May 19th, 2005

sleepy

wtf

Yeah yeah "omg the next-gen consoles look amazing i can't believe it" just look at these screenshots wait, mental whiplash.

That's supposed to look *really good*?

I mean, yeah, part of it is amazing. But there's *big big big* problems in the second and third screenshots. And I suspect, from looking at those, that the first screenshot won't be nearly as impressive in reality.

Look at the second. See the BIG CUBE BUILDINGS? Like that giant one, pretty much smack-dab in the center of the frame, that screams "I am two triangles in the form of a square with a giant repeating texture splashed on me and no bump mapping".

And then the third. Holy sprite explosion, Batman! They don't even *look* 3d and we've known how to make sprites look 3d for years!

Yeah, maybe I'm expecting a bit too much, but . . . those look like graphics I'd expect to see on an XBox. Not a PS3.

(Oh, and before you go saying "but that road in the background in the 2nd image looks so amazing" - betcha $5 it's a canned background. There aren't any polygons in that thing. Not when they clearly don't have enough polygons for the *foreground*.)