GamingBolt: Gears 5 Is Arguably The Best Looking Game of All Time.

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What The Coalition has achieved with Gears 5 is nothing short of extraordinary. A lot of work has clearly gone into optimizing all three platforms according to their strengths and improving the visual fidelity compared to Gears 4.

The base Xbox One version does a decent job of proving a great Gears experience although with performance compromises. The Xbox One X, too, excels with phenomenal adherence to 60fps and a large operating resolution but it’s the PC version that is truly head and shoulders above the console versions. Featuring a wide variety of options and the inclusion of Ultra Textures really sets it apart from other platforms. Regardless of whatever platform you play the game on, you can be assured of one thing. Gears of War is back with a bang!
 

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I always found it stupid to call any game the best looking of all time. It's not like this is going to be the last game ever made, so saying it's the best looking game to date makes much more sense. But considering this is GamingBolt and they deal in nothing but sensationalist clickbait headlines I'm not surprised.


That's not to take anything away from the game though, it looks unbelievably good.
 
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I always found it stupid to call any game the best looking of all time. It's not like this is going to be the last game ever made, so saying it's the best looking game to date makes much more sense. But considering this is GamingBolt and they deal it nothing but sensationalist clickbait headlines I'm not surprised.


That's not to take anything away from the game though, it looks unbelievably good.

Its common sense man, obviously..but in this particular moment untill next gen gms drops....the King is back 🤴..ty 👊
 

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Anyone know the best settings for a standard 4K HDR LED TV. When adjusting the HDR Slider, it seemed to not do anything compared to the contrast and brightness sliders. Yes my TV supports HDR and yes it is on/enabled and supported in my settings on my Xbox one X.
 
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How is that possible when it looks exactly like Gears 4?

and thats not a knock on Gears 4, its a decent looking game

but best looking of all time? huh....what?....Im assuming its just click bait to get ppl to watch their video

shoot, this looked better and its several years old

 
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Well I'm gussing they talking about from technical level, but art direction is different conversation and it's entirely subjective.
That's always what they mean. They wanna see peach fuzz on a characters face or count how many rocks are on the ground. They don't care if it looks good they just care about how much detail it has.
 

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That's always what they mean. They wanna see peach fuzz on a characters face or count how many rocks are on the ground. They don't care if it looks good they just care about how much detail it has.
Well, this why I mostly care far more about game’s art direction more than actual graphics. You can have most advance graphic tech in the game but if personally don’t like the art direction then game gonna look ugly to me no matter how impressive the “tech” is.
 
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I have to say I’m more surprised by how great the audio is then how it looks. They really knocked it out of the park in that department.
 

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While I think red dead may look better on x the fact that gears looks this good and is 60 fps makes it the beat looking game this gen. To see this in motion is amazing
 
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How is that possible when it looks exactly like Gears 4?

and thats not a knock on Gears 4, its a decent looking game

but best looking of all time? huh....what?....Im assuming its just click bait to get ppl to watch their video

shoot, this looked better and its several years old

No, it doesnt look like GOW4. Textures resulution, lighting and shadows quality is clearly improved, and material reflections especially on metal surface looks just stunning. Also levels are bigger and more detailed with beautiful vegetation everywhere.

When it comes to the order it's hard to compare both games. The order has probably still the best looking character models and maybe it's the most detailed game (I have used photo mode pretty much everywhere) but it has very small levels, and it's also running at 30fps and 1920x800 so people who care about picture quality and framerate will probably say GOW5 looks better.
 
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That is what is implied in the sentence, because people aren't actually robots that prefer to say "best looking game to date", but instead "best looking game". I thought they taught social cues in school?
It would be like going the other way.

Best looking game of all time (up until this date, Sept 6, 2019. Any game releasing after sept 6 2019 may be better looking, but as of today it’s still the best looking)

Imagine that being your title. The clicks would just pour in.
 
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That is what is implied in the sentence, because people aren't actually robots that prefer to say "best looking game to date", but instead "best looking game". I thought they taught social cues in school?
I didn't go to school you insensitive fucking bastard. Fuck you and your white privilege you racist misogynist Nazi


Edit: Are we still friends?
 
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Even Control looks far superior so I don't know what they're on about. This thing looks like Uncharted 4 in terms of graphics. If it weren't for the chunky armour suits I would have been convinced it was.
 
