Assassin's Creed 2 contains very low-res background textures in cutscenes

Assassin's Creed 2 is at first glance a fantastic game with good graphics, but appearances are deceiving. The background textures in the cutscenes are in fact very very low-res, as shown in the source. The rest looks very nice.

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Xbox Avatars Shoe3482d ago

Are people expecting uncharted 2-like graphics from a multiplatform game?


not only that.. but it's an open world sandbox game as well.

I don't know abut other people, ya I do look at the little details when I play a game but usually, I like to take a step back and look at the overall look and feel of everything going on in the screen.

If the graphical flaws affect that big overall picture then I am more likely to not be impressed with it. I think people need to add a little context and try to remember what the game is doing when they think about it's graphics.

i am prob one of the few people that actually thought gta4 was one of the best looking sandbox games this gen, infact the only one that I thought looked better was AC1. sure they had small issues, but compare the overall look to games like SR2 or wheelman and there is a huge differnce in quality though they are all sandbox games.

the only think I have seen that I don't like about AC2 so far is all the enemies as soon as you look at them start glowing and flashing like xmas trees. do they really have to light them up like that to point out they are targets. we are not that noobish are we...

Hoolock3481d ago

The game must suck then since those background textures are a little bad. Thanks for the heads up I nearly bought this


StanLee3481d ago

From all the media I have seen, Assassins Creed 2 looks fantastic. It's easy to forget that the game has an open world that allows you to go anywhere and interact with almost everything in the world. Uncharted 2 is a milestone but it's still a linear game with staged setpieces. Interaction isn't dynamic. You can't really compare the two.

Hellsvacancy3481d ago

I hope they make up 4it with game-play

Perjoss3481d ago

mate, if you look at the Uncharted 2 gameplay movies you can see that it does not use high res textures, the strong point of the engine seems to be high poly counts, but not high res textures. Not meant as a flame, personally I cannot wait for Uncharted 2.

Ravage273480d ago

The draw distance was very impressive years ago, but after UC2, it is going to take ALOT to impress me now.

Then again i don't have high expectations for multiplats, so i just hope they add tons of things to do otherwise it really doesn't deserve the 'sandbox' title. Still require some positive reviews before deciding whether to buy or rent this game.

HBK6193480d ago (Edited 3480d ago )

I haven't really taken a hugely deep look at much of the texture work in the Uncharted 2 beta yet. But there is a fair amount of high res stuff going on in those textures. While I do agree that the graphical content and brilliance of Uncharted 2 works on a much higher, bigger and different scale than just textures there's no doubt that, that stuff is still top notch too.

In terms of textures in a sandbox game inFAMOUS for mine has the best. Absolutely brilliant texture work on the most important thing which is the buildings, all of the textures really pop to the eye's from almost every angle and you have to go right up close before you actually see that they're flat.

y0haN3480d ago (Edited 3480d ago )

Yeah we have never seen low resolution backgrounds in exclusive games.. Lol


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i3eyond the Circle3481d ago

Oh NO! That door in the background looks like a low res door.


Does a brown door need High res detailing?

Serjikal_Strike3481d ago

This is next gen ...not last gen!

Shadow Man3481d ago (Edited 3481d ago )

Tekken 6 superior on Xbox360
Assassin's Creed 2 superior on Xbox360
Bayoneta superior on Xbox360
Ghost Busters superior on Xbox360

Yup DVD9 FTW!!!

talltony3481d ago

all the multiplats that are superior on ps3?

Hoolock3481d ago

ROFL, Sorry I meant to say "God DVD9 SUX why don't we all go buy a PS3"

JasonPC360PS3Wii3481d ago

What superior multiplats on the PS3? You can count the superior multiplats on the PS3 using just your thums. Just like you can only count superior exclusives on the PS3 with just your thumbs.

Have a great day :)

ambientFLIER3480d ago

Hoolock, what the heck? Did you steal my avatar?!

cereal_killa3480d ago (Edited 3480d ago )

Wow Jason 360 being the 360 Muppet that you are I'm surprised you even gave the PS3 that many wins you of all people wear the thickest fanboy goggles of any other fanboy on here hell even when the 360 Muppet website Lens of Fail gives the win to the PS3 Jason360 doesn't even look at the site but still claims the 360 wins and says "that's 896593692692864 to 1 another win for the 360." Yes there have been a few multi-plat games that have gone the way of the 360 But this is no longer 2007 and to be honest ANY developer that can't match graphics on any multi-plat should be hanging up the gloves and retire because there no excuse any more when you have developers like ND, GG, MM, Kojima Studios and hell look how well Rocksteady did with Batman AA they made a great looking game that used the UE and still made the game look identical on both systems. No Excuses anymore it's just a cop out plea to any of them to say any different.

AliTheBrit3480d ago

Your a f*cking moron and know nothing about the subject at hand if you think DVD has anything to do with things like this.

PC Games, the best graphics you can get in video games, such as Crysis, come on DVD.

Try harder.

talltony3480d ago

I dnt have enough thumbs to count the better multiplats on ps3. See my below post.

Have a nice day :)

JasonPC360PS3Wii3480d ago

Because Ghostbusters, Prototype, Bayonneta, Fallout 3, GTA IV, FEAR 2, Far cry 2, R6 Vegas, DIRT 2, Resident Evil 5, Street Fighter IV, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed, Mercenaries 2, Wet, X-Men Origins, Saints Row 2, Bionic Commando, Tomb Raider Underworld, Call of Juarez, Red Faction and Riddick all came out in 2007. Microsoft must have been using magic to make those "2007" (08 and 09) look, run, and be far superior on the 360.

wxer3480d ago

"What superior multiplats on the PS3?"

lense of truth

PopEmUp3480d ago (Edited 3480d ago )

do you know wtf is the different between the pc games and xbox 360 games, is because the pc games require you to extract all the data onto the HDD, whereas 360 can only be able to read what is on the disc, not only that the 360 only allow certain amount of data to be read, unlike the pc which read all data that was on the hdd (the data that have been extracted from the dvd).

So you can see why the DVD (space) is the issue behind it, unless you are so stupid to not understand the theory behind it

P.s. this is just a brief explanation

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DiffusionE3481d ago

So what? Do you tend to feel visually abused if you don't have a "high-res" background in every damn game? "Boo Hoo, the grass textures are not up to my expectations.....WAAAAH!" Seriously???

Sir Ken_Kutaragi3481d ago (Edited 3481d ago )

If they are making it for the xBox 360 to, of course it will have 'low-res background textures'!!!;-D

Shadow Man3481d ago (Edited 3481d ago )

So WTF are you talking about?

talltony3481d ago

batman, burnout, alone in the dark, DMC4, Terminator, Wanted, says whats up dude!
Late ports of oblivion and ninja gaiden sigma 1 and 2 say how the hell are ya?

jetlian3480d ago (Edited 3480d ago )

batman, burnout, alone in the dark, DMC4 none of these were!!! the rest kinda ngs1 and 2 and ng2 are defferent! we can't say but i can speculate that if the sigmas were based off ng2 engine it would be less

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