Digital Foundry confirms MK8 720p, No AA

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DerNebel said:
green_sky said:
DerNebel said:

People sure found alot to discuss when this game was still rumoured to be 1080p, but sure let's just sweep the facts under the rug.

Go ahead, discuss more. Curious to see what you have to contribute, DerNebel. 

OT: Seriously not even AA. MK is in an indie. Hype it up people. 

I just have to add that I said from the start that this whole 1080p rumour was very doubtful and that I find it very much worth discussing or at least pointing out that the game is 720p after all, when just 3 weeks ago we had a pretty big thread here where a whole lot of people just accepted 1080p as fact.

I really thought it would push the hardware and be 1080p. I mean wipeout HD is 1080p on PS3, GT5 has good antialiasing for its 720p, the Wii U should do better, 1 Go of memory for the developer, newer hardware.

Not that it change a thing for MK, the game is still visually excellent, and with the speed and fun, AA should not really matter... Just that I thought it would also be a tech demo that clearly shows that the Wii U is better than PS360, that we can have expectations in term of graphics.

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RolStoppable said:
vivster said:

If people are able to make up their own mind how could I possibly be able to pursuade them to anything?

You really need to chill a bit. This is the VGC forum not an NSDAP conference.

Instead of just having fun with the game you just come here putting hurtful labels on people like me who just want to have a nice time before they have to inevetibly purchase the MK8 bundle.  :(

What have you done? We already got past 300 replies, but then you had to bring in the Nazi reference.

I thought I saw it earlier somewhere :(

Also it doesn't count because I'm German.

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vivster said:

I thought I saw it earlier somewhere :(

Also it doesn't count because I'm German.

Do I sense pride in your words?

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RolStoppable said:
vivster said:

I thought I saw it earlier somewhere :(

Also it doesn't count because I'm German.

Do I sense pride in your words?

Yep. Proud to be awesome.

If you demand respect or gratitude for your volunteer work, you're doing volunteering wrong.

I thought there was some international law prohibiting the German people from feeling pride lest another reich break out.

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I wish MK8 was 4k 60 fps raytraced and so on. That would be great, but i'd be retarded to let MK8 not being that influence my buying decision.

I was thinking it would be 1080p but im fine with 720p.

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HoloDust said:
KoopaKid said:
I guess artistic style trumps realisim i dont understand why people want real in video games dont we want a break from real life and the graphics whores are killing this gen i give 2 craps about graphics all about gameplay halo 2 looks terrible compared to today but i still love it for gameplay

Here's a mental exercise - imagine another version of this game, with the same art style, but on PS4 grade hardware. Would the gameplay be any better? No. Would it look (much) better? Yes.

Which version do you prefer?

Bottom line is, while gfx technical shortcomings of MK8 are nothing to be to bothered much about (at least for me), better hardware would surely provide for more enjoyable experience.

Idc about hardware i have a ps4 i dont ever want nintendo games on xbox 8r playstation nintendo games on nintendo system how it should be

Nerds getting mad over bullshit a waste of a site like DF says = hilarious.

The game looks gorgeous, and it's going to be fun as fuck. That's literally all that matters.

Fauxpas said:
ICStats said:
hsrob said:

56 reviews saying the game is great, most also stating it looks great. One of the highest rated games this year.

1 review stating the game has no AA (most of us knew it was 720p) and people start losing their minds, with the predictable bevvy of naysayers saying I told you the WiiU sucks etc. etc.

People need to make their own judgement, in person, about how the game looks if this kind of thing really matters to them. I sincerely hope that most of the people in this thread 'genuinely complaining' are trolls, because if this kind of thing affects truly affects your decision to purchase a game like this, then I am sorry for you.

You have to allow for the bias because it's a Mario game.  Reviewers aren't expecting cutting edge graphics in a MK game.


* "The new art direction and stunning visuals really go a long way to showing off every nuance of every level, and I'd go so far as to say that it's one of the best-looking games out there right now on any system."

* "Its also worth remembering that Mario Kart 8 is the series first outing in the wonderful world of HD, so you're probably left wondering exactly what the game looks like on a glorious HD screen. Truth be told, it looks absolutely fabulous, blowing any of its predecessors out of the water. So much so that other Mario Kart games just feel shallow in comparison to this one. HD provides clarity during races and new effects out on the track, water looks lovely. In short, Mario Kart 8 is a treat on the eyes."

* "But it’s the visuals that mark the biggest jump in the series; because they look incredible."

* "Mario Kart 8's graphics are some of the best I've seen in a game made by Nintendo."

* "Mario Kart 8 also marks the series first foray into the HD era and it does a masterful job. It’s one of the, if not the best looking games on the Wii U to date. The new tracks are just awe inspiring and will make you want to go back and watch the highlights. Nintendo has always been a master of color and the purity of the color within Mario Kart 8 is something to marvel at. I’d put Mario Kart 8 up against almost any game on the market today, it’s that gorgeous."

* "It may not be the photorealism that seems to be the pursuit of other major developers, but Mario Kart 8 is the most gorgeous looking video game... EVER!"

* "Outside of the shiny HD graphics, the big new addition for Mario Kart 8 is Mario Kart TV. Technically, it is very impressive."

* "The graphics throughout all 32 tracks are stunning and not just in a ‘not bad for the Wii U’ kind of a way. Nintendo’s peerless art design and superb lighting effects makes the game as visually striking as any other this generation."

* "Mario Kart 8 is easily the best looking WiiU game to date, and it also does a great job of being a showcase piece for the console. This game looks so good at times it's amazing to see what a first party development team is capable of considering all the derision directed toward the power of Nintendo's console. The courses, character models, and even the periphery are incredibly detailed, all while pushing some impressive visual effects on the side, like when coming out of water, or the fireworks present on the Rainbow Road N64 track."

Really you don't have to open an account, to prove me right.

More than half the statements above tell that people are looking at this with different goggles than other games.

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