Originally Posted by ultimate17
I dont have the game yet, but seeing a thousand pics of it....it does look like quite blurred. Problem is they focused too much on the detail of shadows and the characters, and not enough on the corridors and surroundings. Far Cry seems to still be king of the hill.
No, the problem is that each surface in Doom 3 needs 3 textures (normal, base, and specular) and they were already pushing the limits of texture memory on each level. Also, games that use pre-calculated lightmapping can use a repeating detail texture to make a surface look more detailed (the sand in Far Cry, for example). This is more difficult to do and get looking good in a fully dynamic-lit environment.