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Graphics Of The Year

Resident Evil 2 2 6.90%
 
Metro: Exodus 9 31.03%
 
Gears 5 4 13.79%
 
Death Stranding 12 41.38%
 
Call Of Duty Modern Warfare 2 6.90%
 
Total:29

 

Hello and Welcome everyone! 

So, what we're going to be doing this time is a little different. First, I'd like to congratulate God Of War for being voted VGC's Best looking Game Of 2018! 

Now..........let's get to the Class Of 2019. In past years, I'd put a bunch of games up and we'd get the ball rollin'. However, this time, I want everyone to pay close attention to the post just after the OP. I will write a handful of games, all of which I've either seen praised for their graphics and technology or that I would personally nominate. Out of that list (and whatever others you guys give as ideas), we'll choose 10. From there, we'll create a poll and I'll have images in the OP to coincide with them. I'll also have a 'Wild Card' from time-to-time. That is a game that is possible to be unveiled, and released, in 2019. 

 

The way it works ~ just provide me with a game you think could be a serious looker and technological pusher for 2019. What makes up the graphics? Physics? The technology behind these things will be much more at the forefront this year! As an example, here is our own trasharmdsister: "For example, God of War used particles beautifully to bring its world to life and make it feel more fantastical and magicalAnd the quality was awesome. Really made me think we actually hit tech demo level from beginning of gen (That UE4 demo)."

Towards the end of each month, I'll have a poll with a few titles that released during that month. In it, there will be categories to choose from. All you have to do is vote for the game you think dominates one of the particular categories and I will add it to the table at the end of the month. The game with the highest votes in a said category will be nominated for that month. It will then face off against other games, in that particular category, at the end of the year. This will all depend on your votes, so get 'em out there! Here are a few guidelines...

 

PARTICIPATION RULES

  • MUST release in 2019. It can even have a placeholder date, but cannot be pegged for any other year
  • Cannot be a Remaster (Remakes are good)
  • Must follow a general consensus. So, news articles, site threads, etc, etc that have taken note of graphical details and tech
  • Can be from any of the main platforms (PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One)

CATEGORIES

  • Best Animations
  • Best Art
  • Best Character Models
  • Best DLC/Mods
  • Best Effects (AA, GI, SSAO/HBAO+, SSR, etc...) 
  • Best Environments (Anisotropic Filtering, Texture Maps, etc...)
  • Best Graphics Tech Running @ 60fps (Consoles)
  • Best Physics
  • Best Use Of Ray Tracing (PC)
  • Overall Best Looking Game

 I'll have assigned helpers this year, including one of our moderators: trasharmdsister so all ideas and suggestions are welcome! Let's make this as fun as we can, since no opinion or viewpoint is wrong. Give feedback in any of the categories above, as well thought out responses are particularly welcome!


By December 1, 2019, we will have a final 'Game of the Year' type of scenario, showing what games have been nominated throughout the year and then the finale: BEST LOOKING GAME IN 2019. At that point, everyone will nominate the best looking game from the 5 poll options. At the bottom of the OP, the Current Competition will be displayed, with the categories you choose from and the games chosen from a particular month! * NOTE * When posting pictures, try not to exceed 5 per post as to avoid clutter. Thanks guys!

ENJOY!

CATEGORY JAN FEB MAR APR MAY
Animation     Devil May Cry 5    
Art Kingdom Hearts III       A  Plague Tale: Innocence
Character Models Resident Evil 2 Metro: Exodus Devil May Cry 5   A  Plague Tale: Innocence
Effects   Metro: Exodus      
Environments   Metro: Exodus    Days Gone A  Plague Tale: Innocence
Graphics Tech (60fps On Console)     Devil May Cry 5    
Mods/DLC    Resident Evil 2 (DLC)      
Ray Tracing (PC)    Metro: Exodus      

CATEGORY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Animation        
Art      
Character Models The Dark Pictures Anthology: Man of Medan Gears 5 Death Stranding  Modern Warfare
Effects        
Environments     Gears 5 Death Stranding  Modern Warfare
Graphics Tech (60fps On Console)     Gears 5  
Mods/DLC        
Ray Tracing (PC)         Modern Warfare

END OF 2019


WINNER

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 01 January 2020

                                                                                                             

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Metro: Exodus
The Last Of Us Part II
Rage 2
Death Stranding
Devil May Cry 5
Resident Evil 2
Control
Gears 5
Anthem
Days Gone
Man Of Medan


WILD CARD: STAR WARS Battlefront III

Last edited by CGI-Quality - on 01 January 2019

                                                                                                             

I assume Cyberpunk doesn't qualify since it doesn't have a release date yet, in spite of recent rumors of a 2019 release. If Cyberpunk doesn't qualify, I think you have every game I would have nominated in your list already. Ghost of Tsushima looks great, but we have no date for it. KH3 looks great artistically, but graphically it is nothing too special. 

