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God of War's graphics aren't great

Fluzer

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I just started it and I really like the game but the graphics aren't living up to what I expected. Lighting isn't great, PBR implementation is very inaccurate and makes steel look like wood, in-game character models bar Kratos aren't the best, low res mountain backgrounds and low res textures throughout. Red Dead Redemption 2 looks a lot better as does Uncharted 4, Forza Horizon 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn.

I'd put God of War alongside ROTTR/SOTTR, Gears 4, Killzone Shadow Fall and Days Gone in games that look good but not GREAT.
 
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llien

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Looks stunning on my non-pro, with HDR, on 65 inch screen.
So was Horizon.

People need to remember it's running on 7870-ish sort of GPU.
 

Cr1ptkeeper

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Well, I agree with you OP. I thought the same thing when I played it at launch (with HDR). It looks good and polished but it doesn't quite hold up to the other ps4 exclusives. I do like the Kratos model though.
Horizon for example looks a lot better.
 

gifgaf

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I dont know what your complaining about, but let's assume the graphics could be better. What's your point? What's the discussion to be had?
There isn't any discussion, Fluzer is a recently unbanned troll and that's his point, he is just trying to bait. Expect more of this type of posts with no content just stupid statements.
 
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Stilton Disco

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Individual models and textures can be really lacking, sure, but the overall presentation, the level design, characters, artwork, style and direction all add up to build something that can often look absolutely breathtaking.

GoW really is one of those 'more than the sum of it's parts' titles.
 

Verdanth

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Agree to disagree.

Detroit and God of War are the top tier graphics games on PS4, right followed by Spider-man.

Actually God of War was the first game where I prioritized "4K HDR 30 fps" over it's "1080p 60fps" mode.

Haven't tried RDR2 with the new HDR fix, so I can't speak for that one.
 

Fluzer

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yeah i agree it's pretty turdy with some garbo lighting and materials
Thank you, the game doesn't look anywhere as good as say God of War 3 when it released.

There isn't any discussion, Fluzer is a recently unbanned troll and that's his point, he is just trying to bait. Expect more of this type of posts with no content just stupid statements.
I'm allowed to make threads on games gifgaf, even if the thread matter offends your tastes. Thanks.
 
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Kagey K

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Agree to disagree.

Detroit and God of War are the top tier graphics games on PS4, right followed by Spider-man.

Actually God of War was the first game where I prioritized "4K HDR 30 fps" over it's "1080p 60fps" mode.

Haven't tried RDR2 with the new HDR fix, so I can't speak for that one.
When you get used to looking at turds, looking at turds doesn’t feel so bad.

Just stare at the shit until it doesn’t look like shit anymore.
 
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gifgaf

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I believe you. When did you get your Xbox one?

Just a joke, I love my Xbox one
 
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Verdanth

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When you get used to looking at turds, looking at turds doesn’t feel so bad.

Just stare at the shit until it doesn’t look like shit anymore.
Lol, so what does look good for you then?

I'm talking on a console environment.
 
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Dante83

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God of war's issue is that the environments lack life and looks plain. Hopefully the next game makes the environments look more lively and detailed.
 

Orpheum

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I still don't get what's off about it. The screenshot you provided looks beautiful. In general the game looks beautiful and i played on standard PS4, no HDR. MAybe the settings on your Screen are off and should be adjusted. However if it's a artstyle related opinion then sure maybe you're just not a fan of it.
 

Prash

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Agree to disagree, the game looks great be it in screenshot or in motion. One of the greatest looking games of all time!
 
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AlteredForms

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I'm watching this thread with popcorn in hand to observe the Sony fanboys defend their masterpiece.
 

Sygma

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I just started it and I really like the game but the graphics aren't living up to what I expected. Lighting isn't great, PBR implementation is very inaccurate and makes steel look like wood, in-game character models bar Kratos aren't the best, low res mountain backgrounds and low res textures throughout. Red Dead Redemption 2 looks a lot better as does Uncharted 4, Forza Horizon 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn.

I'd put God of War alongside ROTTR/SOTTR, Gears 4, Killzone Shadow Fall and Days Gone in games that look good but not GREAT.
Let me guess you don't know what depth of field nor motion blur are
 
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gifgaf

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Depth of field or motion blur doesn't excuse the low res mountain textures evident in every hub world scene.



Ewww review scores, seriously? I never said anything about the game's quality, it's a good game. The graphics just aren't that great.
Euuw can't you read? best looking game of all time?



You see what I have here is a real discussion with real facts not just troll opinions to cause fanboy arguments.
 
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Whitecrow

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I admit the graphics have 'something' that always felt wrong. But I couldnt say exactly what that is... : /

The only thing I really dont like is the FOV, you cant see shit around you.
 
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Liamario

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As a PC Master Racer I'm appalled by this implication. However the comments are assisting OP in making his point, as he doesn't seem to have conveyed it properly.
The game doesn't need defending. Its awards do that. OP has made a incredibly transparent thread.
 
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