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Resolution over detail/effects 23 26.14%
 
Detail/effects over resolution 65 73.86%
 
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curl-6 said:
Keiji said:

The glorious was sarcasm. :P Honestly though I think it looks fine; x4 MSAA, and an art style that emphasizes subdued colours, takes place mostly at night, and doesn't have a lot of thin geometry helps a lot.

I know I was just kidding.



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I look at it like this: In want to see a movie. When the credits roll, all I care about is whether or not I enjoyed it. As long as there were no issues that took me out of the experience, I could enjoy it on VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, or 4K. I've even watched some "bootleg" films that like there was Vaseline on the lens.

Clearer is better but not as important as it's been made out to be. I have both mid gen upgrades and sometimes I struggle to see the improvements on my 4K TV. I know they're there but when I play on the base consoles, I don't care at all. I just want to play the game. Somewhere along the way, I fell for the resolution con. It was never that serious outside of forum bragging rights.



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I look at it like this: In want to see a movie. When the credits roll, all I care about is whether or not I enjoyed it. As long as there were no issues that took me out of the experience, I could enjoy it on VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, or 4K. I've even watched some "bootleg" films that like there was Vaseline on the lens.

Clearer is better but not as important as it's been made out to be. I have both mid gen upgrades and sometimes I struggle to see the improvements on my 4K TV. I know they're there but when I play on the base consoles, I don't care at all. I just want to play the game. Somewhere along the way, I fell for the resolution con. It was never that serious outside of forum bragging rights.

This.

Sure, if you can have the same game in better image quality, it is an improvement. But no improvement in image quality will make the boring game better than the good one.



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Yes and no, it depends on the game. But in most cases, I'd rather have good PP effects than a high resolution. Lighting, design and direction counts more as far as I'm concerned, even for games with higher graphical focus. It's kinda painful to play many modern games with low resolutions once you're used to higher ones though (I play my games in 1440p most of the time). Kinda like it's a bit of a drag to watch DVD's when you have 4k blu-ray.



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Well, considering that I've had access to different resolutions over my years of gaming, I'd say no, I'd say it's important to me, just as much as fps is.

I like resolution, fps and effects all the same, but I always strive to find a balance between all 3, rather than outright all of one aspect and none of the other two.



                                       

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d21lewis said:
I look at it like this: In want to see a movie. When the credits roll, all I care about is whether or not I enjoyed it. As long as there were no issues that took me out of the experience, I could enjoy it on VHS, DVD, Blu Ray, or 4K. I've even watched some "bootleg" films that like there was Vaseline on the lens.

Clearer is better but not as important as it's been made out to be. I have both mid gen upgrades and sometimes I struggle to see the improvements on my 4K TV. I know they're there but when I play on the base consoles, I don't care at all. I just want to play the game. Somewhere along the way, I fell for the resolution con. It was never that serious outside of forum bragging rights.

Perhaps it's because I'm getting older yet last night ST Insurrection was on tv and I'm thinking that looks damn great on my 4K tv, while the source is 1080i mpeg2 (cable) or perhaps even 720p. I'm glad I didn't start rebuying my movie collection in 4K as I'm mostly watching Netflix (1080p) nowadays and happy with it.

I also still game far more on my old 1080p tv than on the 4K tv. I do see the difference when I switch my pro to the 4K tv, yet while I'm playing I don't bother to move over when the tv becomes available. Plus video capture works better on the 1080p tv as the downgrade from wide color HDR makes it all look rather over saturated with weird contrast. However there's still improved loading times, more storage space and improved performance especially with psvr, so not a waste at all.

Actually I usually have Voyager on, on the 4K tv, SD pillar boxed, while playing GT Sport on the pro on my old 1080p tv. Can't be bothered to switch it around.



SvennoJ said:

Screenshots from videos always look way worse than the video in motion.

It' the opposite if a game has a problem with jittering / edge flickering, slowdowns and pop-ups. You don't see that in a screenshot.



yvanjean said:

Nope resolution is important; I want both hence why I have X1x. Developer actually have the choice yet they always choose to boost resolution. That show that the general gaming public prefere resolution

No, it only shows that it is easier for the developers to deliver higher resolutions than higher stable fps with the current bottlenecks.



Conina said:

SvennoJ said:

Screenshots from videos always look way worse than the video in motion.

It' the opposite if a game has a problem with jittering / edge flickering, slowdowns and pop-ups. You don't see that in a screenshot.

True. I'm always disappointed when I pause a blu-ray to take in the details. It's actually quite blurry while paused in an action scene. 3D games have gotten a lot better in motion yet still have a long way to go before they actually do look like film. Some games pile on the post processing, yet that makes it look more DVD quality than blu-ray quality.



Conina said:
yvanjean said:

Nope resolution is important; I want both hence why I have X1x. Developer actually have the choice yet they always choose to boost resolution. That show that the general gaming public prefere resolution

No, it only shows that it is easier for the developers to deliver higher resolutions than higher stable fps with the current bottlenecks.

Seem like on the X1X, they could easily pull of 60 FPS if they just lowered the resolution, but they choose to focus on hitting 4K instead. Thankfully going forward most developer will give you the choice between Graphic and performance. This is going to be even more of a hot topic issue at the start of the next gen, when some gamers will still be using 1080p and 1440p screen and wants the focus to be on performance. 



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