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Taco_Human
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(01-23-2013, 05:08 PM)
Looks great but the textures....they hurt.
Doogdogg
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(01-23-2013, 05:08 PM)
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NICE!
TheCongressman1
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(01-23-2013, 05:08 PM)
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Why do the ground textures suck so much? Don't they know they can use bump mapping? At least use a higher resolution texture...
AOC83
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(01-23-2013, 05:08 PM)
The graphics are nothing to write home about but i like the overall style.
bryehn
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(01-23-2013, 05:09 PM)
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Doesn't really look so hot to me. I mean I'll still play it and it'll probably be fun, but it's not much of a looker at all.
StifflersMum
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(01-23-2013, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren



I've been to parties that were pretty much this.

This brightened up my day. Thanks... ;)
IceDoesntHelp
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(01-23-2013, 05:09 PM)
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Originally Posted by netBuff

This game looks horrible, but it may still be worth playing.

If you're not a graphics whore, it will be.
Kouriozan
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(01-23-2013, 05:09 PM)
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"Hey, I wanna kisssssss you!"

Aad
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(01-23-2013, 05:09 PM)
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Yeah! Nintendo bringing colour to HD!
Sammy Samusu
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(01-23-2013, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by EatChildren



I've been to parties that were pretty much this.

That mouth looks like a penis, ew.
IceDoesntHelp
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(01-23-2013, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

That mouth looks like a penis, ew.

huh?
Alex
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(01-23-2013, 05:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Why do the ground textures suck so much? Don't they know they can use bump mapping? At least use a higher resolution texture...

Because it was originally a Wii game, and I'd imagine the strong bulk of asset creation was already done. Still, it looks very solid, IMO, despite that. I hope they have good variety in the areas again, Pikmin 2 had a really decent assortment.
Kyou
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(01-23-2013, 05:12 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

That mouth looks like a penis, ew.

Go see a doctor, right now.
Joeshabadoo
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(01-23-2013, 05:13 PM)
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Color and lighting: hurray! Other visual elements: not bad!

game will be awesome
BruceLeeRoy
(01-23-2013, 05:13 PM)
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Holy F@#$ Balls Really? Damn the hyperbole today is astounding its actually starting to undo some of my earlier excitement.
Durante
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(01-23-2013, 05:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Why do the ground textures suck so much?

The ground textures don't really "suck so much". They look like they suck because the game doesn't have AF, and the ground is a prime example of a surface which has an angle to the camera which makes it lose all detail with isotropic filtering.

Look at the screenshot with the stone. For sure, the stone uses the same texture everywhere, but the side facing the camera looks 10 times better than the one at an angle.

Originally Posted by Coolwhip

It's probably meant to show off the game, not the graphical effects.

Of course, I was commenting on the coincidence of having a screenshot that so clearly illustrates the benefits of anisotropic filtering (or the drawbacks of its lack) when not specifically selecting for it.
Margalis
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(01-23-2013, 05:14 PM)

Originally Posted by Durante

It's amusing how this screenshot almost seems designed to illustrate that the game doesn't use anisotropic texture filtering.

During actual gameplay the camera angle is almost never that oblique. These are photo-mode shots.

Same thing with the polygons in the guy's eyeball. You're never going to see the eyeball that close in the actual game, it would be fairly moronic from a resources standpoint to give it a ton of polys.
TheCongressman1
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(01-23-2013, 05:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by Alex

Because it was originally a Wii game, and I'd imagine the strong bulk of asset creation was already done. Still, it looks very solid, IMO, despite that. I hope they have good variety in the areas again, Pikmin 2 had a really decent assortment.

It starting as a Wii game does not excuse or explain the bad ground textures. It's not like it takes an entire development team to create a ground texture. It would take very little to fix this problem. That is why I'm pretty disappointed to see the delays were not also used for visual polish.

The game looks pretty great, don't get me wrong. I can't wait to play it.
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ant1532
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(01-23-2013, 05:22 PM)
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people are complaining about the graphics? wow. the game has fucking fantastic art direction and visuals. yet you're complaining about the ground textures?
TheCongressman1
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(01-23-2013, 05:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by ant1532

people are complaining about the graphics? wow. the game has fucking fantastic art direction and visuals. yet you're complaining about the ground textures?

Yeah? It's a simple fix. It should have been taken care of. Why so defensive about that?
zroid
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(01-23-2013, 05:24 PM)
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I see a jaggy. No buy.
Haziq
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(01-23-2013, 05:28 PM)
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Wow, looks nice.

Still need to beat Pikmin 2 on Wii though D:
ahdurian
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(01-23-2013, 05:29 PM)
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my body is so ready
JDSN
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(01-23-2013, 05:30 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sammy Samusu

That mouth looks like a penis, ew.

I think that says more about you than what it says about Pikmin 3.
the androgyne
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(01-23-2013, 05:31 PM)
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Considering these are photo mode pics i wouldn't be surprised if the in-game visuals haven't actually changed at all since the last time we saw it.
Kazerei
(01-23-2013, 05:32 PM)
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Poor little guy looks like he's crying :'(
skinnyrattler
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(01-23-2013, 05:33 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Yeah? It's a simple fix. It should have been taken care of. Why so defensive about that?

Probably because looking at the ground textures seems to be missing the point. But, everyone is entitled to an opinion, including if the other opinion is wrong.
TheCongressman1
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(01-23-2013, 05:39 PM)
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Originally Posted by skinnyrattler

Probably because looking at the ground textures seems to be missing the point. But, everyone is entitled to an opinion, including if the other opinion is wrong.

