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Nominations

-Red Dead Redemption 2
-God of War
-Forza Horizon 4
-Spider-Man
-Assassin's Creed Odyssey
-Hunt: Showdown
-Kingdom Come: Deliverance
-Battlefield V
-Shadow of the Tomb Raider
-Wolfenstein 2: The New Colossus (Switch port)
-Onrush
-Detroit: Become Human
-Shadow of the Colossus Remake

Final 3 (in no particular order)

-Red Dead Redemption 2 (John Linneman pick)
-Spider-Man (Rich Leadbetter pick)
-Battlefield V (Alex Battaglia pick)



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I had a feeling Alex was going to pick something like BFV, he's DF's PC guy, so he's naturally going to want to choose a multiplat title. I think he chose poorly though. BFV isn't exactly blowing the world apart and isn't what I'd call "rightfully demanding". It's got RT, but outside of that it doesn't perform very well with it on and it's still an early stage of the tech as well (hardly as accurate as could be claimed).

I would have gone for Hunt Showdown tbh, if I were Alex at least. Hunt looked like something else.



                                       

Spiderman over GOW, guess I must wear glasses.



Random_Matt said:
Spiderman over GOW, guess I must wear glasses.

Yeah, an odd choice for sure. Seems like the main reason it is on their list is simply because of the temporal injection technique they use to make it look closer to native 4K on PS4 Pro. 



shikamaru317 said:
Random_Matt said:
Spiderman over GOW, guess I must wear glasses.

Yeah, an odd choice for sure. Seems like the main reason it is on their list is simply because of the temporal injection technique they use to make it look closer to native 4K on PS4 Pro. 

Not odd at all. Spider-Man handled things that God of War couldn't (given the nature of the game). Although God of War is more impressive visually, Spider-Man handled things in ways that few open world games could have ever dreamed of.



                                                                                                             

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CGI-Quality said:
shikamaru317 said:

Yeah, an odd choice for sure. Seems like the main reason it is on their list is simply because of the temporal injection technique they use to make it look closer to native 4K on PS4 Pro. 

Not odd at all. Spider-Man handled things that God of War couldn't (given the nature of the game). Although God of War is more impressive visually, Spider-Man handled things in ways that few open world games could have ever dreamed of.

I think it's just because the list is best tech this year rather than best graphics that is throwing alot of people like myself off. Graphically, God of War looks quite a bit better than Spider-Man, higher quality character models, better textures, etc. But since it is best tech this year, Spider-Man wins out due to things like temporal injection and the open world tech. 

Otherwise, I agree with Battlefield V and RDR2 for sure, both look great. Hunt, Shadow of the Tomb Raider, and Forza Horizon 4 are real lookers as well. A few of their nominations though like Onrush, SotC remake, and Kingdom Come I'm not all that impressed by graphically personally. 



shikamaru317 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Not odd at all. Spider-Man handled things that God of War couldn't (given the nature of the game). Although God of War is more impressive visually, Spider-Man handled things in ways that few open world games could have ever dreamed of.

I think it's just because the list is best tech this year rather than best graphics that is throwing alot of people like myself off. Graphically, God of War looks quite a bit better than Spider-Man, higher quality character models, better textures, etc. But since it is best tech this year, Spider-Man wins out due to things like temporal injection and the open world tech. 

Right. That's what I'm saying. Spider-Man is doing the things that it's doing while being a far bigger game than God of War. 



                                                                                                             

Nice to see Wolfenstein II on Switch get a shout-out.

Sure, it's far from the prettiest game to come out in 2018, but getting a game that challenges even PS4 and Xbox One to run on a mobile SoC as well as it does was an incredible technical feat.