After some fans express concern over a visual downgrade for God of War, the principal artist working on the game steps up to refute the claims.
Hmm I would have thought the whole debacle of HZD being downgraded also and then those having to eat crow would have been suffice enough to stop these clowns from running the same crap again🤦
The game looks better than everything I see coming out this year so I don't understand how it would be a downgrade. I can understand people probably watching the trailer on a tele that's over 20 years old and thinks it's a downgrade
"The game looks better than everything I see coming out this year so I don't understand how it would be a downgrade." Because the article was written by an imperceptive dullard. Anyone with an ounce of reasoning would understand the roots of the remarks but this writer viewed the cause and effect like a dog that had just been shown a card trick. Let me fix one line in it and you will understand: "After some fans express concern over a visual downgrade for God of War..." It should read: "After some desperate Sony haters started lies saying there was a visual downgrade for God of War..."
I could care less about the same idiot who claim downgrade for Horizon and uncharted 4 and before them Infamous and the order 1886 and GTS and was proven wrong on everyone of them it's seems he target every single playstation exclusive and he's even more stupid since he thinks the snake scene in the bright day light were kratos offer the head to him is the same scene as the misty scene where kratos meet the snake for the first time and his kid tell him that he want's to help.
Seriously....or at least pick a better category to troll in. We all have eyes, it's not hard to see the game looks amazing. I love how people troll right through their own stupidity.
They said the same about KZ Shadow Fall and Infamous SS too. Had a double helping of crow.
Or some compressed as hell video trying to pass as a legit comparison video.
It's like trying to stop a horde of freakers in Days Gone haha
Well said, Lol 👏👏
Can't wait to ignore his piece on that downgrade too.
“What has changed is just the direction of light and fog, the content is the same as the E3 trailer, but different context, you will understand when you play. The Jormungandr, Kratos and Atreus continue exactly like the trailer are comparing with other scenes and lights. I’m laughing seeing the comments :)” Pretty much what I said yesterday.
It also has to do with the crappy site making the comparison videos. For Horizon ZD, they used a low quality footage of the same E3 build, and they tried to pass it off as downgrade. For the GoW one, the Arteus shots were clearly of differing qualities, and some of the others were during completely different scenes.
Can't wait for the Days Gone, Spider-Man, and Detroit got downgraded articles /S
I had played HZD on a 1080 display and was completely blown away. Recently grabbed a 4k display and HDR and fired it up again to work through Frozen Wilds.....my jaw dropped. It is the most beautiful game I have ever seen. I am seriously considering just starting the game over again to get enthralled yet again.
I don't see how a YouTube video can be used to show a downgrade. The ridiculousness of the ones screaming 'downgrade ' is pathetic at best.
Can't fix stupid.
It's just people trying to find something wrong to make ps look worse. They don't care about having any actual credibility
No it isn't. It's people being honest and not being afraid to tell it how it is while not listening to people who believe that we are all idiots or blind. There is a downgrade in overall graphical fidelity in GOW which is something that is at this point an industry wide practice and I would not expect someone from Santa Monica to say that there is a downgrade so this guy can laugh all he wants but lets no pretend that if there is someone that is biased in this conversation its him.
Deny it all he wants but I'm not friggin blind! There's ENTIRE set pieces that have been removed from the newest build compared to the debut trailer! Just look at the beginning of the video with the stone archway. The original footage had far more texture detail and it had Norse language carved into it. That is completely missing in the new build. Also in that same scene, the original footage had several tall pine trees surrounding the archway. In the newest build those are completely gone! Also look at the end of the video when Kratos lifts up the gate. The difference is huge.
What the developer probably means by "you will will see once you play" it suggests that that could be either side of that specific ruin since there's multiple ways to take.either way we will have to wait till the final release to really judge anything since Horizon zero dawn looked exactly like it's E3 showings so there's that. Also the part where he lifts up the gate is totaly a different scene so there's no way you can compare those two scenes
You people always find something to moan about it when it comes to PS exclusive graphics That video yesterday only took some scenes that were either in different context or condition. For all we know, that fog background will still be there. The serpent was slightly change but still has all the details.Just because they changed some stuff doesn’t mean it is a downgrade. The same graphics fidelity is still there. You are not blind, but you are just cherrypicking when other parts of the trailers looked very good, if not better than previous trailers. The changes are noticed, but the graphics are still there. Click here: https://twitter.com/rafagra... Some sites just can’t wait for a release to begin to compare graphics to summon the people like you. The sites that use compressed videos and different scenes even if they are not the same, only to get proven wrong later when the game released. Happened with Horizon, U4, Bloodborne, and Gt sport when it was 50% completed! Happened witn infamous SS as well, games that ended Delivering their graphic target. ** And for the record, Cory did say that the first gameplay setting will likely not be in the last build, so all those missing trees, setpiece, and other stuff missing is not a downgrade. That 2016 demo was just a tease
You wont buy it so dont have to worry, it wont hurt ur eyes
Just because they changed scenery doesn't mean it is a downgrade.
