Originally Posted by VisanidethDM
It's ultimately about reaching the point where you think it's enough. There's no such thing as "enough budget spent on graphical assets". You could always go for more. You could always put in more content. You could always perfect things.
The question would be, is Skyrim sufficient in your eyes? Does it "do enough" to be a worthy product?
That's why I disagree on the perspective. I have a pretty beastly gaming rig (i7 2600k at 12gb ram and a GTX580) but I'm not gonna lose my sleep over the fact that devs don't plan their games around me and the what, 100k? 200k? 500k? active gamers with similar computers.
My rig is almost exactly that (the only difference is that I have 8GB of RAM whereas you have 12). The only issue is that the leading development platform is a console, and not a PC. Now if the screenshot we've seen were from the PC, then I would probably be in the same boat as Dennis and the others who share his perspective....but not quite as extreme since graphics are a slightly important factor to me. But the issue here is that because the 360 is their primary platform of revenue, the 360 has taken lead. And because of that, it is much harder to upscale meshes and textures than to downscale them. I agree wholeheartedly that the PC should have been the lead platform, but unfortunately it's not. Us PC gamers aren't the primary target.
But I think that this argument has gone far enough and should be ended promptly. Let's hold off until we hear more from E3.
All I can say is, I am super excited about this game, and it looks a ton better than Oblivion, which is all I really care about, graphically. I don't expect graphical behemoths from Bethesda because I know that I will always have fun with their TES/Fallout games despite how bad they look compared to other games released in the same time.
..And that there are 188 days until release....at least that's time to finish other games
Originally Posted by Chiggs
I hope there are more than 7 people walking around the streets whenever I enter a city.
It always bothered me that the Imperial City had only a handful of people when there should be hundreds bustling around.
...okay maybe not hundreds, but 30-40 per district at LEAST...but again, rendering issues with the old hardware would present problems. Sony and Microsoft should have ditched their motion controlling peripherals for updated hardware. Then everyone would be happy....well, at least happier