Zamamee;4787728Indeed. Team Fortress 2 is a fine example of that. Simple, cartoony visuals, but it shows how much the gameplay itself is all that really matters. Would TF2 have been a better game if it had Crysis-level graphics? Doubt it.
Okay, I correct myself. Would TF2 have been a better game if it had Crysis-level graphics, assuming normal computers could run it as well as they do now?
Nitpicky enough? =p
Alright.... But I'm speaking from experiencing from a mid-end computer. TF2 can still get a tad bit laggy when theres a full max player game... Making it have crysis-like graphics would be, more or less a cry-fest + lagfest.
P.S. cry-fest as in literally cry. Not CRYsis-fest.
It all depends on your specs. Most games will rely more heavily on CPU power rather than graphics when it comes to large numbers of players on the screen at once. If you have dual GTX 285's in SLI on a 2.0GHz single core processor, the game will render beautifully and smoothly when there's not much going on, but introduce a bit of action and you'll lag hard.
Likewise, if you're running the new Intel Core i7 965 Extreme Edition, but with a 256MB GeForce 6600GT, then any high-resolution game will hardly be playable, but will not be slowed down much worse by having lots of action going on.
No, it uses a version of the Battlefield 2142 engine, not Source. I think Pedantic was referring to the graphical theme, not the engine itself.
Yup, just the final graphics, not the actual engine.
If you have dual GTX 285's in SLI on a 2.0GHz single core processor, the game will render beautifully and smoothly when there's not much going on, but introduce a bit of action and you'll lag hard.
My point, actually. If you're playing in a pre-loaded environment, the CPU shouldn't be doing too much work, so the graphics power can really show through. I was trying to illustrate that once the CPU has to start working, it becomes a bottleneck for the graphics card.
I didn't make it!
Well I've heard a ton on this game, one of my friends doesn't hesitate to tell me EVERYTHING about it every time he sees me
I may get the beta, probably will sign up when I get bored
Zamamee;4788645The beta hasn't started, so the emails aren't out yet.
Well, that answers that. :P