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Everything looks like crap after playing TLOU2

Dante83

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Last of us 2 looks rough at times with the grain effects in certain areas. I don't like grain effects in games, and there is no option to disable it here...
 

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I think people oversell the graphics on PC. Don't get me wrong they are fantastic, but the main difference is performance and resolution. To run Red Dead 2 at 60fps at around 1900p I need to use Xbox One X settings and have Gsync clear up any framedrops at stressful areas.

TLOU2 looks great and would have been praised for its visuals if it was released for PC and you were seeing the same settings especially when bumped up to 4k.
Sounds like something someone who has never played on a PC would say. It's only resolution and performance, and RT and frame rate and...that's all.

You realize people will be buying new $500 boxes at the end of the year to address all those things right?
Not a good looking game?? Lmao

Good looking for a console sure
 

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I agree OP that the game had some gorgeous character animations and interesting AI, but plenty of games are still beautiful in their own right - even if they don't match those levels either due to art direction or the devs just plain not caring about reaching such heights.

As for the story related elements (including acting), I really enjoyed what I saw but I like the stories and acting in a lot of other games more. Even games that are a decade old at this point.
 

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I think it looks good, but I was impressed by FF VII REMAKE more so. I kept doubting the game was real and running on ps4. That game literally was a masterpiece.
 

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I think it looks good, but I was impressed by FF VII REMAKE more so. I kept doubting the game was real and running on ps4. That game literally was a masterpiece.
That game is gorgeous, which makes some of the bad texture work stand out so much.
 

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Last Of Us 2 is absolute ultra level, its nextgen in front of you now, the team talent is unbelievable, its easily most talented team in the business.
Combat system is so dynamic and you can attack if you like, its not like another cover shooter, attack man!
 

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I just got these clips:





I am not sure if it's visually or technically the most impressive game ever, but one thing for sure is it's going to be hard for me to go play other games after this.

They have set a new standard when it comes to such great fluidity and satisfaction in seeing all of the gory bloody slash marks appearing on the enemies. Not to mention the facial animation of the enemies in pain..
Loving it!

Ghost of Tsushima releases next month and based on the most recent footage, the slash marks are not as satisfying as this one. Which is crazy considering that game is based all around slashing..
 
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Going back to my replay of GOW after TLOU2, which is still a great looking game, it is incredibly noticeable how far ahead Naughty Dog took the quality of faces and facial animation and performance capture

It won't be matched for many years until NDs next game I imagine
 

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I just got these clips:





I am not sure if it's visually or technically the most impressive game ever, but one thing for sure is it's going to be hard for me to go play other games after this.

They have set a new standard when it comes to such great fluidity and satisfaction in seeing all of the gory bloody slash marks appearing on the enemies. Not to mention the facial animation of the enemies in pain..
Loving it!

Ghost of Tsushima releases next month and based on the most recent footage, the slash marks are not as satisfying as this one. Which is crazy considering that game is based all around slashing..
Yeah, Ghosts really should be up a lot closer in the camera IMO. Its hard to get visceral if you've got your camera way back

It could still play way better though. But TLOU nails the potentially deadly feel of hand to hand combat with knives
 
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LED Guy?

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I gotta say I had the same feeling after playing TLOU 2, the artistry, graphics, character models, animations, enemy AI are just in a league of their own.

But I wouldn't say "everything looks like crap", I would say every other game feels a bit outdated after it, including games like Red Dead Redemption 2, The Order 1886 & Horizon Zero Dawn (even after taking that they're open-worlds into account), they still don't match TLOU 2.
 
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I just got these clips:





I am not sure if it's visually or technically the most impressive game ever, but one thing for sure is it's going to be hard for me to go play other games after this.

They have set a new standard when it comes to such great fluidity and satisfaction in seeing all of the gory bloody slash marks appearing on the enemies. Not to mention the facial animation of the enemies in pain..
Loving it!

Ghost of Tsushima releases next month and based on the most recent footage, the slash marks are not as satisfying as this one. Which is crazy considering that game is based all around slashing..
Do you mind if I use one of these? :)
 
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Seriously.😐 in every aspect. Graphics. Animation. Emotion. Design. Cinnematics. Camera work. Nothing can't touch it. I'm a super graphics whore, so it probably matters more to me than others.
Now imagine if consoles failed and now all devs were open platform and i could have this beautiful game running on my pc at max settings the way its meant to be experienced instead of having to buy seperate boxes to play different games at limited performance? Ahh what a nice dream.
 
