Black Ops 2 Graphics?

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#1 Posted by SystemsGO (1284 posts) -

So how are the graphics in Black Ops 2? Was it really a leap from Modern Warfare 3, and does DX11 make that much of a difference from a comparative standpoint? Does anyone have any decent console vs PC comparisons they'd like to share?

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#2 Posted by jakes456 (1398 posts) -

it looks the same as the last 3 games. Do you really have to ask this question?

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#3 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

In order to maintain 60 FPS on consoles, the graphics have to be pretty toned down. It still looks good though, I have no problems with it.

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#4 Posted by Baranga (14217 posts) -

Best looking game in the series. Treyarch and IW use different engine branches.

BLOPS2 has the best faces in gaming except LA Noire. The levels are much bigger than before. It has a nice Bokeh filter and TXAA. It's very well optimised.

You can see the gigantic budget in every frame. There's an astonishing amount of varied art assets.

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#5 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -
lol there's lot of truth in jakes gs profile "Some people just don't have opinions. Like jakes456."
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#6 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

lol there's lot of truth in jakes gs profile "Some people just don't have opinions. Like jakes456."alan_carter

If you look back at his first posts here on GS, he wasn't anywhere near as bad as he is now, I wonder what happened.

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#7 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

[QUOTE="alan_carter"]lol there's lot of truth in jakes gs profile "Some people just don't have opinions. Like jakes456."HyperWarlock

If you look back at his first posts here on GS, he wasn't anywhere near as bad as he is now, I wonder what happened.

I've never seen a rational post of him.
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#9 Posted by PernicioEnigma (5881 posts) -
It's running on ancient tech, so don't be too critical.
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#10 Posted by V4LENT1NE (12901 posts) -
[QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

[QUOTE="alan_carter"]lol there's lot of truth in jakes gs profile "Some people just don't have opinions. Like jakes456."alan_carter

If you look back at his first posts here on GS, he wasn't anywhere near as bad as he is now, I wonder what happened.

I've never seen a rational post of him.

He hashes every game in every thread, its just an act. They just need to ban him already.
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#11 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26428 posts) -

Best graphics in the series, but still looks like it belongs on consoles.

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#12 Posted by 8-Bitterness (3707 posts) -
Looks fine, they're games not movies. (Don't even play BO2 but I'm sure it's as good as BO1)
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#13 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

Looks fine, they're games not movies. (Don't even play BO2 but I'm sure it's as good as BO1)8-Bitterness

Besides perhaps the zombies, it's better in every way.

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#14 Posted by SaltyMeatballs (25164 posts) -
Looks okay, runs smoothly so I can't be too critical, but it looks better than CS:GO IMO.
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#15 Posted by IxX3xil3d0n3XxI (1508 posts) -
Not as amazing as BF3, but still the best CoD game ive seen yet.
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#16 Posted by nutcrackr (13029 posts) -
Quite good looking actually, character models in particular. Clean futuristic environments. It's not a major leap over previous games but considering it runs liquid smooth and has quite good visual direction I think it can be appreciated on the visual scale.
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#17 Posted by GamerZem (526 posts) -

It's CoD. The graphics have barelychanged from the previous Black Ops.

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#18 Posted by Jebus213 (10011 posts) -

It's CoD. The graphics have barelychanged from the previous Black Ops.

GamerZem
I can barely tell if there is a graphics improvement from World at War...
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#19 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

Anyone who says it looks the same as before is flat out lying. The game is leaps and bounds better than the older CoDs, it's still a little rough compared to it's rivals but it is a huge improvement in the series and hard to think it's the same old engine. There are times when it looks really great. And this is coming from a guy who is a bit of a battlefield fandboy

Not only that but I never go below 100 fps in game and that's quite something. Makes it a pure joy to play

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#20 Posted by SystemsGO (1284 posts) -

Anyone who says it looks the same as before is flat out lying. The game is leaps and bounds better than the older CoDs, it's still a little rough compared to it's rivals but it is a huge improvement in the series and hard to think it's the same old engine. There are times when it looks really great. And this is coming from a guy who is a bit of a battlefield fandboy