What is the point then? Ignore everything except the Pikmin? Those textures are kind of hard to miss at an angle. They just do not fit.

But really at this point, I don't care about the textures or whatever. It just pisses me off that people get so damn defensive when someone criticizes something. You don't have a problem with it? That's great. Would you mind if the textures were better? I bet you wouldn't. So why give me a hard time when I'm just suggesting things that would make the game look better?

It's not like I said I want them to delay it again. I said I wish they had polished it during the delay.

Originally Posted by ant1532

before pikmin 3 was announced people would rave about how bad they wanted it. now it's finally coming out and the gigantic hype around it shrunk immensely and now people are complaining about the ground textures.

the phrase "this is why we can't have nice things" is exactly how I feel.

I didn't say we should just send it back to Nintendo and forget about the game. I just suggested something that should be polished. That is all.

I want to play it. I've wanted to play it for a very long time. The ground will not make me hate the game.
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Conciliator
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(01-23-2013, 05:40 PM)
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Looks terrifying/great.
ant1532
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(01-23-2013, 05:41 PM)
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Originally Posted by TheCongressman1

Yeah? It's a simple fix. It should have been taken care of. Why so defensive about that?

before pikmin 3 was announced people would rave about how bad they wanted it. now it's finally coming out and the gigantic hype around it shrunk immensely and now people are complaining about the ground textures.

the phrase "this is why we can't have nice things" is exactly how I feel.
Persona86
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(01-23-2013, 05:41 PM)

Originally Posted by Kyou

Go see a doctor, right now.

You made me laugh out loud.
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(01-23-2013, 05:41 PM)
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Everything looks great apart from the polygonal eyes. I hope they fix that before they release it.
Gravijah
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(01-23-2013, 05:43 PM)
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Bloom & DOF everywhere. :/
marc^o^
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(01-23-2013, 05:43 PM)
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I want to spend time in this world.
Zen_Arcade
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(01-23-2013, 05:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by ant1532

before pikmin 3 was announced people would rave about how bad they wanted it. now it's finally coming out and the gigantic hype around it shrunk immensely and now people are complaining about the ground textures.

the phrase "this is why we can't have nice things" is exactly how I feel.

Thats because its coming out and people dont like the way some of the graphics look. He didnt even say he wasnt going to buy it, he was just pointing out something that could be touched up before its released. Calm down.
ShockingAlberto
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(01-23-2013, 05:47 PM)
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Ground textures don't look great, some of the other textures look really nice.

*shrug*

I hope the game is as polished as humanly possible before it releases, though.
Margalis
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(01-23-2013, 05:48 PM)

Originally Posted by cyberheater

Everything looks great apart from the polygonal eyes. I hope they fix that before they release it.

I can't even tell if posts like this are sarcastic or not.
ant1532
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(01-23-2013, 05:48 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zen_Arcade

Thats because its coming out and people dont like the way some of the graphics look. He didnt even say he wasnt going to buy it, he was just pointing out something that could be touched up before its released. Calm down.

no, you calm down.
The Boat
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(01-23-2013, 05:48 PM)
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It's times like these I'm glad I'm not too focused on graphics, eagle eyed and tech minded. I see a great looking game that excites me, while all some people can say is "shitty ground textures" and whatnot. If this was graphically "insulting" it would make sense, but in this case, man am I glad I'm not like that.

Don't mean this as an insult, each own can have his own priorities.
Beermeister
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(01-23-2013, 05:49 PM)
Wind Waker HD and Pikmin 3.
Zen_Arcade
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Originally Posted by ant1532

no, you calm down.

Good one.
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(01-23-2013, 05:49 PM)
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Native res pl0x.
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TheCongressman1
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(01-23-2013, 05:50 PM)
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Originally Posted by Zen_Arcade

Thats because its coming out and people dont like the way some of the graphics look. He didnt even say he wasnt going to buy it, he was just pointing out something that could be touched up before its released. Calm down.

Someone gets it. And yes, I am definitely buying it. I love Pikmin.
pixlexic
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(01-23-2013, 05:52 PM)
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I was suppose to have this by now.:(
Fantastical
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(01-23-2013, 05:54 PM)
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Originally Posted by Aad

Yeah! Nintendo bringing colour to HD!

As if there aren't colorful HD games.
thomasmahler
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(01-23-2013, 05:57 PM)
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So, why are all these creatures stoned?
‹bermatik
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(01-23-2013, 05:58 PM)
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The graphics are great, but it's clearly a grown up Wii game - note the better shaders, effects and lighting - they're fantastic and really stand out. However, the poly count and textures are a little low quality.

I'm still buying, and the game still looks amazing. Looks like they've improved the overall IQ since last time too.
heyf00L
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(01-23-2013, 05:59 PM)
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The ground textures look bad because these are all really low angle shots and the game appears to have little if any anisotropic filtering (AF).

Look in all of the pictures, and the more perpendicular the texture is to the camera, the better it looks.

Like look at how the ground curves up and gets sharper here.

When you're playing with the normal top-down camera, I suspect the ground will look a ton better.

Of course Nintendo could just use AF and be done with it. It's not a huge performance hit.
beril
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(01-23-2013, 06:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by Takuya

The textures are all over the place, and I can't help but get irritated at the horrible polygon count on the eyeballs..

I hope people realise this is just showcasing the games photomode and 95% of the time you will be playing the game with a topdown camera and much more zoomed out. If your assets don't look blurry and lowpoly when zoomed in much closer than ever possible during normal gameplay, you're doing something wrong.
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Kazerei
(01-23-2013, 06:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by thomasmahler

So, why are all these creatures stoned?

They ate some funky 'shrooms

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