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Look at How Absurdly Beautiful Games Have Gotten in 2016

2016 has been a great year for games, especially when you look at how beautiful they are. Here are some of the prettiest games in 2016.

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GigawattConduit1275d ago

Goddamn, I'm so glad Uncharted 4 has a photo mode built in. It's absolutely STUNNING in every sense of the word.

Picnic1274d ago

If you turn off having people in the picture in the pirate caves whilst Nate and Elena are holding flaming torches, you can adjust the angle to make the flames look something like a love heart. Did you spot that creature (something like a hedgehog) quickly hide away in to a hole in those caves?

joab7771274d ago

And lemurs in the trees. Insane!!

jb2271274d ago

I did spot the creatures all around, Deers in Scotland, Lemurs in Madagascar, etc...

The craziest one to me though was the swarms of gnats you could see in multiple locations. I've never seen a game actually render flying insects...it just lends it a great air of authenticity. The game is stunning from front to back, the physics are just phenomenal. Did you notice that when you climb to the center of a pole the pole shifts & bounces with your weight? Drake's 3rd finger joint & his fingertips strain under his weight while climbing. I mean the surface stuff is crazy enough, but these small details are unprecedented in a game really.

NickBiazzo12311275d ago

Great looking games, OMG!! These images will be making me pick some of these titles up!

wonderfulmonkeyman1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

The glowing vistas of Noctilum at night, during Rising Energy Mist, are some of the most beautiful in any game in the past decade.
That alone gets Xenoblade Chronicles X my vote, and yes, I know the game is from last year, but it's still a perfectly valid example of beauty.

Edit: Here's a wallpaper of just one tiny scene from that area:
https://zarnaguamore.files....

DankestFiber1275d ago

This is truly the beauty of games.

Shubhendu_Singh1275d ago

It will never be enough though.

I promise you, 6 years later this (only graphics) will look like piece of shit. That's just how technology works.
Try playing a 2010 most graphically stunning game now. Photo realistic games have this plague.
You can guarantee a game like Ratchet and Clank artstyle will still look good much much better after 6 years.

deafdani1275d ago (Edited 1275d ago )

God of War 3 came out in 2010. It still looks ama-fucking-zing.

But yeah, I get what you mean. The majority of realistic looking games from 2010 haven't aged as well as God of War 3. Then again, that was easily the best looking PS3 game (with GoW Ascension and The Last of Us following pretty closely), so, yeah.

Heavy Rain also came out in 2010 and I think it still looks pretty damn good today.

And damn, I can't believe it's been 6 years already since those games. :(

garrettbobbyferguson1275d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

"That's just how technology works"

This is not the case, not at all. You reach a hard limit and we're already pretty damn close to that limit.

"You can guarantee a game like R&C art style"

That is because art style is king. On the other hand, games like Uncharted 4 will never not look good in the future. 10 years later and people are still using Crysis on PC as a benchmark to compare everything to graphically. But as we saw at the very beginning of this generation, there was even less of a leap between last generation graphically and this one. It will be all about performance soon while maintaining these visuals. And of course you'll get the idiots suddenly praising higher performance when their company of favor can finally output that quality.

I say Uncharted 4 will never not look good in the future and you idiots downvote me? HAHAHA Sony fans I love you.

GamingTruth1274d ago

your eyes arent that good i see

Germany71274d ago

You don't have a PS4, therefore your opinion is irrelevant.

rebeljoe141275d ago

Metal Gear solid 4 came out in 2008 and it still looks amazing man

Playable_Gamez1274d ago

Games can still age well... it all depends on the devs

joab7771274d ago

I can't imagine U4 ever looking like shit, but I get your point. Imagine it on neo.

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DanteVFenris6661274d ago

That won't happen, soon we will get to the point where it'll physically be impossible to afford so many artists to do these high level of detail models.

That's my theory anyway we will see

Bathyj1274d ago

Yeah but companies like Naughty Dog are always improving their toolsets and work flows. I see your point, budgets and staff are increasing gen to gen. If they cant keep up games will be too expensive to make games at all and we will have a crash.

But I think the smart devs know what theyre doing and are just as good at managing people as they are at creating code and hopefully keep from hitting that ceiling..

Dee_911274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

I'll never understand this "duality" train of thought. But I guess thats how it is on the interwebs, it either is or isn't, no type of in between, no relativity, nope, since the old graphics don't look as good as the new graphics, the old graphics automatically become "shit"... smh

Segata1274d ago

Virtua Fighter 5 still looks fucking amazing.

Picnic1274d ago (Edited 1274d ago )

Uncharted has never been a generic Call of Duty looking game. It's always had colour and art direction to it which means that, like Uncharted 2, it will still look good in years to come. It's just that the gameplay doesn't stay quite as fresh because the game relies on the initial novelty of exploring- exploring physically and character relationships. But no game feels as good after the first playthrough, except perhaps Half Life 2 or Mario 64 because the level design is so kind of bizarre to me that you enjoy the feeling of finally getting a handle on how it is all constructed and can enjoy them over and over again. Whereas in Uncharted if you got a handle on that you'd break the illusion that when Sam says 'we've got to keep moving' that sometimes nothing bad happens if you don't keep moving.

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