Originally Posted by HeadRusch
No Car talk, no lap times, no "feels weird with the wheel" talk...just graphics talk
Forza 2's graphics Suck. I mean, they suck. YES, I'm basing this off the demo, YES I know its one track..but if this is any indication...hoooo-mygod...this ain't next gen in the slightest.
Lets get the obvious crap out of the way first:
Antialiasing: None...the jaggies in PGR3 didn't look anywhere near as bad as this game does...nor does this game appear any more high rez than PGR3 does (as we all know PGR3 isn't quite running at 720p). They are bad and distracting, I think its because the cars are so absurdly shiney and the lighting engine is so broken.
Anisotropic Filtering: None...NONE! Its like Trilinear filtering..go off the track onto gravel and watch as you see huge bands of filtering happening..one band..then the next..then "flat, blurry ground texture". WTF? This DESTROYS the look of the game when stuff blurs out like I'm playing the game on a videocard from 1998.
There are the two big ones.....but those aren't even the ones I have the most problem with, its THIS: Tell me..is the track I am racing on supposed to be super brightly lit?? Because on my CRT set, which is just fine for every other game, the sky looks like there should be sunlight, but everything is darkened like I'm racing on an overcast day with the sun directly above me obscured by clouds.....BUT there is BLINDING white "light reflections" off every car, like I'm racing in the middle of a California day without a cloud in the sky??? No lightbloom? No light streams? No deep shadows?? I mean the lighting in GT3 seems more correct than this map looks...?!??!?! Is it my eyes!?
Damn kids, this IS Forza 1 running upscaled with higher rez textures....
And speaking of reflections....boy did those guys go absolutely nuts with the reflection tool......thats one of the reasons, I think, the jaggies are so absurdly bad....because every edge on the car screams out like its lit-up by a spotlight.
The gameplay is fun, but thats not what this thread is about....this is just about the visuals, and I have to say I am most definately unimpressed....they really dropped the ball on this one. The cars in the menus look terribly fake and rendered (the cars in PGR3's outdoor environments practically look like photographs, sans the jaggies)......ugh, man..disappointing.