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

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Looks like you're just looking for reasons to put these games under Gears.

HZD. Outside of character facial animations, the entire character animation is far superior than Gears. Same games for TLOU Part II and Uncharted 4.

Environment detail gears is great, but they're arguably not as good as the other games that I mentioned.

60fps is better than 30fps in action games, when we're talking about the overall presentation, but that alone there's way more to it than that.

Also, it's very likely that these games (aside from the Order 1886) will receive res and frame-rate bumps when these games are released on the PS5
Huh? Every game you mentioned is an action game. And while it may come to pass that the games could get a bump next gen....that's not what the reality is right now. Are you judging games based on speculative future enhancements? Are you sure it's me that's looking for reasons? My argument is not that gears 5 is the better than all those games. My argument is that it's in the top 5, which is how this conversation started. You said it wasn't even in the top 5.
 
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Huh? Every game you mentioned is an action game. And while it may come to pass that the games could get a bump next gen....that's not what the reality is right now. Are you judging games based on speculative future enhancements? Are you sure it's me that's looking for reasons? My argument is not that gears 5 is the better than all those games. My argument is that it's in the top 5, which is how this conversation started. You said it wasn't even in the top 5.
It's about the graphics. That's what people in this thread are talking about.

If you want to talk about every visual aspect of the game, then Gears still falls short of the other games mentioned. Gears does look nice, but there are many things that other games do better, especially in Uncharted 4 and The Last of US Part II.

The Last of Us Part II is 30fps, but environment detail, character animation, how the character reacts to the environment are all much better than Gears.
 

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It's about the graphics. That's what people in this thread are talking about.

If you want to talk about every visual aspect of the game, then Gears still falls short of the other games mentioned. Gears does look nice, but there are many things that other games do better, especially in Uncharted 4 and The Last of US Part II.

The Last of Us Part II is 30fps, but environment detail, character animation, how the character reacts to the environment are all much better than Gears.
The game isn't even out yet. I'm not saying it's in for a downgrade necessarily but I think we should all be wary of the "vertical slice" before passing judgement. I still don't understand how you can include games on your list that aren't even out yet. It completely throws your argument out the window.
 
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It’s the best looking Xbox game of all time sure. That I can live with.

The game seems made for OLED and HDR. So many big contrast moments that will look like shit on LCD/LED.
 
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The game isn't even out yet. I'm not saying it's in for a downgrade necessarily but I think we should all be wary of the "vertical slice" before passing judgement. I still don't understand how you can include games on your list that aren't even out yet. It completely throws your argument out the window.
That's why I put *aside of the Last of Us, but we have seen gameplay of it and as far as we know, that's how it's going to look when it's released.

So no, it doesn't completely throw my argument out of the window.
 

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I wouldn't put it in the top 5 lol.

I'm also sure the talk will change as soon as they start showing more footage of TLOU2. Now that game looks insane.
No need there's games now on PS4 tht look better and do more. You know how this back forth shit go. Sony exclusives are the go to for benchmarks on console UC4 and Gow still hold tht crown. BTW Horizon Zero Dawn is another. Ppl trying to find something to find better on xbox besides bc and Forza and its just not happening.
 
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No need there's games now on PS4 tht look better and do more. You know how this back forth shit go. Sony exclusives are the go to for benchmarks on console UC4 and Gow still hold tht crown.
uc4 still looks great, but gears looks about the same as gow while offering better IQ, framerate and HDR
 
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That's why I put *aside of the Last of Us, but we have seen gameplay of it and as far as we know, that's how it's going to look when it's released.

So no, it doesn't completely throw my argument out of the window.
Regardless, it's still on your top 5. Can Gears 5 slip in there at least temporarily until TLoU2 actually comes out? Or is there another game you wanna come up with that looks better that actually is available at this point in time? Here, I'll help you...what about God of War?
 

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uc4 still looks great, but gears looks about the same as gow while offering better IQ, framerate and HDR
Don't agree at all. I'll love these breakdowns tht hopefully come. I remember fanatics trying to even compare Halo to Killzone 2 😂😂 I use to be like really bro? That propoganda and lie machine is strong. I get to play tonight so I'll chk it out.
 

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GoW is easily the best looking game out there. God of War I mean.....hohoho
 

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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
Sorry, I should have said on a 120hz monitor. Max settings with textures at 3440x1440 I have an avg frame rate of 85 during the benchmark. In gameplay though it’s mostly around the 95-110 mark.
 
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Post edited. This was a new low with console wars. Raise your level of discussion please.
Texture work is insane.
But i still dont like the way gears characters look.

