linkink said:
The_Liquid_Laser said:
All of generation 8 seems like diminishing returns. I still play games where I go "wow" at the graphics, but I still can "wow" at PS3 graphics as well. Really the average game of generation 8 looks like the best games of generation 7. It's a nuanced difference.

Every generation before had a very dramatic leap going from the previous generation. I remember being amazed at every step going from generations 2 - 7. But at generation 8, we are many years into it, and the games still only look marginally better than generation 7. Resolution doesn't really seem to matter much anymore. Art direction seems far more important.

This generation had a pretty dramatic leap. Your average open world game on ps4  looks miles better then the best PS3 game. Games like the order AND GOW looked like CGI most people didn't believe PS4 would be able to run it. Honestly seem like you just don't wanna be impressed. 

But is the leap as noticeable as previous gens? I think that's the point, here (well, maybe not Liquid_Laser's point, anyway). Open world games do look a lot better on PS4 than on PS3, but by comparison, open world games were barely even possible on PS2, with only a few ones to have actually been successful at it (GTA and Shadow of the Colossus come to mind, the first one having horrible graphics and the second one having horrible framerate despite being extremely minimalistic). In technical terms, the gap between consoles might not be necessarily diminishing, but the result we see on screen sure is, which isn't to say modern day AAA games aren't visually impressive.