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Oh how the PCMR is going to cry when PS5 comes out with specs higher than those of 97% of PCMR. And if you consider low access to CPGPU, single specification per console and closed system, the boost in performance is even bigger there than "on paper" (PS5 is GPU-wise on the same level as 1080ti/2080 and veeeery few Pissy fanboys have 8/16 CPUs). Not to mention SSD boost to the performance, never seen before. Can't wait to see the retardation that will come out of this generation.
I love how you use random ass numbers to make it seem like you know what the fuck you're talking about. If you enjoy strictly console gaming that's 100% okay. But don't pretend the PS5 is suddenly gonna make the PC market sweat. With the new 3000 series GPU's coming out this fall the PS5 (as well as XSX) will be so far behind in raw power and graphics capabilities it won't even be a contest.

Of course they'll be more expensive but they'll be worth it for anyone who has the funds and considers gaming a main hobby. The new Avengers game devs said one of the enhancements for the next gen version is they are TARGETING 60fps, L...M...A...O.

Powerful ass hardware and 60fps STILL isn't a lock. Get your bullshit out of here. Enjoy what you enjoy but don't spout nonsense. Better to have people think your stupid than open your mouth and prove them right, least I know now 👍.
 
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I think it looks good, but I was impressed by FF VII REMAKE more so. I kept doubting the game was real and running on ps4. That game literally was a masterpiece.
Same. But I just prefer highly stylized stuff w/ lot of particles and post processing.

On the other hand, I'm not too big of a graphics whore anymore, I think games look good enough this generation so a real nice looking game doesn't really spoil or make something else look like crap for me.
 

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People need to play more games before coming to those silly conclusions
Actually, well, I don't say everything else looks crap, but I would say that every game (even the high-end ones) feels a little dated after I have played through the game, I mean in terms of animation, the overall attention-to-detail, the artistry and everything, there isn't a game out there that's on-par with it IMO.
 

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I love how you use random ass numbers to make it seem like you know what the fuck you're talking about. If you enjoy strictly console gaming that's 100% okay. But don't pretend the PS5 is suddenly gonna make the PC market sweat. With the new 3000 series GPU's coming out this fall the PS5 (as well as XSX) will be so far behind in raw power and graphics capabilities it won't even be a contest.

Of course they'll be more expensive but they'll be worth it for anyone who has the funds and considers gaming a main hobby. The new Avengers game devs said one of the enhancements for the next gen version is they are TARGETING 60fps, L...M...A...O.

Powerful ass hardware and 60fps STILL isn't a lock. Get your bullshit out of here. Enjoy what you enjoy but don't spout nonsense. Better to have people think your stupid than open your mouth and prove them right, least I know now 👍.
Lmfao and of course pctards will imply that specifications of pcs is a single build of the top tier parts while only 3% of steam users have such parts. If next gen secs arent enough for 4k 60fps then pcs arent capable of doing this either going by what people have. Less people buy pc parts to build one for gaming. The worst pc parts sales in recent years prove this (yearly trend is negative) and they especially dont buy expensive parts. And ps5 will virtuslly have a 2080. Look up steam poll how many prople have this or higher level gpu. Cant wait to see pctards crying when after some time 3000s will be beaten by consoles like we heard this gen that 660 was supposed to destroy consoles xD.

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Not only consoles will beat 98%+ of pcs in raw power "on paper" comparison, they will also put them in their place thanks to single specification and specific game development for those, low level access to cpgpu, closed system and the boosts ssd drives will give them by specific game development for those. Consoles will obliterate pcs this gen. They even put them in shame this gen already but the nuke is coming 2020.

No sane intelligent person who knows his stuff buys gaming pcs in fucking 2020. And my numbers are not random. If youd make some research you would know that.
 

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No sane intelligent person who knows his stuff buys gaming pcs in fucking 2020. And my numbers are not random. If youd make some research you would know that.
What a strange argument.

It’s like claiming the world‘s most popular Honda is faster and better than a Lamborghini, because not many people own the latter.

Yes, top end PCs are expensive and a bit niche, but they wipe the floor with consoles. As they should.
 

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I mean 1 is open world and the other is linear, also RDR2 on PC dunks on tlou2 so let's appreciate that all three are good looking games.
I've played RDR 2 on PC maxed out, yeah it may have a sharper image, more perfect shadows, but I say TLOU 2 is more impressive, goddamn it, that game almost looks like a next-gen game, I felt RDR 2 and all other games look kinda flat compared to it, especially on the animations and the attention-to-details side, there's nothing like it in the gaming industry, Naughty Dog have once again done magic.
 
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It is impressive for PS4 but if you have a nice pc this is standard.
RDR2 also looks better.
TLOU2 is so impressive because of the hardware it's running on. The aesthetics are through the roof and all the art assets and lighting fits together so well. The attention to details in the environments, gun grips, character animations, facial expressions and so on, there are very few game that can match it as a whole package.
 
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TLOU 2 is in another galaxy.


PC games are console games with better res.

