How did Halo 4 win Best Graphics of 2012... Was this year really that medcore??

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#-49 Posted by JangoWuzHere (19032 posts) -

I'm a PC gamer, and Halo 4 blew me away visually. The lighting was fantastic and the presentation was spot on.

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#-48 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
Halo 4 had incredible visuals. The game is a marvel on the 360.
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#-47 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

Wow. I better leave this thread. :lol:

The stupidity is astounding. I have no more hope for the human race.

GamerwillzPS

bh

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#-46 Posted by GamerwillzPS (8531 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wow. I better leave this thread. :lol:

The stupidity is astounding. I have no more hope for the human race.

Zophar87

bh

Umm, nope, I'm not butthurt. I just don't wanna waste my time arguing with these guys. Their intelligence is just not there.

I'd rather debate with guys who actually played games, and showed a sign of intelligence.

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#-45 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

Umm, nope, I'm not butthurt. I just don't wanna waste my time arguing with these guys. Their intelligence is just not there.

I'd rather debate with guys who actually played games, and showed a sign of intelligence.

GamerwillzPS

Yep, that pic was accurate. In what way, exactly, have the people you indicate, not shown intelligence? They don't agree with you? Here:

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Wait... Apparently, you've used some already.

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#-44 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

[QUOTE="Zophar87"]

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Wow. I better leave this thread. :lol:

The stupidity is astounding. I have no more hope for the human race.

GamerwillzPS

bh

Umm, nope, I'm not butthurt. I just don't wanna waste my time arguing with these guys. Their intelligence is just not there.

I'd rather debate with guys who actually played games, and showed a sign of intelligence.

You've been proven wrong beyond a shadow of a doubt by numerous people in this thread. You simply cannot come with any single valid argument so you're rage quitting. You've obviously never played Halo 4 for any significant period of time, otherwise you'd know that you're completely wrong. All you've done is list other games; PS3 games at that, thus proving you're an idiotic fanboy with wild claims.

So yeah, you sound pretty butthurt. Rage quit harder.

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#-43 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Umm, nope, I'm not butthurt. I just don't wanna waste my time arguing with these guys. Their intelligence is just not there.

I'd rather debate with guys who actually played games, and showed a sign of intelligence.

lundy86_4

Yep, that pic was accurate. In what way, exactly, have the people you indicate, not shown intelligence? They don't agree with you? Here:

tissues.jpg

Wait... Apparently, you've used some already.

I dont think he used those for tears :?
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#-42 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

[QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

[QUOTE="GamerwillzPS"]

Umm, nope, I'm not butthurt. I just don't wanna waste my time arguing with these guys. Their intelligence is just not there.

I'd rather debate with guys who actually played games, and showed a sign of intelligence.

mems_1224

Yep, that pic was accurate. In what way, exactly, have the people you indicate, not shown intelligence? They don't agree with you? Here:

tissues.jpg

Wait... Apparently, you've used some already.

I dont think he used those for tears :?

Aha... eww...

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#-41 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

I dont think he used those for tears :?mems_1224

Masturbation to PS3 characters? More accurately... Drake?

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Embarassing...

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#-40 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -
oh yeaaaah Halo 4 looks miles better than FC3 on pc lololol even an MMO like gw2 looks better than Halo 4 and its a freaking mmo...
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#-39 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

oh yeaaaah Halo 4 looks miles better than FC3 on pc lololol even an MMO like gw2 looks better than Halo 4 and its a freaking mmo...silversix_

They combine both artistic and technical. At the end of the day, their decision is their decision. It's not even close to the most technical, but I loved the artistic direction.

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#-38 Posted by Dark_man123 (3970 posts) -

I honestly can't see why people could not appreciate a great game instead of let their fanboyism blind them but hey, what ever floats your boat if it makes you happy :), In my opinion halo 4 is a great game and the graphics are fantastic.

