Holy sh*t. I almost p*ssed myself with that second gif
Dayum, those gifs of GoW:A look awesome. Cant wait to play the game. Hermits will cry about this but both GoW3 and GoW:A impress me more than any Crysis 3 max, w/e even if its resolution, FXAA, etc etc isnt as good or non-existant. Scale helps alot in this case. Goes to show a well done set-piece moment impresses more than any anti-alising, res, fps, etc etc
It's not so much a sense of scale as it is cheap tricks to make it look better. When you have absolutely no control over the camera it's a LOT easier to make things look better. GOW is king of this, and sure it looks great in motion, but it's far from interactive or dynamic which I think nect gen should move more towards.
No more handholding and forcing us to look at the pretty scenes the devs make up in case we miss them ourselves. Give us big environments we can actually explore. If you had a Skyrim sized game with the set pieces of GOW THEN you have something truly magical