 gig patch.. how does the game look and feel?


film grain effect makes the game terrible, that`s the 1st bad thing i noticed.
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#3Jiryn(Topic Creator)Posted 3/20/2013 10:33:07 AM
L4ndoGr1ff1n posted...
Marblesbunbun posted...
After the 4-5 gig patch.. how does the game look and feel?


film grain effect makes the game terrible, that`s the 1st bad thing i noticed.


*Laughs*
They added a Film Grain?
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#4mimycriPosted 3/22/2013 7:49:42 AM
It's a cheap trick to cover up low detail textures. Mass Effect 1 had it as well for that reason.
#5gjc2007Posted 3/24/2013 6:08:26 PM
it was either that or cell shade it
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#6some09guy IIPosted 3/24/2013 6:39:21 PM(edited)
mimycri posted...
It's a cheap trick to cover up low detail textures. Mass Effect 1 had it as well for that reason.


Blatantly false. It's used to try to replicate the old school style. Mass Effect it was even an option, one which reduced performance. In this game it's the darker lighting which is being used to cover up lower detail, though the textures are considerably improved. Can actually read words on various monitors.

Anyway, the film grain is a bit over-the-top. Probably be another patch to reduce it. Otherwise the environments look a good deal better. Combined with the AI patch and UBA, the game's actually difficult now, and looks like more of a successor to Aliens.
#7Jason_Ryu_3Posted 3/24/2013 9:15:09 PM
some09guy II posted...
mimycri posted...
It's a cheap trick to cover up low detail textures. Mass Effect 1 had it as well for that reason.


Blatantly false. It's used to try to replicate the old school style. Mass Effect it was even an option, one which reduced performance. In this game it's the darker lighting which is being used to cover up lower detail, though the textures are considerably improved. Can actually read words on various monitors.

Anyway, the film grain is a bit over-the-top. Probably be another patch to reduce it. Otherwise the environments look a good deal better. Combined with the AI patch and UBA, the game's actually difficult now, and looks like more of a successor to Aliens.


I like that the game is harder, but I think it's a little over the top how 2 direct acid spits put you at critical health, or 2 basic xeno slashes can kill you from full health (no armor)....

and yeah, the game looks noticeably better
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#8sonicteam2k1Posted 3/26/2013 9:41:39 AM(edited)
can the film grain be disabled?

also if i installed some graphics mods, will this patch effect the mod? will i need to uninstall??

also where is the save files stored just in case I need to reinstall?
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#9some09guy IIPosted 3/26/2013 2:48:52 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
can the film grain be disabled?


There's a mod out somewhere or another.

also if i installed some graphics mods, will this patch effect the mod? will i need to uninstall??


Depends on the graphics mod. If it's a texture mod then the mod will probably overwrite the patch still.

also where is the save files stored just in case I need to reinstall?


It should have an option to keep your saves if you uninstall. Especially if it's steam. Hell, I had to replace my entire hard drive recently and I had everything unlocked when I downloaded again to check out the patch.
#10teehee23Posted 3/26/2013 5:54:20 PM
sonicteam2k1 posted...
can the film grain be disabled?

also if i installed some graphics mods, will this patch effect the mod? will i need to uninstall??

also where is the save files stored just in case I need to reinstall?


Gearbox said recently there will soon be an update to turn the filter on/off.
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