Bioware just released three stunning screenshots of their upcoming Xbox 360 exclusive, Mass Effect.
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DAMN that looks sweet as [email protected] Jenzo I know why you feel that way but please do not start it.
remember all that speculation about downgraded graphics?? looks like it was just a bad capture and compression...
All those pics look great but the close-up in the first pic is amazing....maybe its wishful thinking because I love Sci-fi so much but when I watch the gameplay trailers and see pics like this I get the feeling this game has that "it" factor where if the gameplay is as good as it looks its going to be one of those games you can't put down. -Come on Bioware, now lets see some more gameplay footage!
Bet none of you have studied a mans face for so long lol. Looks good.
...that's so wrong...yet so true. :o
one of the few titles i envy the 360 for.
They've got the specular on the eyes spot on. Not easy to do either.
It all depends upon the technique, because this Gen can handle the multiple layers needed you can use several individual objects with separate materials to achieve very realistic effects. If you use an object for each real part of the eye you have the same structure as real life.
They definately are very nice, this is really shaping up to be a stellar game.
Didn't someone developing a game call Too Human (I won't mention the persons name) say that the Unreal Engine3 wasn't working for that person? Well it's sure as HELL working for Bioware :D
it's working for them now i believe... and from the latest Too Human screenshots i've seen.. it's working really well.
you have a link for those shots?
"Dyack says UE3 engine tweaked to the point that it’s almost unrecognizable — TH has 4xaa, [which UE3 doesn’t do]– but won’t elaborate further." Screenshots: http://xbox360media.ign.com... http://xbox360media.ign.com... http://wiimedia.ign.com/wii... "To be blunt, the game has come a long way and I am confident that even the most critical players will be really impressed with the results. I write this knowing full well the issues the project showed at E3 and I also state that the majority of those issues have been obliterated. The game runs smoothly now. The camera dynamically follows the action, offering the most cinematic viewpoint. The combat allows for dozens of on-screen enemies. Animations are much more fluid and transitions more natural. And for you tech nuts, Too Human is running with four times anti-aliasing, eight light sources per character, soft shadowing, depth of field blur galore, and much more. The engine will wow you. Some of the in-game models are truly incredible. "
You've describe that game better than the people who are actually making it:D All jokes aside, the game does look amazing and I was sold on this from day one. I was just pointing out the comment that he made prior to the 2006 E3 event. So Please put down the pitch fork, I come in peace :D
LOL naw, no pitchfork.. was just lettin u know.. sorry if i came off mad or aggressive or flame-ish
Goose times? I didn't know geese played video games...
LOL geese haha. I didnt even see that on his post. This game looks so good I bet the odd water bird might try to have a go.
Mass Effect & Too Human will move some hardware.
Not to sure about that, many of my mates who have a 360 dont know what the hell mass effect or too human are, they are just waiting for Halo 3. Mass Effect looks good, i wont be picking it up when i get my 360. It will bore me to much (i hate RPG's) but it looks good anyway.
For RPG fans, I definately agree Mass Effect should end up bringing a few more gamers into the 360 family. Graphics are great and the name 'Bioware' has a certain amount of respect when it comes to RPG fans on its own right. Fact is, this entire year (and next) should be nice in the RPG department (Blue Dragon, Lost Odyssey, Eternal Sonata, ME of course, Fable 2, Elveon, etc are all 'musts' for me at least). Too Human though... not so sure about it. Should sell well but don't think it'll necessarily bring about console sells to same degree as ME could (although in all likelyhood neither will sell many--but in terms of software sells both should end up selling nicely). It is however a game I've got to buy ;) No doubt about THAT.
Said a while back that the trailers were not reflective of the graphical polish they were working on when the released them. 15.1 ME is a action RPG a next-gen masterpiece that actually has a few genre's all in one game if your buddies havn't heard of Mass Effect and Too Human they sure will, so what you are saying is a null point.
I was a little disheartened after seeing the Ratchet and Clank screenshots (they looked good, and my errant initial reaction was that they couldn't be done on xbox). But I must say, Mass Effect has brought me back to the fold. Those first two shots especially---They're unbelieveable! About Too Human: Silicon Knights released a blog video on ign (haven't checked whether this was posted as news yet) and they talk about the development process. After almost a year's worth of silence, they're finally going to start showing gameplay!!!! Here's the link (again, haven't checked if this is news yet): http://blogs.ign.com/silico... This is just the developers talking about how they've improved the game since E3 (in general terms, nothing specific). But next week, they show the first footage of where the game is now, and if it lives up to the hype, which is seems it very well could, then we're gonna have one hell of a trilogy to look forward to --- actually two, since Mass Effect and Too Human are both slated to be triilogies.
Also 15.1, just because your friends dont know about it isnt representative of others. Now too human isnt that known but if marketed enough as the 360s "God of War" as I think I read they will it probably will sell some consoles. And just go to the mass effect fansite. Bioware has 3 million plus members and alot of them dont even own a 360 but say they will buy one for ME. Plus I talk to people all the time on live and they know about it. So I mean I'm just saying their are people who do know about these games and some who are waiting for them to release to buy a 360 and on top of that both games are being published by microsoft so you know they will be strongly marketed and on top of that lol the ceo of bioware said that the same huge marketing push that microsoft did for Gears of War in 2006, microsoft will be giving just as strong marketing for ME in 2007 meaning ALOT of marketing so if they dont know about these games now, o believe me they will soon. Sorry but I'm a huge mass effect fanboy.
my god those are unbelievable the skin textures are absolutely fabulous. I remember reading back from IGN that the graphics were good but Bioware had not started polishing and finishing and tweaking everything if THIS is all the way tweaked wow, if these are only slightly tweaked gameplay pictures, imagine what the game will look like on your Hi-def TV assuming you have one...
One things I really like about the 360, and I guess is due to the fact that it's relatively a new console compared to the Playstation is the fact that it's focused primarily in new IP. It may not have some strong titles such as meal gear or final fantasy which already have a large fanbase and will sell. I am not saying that the ps3 does not have or will have new IP (Heavenly Sword, etc) but no one expect them to as good as lets say metal gear. The 360 is loaded with new ip thi gen. ofcourse there is no fanbase for them but it didnt look like gears, lost planet, dead rising, crackdown and all the other new ips building one.
WOW wow wow wow the first pic, holy crap these graphics will kill Gears Of War if this games really ends up looking like that... holy the guys face the first pic DAMN... very realistic im not saying its better but so far we have seen amazing screen shots of heavenly sword and ff on ps3 but those look so smooth and anime like, no hair on faces not as much detail as this picture. IMO this picture looks more real then the heavenly sword/ff shots we have seen so far. the wrinkles on his for head and under his eyes, the heavenly sword/ff shots just look all smooth and stuff, do you guys get what i mean??? again no flaming please this is just my opinion.
Well nasty nas I think mass effect looks better than anything we've seen on ps3 or any other console to date.
It is great not miss out on this $#!t. I could not even think of being a gamer and not playing the best looking games on the market. M$ knows hot to keep hard core graphics whores in check. The 1st party titles really have not comp. IMO No flames just my opinion too Brah.