Not sure if anyone has seen this,
Wasn't this supposed to be UE4? Looks just like every other ue3 game to me.
edit: btw the building looks interesting, not sure if it's all fluff or does something for gameplay or not though.
Last edited by Finicky; 04-12-2012 at 09:00 PM.
A little hard to say at 15 fps and taped off a screen, but it seems to look pretty nice, at least to me.
I think Epic have been slightly unfortunate in that people expect UE4 to look amazing (and I'm sure it will) but they're really pushing how much better at making games it is than Unreal 3 so people are unimpressed with this, at least graphically. That said, I'd say it looks nice, despite the poor quality video.
Looks interesting, even if the construction mechanics seem a bit limited to me, and ultimately inflexible, especially compared to the game it is blatantly deriving it's gameplay from.
Not that I mean to single you out Finicky, I just see people constantly correlating game engine to their perceived idea of how games from that engine "should" look.
I like how the walls look like they're made out of jelly when you hit them.
An engine doesn't magically just give you fancy graphics, you have to utilize it's tools in order to achieve it. I was face palming really hard when people were saying they were disappointed in UE4 and that luminous engine was better. They only believed Luminous was a better engine just because it had a more flashy tech demo. Some even said Samaritan looked better than Elemental tech demo, and called UE4, a slightly updated UE3.
And really, modern rendering techniques in video games have not changed, we are just able to push more polygons etc due to better hardware, you are not going to see the drastic improvements in real-time rendering that have occurred over the past 10+ years. Any tangible graphical difference going forward are smaller and smaller, the real improvements are going to occur in areas such as physics etc.
I don't think it's the engine that makes the game look dated, it's the textures. This could be Cry Engine 10 and it wouldn't look much "better" or more advanced if they don't use textures. That said, I like the style and look of the game, but it has yet to appeal to me mechanically.
If we're talking about UE4 it looks terrible.
Bad motion blurring and temporal artefacts.
Muddy colours that prove Epic can't reproduce colours that are not brown.
The game looks interesting though.
Was hoping that other than the lighting changing the typical UE look would change as well...
And yes, engines have a 'look', source games are easily identifyable (cs or portal or vindictus or tf2 , you can tell easily) and ue3 games are too.
You can generally instantly tell when a game uses a proprietary engine because it doesn't share the issues/graphical quirks of the other engines.
This has nothing to do with 'graphical fidelity', just that every ue3 game has the same look to it, regardless of how good or bad the graphics are.
From alice, tera, dungeon defenders, gears of war, bulletstorm, APB, batman, borderlands2 etc to dishonored or hell even hawken which looks quite brilliant.
Every single one had different artists working on it, they are all varied in scope and artstyle, but you can instantly tell they use UE3. I doubt ALL of them used the default shaders and settings provided in UDK...
Just got sick and tired of ue3 look years ago, was hoping the new engine would completely change it.
It's hard to tell from the low quality video but it has that overly familiar UE3 feel to it for me.
These days it's a relief when a game uses an engine of its own, to actually get some variety.
Blands2 vs tera vs dungeon defenders vs APB = not variety, they all look the fucking same.
Last edited by Finicky; 05-12-2012 at 06:01 PM.
Hope UE4 at least fixes that.
Edit: Actually watched the video now and I'm more impressed then I was expecting. I was originally assuming that you would only be able to construct pre-determined structures, but this looks a hell of a lot more open then that. Will have to keep an eye on this now.
Last edited by Vandelay; 05-12-2012 at 08:48 PM.
But the game is a shooter at its core. Will the zombies interact with structures properly ? I can imagine all sorts of crazy designs that zombies can't handle, unless they can destroy walls in a few hits.
Diablo3 is not PvE or PvP, it is PvAH. -- Tei
You can't tell Mirror's Edge is UE3.
Or Star Wars 1313...