Nothing on PC is fucking with TLOU 2, point blank.
How in the actual fuck can you say that when I was playing this.... in 2013???? You have heard of MODS right?


GTA ONLINE: almost 4 years ago.





Don't get me wrong TLoU2 has great graphics but "the best of all time", isn't even close.
 
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How in the actual fuck can you say that when I was playing this.... in 2013???? You have heard of MODS right?


GTA ONLINE: almost 4 years ago.





Don't get me wrong TLoU2 has great graphics but "the best of all time", isn't even close.
Below that glitter it's the same old shit.
Very bad example 🤐
Nothing and i mean nothing i played on pc had animations coming close to TLOU2
 
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Below that glitter it's the same old shit.
Very bad example 🤐
Nothing and i mean nothing i played on pc had animations coming close to TLOU2
Oh your only talking about ANIMATIONS. I mean its debatable. But being one of the most recent games out I would probably agree its in the top 15 for animations. Pretty subjective thou. Because some 2d fighting games have great animations. Ya know?
 
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Oh your only talking about ANIMATIONS. I mean its debatable. But being one of the most recent games out I would probably agree its in the top 15 for animations. Pretty subjective thou. Because some 2d fighting games have great animations. Ya know?
hard sell yes 2d animation can be very impressive. SF third strike def rings a bell imo, But hard to compare that to full 3d environment stuff. Heck i love pc gaming and all 120hz 21:9 etc etc. But after finishing TLOU2 i reminded myself how little extreme specs mean when there is NOTHING on pc that comes close to TLOU2 atm. Game should have been tied to the ps5 just to make a bigger impact. (not exclusive)
 
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hard sell yes 2d animation can be very impressive. SF third strike def rings a bell imo, But hard to compare that to full 3d environment stuff. Heck i love pc gaming and all 120hz 21:9 etc etc. But after finishing TLOU2 i reminded myself how little extreme specs mean when there is NOTHING on pc that comes close to TLOU2 atm. Game should have been tied to the ps5 just to make a bigger impact. (not exclusive)
You mean in terms of animation tho right? I am waiting to see what Death Stranding looks like on my rig. I expect good animations and graphics there.
 
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Lmfao and of course pctards will imply that specifications of pcs is a single build of the top tier parts while only 3% of steam users have such parts. If next gen secs arent enough for 4k 60fps then pcs arent capable of doing this either going by what people have. Less people buy pc parts to build one for gaming. The worst pc parts sales in recent years prove this (yearly trend is negative) and they especially dont buy expensive parts. And ps5 will virtuslly have a 2080. Look up steam poll how many prople have this or higher level gpu. Cant wait to see pctards crying when after some time 3000s will be beaten by consoles like we heard this gen that 660 was supposed to destroy consoles xD.

You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about. Not only consoles will beat 98%+ of pcs in raw power "on paper" comparison, they will also put them in their place thanks to single specification and specific game development for those, low level access to cpgpu, closed system and the boosts ssd drives will give them by specific game development for those. Consoles will obliterate pcs this gen. They even put them in shame this gen already but the nuke is coming 2020.

No sane intelligent person who knows his stuff buys gaming pcs in fucking 2020. And my numbers are not random. If youd make some research you would know that.
You're mixing me in with how other people use their pcs, I personally don't care cause when I go home I'm on MY PC (personal computer). Stats don't mean shit to me cause MY PC is and will continue to be better than anything console can put out, plain and simple.

3rd party games on console that make it to PC will typically look/run better than their console counterpart. I've been playing destiny 2 on PC and even the next gen version it says they're pushing for 60fps, I currently get 120+ on a consistent basis, sO mUcH pOwA!

The fact you go to insults to get your point across means you don't feel confident enough in your actual argument. Basically if the majority of the population eats off the $1 menu then the smoked ribs I'm about to eat don't matter 🤷‍♂️.

Also if someone has the funds PC will ALWAYS be ahead of consoles, it's not even close. The 3000 series will be way ahead of consoles for YEARS. You're embarrassing yourself saying stuff like "its gonna nuke pcs in 2020", fucking absurd. You make a lot of broad generalizations and they're all dumb as fuck, honestly you seem really insecure. Sounds like you just can't afford a high end PC to be honest.

Saying nobody would buy a gaming PC in 2020 when it could actually be the best time to buy one if resolution/framerate/performance options on a future proof GPU are important to the person making the decision.

Also I play on all platforms (even switch),so don't try to pull some pC MaStErAcE bs on me.
 
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You mean in terms of animation tho right? I am waiting to see what Death Stranding looks like on my rig. I expect good animations and graphics there.
Yeah def animations. When TLOU2 comes out on pc it will obv be the better version. DS is def something else for pc gamers. It already looks insane on p4pro tbh.