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#-37 Posted by clyde46 (49050 posts) -

[QUOTE="mems_1224"]I dont think he used those for tears :?lundy86_4

Masturbation to PS3 characters? More accurately... Drake?

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Embarassing...

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#-36 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

[QUOTE="silversix_"]oh yeaaaah Halo 4 looks miles better than FC3 on pc lololol even an MMO like gw2 looks better than Halo 4 and its a freaking mmo...lundy86_4

They combine both artistic and technical. At the end of the day, their decision is their decision. It's not even close to the most technical, but I loved the artistic direction.

Basically this. It's definitely not on par with some of the PC games released this year, but it's definitely on par with any other console game.

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#-35 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

*pic*clyde46

Exactly... That's Gamerwillz for ya!

Basically this. It's definitely not on par with some of the PC games released this year, but it's definitely on par with any other console game.

Zophar87

Not even close to some of the PC exclusives. I'd definitely put it on the same level as the best console exclusives *barring the bullshot bullsh*t*.

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#-34 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

I honestly can't see why people could not appreciate a great game instead of let their fanboyism blind them but hey, what ever floats your boat if it make you happy :), In my opinion halo 4 is a great game and the graphics are fantistic.

Dark_man123

Because some System Warriors can't comprehend the fact that you can actually own all consoles, a high-end PC, and play all of them regularly while enjoying games on all platforms.

There's games on all platforms that I've given 5/5 to this generation (I don't do score games on a scale of 1-10.)

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#-33 Posted by Zophar87 (4344 posts) -

I'd definitely put it on the same level as the best console exclusives *barring the bullshot bullsh*t*.

lundy86_4

Oh yeah, definitely.

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#-31 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4487 posts) -

I'd take the graphics and art direction of Far Cry 3 or Borderlands 2 for the PC any time of the day as best graphics of 2012. Heck, even PlanetSide 2 is better in the graphics department than a console game.

But hey, it's been tough on lems ith Halo 4 not inning best xbox360 game and Journey roflgoombastomping Halo 4...so...just let them have their moment. Art direction is all Halo 4 got going for it, dem shiny armors. It's colorful and lush, too bad the good looking environment is used for a generic shooter.

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#-30 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -
It's difficult to pin down pc visuals because the experience is not the same for everyone. Halo 4 had the best graphics and art design.
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#-29 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

It's difficult to pin down pc visuals because the experience is not the same for everyone. Halo 4 had the best graphics and art design.Heirren

Did it stat that the PC needs to be a standard for best visuals? Or is the "Best Graphics" award picked, regardless?

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#-28 Posted by GioVela2010 (4726 posts) -
Beyond3D which is full of technologically intelligent people are constantly praising Halo 4's graphics
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#-27 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
just because it isn't "real life" art style doesn't mean it's not good.
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#-26 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

I think Far Cry 3 looks better

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#-25 Posted by Dark_man123 (3970 posts) -

[QUOTE="Dark_man123"]

I honestly can't see why people could not appreciate a great game instead of let their fanboyism blind them but hey, what ever floats your boat if it makes you happy :), In my opinion halo 4 is a great game and the graphics are fantastic.

Zophar87

Because some System Warriors can't comprehend the fact that you can actually own all consoles, a high-end PC, and play all of them regularly while enjoying games on all platforms.

There's games on all platforms that I've given 5/5 to this generation (I don't do score games on a scale of 1-10.)

I know right, I also own all the consoles and a good pc, I did have my fanboy days before the 360, wii and ps3 came out but it wasn't like this, people back in those days were more contructive with their arguments, It's threads like these is why I dont post here as frequently as I use too anymore.

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#-24 Posted by k2theswiss (16599 posts) -
It's difficult to pin down pc visuals because the experience is not the same for everyone. Halo 4 had the best graphics and art design.Heirren
no, the standard is the highest setting. That's where the game should be played. IF your pc can't handle it then that's fine but that's the players fault...
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#-23 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]It's difficult to pin down pc visuals because the experience is not the same for everyone. Halo 4 had the best graphics and art design.lundy86_4

Did it stat that the PC needs to be a standard for best visuals? Or is the "Best Graphics" award picked, regardless?