Not only that but I never go below 100 fps in game and that's quite something. Makes it a pure joy to play

seanmcloughlin

Thanks everyone for the honest replies. As for you, SeanMcloughlin, your reply meant the most, as I believe we're pretty familiar with each other and I'm well aware of your fanboyism, for you to offer anything decent about this game makes me rethink your character that I once questioned. You're obviously not as close minded as I thought you were. Thanks for that, I'll probably be picking it up in December, keep us up to date with the "hacking" situation until then, because it could make or break me.

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#21 Posted by SystemsGO (1284 posts) -

Anyone who says it looks the same as before is flat out lying. The game is leaps and bounds better than the older CoDs, it's still a little rough compared to it's rivals but it is a huge improvement in the series and hard to think it's the same old engine. There are times when it looks really great. And this is coming from a guy who is a bit of a battlefield fandboy

Not only that but I never go below 100 fps in game and that's quite something. Makes it a pure joy to play

seanmcloughlin

Thanks everyone for the honest replies. As for you, SeanMcloughlin, your reply meant the most, as I believe we're pretty familiar with each other and I'm well aware of your fanboyism, for you to offer anything decent about this game makes me rethink your character that I once questioned. You're obviously not as close minded as I thought you were. Thanks for that, I'll probably be picking it up in December, keep us up to date with the "hacking" situation until then, because it could make or break me.

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#22 Posted by Syfadious (25 posts) -
Yeah it really is quite a lot better than previous CoD entries. The engine is dated but I'm impressed by how much quality they're squeezing out of it, not to mention how well optimized it is. Some parts of the campaign look damn good.
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#23 Posted by FelipeInside (28520 posts) -

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

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#24 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8202 posts) -

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

FelipeInside

Don't be fooled. Like all Cods the objects and debris don't have pop to them, you can walk across pebbles on the floor and they would be flat.

They make the most $$ every year, but what puzzles me is where does all the budget go after marketting. I mean they don't have to create a new engine just slap on new textures to the old q3 and boom a new game. I guess it all went to Kotick and the owners, and didn't pay the workers the fair amount like the IW peeps that left. Alright I am just assuming, but seriously where does all the money go? All their games is 6 hours long for crying outloud plus all the extras $$ profit on DLC.

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#25 Posted by FelipeInside (28520 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

Bikouchu35

Don't be fooled. Like all Cods the objects and debris don't have pop to them, you can walk across pebbles on the floor and they would be flat.

They make the most $$ every year, but what puzzles me is where does all the budget go after marketting. I mean they don't have to create a new engine just slap on new textures to the old q3 and boom a new game. I guess it all went to Kotick and the owners, and didn't pay the workers the fair amount like the IW peeps that left. Alright I am just assuming, but seriously where does all the money go? All their games is 6 hours long for crying outloud plus all the extras $$ profit on DLC.

Their games are 6 hours long + the MP + Zombies. And Marketing is pretty expensive stuff....they go all out. They got Robert Downey Jr. for the commercial for example, him alone would have cost them a couple of million.
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#26 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="seanmcloughlin"]

Anyone who says it looks the same as before is flat out lying. The game is leaps and bounds better than the older CoDs, it's still a little rough compared to it's rivals but it is a huge improvement in the series and hard to think it's the same old engine. There are times when it looks really great. And this is coming from a guy who is a bit of a battlefield fandboy

Not only that but I never go below 100 fps in game and that's quite something. Makes it a pure joy to play

SystemsGO

Thanks everyone for the honest replies. As for you, SeanMcloughlin, your reply meant the most, as I believe we're pretty familiar with each other and I'm well aware of your fanboyism, for you to offer anything decent about this game makes me rethink your character that I once questioned. You're obviously not as close minded as I thought you were. Thanks for that, I'll probably be picking it up in December, keep us up to date with the "hacking" situation until then, because it could make or break me.

