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dikinher
07-28-10, 07:34 PM
I only played like 3 minutes of the game before I exited out of it. My problem with it? The graphics quality. Is it me or does the game look like it's being played from a stream? For example, like Onlive? The textures are pixelated and distorted. What the hell gives? Also, Ambient Occlussion looks like crap on this. It's like everything is outlined with a sharpy.

NaitoSan
07-28-10, 07:51 PM
It's the style IO Interactive opted for this game. They tend to make it look more muddy, gritter with steady cam making it feel somehow realistic and intense. I love the style they used.

dikinher
07-28-10, 08:06 PM
I am not talking about the gritty and muddy look. I am talking a about the compression effect. I think it looks stupid. It's like watching a 360p video on youtube of someone playing a video game. Why they would add such an effect is beyond my understanding.

Destroy
07-28-10, 08:18 PM
Graphics are rather poor overall but the scenes are busy. Game itself is hohum over the shoulder/cover shoot nausea. Didn't like the first one, like this 2nd one even less.

NaitoSan
07-28-10, 08:56 PM
I am not talking about the gritty and muddy look. I am talking a about the compression effect. I think it looks stupid. It's like watching a 360p video on youtube of someone playing a video game. Why they would add such an effect is beyond my understanding.
Why? Here's the answer on why developers chose this kind of style:

"Introducing a new visual experience, Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days is inspired by documentary filmmakers and the user-generated era. Every aspect of the game has been designed to deliver a fresh perspective to the words 'intensity' and 'realism' in video games."

If you don't appreciate the style, then this game isn't for you.

EDIT: I believe you can turn it off under options but then it'll lose the whole idea of immersion.

dikinher
07-28-10, 09:31 PM
So their intention was to make the game appear like a youtube video? There is no immersion in that. I could save myself $50 bucks and just watch the first Kane and Lynch game on a youtube video of someone playing it.

Mr. Hunt
07-28-10, 10:26 PM
So their intention was to make the game appear like a youtube video? There is no immersion in that. I could save myself $50 bucks and just watch the first Kane and Lynch game on a youtube video of someone playing it.

Should be obvious that was the intention. Even the loading screen says "Buffering"... I personally like it. The game at least has colors, which is saying more than 99% of the other crap coming out these days.

dikinher
07-28-10, 11:30 PM
I just finished the demo. The game play is ok I guess. But the first one played better in my opinion. The sequel looks like a step backwards to me. I can't stand the compression appearance to it. It ruins it for me. Eidos ruins yet another game.

nutcrackr
07-29-10, 06:08 AM
It's blocky but not nearly as bad as I was thinking it would be.

I didn't like the demo but the blockiness wasn't really an issue.

wysiwyg
07-29-10, 07:11 AM
i thought it looked a bit dated, and the shaky cam made me feel sick within a few mins. no other game has done that

|MaguS|
07-29-10, 07:20 AM
I love the style. Makes me feel like im playing Natural Born Killers. :D

crainger
07-31-10, 01:34 AM
Not sure the fullscreen effects have translated well to high res PC. Looks far better on console.

Soetdjuret
07-31-10, 01:23 PM
(w/opics)

crainger
07-31-10, 06:45 PM
I'll try and get some, need to reinstall fraps. It's an interesting look they are going for and it works when the FPS are smooth. I grabbed the SLI patch from EVGA and it made the game run a lot smoother.

Still not sure which platform to get this on. I own the original on both PC and PS3 (bought both for $5 in various sales) so I'll replay those, see which one is the best, then I'll try the demo again. Leaning towards console, it's one of those games that looks and moves better on a console. A shame as the setup like a streaming internet vid lends itself more to PC.