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Screenshots Don’t Give Us The Whole Picture

Pretty screenshots don’t provide the whole picture of a game. Screenshots often convince us a game will be brilliant. When we get to play the actual game, we’re disappointed.

PR people and developers do their utmost to make the game appear as attractive as possible. Some are even sneaky enough to pretend that the screenshots released are in-game when in fact they’re clearly CG renders. What are some games that captivated us with brilliant screenshots but disappointed us with the gameplay?

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jbl3162697d ago

My brother bought that Sonic game a few years ago. Needless to say he swapped it the next day.

WhiteNoise2697d ago

"Some are even sneaky enough to pretend that the screenshots released are in-game when in fact they’re clearly CG renders. "

Or GT5 photo mode B.S.

MaxXAttaxX2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

Except "GT5 photo mode" uses the same exact car models/details/polygons, etc.

Unlike.... nvm.

Beefstew4u2696d ago

Actually, GT5 replay and photo mode run in 30fps, as opposed to the usual 60fps so that they can bump the visuals up a little. Especially in photo mode when taking a photo, they crank of the detail quite a bit and throw some fancy post processing effects on it.

upturned22696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

Did GT5 ever pretend photo mode was in-game?

edit
and after reading the article, not all the cars look like "shitty standard" cars. some of them were definitely intended to be premium but just dont have interior view, which sucks for most because they only drive premium cars like me.

i'll WAIT for an update to a game that's meant to last years.

this article was a petty jab at GT5 by an xBot.

MaxXAttaxX2696d ago

What 30fps adds is motion blur.
Post processing effects are optional.

gravemaker2697d ago

I hate screenshots. Why do we need them? Make animated gifs!

Tachyon_Nova2696d ago (Edited 2696d ago )

Just watch a video?

Edit: Fair point you make below.

gravemaker2696d ago

if they dont want to make video, then instead static screenshots animated gifs will be much better.