You know I don't really know. It's a good question, but i understand why the pc format is excluded most of the time. Picking a pc title would always include an "if", or a clause at the end of the award. Think of it in beauty contest terms. First, I apologize for using this analogy but it's all I could think of at the moment. But picking pc games would be like saying, "well, that person would be the most attractive if she excercised a little bit more."
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#-22 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

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[QUOTE="Heirren"]It's difficult to pin down pc visuals because the experience is not the same for everyone. Halo 4 had the best graphics and art design.Heirren

Did it stat that the PC needs to be a standard for best visuals? Or is the "Best Graphics" award picked, regardless?

You know I don't really know. It's a good question, but i understand why the pc format is excluded most of the time. Picking a pc title would always include an "if", or a clause at the end of the award. Think of it in beauty contest terms. First, I apologize for using this analogy but it's all I could think of at the moment. But picking pc games would be like saying, "well, that person would be the most attractive if she excercised a little bit more."

I see where you're coming from... Though when we us the term "PC" it's for the most advacned PC. It may not be absolutely accurate, but it's representing the platform.

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#-21 Posted by Vaasman (12887 posts) -

Maybe you could listen to the justification in the beginning? It's not based solely on technical prowess, their graphics award is based on a mix of technical and artistic merits. To some extent I can agree, it's one of the best looking games this year, creating some amazing art and scenery while pushing the absolute limits of the console. Even if a lot of PC exclusives are better on a technical scale, it's a great looking game.

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#-20 Posted by OhSnapitz (19273 posts) -

I'd take the graphics and art direction of Far Cry 3 or Borderlands 2 for the PC any time of the day as best graphics of 2012. Heck, even PlanetSide 2 is better in the graphics department than a console game.

But hey, it's been tough on lems ith Halo 4 not inning best xbox360 game and Journey roflgoombastomping Halo 4...so...just let them have their moment. Art direction is all Halo 4 got going for it, dem shiny armors. It's colorful and lush, too bad the good looking environment is used for a generic shooter.

DrTrafalgarLaw

sounds like you may be a tad butthurt friend.. :|

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#-19 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"][QUOTE="lundy86_4"]

Did it stat that the PC needs to be a standard for best visuals? Or is the "Best Graphics" award picked, regardless?

lundy86_4

You know I don't really know. It's a good question, but i understand why the pc format is excluded most of the time. Picking a pc title would always include an "if", or a clause at the end of the award. Think of it in beauty contest terms. First, I apologize for using this analogy but it's all I could think of at the moment. But picking pc games would be like saying, "well, that person would be the most attractive if she excercised a little bit more."

I see where you're coming from... Though when we us the term "PC" it's for the most advacned PC. It may not be absolutely accurate, but it's representing the platform.

That's the same logic as thinking pc doesn't compete with consoles though, as they are always evolving. Ironically I actually agree with that, at least currently.
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#-18 Posted by lundy86_4 (48721 posts) -

That's the same logic as thinking pc doesn't compete with consoles though, as they are always evolving. Ironically I actually agree with that, at least currently.Heirren

True. I guess we go by SW standards, though.

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#-17 Posted by FireSpirit117 (1926 posts) -
I haven't read through this thread much, but I'll just say that Halo 4 looks fantastic and jerking off to Drake is just gross.
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#-16 Posted by AcidSoldner (7051 posts) -
Halo 4 looked good but my pick would definitely be Max Payne 3. Great art design/style as well as some sexy ass "technical" graphics on both the PC and consoles.
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#-15 Posted by deactivated-57ad0e5285d73 (21398 posts) -

[QUOTE="Heirren"]That's the same logic as thinking pc doesn't compete with consoles though, as they are always evolving. Ironically I actually agree with that, at least currently.lundy86_4

True. I guess we go by SW standards, though.