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I'm torn on playing this through on PC or ONE X. XBOX is connected to a 55" HDR TV and it looks stunning. Or play it in 21:9 on a PC with super high textures at 120fps.

I think HDR may have the edge to be fair. Played a tiny bit on XBOX last night and it looks well.
 

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After watching over an hour of it, I don't see it, just looks like another gears game

Character models look like wrestling figures, facial animations looks dated

Character animation looks average

What am I missing here, nothing screamed "best" of anything, not ugly, but certainly not amazing

Always found gears to look ok, think it's more the actual art style i dislike overall as well. Always hated the steroid looking beefcake look, just looks dumb

And the running animation still looks like they've shit themselve lol
 
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After watching over an hour of it, I don't see it, just looks like another gears game

Character models look like wrestling figures, facial animations looks dated

Character animation looks average

What am I missing here, nothing screamed "best" of anything, not ugly, but certainly not amazing

Always found gears to look ok, think it's more the actual art style i dislike overall as well. Always hated the steroid looking beefcake look, just looks dumb

And the running animation still looks like they've shit themselve lol
Now you just runied this game for me

Cant unsee this now damnit
 
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Yep, in the same way my ballsack is arguably the most spheric shaped of all time.

but let's be real for a moment, it's not even the best looking game of 2019 or the best looking xbox exclusives...

Maybe best 60 frame looking game on console? But battlefront 2 tho...
 
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It’s really a beautiful looking game, so many smaller details on such a large scope. On X it really does look amazing on a big set. The lighting is utterly gorgeous.

Granted in places it’s not as nice as some PlayStation staples but this shits 60fps... it’s essentially giving uncharted 4 a run for it’s money at double the frame rate and a higher resolution.

I mean... that’s impressive.

One thing it does give some hope about is that next gen, MS will be more on point than they have this gen. They are still tethered by the original Ones spec mistakes, but even still, the art direction of PlayStation exclusives has been far ahead.
It nice to see MS finally being on par.

Good stuff. Really good stuff.
 
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I'm torn on playing this through on PC or ONE X. XBOX is connected to a 55" HDR TV and it looks stunning. Or play it in 21:9 on a PC with super high textures at 120fps.

I think HDR may have the edge to be fair. Played a tiny bit on XBOX last night and it looks well.
Damn son you must have a monster PC if you are playing it at high enough res to make use of super high textures and you still getting 120fps... nice
 

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Even Control looks far superior so I don't know what they're on about. This thing looks like Uncharted 4 in terms of graphics. If it weren't for the chunky armour suits I would have been convinced it was.
I dont think Control runs at 4k/60 though.
 
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Even Control looks far superior so I don't know what they're on about. This thing looks like Uncharted 4 in terms of graphics. If it weren't for the chunky armour suits I would have been convinced it was.
Wow, that's legitimately the first time I've heard that. To each their own I suppose.
 
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After watching over an hour of it, I don't see it, just looks like another gears game

Character models look like wrestling figures, facial animations looks dated

Character animation looks average

What am I missing here, nothing screamed "best" of anything, not ugly, but certainly not amazing

Always found gears to look ok, think it's more the actual art style i dislike overall as well. Always hated the steroid looking beefcake look, just looks dumb

And the running animation still looks like they've shit themselve lol
I think lots of noise was made for Gears 4 just the same....Still remember all the foaming at the mouth from Digital Foundry, but Gears 4 didn't even win best graphics that year...…....

Also, this is not 4k native 60fps on XBONEX...….It's also funny that so much noise was made about the 12Gb's on XBONEX and that all titles would have 4k textures as a result, yet here, only the PC has ultra textures....

I think the narrator's justification was AO, SSR, MSAA etc. on PC, pretty standard stuff tbh... He spoke of character detail and animation as also being very good, so I guess we can always judge this against other games in proper comparisons...……..I personally liked the snow sections from the time I saw it at E3, the lake area particularly, not so much for technical reasons but it looked different from the typical Gears locations, definitely more vibrant...….

All in all, I don't think Gears 5 looks that much better than Gears 4 tbh, physics may have been dialed down a bit from 4, hence why, it may run a bit more consistently at 60fps on XBONEX now. Ground textures and detail looks improved......but the waterfalls look bad, especially from far away...….I think it's simply Gears 4 with a bit more variety in scenes/locations and a little more graphical polish minus the physics heavy stuff.....