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dikinher
29th Jul 2010, 02:25
I am confused here. We have complaints about censorship and camera shaking etc. But no one even mentions the compression quality of this game? The graphics quality is just bad. It's like watching a 360p youtube video of someone playing a video game. I heard that that was the intention to make the game appear atmospheric. But I fail to understand how anyone could find that attractive? It makes the game look really bad. I thought my graphics card was literally failing because of the compressed look of the game and some weird vertical line on the right side.

I mean come on Eidos? Really? Compression is supposed to add some unique touch to the game? I don't buy that crap. If I want to see that quality in a game, I would go to youtube and watch some other person playing the first Kane and Lynch in 340p or 480p.:o

GrievousOdyssey
29th Jul 2010, 03:01
So i take it this is a love it or hate it game , then ...

dikinher
29th Jul 2010, 06:25
Much like the first game where most people hated it more so than people who loved it. I loved the first game, I pretty much hate this one due to the stupid look of it. I mean come on...why make the game look like a standard youtube video, even going far as to adding distorted effects to make the game's appearance look like it's old or corrupted? Were these guys drunk during the development of this game?:lol:

joe the janitor
29th Jul 2010, 06:33
You know you kinda sound like the guys that hated the first one...

dikinher
29th Jul 2010, 06:39
I thought the first one was decent. It was good and it was under-rated. But for this game, as much as I enjoyed the demo for how short it was, the effects ruined it for me.

joe the janitor
29th Jul 2010, 06:43
I thought the first one was decent. It was good and it was under-rated. But for this game, as much as I enjoyed the demo for how short it was, the effects ruined it for me.
I think we may have misunderstood each other. I'm not saying you disliked the first.

UhUh
29th Jul 2010, 06:46
You completly missed the point, anyway, did you noticed this just now? becouse, it's not like they're hiding it...

Rios
5th Aug 2010, 21:34
I think its an interesting visual style which is cool to see developers trying something different like how the game WET looked, but I have to admit it was a bit drawing on my eyes and I agree the blocky poor compression look kind of bugged me. Maybe Id get used to it, but I don't know.

rntrndrw
6th Aug 2010, 15:09
just turn off the shaky camera, and turn on sharpen in the video options. Looks pretty damn good, way better then the 360 version...

BeardedHoplite
6th Aug 2010, 17:16
Any of youse guys catch IO's point in making the game like this? It was supposed to be a ****ty, youtube-like experience. So either learn to like it or save your cash for Medal of Duty 7

Vulture
6th Aug 2010, 19:17
game is 576p on consoles, and the textures are not that high.. so thats the reason. i played the demo on pc at 1680x1050 and the game looked very different
here is a basic comparison i made

http://i34.tinypic.com/9tkhtd.jpg

Unpaid Intern
6th Aug 2010, 20:37
Meh.. people have funny hang-ups when it comes to game graphics. The crisp look of video games looks super fake and just reveals the shortcomings of 3D and hardware. When the game is in motion, I actually prefer the 360 image because it looks more cinematic.

Check out this movie still for reference (OMG so blurry!):
http://critacracy.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/matrix.png

Now notice how fake the lighting and color balance in this Uncharted screenshot is. Also note how crude the geometry and texture work looks. But some people just don't notice any of this because all they care about is that it look uber-crisp... (uber-crisp = awesome graphics remember?)

http://www.ztgamedomain.com/images/screenshots/ps3/uncharted/05.jpg

IMO, mood, atmosphere and realism >>>>>> resolution ..anyday

joe the janitor
6th Aug 2010, 21:12
Check out the grease in Lynch's hair.....

2Rare2Die
6th Aug 2010, 21:18
Meh.. people have funny hang-ups when it comes to game graphics. The crisp look of video games looks super fake and just reveals the shortcomings of 3D and hardware. When the game is in motion, I actually prefer the 360 image because it looks more cinematic.

Check out this movie still for reference (OMG so blurry!):
http://critacracy.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/matrix.png

Now notice how fake the lighting and color balance in this Uncharted screenshot is. Also note how crude the geometry and texture work looks. But some people just don't notice any of this because all they care about is that it look uber-crisp... (uber-crisp = awesome graphics remember?)

http://www.ztgamedomain.com/images/screenshots/ps3/uncharted/05.jpg

IMO, mood, atmosphere and realism >>>>>> resolution ..anyday

U cant judge a game from 06 how about uncharted 2

Unpaid Intern
6th Aug 2010, 21:33
U cant judge a game from 06 how about uncharted 2

Oh yeah, Uncharted 2... I refuse to play that game because that damned depth of field and motion blur is ruining the texture resolution. Get my point?

http://sites.google.com/site/vrnemesis/Uncharted2_AmongThieves%E2%84%A2_2.JPG

Vulture
6th Aug 2010, 22:25
dude, come on.. uncharted 2 had the best visuals this gen in my book.

joe the janitor
6th Aug 2010, 22:52
I thought metro 2033 looked way better then uncharted 2.

Unpaid Intern
6th Aug 2010, 22:58
I was being sarcastic about boycotting it simply because of the DOF. Question is: did you like it so much because every pixel on the screen was perfectly crisp at all times?

All I'm saying is that there is more to graphics than 'crispness'. Am I really being so unclear in my posts?

joe the janitor
6th Aug 2010, 23:29
I was being sarcastic about boycotting it simply because of the DOF. Question is: did you like it so much because every pixel on the screen was perfectly crisp at all times?

All I'm saying is that there is more to graphics than 'crispness'. Am I really being so unclear in my posts?
I don't really know what were talking about..... Everyone was doing It, I just wanted to be popular. :group_hug:

Unpaid Intern
6th Aug 2010, 23:33
We're already internet celebrities thanks to Grievous' legendary video :)

PS: Drake has lady hands

joe the janitor
7th Aug 2010, 00:49
Grievous' legendary video :)


Is that legit?! If so Ive never seen it.

Unpaid Intern
7th Aug 2010, 01:06
you must have seen this, no?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq01RHgsEvg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK61lobiMvc

rntrndrw
7th Aug 2010, 01:50
you must have seen this, no?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mq01RHgsEvg
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gK61lobiMvc

I dont get it...

BeardedHoplite
7th Aug 2010, 01:51
Is that legit?! If so Ive never seen it.

Yeah dude, I get ****-tons of fan mail everyday.

joe the janitor
7th Aug 2010, 02:53
I like how I'm the fat guy being smacked in the face by lynch..... ;)

UhUh
7th Aug 2010, 08:13
I like how I'm the fat guy being smacked in the face by lynch..... ;)

You should be proud, that's the best part.

ps: Nathan Drake looks hideous.