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Old 07-28-10, 07:34 PM   #1
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Default Kane and Lynch: Dog Days demo question

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Default Re: Kane and Lynch: Dog Days demo question

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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
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I love the style. Makes me feel like im playing Natural Born Killers.
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Not sure the fullscreen effects have translated well to high res PC. Looks far better on console.
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