I think you don't know what "downgrade" really means.Changing how some areas look does not equal = lowering texture quality/assets. You may not like the change, but it's an artistic one they thought it was necessary and not because the console could not run it,as it was demonstrated in demo's on PS4.
But "artistic changes" have always been enough for people to scream "downgrade" about other games. I personally think people make too big of a deal about these things, but I also think there needs to be more consistency in the gaming community. You can't just hate on multiplats for artistic changes and then turn around and act like exclusives are exempt from such criticism.
@starchild "You can't just hate on multiplats for artistic changes and then turn around and act like exclusives are exempt from such criticism." Just because fanboys act like that, that doesn't mean all others in the communities need to act like that. Best to ignore those types of people, and focus on having the best time with upcoming games. Tho besides Ubisoft downgrades, i can't recall any major "downgrade" in recent times. "...but I also think there needs to be more consistency in the gaming community" The consistency is there, just like Yin-Yang, you have the normal fans and toxic fanboys in more-less equal quantity. One cant exist without the other. In ideal world there would not be those kind of gamers (fanboys), but alas, it is what it is.
You need to get your eyes checked then because you can see a MASSIVE improvement over the graphics.
Cory Barlog has let people know that those are two completely different locations.
@wickedlester at least PS never got caught with there pants down to there ankles displaying PS games on a PC at E3 like XBOX has https://www.cinemablend.com... , and changing the layout of things does not mean "downgrade" it is modifications. Now go play RYSE on your X and go play old games while we enjoy new and current games. Cant wait to rip heads off in the new GOW.
"The original footage had far more texture detail and it had Norse language carved into it." Look closer, the carvings are still there, just harder to see thanks to different lighting and weather conditions.
Downgrade or no downgrade, it's still the best looking game on any console.
It used to look better than uc4, it doesn't now.
Who cares. It's still the best Action Adventure game in the 2018 line up, and will be a metric-ton of fun.
Look it got down graded that’s the topic we are all discussing, nobody is questioning whether it will be good or not. Tw3 got downgraded and it’s one my fav games of all time . Nobody gets a pass
"It used to look better than uc4, it doesn't now." So you played it?
No I haven’t but I have seen it
@Movefasta1993 Just curious. How are you comparing the game visually in various stages of development? Do you have any links comparing how the game looks during various stages of development? Do you even realized that during early stages of development the game starts out being rendered on PC hardware?
Exactly, I think there are definitely elements of the new trailer that look simplified from before but at the same time it still looks great, and this looks like it's actually in-engine rendering on a PS4.
I don't agree. Based on the trailers I don't think it looks better than Uncharted 4, Uncharted The Lost Legacy or Horizon Zero Dawn. I'm sure it is going to look amazing and I may change my opinion once I play it, but from what I've seen so far it doesn't quite match the best looking games on the platform.
Yeah Uncharted 4, HZD, LL, TLOU all looked amazing when released and God of War will be no different! Sony's studios just don't roll like that
Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn was picked as best looking game of 2016 and 2017 according to NX Gamer. It wasn’t just the graphics. It was also excellent technical aspects. This is where people like Deep-Throat fail to understand.
Digital foundry said "uncharted 4 is the best looking Game on consoles" That mean there's better looking game's on PC Battlefront 2 looks better And Crysis 3 beat it in many aspects https://youtu.be/ZDDygRffnC... http://n4g.com/news/1561938...
@TRUE_GAM3R I won’t argue with that. But you should look at NX Gamer YouTube Video Top 10 graphics/technology of 2016 and 2017. And see who number one is. And you aren’t going to like what he said. Digital Foundry said Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn were technical masterpieces. I won’t argue about CryEngine 3 which was designed for PC. But I rather Developers to improved their engine. I don’t mind developer to borrow the popular one, but I just prefer developer master their own engine.