Personally I just find console graphics more interesting, development wise. You look at the first Call of Duty on 360, and then Halo 4--and holy cow. It's incredible what 343 did with the 360, IMO. It's what these developers do with set in stone hardware that is really being rewarded.
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#-14 Posted by DrTrafalgarLaw (4487 posts) -

[QUOTE="DrTrafalgarLaw"]

I'd take the graphics and art direction of Far Cry 3 or Borderlands 2 for the PC any time of the day as best graphics of 2012. Heck, even PlanetSide 2 is better in the graphics department than a console game.

But hey, it's been tough on lems ith Halo 4 not inning best xbox360 game and Journey roflgoombastomping Halo 4...so...just let them have their moment. Art direction is all Halo 4 got going for it, dem shiny armors. It's colorful and lush, too bad the good looking environment is used for a generic shooter.

OhSnapitz

sounds like you may be a tad butthurt friend.. :|

You don't find it odd that a console game wins best graphics? If Halo 4 had a PC release, I'd believe it.
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#-13 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
GT not GS. Also they do look decent.
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#-12 Posted by iammason (4168 posts) -
Good for Halo, I think it looks glorious :)
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#-11 Posted by OB-47 (10909 posts) -

Halo 4 looked good but my pick would definitely be Max Payne 3. Great art design/style as well as some sexy ass "technical" graphics on both the PC and consoles. AcidSoldner

Yeah I'm actually surprised MP3 didn't get mentioned. Did it get nominations anywhere reputable?

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#-10 Posted by Heil68 (57915 posts) -
[QUOTE="Heil68"]I'm guessing they felt sorry for elms since they oly get 3 games to p,ay.speedfreak48t5p
How ironic you say that when 360 had more games to play this year than PS3..

Nope to to mention Sony winning it's unprecedented 3rd GOTY, so even one of Sony's worst years is better than 360's best? lolz
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#-9 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

IMO Witcher 2 (360) looks better than Halo 4.

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#-8 Posted by The_Game21x (26362 posts) -

Because it's the best looking game on a console.

Dead serious. For once, a Halo game lived up to its graphics hype.

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#-7 Posted by super600 (32418 posts) -

IMO Witcher 2 (360) looks better than Halo 4.

ShadowMoses900

:lol::lol::lol:

Lol!Terrible character models.:lol::lol:

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#-6 Posted by super600 (32418 posts) -

I'm not going to lie, but the game looks amazing graphically both in the MP mode and the campaign especially in the outdoor areas.There are few flaws with the game graphically besides the terrible shadows and textures in some areas.The framerate is constant and I barely experienced a framerate drop in the game.

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#-5 Posted by PAL360 (28865 posts) -

In the same way other console games, like Uncharted and GoW, got the award in previous years. Looks fantastic for a console game, but they must not be couting PC.

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#-4 Posted by HalcyonScarlet (8010 posts) -

Well MGS4 beat Crysis of all games on technical graphics. So anythings possible.

Now that was a total mind fvck.

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#-3 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
Oh good, yet another site that forgot Max Payne 3 exists.
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#-2 Posted by PAL360 (28865 posts) -

I'm guessing they felt sorry for elms since they oly get 3 games to p,ay.Heil68

3 > 1

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#-1 Posted by PAL360 (28865 posts) -

Hell, if we are talking about consoles here, Uncharted 3, Killzone 3 and God of War 3 says hello... They are not blurry fest like Halo 4.

Jeez, you are clueless on what you're talking about.

GamerwillzPS

I understand, buddy. It must be sad to be wrong for so long :twisted:

So much for 360 not being able to handle PS3 exclusive graphics and being maxed out with Gears 1, then Gears 2, etc, etc, yet it ends up getting the graphics king award on this gen's last year, when standards are actually at a high level.

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#0 Posted by super600 (32418 posts) -

Oh good, yet another site that forgot Max Payne 3 exists.bobbetybob

Are you talking about the console or pc version.