I can only relate to vegan fed soy bodies.
And i will get intimidated by muscles.
How about some lesbian chicks instead? We have a couple of those coming up to the soy console of choice.
 
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These late gen exclusive offerings for both the PS4 and XBOX ONE base systems are nothing short of incredible and make me imagine what next gen will be able to display.
I am really hoping they aren't pulling our leg with TLoU2. The fluidity of those action sequences look unreal. If that's real gameplay...I'm all the way in.
 

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This is like God of war 4 all over again, hyping the game base on it's graphics while it looks like any other game on the market, nothing special, stop advertising graphics, people no longer care for graphics as much as they did back a few years ago

To this day, Uncharted 4 is still the best looking game released.
 

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😍 ohh ma Gawd this thread is going to be interesting. C'mon, regulars..expose yaselfs, you know you itching to do so.

Back to the game, I haven't seen anything like it on the X so far. On the OLED with all the bells and whistles on..work of art any direction you turn 🔥😍
Played about 2 hours+ of horde, campaign, vs. The game absolutely pops on OLED.
 
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Have to admit: Xbox knocked it out of the park with Gears 5 and Coalition stepped up their game. Their marketing was abysmal for the game though.
I do agree that in the lead up to the release, the cadence/drip of information sucked.

However, IMO, the actual content (trailers, info, etc.) they actually released was pretty kick ass.

Final thought...in retrospect, they may actually be onto something though. In the 2 weeks prior to release, the game world was focused on Gears....not much else. Buzz much needed for Gears.
 
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This is like God of war 4 all over again, hyping the game base on it's graphics while it looks like any other game on the market, nothing special, stop advertising graphics, people no longer care for graphics as much as they did back a few years ago

To this day, Uncharted 4 is still the best looking game released.
Indeed, that didn't hold me to keep playing Horizon, a game I didn't care about.
 

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Game looks great, but doesn't look nearly as good as RDR2 or even RE2 on max settings. Basically looks similar to UC4 which came out what, 3 years ago now?
 
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I’m finding the comparison to Naughty Dog games like UC4 and TLOU2 to be somewhat weird considering they’re on closed platforms and unable to run at higher resolutions or refresh rates.

I mean RDR2 is probably the best game ever from just a single frame standpoint, but when it’s slowing down and sluggish as shit in the input, there’s a tradeoff involved. Gears 5 seems to allow the total package; amazing visuals, amazing fidelity and unlocked refresh rates for a snappy experience. Yeah some of these other games might pop more if you take a screenshot and compare, but as a total package deal...what really approaches Gears 5? Not much
 
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It also came out in 2013 and yet it looks better.
You’re confusing art style with fidelity. Gears has always had an art style that bends more towards fantasy than reality (massive dudes etc) but from a fidelity standpoint Gears 5 at 60fps is insane. Especially on PC.
 
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Nah. Driveclub is still the only game where I legit thought I was watching real dashcam footage.

Both the game and the studio are dead. So maybe uber realism is not the only goal worth chasing? Just a thought.
 

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It’s the best looking Xbox game of all time sure. That I can live with.

The game seems made for OLED and HDR. So many big contrast moments that will look like shit on LCD/LED.
I think you can say it's the best looking game on XBOX, (arguably). Best looking game of all times, no......Funny enough, Gaming Bolt had that headline, but they didn't exactly say that in the actual video...…..They just highlighted some common graphical features on PC, like AO, SSR, Shadows. Bloom, Motion Blur, MSAA and ultra textures which is common on PC, pretty much as the reasons it looked good to them...….Frankly, what I got from Gaming-Bolt is that the PC version of Gears is much more impressive than the console versions...….That was the biggest takeaway tbh. I think the headline was just used for the hits and it worked, because some people are now pretending that Gears just won a Siggraph Award or an AIAS award for best graphics, or that it just won the majority of best graphics awards from year end publications........Nothing like this has happened though, all that's happened is that Gaming Bolt said it's arguably the best looking game of all time in a headline and people are all-ready to put the crown on...…


At least with God Of War, they said it's the best looking game this generation within seconds of the video, categorically. With Gears, they simply say it's the best looking game on the XBOX platform and is one of the best looking games this gen.....


Listen to what they say in the video rather than what the title says, the title is a copy and paste affair.....


Also, I wonder what choice words some folk had for Gaming-Bolt when the thread was made for God of War last year.....That thread should be interesting, can't find it though.....Lots of folk seem to love Gaming-Bolt now, even if they don't watch the video or listen to it's content......
 
