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God of War PS4 Pro vs PS4 Graphics Analysis: Arguably The Best Looking Game of All Time

Performance issues on the PS4 Pro aside, this is arguably the best looking game of all time.

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darthv72129d ago

Attention to detail is where this game exceeds all the rest.

mikeslemonade129d ago

Yea this game looks better than Horizon. As I said before this game is already better than God of War 1 and 3. The competition is against 2.

roadkillers129d ago

@Mikes

The original is always the best ;)

The Wood129d ago

1st party advantages. . . Maximise the hardware to the best of their ability at the time

rainslacker129d ago

That's available to 3rd party as well....just most don't utilize it.

Sony doesn't hold back it's API's for 3rd party devs.

IamTylerDurden1128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

I think it comes down to developer talent. Horizon, Uncharted 4, God of War. Sony clearly has the best looking games this gen even though Xbox technically has the better specs. All 3rd party devs have the same PS4/Pro hardware to work with. I just think having studios like Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, Sucker Punch, and Santa Monica is the big difference. Talent > specs.

Bastrad128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

The main advantage is concentrating on minimal platforms. The 3rd parties still have plenty of talent.

babadivad129d ago

That's something that all Sony first party devs usually nail. The attention to detail is what really makes graphics shine. They all seem to have a really good eye for it. It's something that most Xbox exclusives often miss. Not always, but more often than not.

Emme129d ago

Indeed. Gears4 looked great, Forza looked great, SoT hat great art direction and colours, but the detail is sparse. There was nothing groundbreaking with xbox exclusives, although I havent played Sunset Overdrive yet, or Ryse.

cigi129d ago

Forza horizon is on the same level regarding graphics and focus on details - Quantum break was the same with destructable enviroments end physics. Also third party games like Witcher is in my opinion on the same level.

But else I agree, it seems that Sony developers have the time and resources to put a lot of efforts into that. Just a pity that the PS4 does not have the ram to handle 4k assets that would lift it to the ultimate.

DarkVoyager129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

“Arguably The Best Looking Game of All Time“

Can’t believe this looks arguably better than Uncharted 4 and Horizon: Zero Dawn. Sony exclusives literally competing with each other.

Amazing.

darthv72129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

The only one I can think of to surpass this would be TLoU2, unless that ends up being a PS5 game.

rainslacker129d ago

I had a chance to see the game running directly on a PS4P a few days ago, and I can say that it does look better than both of those games. Although it's not always easy to see, but when it is, its quite apparent.

To tell the truth,it actually looks better than any PC game I've seen. Maybe not in the visual fidelity department of some games which take advantage of high end hardware, but certainly in overall appearance and quality. The places were it may come up lacking are not highlighted as other things are used to focus the players attention on the good stuff it has to show.

people that play it are going to be in for a visual treat.

seanpitt23129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

This is a type of game that the xbox needs but sadly hasn't.

Sony are on fire and this is just the beginning.

Kavorklestein129d ago

It's more like the middle-ish end.
Next gen is like 2-3 years away

IamTylerDurden1128d ago

Sea of Thieves was hyped to be Microsoft's next big thing, but sadly it was not the game people hoped for. State of Decay comes out relatively soon but that isn't a AAA game. Crackdown 3 suppsedly is slated for later this year but it really isn't a visual showcase nor will it likely have a compelling story. It received so much criticism at Comic Con Microsoft decided to delay it again.

Microsoft is in desperate need of a Bloodborne, Uncharted 4, Horizon Zero Dawn, or God of War but unless they have a 3rd party working on something big or a secret studio i just don't see it coming any time soon.

Ceaser9857361129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

The performance issues on 4k 30fps where frame rates drops will be fixed with a patch soon Usually happens with almost all games at launch

Nu129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

I saw a comparison between the e3 footage and the final release and the hair and fur moving with the wind immediately stood out to me. I hate when certain animations or effects have to be altered

IamTylerDurden1128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

Yesterday 343 and others were telling me how Far Cry 5, AC Origins, The Witcher 3, Hellblade, and Gears 4 were better looking and more technically impressive than Horizon, God of War, and Uncharted 4. Where are all the people who agreed now..?