@Tru3 Battlefront 2 is sharp no doubt. But it has a soullessness to it's visuals that aren't present in games like Uncharted.
Calling a game a "technical masterpiece" also takes into consideration the platform it's running on. In any case, NX Gamer and Digital Foundry are just a few guys with their own opinions. They don't have any more knowledge than many of us who don't make videos. Their opinions don't represent some kind of unquestionable objective truth.
People always find something to moan about. God of War will look great whatever.
Thank you. At the end of the day Santa Monica Studios hasn't disappointed me yet with any of the GOW games. I've enjoyed playing ever single game, even Ascension. I have complete confidence that it will be the same with this entry. GOW3 was the best looking PS3 game when it came out, I'm not worried about this new game at all.
Yes, its beautiful and i actually think it looks better than the first time i saw it.
Some people on this site seem to not have had enough crow from HZD lol http://n4g.com/news/2010164... Some want a second serving I’m guessing?
I am sure they are getting more then just servings of crow Phil Spencer and Aaron Greenburg be giving these dudes daily filings while attending damage control seminars, going to be in quarantine mode when The Last OF US part 2 and Death Stranding launch.
Dang stop being jelly
because fucking journalism,im sorry i never see this stuff on xbox,only think i see is sea of thiefs next pubg.but hey one of the best games like god of war gets this kind of shit? im sorry but all i see is a lot of stupid effort to try downplay sony and their games while praing for xbox and the x while no games.....so ya i call all of it bull F shit.
dude if you down vote at least tell me where im wrong?
When it comes to exclusives, other companies (MS, Ouya, Nintendo) are simply irrelevant to the graphics tech subject, excluding Forza, which, come on, is way more limited in terms of interaction, assets and animations. So, yeah, there's no one else to talk about.
True where are the Xbox downgraded articles? Can we have one for Crackdown. Frickin please, god the game looks awful.
There were a ton of doom and gloom articles for Crackdown 3. Especially after that last showing.
Outside Forza, I don't think people have super high graphics expectations of ms games. They look good, but from reveal to release, they pretty much look like unreal engine games which we are used to. Quantum break was an exception, but it did get articles about downgrades
Xbox tend to get improved rather than downgrade. There's been plenty of comparison articles and vids from DF. Stop acting like it doesn't exist
What? X1 was questioned since this gen started until the Scorpio was revealed with things like resolutiongate or whatever it was called. Since the Scorpio was announced.most people have been quite about resolutions and graphics and all of the sudden all that it mattered were the exclusives. Oh and yes I will downvote your comment.
Only now we talk about exclusoves? Dude you ate so wrong.... It was and it always be about games.... If you support a compony that in 4 or 5 yeqr give us 4 games.... Than younare wrong... And im glad sony and nintendo are alive
No, I didn't say that exclusives didn't matter 5 years ago. In fact if you take PC out of the picture my favorite games of this generation are Persona 5 and Breath of the Wild. If you're going to reply to me at least read carefully what I say and yes I want to play State of Decay and Sea of thieves so I guess I'll have to support MS. Shame on me right?
Ahahha, lol well god of war looks better than any xbox exclusives, also god of war is not complete so way doing this? We also know that the serpent appeirs in more than that ocasion so bad video to compare.... Journalism try a lot harder to downplay sony and ps4 than xbox.... Again sony shows us good games.... What xbox foce to you? For me cancel scale bound one game that i was loolong forward.... Now gsme pass? But no talk about new games.... Sorry bit DRm will be back on xbox and that is very bad
I havent seen any significant downgrade as if yet.
just wait for the game to be out,and the people that know santa monica and sony they now it will be a blast....better than sea of thiefs....for shore ahahahhaha
Some fans...heh. The only concerned here are Xbox fanboys.
Only trolls would or want to believe that a GOW would have downgrade... Again, will set standard like HZD did last year. of course in another genre. Kratos will destroy everything and everyone in is path.
It's scary how many standard setting studios that Sony has right now. SSM and ND were always there, but now GG is being recognized more after all these years, and soon the days gone dev will likely join the ranks
Idiots who talk about a downgrade don't know that we will see the snake multiple times throughout the game. It's a completely different scene. Too bad those idiots already started to harass the developers. FACEPALM
OMG! every time this happens, and it's only sony games.
Because Sony titles typically look amazing, other fanbases feel the need to dig deep to find faults, so they can justify their own purchases. The people complaining never even planned on getting the game. Hell, they likely don’t even have PS4’s.