Not what I would have imagined, but looks amazing just the same. It's just too bad that so many people have been trained in this HD generation of ours, that "dark + 'gritty' = realistic". Those landscapes still look pretty damn "realistic" to me. And this just tells me two things:
1. Wii U is just as powerful as I thought it was capable of being.
2. Regardless of how gorgeous this looks, just like MK8, you're never going to stop hearing whiners/complainers/trolls go on incessantly about how it looks "ugly" or "unimpressive", etc. etc. etc. etc.
But hey. Fuck the haters. This first glimpse was awesome.
P.S. ALL footage shown today was confirmed to be in-game engine footage. So put the dumbass speculation to bed: yes, it actaully will look like that, or better. Also, people shitting their pants over how "bright and colorful" it is...........you were given footage of a BRIGHT DAYTIME scene from the game. There will, unquestionably, be day-to-night in this game, and thus dark night scenes as well, not to mention plenty of dungeons that are destined to be dark/brooding to boot. So pull your panties back up folks, you'll get your fill of browns and grays in there somewhere, I'm sure.