Re: hl2 is looking good
While im not comparing the engines, I must say that I think HL2 has better texture work then both Farcry and Doom 3. Main reason? Everything is not shiny... For a Mars military base, it was all pretty well polished. Farcry just had everything shiny... from models to cave walls... just looked way to fake.
HL2 is going for realism and suceeds, the texture work is awsome. Sand and rust look like they should. Skin textures are some of the best I have ever seen...