Performance issues on the PS4 Pro aside, this is arguably the best looking game of all time.
Attention to detail is where this game exceeds all the rest.
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.
Cory Barlog is a genius!
@Mikes The original is always the best ;)
1st party advantages. . . Maximise the hardware to the best of their ability at the time
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.
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.
The main advantage is concentrating on minimal platforms. The 3rd parties still have plenty of talent.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
The only one I can think of to surpass this would be TLoU2, unless that ends up being a PS5 game.
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.
This is a type of game that the xbox needs but sadly hasn't. Sony are on fire and this is just the beginning.
It's more like the middle-ish end. Next gen is like 2-3 years away
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.
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
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
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..?
With titles like Uncharted 4 and Horizon Zero Dawn this is saying something..
Damn does it look nice
That what i would expect from Sony Santa Monica.
The best looking game on a console!!! It's all because of the developers.
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.
Dude I said console 🤔 I haven't seen anything that looks better than GOW and Horizon on a console yet
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.
Yes you do and well beyond anything on consoles.
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.
Many games look better than this on pc, but who cAres?
"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.
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.
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.
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.
@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.
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.
But what about HZD which looks better than U4?
I wonder, what game do you think looks better graphically than God of War?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What game on pc looks better? Higher resolution doesn't mean better visuals.
Gaming Bolt has something to write positive about Sony? Just goes to show that it depends on if they have a slow news day, they change their opinion for clicks. You haven't got one from me, hipocrites. You'll be bashing the game for ad revenue on release.
They do that once a month or so to maintain the appearance of objectivity. Within the next few days they'll find a dev to put down the PS4, or write some opinion article about how GOW isn't all it's cracked up to be once they find a good reddit commenter who can actually form a decent argument against the game....which they'll then use to say why the internet isn't happy about it.
Yet they started with a complain. 😂
Bububut the BEAST!
bububut wait for e3
bububut it won't matter.
This gives me chills to hear! I platinumed GOW3 on PS3 AND PS4! It's my top 3 favorite series. God I can't wait! A little disappointed by no sex scenes though 😂 I wanna climax with X!
Visually, it does look REALLY good. It's hard to say if it's the best ever, but it's definitely up there.
"At times there were drastic framerate drops which made the game completely unplayable for 1-2 seconds" - PS4 Pro Resolution mode PS4 Pro Performance mode - Targets 60fps but does not run at a consistant 60fps, performance got so bad they had to switch back to Resolution mode for smoother gameplay. Base PS4 preferred for smoother gameplay. Damn
Digital Foundry will probably give us a better analysis.
Hope so, my sister and I only have PS4 Pro's
Look who showed up, the guy who defends literally everything wrong with SoT is here to cherry pick any negatives he can find about GOW. smh
They said it right in the video. It sounds even worse than the performance of FFXV on the Pro. Digital foundry said a similar thing about FFXV, where they actually preferred to play it on the base PS4 due to performance issues on the Pro. As a Pro owner, this is alarming to me. I don't see what any of this has to do with Sea of Thieves?? You've seen my PS4 collection in private messages, I buy most all of the Sony exclusives that I can.
lol, dont be "alarmed" Pantz its most likely fixable with a patch, which they also mentioned in the video. As far as pictures in private messages are concerned, anyone can type 'game collection' into a Google image search. We both know you dont own a Playstation.
I wrote your user name in the dust* on my PS4 Pro, are you suggesting I photoshopped that? *(note that there is dust on my Xbox One X as well, it doesn't mean that the PS4 does not get played) Polygon also reported that the 4K mode is a problem with performance. DF said it's not bad, but of the footage they showed, they didn't show many fights with lots of enemies at once.
Yeah DF said the opposite in their breakdown and any issues that remain will most likely be fixed with a patch.
WTF Disappointing that the Pro runs the game worse than basic ps4.. Hope they patch it asap!
Well it's not out for another 8 days, so we can hope!
I personally wouldn't take anything that gamingbolt says as accurate. A single instance of this happening would be extrapolated by them as being prevalent to the whole game. They have a really bad habit of finding something negative where it doesn't actually exist. Soon enough I'm sure we'll have more objective and thorough analysis from DF. If those issues exist, they'll report it. But likely, if it's an issue now, SSM knows about it, and would be working on a fix.
Yes, they need to fix this before release. I didn't upgrade to play the inferior version. But looking at my disagrees, most people seem to play the basic PS4, lol!
why did you upgrade xbox one x? for backwards compatibility? you got got
What..? I upgraded from ps4 to ps4 Pro. How could you not uderstand that? And lol at your agrees. Sony army is going crazy over GoW reviews..
ND are rubbing their hands with glee right now with TLOU2. Sony devs are really just competing with themselves right now. Again with SOT by MS that just release and now GOW by Sony. The contrast is bare for everyone to see.
https://www.youtube.com/wat... Not sure about surpassing UC4. Different games. Both look fantastic.
It definitely beats UC4
i don't think it looks better Horizon. Not the game world anyway