Exactly. Anyone who's even remotely familiar with my posting here knows I was all about BF3 and hated anything CoD. But this one looked good and I decided to try it and i'm very pleasantly surprised. It looks great and plays great. Here are some of my shots to show the proper in game visuals, the DOF and character models are the highlight.

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#27 Posted by deactivated-59b71619573a1 (38222 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

Bikouchu35

Don't be fooled. Like all Cods the objects and debris don't have pop to them, you can walk across pebbles on the floor and they would be flat.

They make the most $$ every year, but what puzzles me is where does all the budget go after marketting. I mean they don't have to create a new engine just slap on new textures to the old q3 and boom a new game. I guess it all went to Kotick and the owners, and didn't pay the workers the fair amount like the IW peeps that left. Alright I am just assuming, but seriously where does all the money go? All their games is 6 hours long for crying outloud plus all the extras $$ profit on DLC.

A huge amount of money goes into marketing and advertising. Just look at the people in their ads. Also they have to pay musicians to score it and Voice actors to voice it. And the voice actors are actual actors so they aren't cheap. Then they make really good special edition packs of the games.

There is a lot more that goes on besides just making the game. Maybe if they were to upgrade the engine they couldn't actually afford it cos all the money goes elsewhere so there is nothing left over to push the engine further. Could be they don't want to but assuming gets us nowhere.

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#28 Posted by Jebus213 (10011 posts) -

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

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FelipeInside
It looks pretty damn horrible when you're not using downsampled images touched up in photoshop.
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#29 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

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Jebus213

It looks pretty damn horrible when you're not using downsampled images touched up in photoshop.

I'm playing it right now, it looks great.

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#30 Posted by Jebus213 (10011 posts) -

[QUOTE="Jebus213"][QUOTE="FelipeInside"]

Looks pretty darn good for an engine that is so old...

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HyperWarlock

It looks pretty damn horrible when you're not using downsampled images touched up in photoshop.

I'm playing it right now, it looks great.

lol it looks like a game from 2007...
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#31 Posted by DanielDust (15402 posts) -
Jebus, you must have missed a few options, that can't be the absolute lowest.
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#32 Posted by Jebus213 (10011 posts) -
Jebus, you must have missed a few options, that can't be the absolute lowest.DanielDust
Same settings:
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#33 Posted by SharkheadHD (227 posts) -

So how are the graphics in Black Ops 2? Was it really a leap from Modern Warfare 3, and does DX11 make that much of a difference from a comparative standpoint? Does anyone have any decent console vs PC comparisons they'd like to share?

SystemsGO
Same as usual.
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#34 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

You all haters probably have aged worse than cod engine!

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#35 Posted by HyperWarlock (3295 posts) -

[QUOTE="HyperWarlock"]

[QUOTE="Jebus213"] It looks pretty damn horrible when you're not using downsampled images touched up in photoshop.Jebus213

I'm playing it right now, it looks great.

lol it looks like a game from 2007...

Who cares? I'm enjoying it and that's all that matters.

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#36 Posted by alan_carter (1404 posts) -

2007 was a really good year for gaming

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#37 Posted by FelipeInside (28520 posts) -
All I see is QQQQQQQQQQQ Uhhhh, the engine is so old. Please. I don't think any other engine that old has aged as gracefully as the CoD one, which makes the game look better each year with the same technology. Black Ops 2 looks great, the best looking CoD so far. The game is fun, even though it's the same with a few extra things added to it, and you get value for money since you get 3 games in one. Ignore the haters.
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#38 Posted by kriggy (1098 posts) -

The most noticable thing about the graphics in Black Ops 2 are the lightning effects. They are the best in the series and awesome imo!

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#39 Posted by IxX3xil3d0n3XxI (1508 posts) -
Game looks stunning considering how old the engine is. There are just tons of people that will hate CoD no matter what.
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#40 Posted by ChubbyGuy40 (26428 posts) -

I don't think any other engine that old has aged as gracefully as the CoD one, which makes the game look better each year with the same technology.FelipeInside

Are people not aware you can upgrade parts of the engine, which both IW and Treyarch have been doing, and that both of those teams use two seperate builds? It's not the same technology.

