Shadow of War seems to improve almost every aspects of its predecessor. Let’s check how it handled main characters of the story. For sure they look different, don’t you think?
Still looks like the biggest pancake face in the industry. Horrible design.
Mordor looks better ...i ve said it even from trailer that SoW is more cheaply made ....aslo SoM has many effects superior in quality than SoW
You got negatives, but I agree. I like the darker tone for SoM and the graphics... seem similar.
Thats what i was going to say. GRaphically they look similar in quality. Not sure which design i like more though.
Exactly this. MS as a "partner" at work. Looks like its made by crayola obviously optimized for xbone and xbonex with ham-fisted loot gambling. I have Shodow of Mordor and love it, but did not buy Shadow of More Dough nor do I want to after all the favorable reviews sounded like used car salesmen selling lemons leaving important details like "money" out of the reviews.
Wtf are you even babbling about? Like MS had anything to do with development or production.
Oh.my.god...Guys, grab your beer and check this out!
Mordor looked better...good lord.
You are definitely right here. Also, for some reason, the screen tearing in Shadow of War is outrageous.
Skin tones especially look very flat. The game world has more polygons but other than that not much was really improved on a noticeable level. Not a fan of hair color change either.
Yeah, I agree. I preferred the grungy ranger look to whatever this is supposed to be.
The face just looks meaner and obviously the hair color change, but other than that I think SoW looks better.
The new character design is horrid. I’m enjoying the gameplay, but I don’t get how they take a step back in graphics.
Maybe is because the game is bigger and more complex
Seems like they could have at least kept it on par with Shadow of Mordor. Plenty of large open world games out there that look a hell of a lot better than this.
Nah is is MS. Stop making up reasons like it’s “bigger.” Wither 3 is older, bigger, and way better looking
That is not how it works. The last game was ALSO a cross gen game that had to be made for the last gen consoles. This game is free from that shackle. The character looked pretty much like that in the PS3 and 360 versions too. So what the hell happened? Horizon Zero Dawn is a perfect example of a game that is far larger than any smaller level from the studio's previous work on the same console, like with Killzone Shadow Fall, and yet the visuals were turned up to 11, including added strain on the engine like dynamic day to night systems and the fact they added so much more tech due to being able to see the main character. Aloy's hair alone in Horizon Zero Dawn is stunning https://www.artstation.com/... If you think that The Last of Us Part II is going to have downgraded character models compared to Uncharted 4, you've got another thing coming.
Witcher 3 tops out at like 6 dudes on screen at once, too.
I had a quick look but cant find it yet, anyway from memory when I was playing Shadow of mordor on the xbox it received a decent graphics update. It added reflections and other enhancements and was a pretty good bump in detail. Maybe the same will happen with Shadow of war, Hopefully they stripped the graphics back to ensure the game would run well at launch, with a future patch planned. Alternatively is it a bigger world with more happening that requires a downgrade. If not maybe they lost some of their talent, because Shadow of War looks far less impressive to me.
I'm really disappointed at the graphics, i started playing it and i couldn't believe how bad it looks!, a complete downgrade compared with Shadow of Mordor.
Mordor looks better easily.
SoW looks bland compare to SoM. SoM is much superior. you could even say that SoW is more of 2014 title.
I don't know what you guys are tripping on... besides the making the face look softer, less angry and changing the hair color and brighter color tones... SoW looks better.
No, it doesn’t
Sure it does. I'm playing it on my X1 and PC... Looks better to me. The first game just had a darker tone.
I’m playing on PC in 4K ultra with “high rez textures”. SoM looks better at just 1080p than this, imo
Bunch of people pissed off because it has microtransactions that don't affect them in any way, so they are hating on the game as much as they can.
The game is great. The graphics are not.
I'm not "in favor" of them at all, I simply don't care because they don't affect me. Just like they don't affect you or any of the other whiners.
It does affect you. You're just too gullible or oblivious to do research about it.
Please explain to me how it affects me, and don’t give me that BS about having to grind too much at the end. Multiple reviews have already said that isn’t correct at all.
@UnHoly_one Graphics are far worse in the new one. And also the reviewers are outright being false about the grind. In act 4 the grind to level up is unreal, they want you to buy boosts from the market. Anyone who has gotten there can see that.
Yeah that's disappointing. I like the look of the bright lord at least but the ranger is awful. He looks so bland. His hair even looks better before.
I guess im the only one who think shadow of war looks better.
You are not alone. Game also look much better in motion. The world is more vast and detailed, and the lighting is much improved.
In Shadow of War version there is no emotion in his face whatsoever. Also if you would create a silhouette of both you would notice the lack of details and shapes in the SoW version. He just looks very bland in comparison.
Why they wanted Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds as their main character is beyond me.
Celebrimbor in War reminds me of zombie version of Nightwolf from MK3 for some reason :D
he looks way cooler in the first game. he looked harder, rougher, and battle ready...in this one, he looks (not sound racey) but like some random white guy.
I really thought the left side was featuring SoW, but it was the other way around. The environments in SoW looks more defined, but SoM's character models look more solid.
Curious who is playing this on PC maxed with the HD texture pack? From hires vids that I've seen, I think the game is a nice improvement visually over SoM, especially considering it's 3-4x larger than the original. I haven't played it yet so that opinion may change but as seeing I'm impressed by YT videos that are never indicative of how good a game can look in person I'm confident it will look even better on my monitor right in front of me when I play.
I’m playing on PC. The HD texture pack doesn’t make much difference, unfortunately. But it was consumes a ton of vram. I ended up disabling the texture pack. I imagine that I had two games running, one with the texture pack enabled and one without, I might see some difference if I stared at a wall intently. But don’t expect any sort of “wow” moment.
Thanks for the response, appreciate the feedback. I was primarily wondering how many people in the comment section that were saying that the game does not look that good or that much better than Som or the few that think that SoM looks better were playing on PC maxed settings + HD textures. Trying to get a feel for how good the game can look at its best. Yeah, a lot of the HD texture packs end up taking up a crap load of VRAM and HDD for marginal improvements. The best example in recent memory being the Fallout 4 HD texture pack which is an insane 60GB install on top of the initial game install. Shadow of War is almost 100GB if I'm remembering correctly. It's one of the reasons I'm holding off on getting the game, I have too many games already in y back log (including Shadow of Mordor) that I need to finish.
I guess they sacrificed on the character and detailing just to make the world bigger and so on in SOW.. SOM looks better for sure , i called it when the 1st trailer of SOW was released and hoped it would look better when launched but its the same... Anyways enjoying the game ... Love those skills and upgrades .and building Army is fun .. Easy Platinum trophy for all the trophy hunters out there..
Doesn't even look like the same person. Why is his hair so much lighter on the new game?
This was one of the first things I noticed while playing Shadow of War. The first game's model was noticeably better. I'm guessing they had to sacrifice the visuals a little because Shadow of War's world is much larger than Mordor's was.
Did SoW really get that graphical downgrade? It looks so bland and pale compared to SoM
It's mostly just the main character models. The world of SoW is better.
I think the new Talion looks sort of like Lord Farquaad. https://31.media.tumblr.com...
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