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Neonridr129d ago

With titles like Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn this is saying something..

S2Killinit129d ago

That what i would expect from Sony Santa Monica.

Cyborgg129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

The best looking game on a console!!! It's all because of the developers.

fdkenzo129d ago

Dude, on PC you don’t find a game that mach the visual quality of Uncharted 4. If wee look at GOW....we can say that is the beat looking game to date.
Again, i talk about visual graphics, not fps or resolution....in that terms PC is the best.

Cyborgg129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

Dude I said console 🤔 I haven't seen anything that looks better than GOW and Horizon on a console yet

fdkenzo129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

The best looking game on any platform ! You wont find anithing that mach that visual graphics (animation, atention to detail, best art, etc) like GOW, Horizon or U4 ...on PC.

Imalwaysright129d ago

Yes you do and well beyond anything on consoles.

thekhurg129d ago

I play all my multiplats on PC, and to me, Witcher 3 maxed out looks better than Uncharted 4.

But it's just my opinion.

kevnb129d ago

Many games look better than this on pc, but who cAres?

AKS129d ago

"Dude, on PC you don’t find a game that mach the visual quality of Uncharted 4."

Why do you say stuff like this?

https://steamuserimages-a.a...

At max 2160p, which admittedly is too demanding for 60 fps on my PC with certain settings (for example, AA tends to be a frame assassin at high resolutions and not really necessary to look good). I just cranked everything to max to demonstrate how it can look.

rainslacker129d ago

Better can be tricky, because it depends on if you mean visual fidelity, or overall looks. The two aren't always one in the same. Attention to detail in the art and environment can make a image that isn't as crisp or as high a texture quality seem much more than it actually is.

Art direction is a huge part of what makes something look good, and while there are many PC games which do look outstanding when the time is taken to make it so, they often do lack a lot of the attention to detail that you see from Sony's first party. There are a few stand out games on PC, but even with those, you tend to have to have a rather decent GPU to be able to say that it's better.

IamTylerDurden1128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

Resolution produces a crisper image, but things like poly count, lighting, original textures, and artistic composition are much more important. The Order is hardly even 1080p but the visuals are absolutely stunning and the game is more graphically impressive than 95% of the games that run 4K.

AKS128d ago

Are all +20 disagreers seriously claiming Assassin's Creed: Origins at 2160p with MAX settings can't even match (not even surpass, just match; look at the statement I quoted) the visual quality of Uncharted 4? This is the most fanboyish nonsense I've seen in quite awhile. Even more hilarious, I was labeled a Sony fanboy here on N4G just a few weeks ago. This site is just pathetic.

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babadivad129d ago

@thekhurg

"I play all my multiplats on PC, and to me, Witcher 3 maxed out looks better than Uncharted 4."

Yeah, I'm gonna have to agree with that.

crazyCoconuts129d ago

I'm playing W3 on PC now...I think facial work on both UC4 and HZD top W3. And lighting on HZD might also be better. No denying that W3 at uncompromised 4K looks sharper though.

Muigi129d ago

But what about HZD which looks better than U4?

xenz129d ago

I wonder, what game do you think looks better graphically than God of War?

AKS129d ago

Pointless to speculate without seeing it in person. I've played Horizon for a couple of hundred hours at home on a Pro and OLED. I'm not going to compare that to a compressed video of God of War. I expect Horizon to be its primary competition. I'd be surprised if it had HDR more impressive than GT Sport. But maybe overall it looks the best of any Pro game, which I think is very possible. I guess I'll see for myself in a week.

Imalwaysright128d ago (Edited 128d ago )

Not just better. Far better like this https://www.youtube.com/wat... This shows what PC gaming is capable off when consoles aren't dragging PC down.

frostypants129d ago (Edited 129d ago )

I have a good PC and a PS4. This looks better than anything on PC. Sure, PC (well some PCs, anyway) is capable of looking better...but no one is making such games. Unfortunately. Sony's first party studios are next level.

BenRC01129d ago

No one is putting that amount of love into pc games. Whacking up the resolution and fps does not make a beautiful game. Pc gaming will always be hindered by the low end.

bluefox755128d ago

What game on pc looks better? Higher resolution doesn't mean better visuals.

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