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#41 Posted by FelipeInside (28520 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"] I don't think any other engine that old has aged as gracefully as the CoD one, which makes the game look better each year with the same technology.ChubbyGuy40

Are people not aware you can upgrade parts of the engine, which both IW and Treyarch have been doing, and that both of those teams use two seperate builds? It's not the same technology.

No, people are not aware. All I head is everyone saying, "It's the same ugly engine", blah blah blah. All they need to do is launch COD2 and play, then Blops2 and play and see if they come back and say the same.
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#42 Posted by SKaREO (3161 posts) -
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 3: Black Ops 2 nuff said
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#43 Posted by Zubinen (2555 posts) -
It looks better than what I expected, especially in certain areas of the campaign: http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559832147583493998/2038482E35E529EAF22CA2EBC85059DADEA4F9D8/http://cloud-2.steampowered.com/ugc/559832147582461495/782C783F53DB72B77975D99FCFB7E18A55B1D703/ It helps that the art direction isn't all brown/grey/etc. like COD 5&7.
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#44 Posted by psn8214 (14930 posts) -

It helps that the art direction isn't all brown/grey/etc. like COD 5&7.Zubinen

Yeah, they did a really good job incorporating color into the game. The art direction on whole is far more inspired than any preceding Call of Duty.

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#45 Posted by somegtalover (2700 posts) -
[QUOTE="SKaREO"]Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 3: Black Ops 2 nuff said

the same game with all the same re touched up textures. anyone who says its getting better hasn't stopped paying 60$ a year for the same game.
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#46 Posted by FelipeInside (28520 posts) -
[QUOTE="somegtalover"][QUOTE="SKaREO"]Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 3: Black Ops 2 nuff said

the same game with all the same re touched up textures. anyone who says its getting better hasn't stopped paying 60$ a year for the same game.

So FIFA13 is the same game with the same re touched up textures of FIFA08 ???
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#47 Posted by somegtalover (2700 posts) -
[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="somegtalover"][QUOTE="SKaREO"]Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare 3: Black Ops 2 nuff said

the same game with all the same re touched up textures. anyone who says its getting better hasn't stopped paying 60$ a year for the same game.

So FIFA13 is the same game with the same re touched up textures of FIFA08 ???

I don't play sports games but i've always looked at them that way anyways.. I'd rather go play NFL blitz on ps2 than any new madden.
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#48 Posted by FelipeInside (28520 posts) -

[QUOTE="FelipeInside"][QUOTE="somegtalover"] the same game with all the same re touched up textures. anyone who says its getting better hasn't stopped paying 60$ a year for the same game.somegtalover
So FIFA13 is the same game with the same re touched up textures of FIFA08 ???

I don't play sports games but i've always looked at them that way anyways.. I'd rather go play NFL blitz on ps2 than any new madden.

And there you have it, that's the reason right there why so many people say it's all the same....cause they look at some gameplay footage and go "blah blah blah it's the same game blah blah blah"

I play every FIFA every year.... maybe for more than 100 hours and an average of 300+ games online. The difference between FIFA08 and FIFA13 are astronomical, even though it's still football.

Now, CoDs are similar between the versions...but if u play COD2 right now and then Black Ops 2, u'll see they are pretty different.

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#49 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
I checked out Black Ops 2 at my friend's place today and the graphics were slightly improved in certain areas, and more noticeable in others. Nothing significant. Many areas still have low-res textures and such but that's to be expected from this old engine.
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#50 Posted by DeadlyNinjas128 (118 posts) -

My laptop maxes out Black OPs II. I gotta say the graphics is two times better than console versions. MW3 graphics look more blurry and less sharp than Black

Ops II. The graphics in Black Ops II is the best in the series. It is quite beautiful to be honest...