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I think you can say it's the best looking game on XBOX, (arguably). Best looking game of all times, no......Funny enough, Gaming Bolt had that headline, but they didn't exactly say that in the actual video...…..They just highlighted some common graphical features on PC, like AO, SSR, Shadows. Bloom, Motion Blur, MSAA and ultra textures which is common on PC, pretty much as the reasons it looked good to them...….Frankly, what I got from Gaming-Bolt is that the PC version of Gears is much more impressive than the console versions...….That was the biggest takeaway tbh. I think the headline was just used for the hits and it worked, because some people are now pretending that Gears just won a Siggraph Award or an AIAS award for best graphics, or that it just won the majority of best graphics awards from year end publications........Nothing like this has happened though, all that's happened is that Gaming Bolt said it's arguably the best looking game of all time in a headline and people are all-ready to put the crown on...…


At least with God Of War, they said it's the best looking game this generation within seconds of the video, categorically. With Gears, they simply say it's the best looking game on the XBOX platform and is one of the best looking games this gen.....


Listen to what they say in the video rather than what the title says, the title is a copy and paste affair.....


Also, I wonder what choice words some folk had for Gaming-Bolt when the thread was made for God of War last year.....That thread should be interesting, can't find it though.....Lots of folk seem to love Gaming-Bolt now, even if they don't watch the video or listen to it's content......
I found god of war better looking than gears but they both look great.
 

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But maybe it's still one of the best looking games this gen.

Just a thought 🖕
True that.

Remember where Rare used to push the graphical boundaries in gaming, then they were delegated to avatars and Sea of Thieves?

Moral of the story, a studio still being around or not, does not give or take from merit.

The water, just the water, was dope tho.
 

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True that.

Remember where Rare used to push the graphical boundaries in gaming, then they were delegated to avatars and Sea of Thieves?

Moral of the story, a studio still being around or not, does not give or take from merit.

The water, just the water, was dope tho.
Don't remind me of the old school N64 Rare days. Makes me a sad panda.
 
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"arguably" I'm not wasting time with Gaming Bolt anymore.

Tbh I feel that games from top studios all stand out in one way or another, the preference usually comes down to art style - which is why I still prefer how God of War 3 looked than any other game.

60fps is sweet in an action game - so that should definitely be the target in all games these years.

Now about Gears 5, it does look good, but you can see that - compared to 30fps AAA titles - the lighting effects are a little simplified, there is more visible pop ins, the animation transitions are non-existant. these are clear sacrifies that they had to do to allow the game to run at that kind of frame rate, which is a choice I agree with.
I found god of war better looking than gears but they both look great.
I agree, I find Uncharted 4 looks pretty good (but I really prefer the God of War visual style of fantasy), Gears 5 looks good, but you can see the trade offs without looking too long into it - however I have not looked into the PC version yet.

Good point for those who are trying to judge based on videos rather than playing the game.
I'm not going to buy a game in order to win an argument about graphics - every game is compressed on youtube - but if you get some video encoded by a qualified person you can still get some decent level of details.

What I like compared to modern Sony studio games is that the game seems to be full of impressive set pieces - Sony seems to be moving away from those in order to be more "adult" or feel more grounded I assume (it seemed that I heard the Santa Monica people saying that they did not want to try to 1up themselves on Uncharted forever at that level, I won't look for the interview).
 
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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.
This is my exact predicament.
 
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"Best looking game of all time?" No, because Gears 5 still looks like a video game.

Naughty Dog, on the other hand, are approaching photorealism with The Last of Us Part II.



 

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After hoping back and forth between RDR2 and Gears 5, I have to give the edge to RDR2. It's close, but the scope of RDR2 and the fact that it manages to push out such a high level of graphical fidelity is insane. Gears 5 is absolutely no slouch though, but I'd say those two are easily the top two games so far as far as graphics go.
 
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It's impressive but compared to the X1X and PC. My base One version looks like ass. Wish I had an 1X but I'm saving for Scarlet.
 
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No need there's games now on PS4 tht look better and do more. You know how this back forth shit go. Sony exclusives are the go to for benchmarks on console UC4 and Gow still hold tht crown. BTW Horizon Zero Dawn is another. Ppl trying to find something to find better on xbox besides bc and Forza and its just not happening.
Currently playing Gears 5 on PC with a mixture of Ultra/High settings. I completely agree, this game does not exceed any AAA PS4 exclusives. Additionally, it still has that same stiff animation as all the previous Gears. With that said, I am currently enjoying my play through, not because of the graphics.
 
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