If we can do wildcard nominations for games that aren't officially announced yet like Battlefront 3, I'll put one in for Borderlands 3 since there are rumors of an announcement very soon and release in 2019. I have high hopes for it graphically after the tech demo Gearbox showed. I'll also Wildcard nominate Watch Dogs 3, since Ubisoft has been working on it for a few years already and Ubisoft has no Assassin's Creed for Holiday 2019 it might be a Holiday 2019 release. 

Edit: I'll also nominate Skull & Bones, it was looking pretty good last time Ubisoft showed it, though it may suffer from an infamous Ubisoft downgrade before release. 

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 01 January 2019

Yeah, any nominations you throw out, I'll do my best to make sure all things are considered. Wildcards can have a little more freedom, so long as at least some form of rumor has been mumbled about it. I only threw out BFIII because this is EA and I have a feeling they'll want to release a third and save face.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
Yeah, any nominations you throw out, I'll do my best to make sure all things are considered. Wildcards can have a little more freedom, so long as at least some form of rumor has been mumbled about it. I only threw out BFIII because this is EA and I have a feeling they'll want to release a third and save face.

There are actually rumors that they're pushing Battlefront 3 to 2020 after the issues they had with 2 not having enough content at release, because DICE just doesn't have enough time to remedy that issue if they release Holiday 2019. It's looking like Battlefront 2 DLC support is going to continue until Holiday 2019 (last DLC being based on Episode 9 most likely), with Battlefront 3 releasing Holiday 2020. 



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shikamaru317 said:
CGI-Quality said:
Yeah, any nominations you throw out, I'll do my best to make sure all things are considered. Wildcards can have a little more freedom, so long as at least some form of rumor has been mumbled about it. I only threw out BFIII because this is EA and I have a feeling they'll want to release a third and save face.

There are actually rumors that they're pushing Battlefront 3 to 2020 after the issues they had with 2 not having enough content at release, because DICE just doesn't have enough time to remedy that issue if they release Holiday 2019. It's looking like Battlefront 2 DLC support is going to continue until Holiday 2019 (last DLC being based on Episode 9 most likely), with Battlefront 3 releasing Holiday 2020. 

Perhaps, but with Episode IX releasing this year, it's a toss up.



                                                                                                             

CGI-Quality said:
shikamaru317 said:

There are actually rumors that they're pushing Battlefront 3 to 2020 after the issues they had with 2 not having enough content at release, because DICE just doesn't have enough time to remedy that issue if they release Holiday 2019. It's looking like Battlefront 2 DLC support is going to continue until Holiday 2019 (last DLC being based on Episode 9 most likely), with Battlefront 3 releasing Holiday 2020. 

Perhaps, but with Episode IX releasing this year, it's a toss up.

The thing that makes me think the delay rumor is true is the DLC schedule. Battlefront 1 got it's last DLC December 2016, 11 months before Battlefront 2 released. We already know for sure that Battlefront 2 DLC support is continuing until at least February 2019, and we have rumors of more DLC coming after that, specifically new maps, Ahsoka/ventress and Padme/Jango (and the devs themselves have hinted at more female characters coming in the future). It would be strange for them to release Battlefront 2 DLC until just a couple of months before Battlefront 3 releases. Strange, but not impossible. If a 2019 release does happen, I suspect they will be reusing alot of maps and copying heroes/villains directly with no changes, only way they will have enough content at release. 



shikamaru317 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Perhaps, but with Episode IX releasing this year, it's a toss up.

The thing that makes me think the delay rumor is true is the DLC schedule. Battlefront 1 got it's last DLC December 2016, 11 months before Battlefront 2 released. We already know for sure that Battlefront 2 DLC support is continuing until at least February 2019, and we have rumors of more DLC coming after that, specifically new maps, Ahsoka/ventress and Padme/Jango (and the devs themselves have hinted at more female characters coming in the future). It would be strange for them to release Battlefront 2 DLC until just a couple of months before Battlefront 3 releases. Strange, but not impossible. If a 2019 release does happen, I suspect they will be reusing alot of maps and copying heroes/villains directly with no changes, only way they will have enough content at release. 

I'd prefer them to take their time, but if Anthem is releasing before Holiday 2019, which is the schedule, they have to have something to fill that void.



                                                                                                             

I don't know if it deserves to be on here, but how about Tom Clancy's The Division 2? Also, MK 11, Kingdom Hearts 3, Far Cry New Dawn.



Deserved for God Of War, even if Red dead redemption 2 would also have made a handsome winner.

For 2019 i'll see :

1-The Last Of Us Part II
2-Resident Evil 2 / Death Stranding
4-Gears 5
5-Anthem
6-Devil May Cry 5
7-Metro Exodus
8-Days Gone
9-Rage 2
10-Control