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Watched Lion King yesterday. Not a very good movie. Technical marvel nonetheless.

But as much as technically great looking it is (apart from being utterly mediocre narratively and direction wise), visually it is extremely bland movie. It's just...realistic, with no disticnt visual style.. And that's about it. IMO there was no reason to go photorealistic over stylized realism of say Zootopia (Disney as well), especially with all the talking animals - not sure how I'd describe it, throughout the whole movie I had this feeling of visual and narrative (visonarrative?) dissonance.

I'm really hoping this is not what eventually happens to games as well.





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HoloDust said:
Watched Lion King yesterday. Not a very good movie. Technical marvel nonetheless.

But as much as technically great looking it is (apart from being utterly mediocre narratively and direction wise), visually it is extremely bland movie. It's just...realistic, with no disticnt visual style.. And that's about it. IMO there was no reason to go photorealistic over stylized realism of say Zootopia (Disney as well), especially with all the talking animals - not sure how I'd describe it, throughout the whole movie I had this feeling of visual and narrative (visonarrative?) dissonance.

I'm really hoping this is not what eventually happens to games as well.



The animals were less anthromorphized - meaning they were made to resemble human emotion and expression to a lesser degree which makes the character (animal) emotion harder for the audience (humans typically) to connect and empathize with.



We have quite a few releases launching at the end of this month, so because of that, they will be September games.

Thus, that is..... Blair Witch, Control, The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan, and Gears 5. Detroit: Become Human may be a September release for PC as well, and if it is, it will be added, so expect a big September!



                                                                                                                                            

Shame I'm not into BW, not gonna be able to play Control (EGS exclusive), not really sure about Man of Medan and Gears 5 is a bit expensivo, so I'll wait for a sale on Steam sometime. Detroit isn't my sort of game, but it's also EGS exclusive, so that was never going to show on my radar anyway.



                                       

Revisiting this thread makes me realize I pretty much have to play RE2. Very Impressive. I'm pretty far behind with the console tech monsters. Just finished Horizon Zero Dawn/The Frozen Wilds on the PS4 Pro. Before that, the 2 graphics biggies I played were Ratchet And Clank and Uncharted 4. I'll even toss in inFamous Second Son and Driveclub. But man, the looks of RE2.....Curious to see how it compares to the aforementioned games when I'm actually playing it. Fortunate to have a very lovely 4K TV, but will usually optimize frame rate when given the choice.



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Although Control launches tomorrow, I won't have a breakdown of it until after Sept. 13. However, I should have Blair Witch and Man of Medan this weekend, so by next, I'll have a section on them!



                                                                                                                                            

Death Stranding looks so good. But the new Graphic-King is really hard to say. The Last of Us 2, Final Fantasy 7 Remake or Ghost of Tsushima in future, i think.
My prediction: Ghost of Tsushima wins, the details are very impressive. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XWpVhkwVkpE But for this Year maybe the first game of the new Kojima Productions-Studio. Would be cool. Thats the "Horizon Zero Dawn Graphic-Engine", i think ?!?



Death Stranding, PS4-Release: November 8! The Last of Us 2, February 21 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XvG-EpPoCCA


Chazore said:
Shame I'm not into BW, not gonna be able to play Control (EGS exclusive), not really sure about Man of Medan and Gears 5 is a bit expensivo, so I'll wait for a sale on Steam sometime. Detroit isn't my sort of game, but it's also EGS exclusive, so that was never going to show on my radar anyway.

You really think Gears 5 is too expensive? It will be one of the highest production games made this year with a multiplayer mode as well. You dont really get much more in a game than what Gears 5 is offering you. 

I am sure a Steam special is due but i think the game is worth its price. Than again i dont know your budget.



Azzanation said:
Chazore said:
Shame I'm not into BW, not gonna be able to play Control (EGS exclusive), not really sure about Man of Medan and Gears 5 is a bit expensivo, so I'll wait for a sale on Steam sometime. Detroit isn't my sort of game, but it's also EGS exclusive, so that was never going to show on my radar anyway.

You really think Gears 5 is too expensive? It will be one of the highest production games made this year with a multiplayer mode as well. You dont really get much more in a game than what Gears 5 is offering you. 

I am sure a Steam special is due but i think the game is worth its price. Than again i dont know your budget.

Not to mention, you can play it for peanuts by just getting gamepass for a month.



Azzanation said:

You really think Gears 5 is too expensive? It will be one of the highest production games made this year with a multiplayer mode as well. You dont really get much more in a game than what Gears 5 is offering you. 

I am sure a Steam special is due but i think the game is worth its price. Than again i dont know your budget.

That I do. I also think Greedfall is expensive, for all it's jank and asset re-use, but I chose Greedfall over Gears 5 due to MT's (though I bought Gears 5 for my SO, because she wanted to play it).

I'm not really sure on the offerings part, since I recently purchased Deep Rock Galactic and I've been having tons of fun with it for the past 3 days. Always able to hop into a random lobby with 4 other people and mine around/killing bugs. That game was a fraction of the price of Gears 5, without MT's as well.

Our versions of what we value are very different. I don't do budgets, but I just don't feel like paying that sort of price, simply because it isn't all that worth to me. Games are a luxury item mind you, not like food/water.