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Was Spider-Man downgraded? 2016 vs 2017 Graphics Comparison

Recently one of the fans asked Insomniac Games directly on Twitter about possible Spider-Man downgrade, that he believe to spot. Devs strongly denied that.
Now as we could already see two gameplay videos, first during E3 back in 2016 and second on this year’s expo let’s check by ourselves if we can notice something that will prove the alleged worsening of graphics.
One of the most noticable things is addition of blur effect to the character movement and slightly changed Spidey’s suit – look closely on last still in this video.
Is that a downgrade for you?

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zivtheawesome186d ago

i think you meant "Was Spider-Man upgraded?"

Eonjay186d ago

I assume Gareth didn't rewrite this. It sounds too childish. It definitely looks upgraded plus there is the fact that this is the first true trailer we have. Downgraded from what?

The 10th Rider185d ago (Edited 185d ago )

Yeah, exactly. I believe the first trailer wasn't even labeled as in-game, just in-engine.

EDIT: They said "in game/engine/real-time"

Aeery185d ago

Not at all.
This game looks incredible ... cant wait to try it!

getbacktogaming185d ago

It just looks like a different lighting/time of day with a more punchy 'golden hour' look to the 2016 footage. They both look great although I like the yellowwish colours better for a more dramatic look I can't see why it wouldn't be available in the final game...

XanderZane185d ago (Edited 185d ago )

Well at exactly 36 seconds you can easily see the difference in Spiderman's mask and the texture. Whether you want to call it a downgrade or upgrade is entirely up to you. There is no doubt, there has been some changes.

The game still looks impressive, no matter which video you watch. Whatever they did, I don't think it
ll hurt the visuals or gameplay much.

Whatever234185d ago

No it won't because they both look great .But common its pretty obvious 2016 was fake.

XanderZane185d ago

What part of "The game still looks impressive" & "Whatever they did, I don't think it will hurt the visuals or gameplay" did you not read in my comments?

OB1Biker186d ago

First its the usual unfair comparison with completely different scenes, different places, time etc.
second I thought people were saying last year that they didnt show any gameplay at all? The usual goal post moving to suit different argumentation?

Septic186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

Huh? That was gameplay shown last year surely? If not, it's remained pretty faithful to it.

Looks like a slight downgrade in some tiny areas but ultimately still looks fantastic.

OB1Biker186d ago

a lot of people were saying last year wasnt real gameplay.
The main difference I see is Spidey suit that looks more latex like rather than microfiber like. Its not necessarily worse. Other areas are like I said from different places and not really fair to compare.

Woolly_186d ago

^_^ The original trailer is a target render. The actual game was never going to look or play exactly like the target_render.

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Unreal01186d ago

He means he wants it to be bad because he's an Xbox fanboy and has nothing close to that quality on his console.

LP-Eleven186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

And you haven't a clue of what you're talking about. Par for course.

OT: Nothing looks "downgraded" (this gen's new catch word, like last gen's "generic"). Different time of day and lighting situations, and that's it. We're not talking about Ubisoft here.

XanderZane185d ago

You are blind if you think it's just lighting and the time of day. There is also blur effects added as well. True, the changes made aren't anywhere as bad as a Ubisoft game, but there are definitely some changes from what was shown at E3 last year. Nothing too major though. Don't say nothing has change though. That would be silly.

andrewsquall186d ago

Haha like LakeofTears said, Except it will. For example, last year, the part where Spiderman puts his fist through a Securicor door/window is clearly 100% in engine and a cutscene, that we will get to take part in with a QTE.
Also notice all the insane slowdown at the last 10 seconds of the footage from E3 2016. Lol yeah, they programmed a target render to have a high load and drop frames when things get very intense.

LP-Eleven186d ago

Serious about what? Your inability to be bi-partisan or that there isn't a title, currently, of this quality on the Xbox One? If it's the latter, that's arguable. If it's the former.....well.....your posts speak for themselves.

masterfox186d ago (Edited 186d ago )

The original trailer is a target render. <--- lol it actually looking like that, all realtime baby! ^_^, and I'm sorry you are in such denial. ^_^

UKmilitia186d ago

ah you mean like Anthem reveal?

XanderZane185d ago

Anthem was on a different level. It's off topic.

RabbitFly185d ago

What is funny is how many can't understand that you were defending the game.

The original reveal trailer was a target render, it was touted as in engine, not as actual gameplay. The fact that is looking close to this or even better in some areas is not what Woolly is saying. He is merely pointing out how unfair it is to compare a target render to actual gameplay and calling it a downgrade. Whether it is a downgrade or not is a different discussion all together.

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Liqu1d186d ago

No. But keep up the awful comparisons.

moegooner88186d ago

Same site that used low quality Horizon ZD footage to pass it off as downgrade. Awful is an understatement.

andrewsquall186d ago

The comparisons are fine. Cycu1 does a great job at looking at older builds of games and comparing them to the newest of final versions, even game from last gen too.
Its the blind people with terrible eyesight and their fake "concerns" that are awful.

KionicWarlord222186d ago

The parts at 0:17-25 outside show two different lighting systems on the world.

Its either its downgraded or there are different areas that have better lighting conditions visually.

Unreal01186d ago

Nope. Take your Xbox goggles off and check again.

TKCMuzzer186d ago

Lol, same people, same blind comments...

meka2611185d ago

Nah he is right, it is a slight very slight downgrade. Look at the polygons on the shoulders of spiderman, the one on the right is just a tiny bit blockier, but game still looks amazing and still a day one buy for me.