QUOTE(twistedsymphony @ Aug 16 2005, 01:34 PM)
Here's a test go to the MS website and download some WMV-HD videos and run them on your computer...
to give you an example of how much power is required to pump out HD graphics... my PC has trouble just running VIDEO at next gen resolutions... that to me is just mind boggling...
Here are the games you should be looking at:
Gears of War
Resident Evil 5
DO NOT look at cross platform titles. Even in generations past cross platform/cross generation titles have looked like crap on the more powerful systems..
doa4 looks almost identical to doa ultimate, gears of war does look good yes, though i haven't seen footage of it as impressive as the unreal 3 videos that were displayed
war devil hasn't even released in-game shots how can you even list that?
prey looks decent, but the doom 3 engine already looks shitty in comparison to gears of war
and don't get me started on how crappy quake 4 looks
oblivion is an overbloomed-to-mask-its-low-poly-count engine, and isn't that impressive, especially with bethesda's shitty art direction imho (i'm a morrowind hate r btw)
resident evil 5's pics couldn't have been in game, they were twice as good as anything else shown, if they are real, then i will be more than happy
dark sector looks fucking AMAZING, that's what I was realistically expecting next gen games to look like, i'm surprised more people aren't talking about that game
pgr3 looks good too, i was disappointed by its first showings, but it's getting better and better
even that video of condemned showed improvement today
but to that one dude who was saying "A GAME ISNT DONE UNTIL THE LAST TWO MONTHS OF DEV" i don't think you realize how little the graphics can possibly change in the few months devs have left to develop, sure they can add bells and whistles and lighting effects, but to redo all the geometry and art would take way too long, and that's where lots of the launch titles are lackluster
but yeah, there's definitely some promising titles on the horizon, im probably just jaded from the smoke and mirrors bullshit sony presentation (part of me wants to believe ps3 games will actually look as good as the warhawk video, and the final fantasy tech demo)