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The most annoying is...

Chromatic Aberration 32 15.69%
 
Depth of Field 15 7.35%
 
Motion Blur 57 27.94%
 
Bloom 41 20.10%
 
Lens Flare/Dirt 23 11.27%
 
Film Grain 19 9.31%
 
Other 17 8.33%
 
Total:204
Captain_Yuri said:

I forgot what its called but I hate that cinematic mode where they put bars at the top and bottom of the screen to make it seem like a movie. It is the stupidest effect I have seen in my life... Instead of being able to see more of the game, here, see less! Like da faq

That's called letterboxing.

It's good because it shows more of the game by increasing the field of view. It's not just cutting off the top and bottom haha.

 

Plus games don't have to render those extra pixels so it helps with graphics too.



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Motion blure and depth of field are two that I have to keep an eye on.  Sometimes a game makes me feel sick or gives me a headache and scaling those back helps.  Bloom can certainly be annoying but rarely does it cause me real problems.

Not a graphical effect but I'm not a fan of rumble in most instances.  It's very seldom immersive and usually the opposite.

Lens flare and God rays are sometimes way overused.  I often turn them off or down.  

Shooting a mind beam at his horse?

 



I'm going to say bloom.



Depends on the game, but Motion blur in Halo Reach was awful. Some really nice TV's can get rid of it completely.



JoeTheBro said:
Captain_Yuri said:

I forgot what its called but I hate that cinematic mode where they put bars at the top and bottom of the screen to make it seem like a movie. It is the stupidest effect I have seen in my life... Instead of being able to see more of the game, here, see less! Like da faq

That's called letterboxing.

It's good because it shows more of the game by increasing the field of view. It's not just cutting off the top and bottom haha.

 

Plus games don't have to render those extra pixels so it helps with graphics too.

I get that but with the PC version, there was a mod to remove it and it was even better cause PC users saw even more detail than they would normally have. On Consoles sure if they really need to render those extra pixels but on PC... They should give an option to remove that nonsense. The worst part is that if you have an Ultrawide monitor that works with that FOV, the black bars don't go away and you just get more black bars on the side from what I have heard which makes it even worse.



             

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I've always particularly disliked graining effects personally. Of course any of those effects you mentioned can be absolutely awful if done poorly, but graining I just dislike period



Captain_Yuri said:
JoeTheBro said:

That's called letterboxing.

It's good because it shows more of the game by increasing the field of view. It's not just cutting off the top and bottom haha.

 

Plus games don't have to render those extra pixels so it helps with graphics too.

I get that but with the PC version, there was a mod to remove it and it was even better cause PC users saw even more detail than they would normally have. On Consoles sure if they really need to render those extra pixels but on PC... They should give an option to remove that nonsense. The worst part is that if you have an Ultrawide monitor that works with that FOV, the black bars don't go away and you just get more black bars on the side from what I have heard which makes it even worse.

Yeah it sucks for people with ultra wide monitors. Probably best to just remove it in general for PC since those players are picky and can customize the experience.

I'd personally always play with it though :)



The only one I experienced is Motion Blur which I think looks cool. But Chromatic Aberration looks like crap.



Captain_Yuri said:
JoeTheBro said:

That's called letterboxing.

It's good because it shows more of the game by increasing the field of view. It's not just cutting off the top and bottom haha.

 

Plus games don't have to render those extra pixels so it helps with graphics too.

I get that but with the PC version, there was a mod to remove it and it was even better cause PC users saw even more detail than they would normally have. On Consoles sure if they really need to render those extra pixels but on PC... They should give an option to remove that nonsense. The worst part is that if you have an Ultrawide monitor that works with that FOV, the black bars don't go away and you just get more black bars on the side from what I have heard which makes it even worse.

There was a patch to remove them on PC and consoles.



There is also screen shake.