It looks medicore to be honest,all that orange and brown,i had to remove that shit via mod lol.
It looks a lot better with mods, that's for sure, but still far from "amazing"
Not sure why TR is considered torture porn though. Films like Hostel essentially started the whole 'torture' porn trend and, as far as I was aware, it just meant long drawn out sequences of explicit torture. Not sure how TR falls into that category as, from what I’ve played so far, Lara doesn't get tortured. The explicit moments come from her gratuitous deaths but that's not torture as all the ones I’ve seen so far are instant. The injuries that she sustains are nothing that haven't been seen in many other games before (most notably uncharted) but because the protagonist is a female this time, everyone seems to be kicking up a fuss about it. I'm fairly certain that if Lara's character was male, no one would bat an eyelid.
Resident Evil 6 - AKA Resident Evil if it were directed by Michael Bay.
Not even a single zombie or at least a Jill sandwich. :/
Damn people you sure buy every shitty game that comes out :|
Much of the art direction is excellent and there's a lot of great design and character in there which is worth capturing, I think the various districts and individuals allow for a great candid/journalistic style variety of shots , and graphics mods just bring up the rest of the elements so that the whole scene can look respectable, rather than having a hi res sign surrounded by muddy pixels.
I respectfully disagree with anyone who thinks that the engine without tweaking even looks good, never mind amazing.
First picture below is a good example of what I'm talking about. If if taken that without shaders the sign would have looked the same but everything else would have looked vastly inferior in terms of detail and fidelity.
It's very difficult to get action shots though, which is odd given that they're actually one of the better parts of the vanilla graphics engine.
For all those asking about mods and such I'll write a thorough post and append it to one of the existing NV mod threads here as there is a lot to suggest and it's better it's done there, but am glad to offer suggestions.