Most graphically advanced title (2017 edition)

Discussion in 'Video Cards and Graphics' started by Carfax83, Dec 1, 2017.

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Most graphically advanced game of 2017

  1. Star Wars Battlefront 2 (Frostbite 3.5)

    11 vote(s)
    25.0%
  2. Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus (Id tech 6.5)

    17 vote(s)
    38.6%
  3. Assasssin's Creed Origins (AnvilNext)

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  4. Resident Evil 7 Biohazard (RE engine)

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  5. Forza Motorsport 7 (Forzatech engine)

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  6. Call of Duty WW2 (IW engine)

    3 vote(s)
    6.8%
  7. Hellblade Senua's Sacrifice (UE4)

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  8. Total War Warhammer 2 (Warscape engine)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  9. Destiny 2 (Inhouse engine)

    1 vote(s)
    2.3%
  10. Other (Please specify)

    4 vote(s)
    9.1%
  1. Carfax83

    Carfax83 Diamond Member

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    The close of 2017 is almost upon us, and the last AAA title (Star Wars Battlefront 2) has already been released. There will be no more big titles being released until next year, at least on PC. So with that said, which game do you think earns the "Most graphically advanced title" of 2017? Notice I said graphically advanced and not best looking. Best looking is too subjective for me, which is why I decided on "graphically advanced."

    For me, the decision is between Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus, and Assassin's Creed Origins. I have both games, and both of them have tremendously impressed me, though for different reasons.

    Wolfenstein 2's performance is absolutely insane given how detailed the game is, and how many dynamic light sources and shadows are in the game. And the particle effects are the best I've ever seen in any game bar none. The CPU optimization in particular is amazing. Seeing the game fill up my 6900K with perfect scaling on all 16 threads is a thing of beauty :D

    But the game's technical perfection is marred by the many stability issues that it has, especially for people with NVidia hardware. Seems like Id Tech and Machine Games went all out for AMD when it came to optimization, which isn't a bad thing per say. But when the majority of your customers are using NVidia, then it can be problematic.

    As for Assassins' Creed Origins, it will be the first AC game that I actually complete. This game is stunning in terms of its size, scope and attention to detail. Ubisoft spared nothing it seems with this game, as there is so much simulation and activity going on. Tons of wildlife, NPCs, best water simulation ever, high resolution SSR, dynamic global illumination which looks amazing, unbelievably long draw distances and tons of detail in every scene.

    The only problem with AC Origins is that it's using DX11. This game practically begs for DX12, due to how CPU intensive it is and how much detail is in it.

    With that said, I have to give the nomination to Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus. This game's technical achievements are extraordinary, and highlight the potential of developing games on low level APIs. When I look at the graphical quality and then look at the framerate counter, my jaw literally hits the ground! :D Performance that actually exceeds that of Doom, with much more sophisticated and impressive effects and higher graphical quality.

    When I think of what Id achieved with Id Tech 6.5 in Wolfenstein 2 The New Colossus, it makes me extra excited to see what they bring us in the next iteration of the Doom franchise, which will use the Id Tech 7 engine.
     
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  3. Guru

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    In terms of advanced the frostbite is one of the best ones, the scope, flexibility and good performance is amazing, BF1 has some of the best destructible environments of any game.

    ID Egnine 6 is one of the best performing engines out there, using Vulkan they've been able to cramp tons of graphical fidelity at no cost to performance.

    But in terms of titles none of these are the best. I haven't seen something too graphically advanced in either one of these titles. Most of them do look great, but again nothing that pushes the boundaries.
     
  4. PowerK

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    Nothing this year, unfortunately. :-(
    Boring times for graphic whores. Hehe
    For me, nothing released this year impresses in either graphics technology or gameplay.
     
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    I posted this exact thread on Guru forums as well, and so far, AC Origins is winning there by a large margin. Not really surprising though, as that game is amazing in its use technology, especially the water shaders. If AC Origins had been DX12, I would have picked it without hesitation.
     
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    I think Wolfenstein 2 pushes the boundaries in terms of its performance/IQ ratio. I mean, it is well above Doom in terms of IQ and detail, yet outperforms it. Doom was capped at 200 FPS, and Wolfenstein 2 has no frame rate cap.
     
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    I'm gonna go for an underdog on this one and say Planet Coaster. Extreme fidelity, very highly detailed, and the engine can scale high enough to crushinate anything you throw at it.
     
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    Ghost Recon Wildlands is a nice looking 2017 game.
     
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    I really like graphics and also sound of SW Battlefront 2
     
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    I feel like AC could have benefited from DX12/Vulcan in the last several titles. I’m a bit surprised they’re still on DX11 with origins. They’ve always pushed the limit in terms of graphical fidility and number of NPCs on the screen. Looking forward to starting Origins within the next week or two. Currently playing through ROTR.
     
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    Wolf 2 looks pretty good, but there are games that are older and look better.
     
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    Thimbleweed Park.
     
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    Call Of Duty WW2 looks more like a CGI movie. Definitely a worthy contender.
     
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    The lightning alone makes ACO the "best" looking game 2017. Frostbites shaders are so dull compared to anything else and idtech is just a AMD marketing joke nowadays.

    Anvilnext does everything to my needs and i could give a **redacted** about dx12 nonsense these days.

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  15. Jackie60

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    I am surprised Wolfenstein 2 The new Colossus is even in this list. I've only played the free demo but the render of a dog and a woman's legs reminded me of games from a decade ago. Some of it looks very pretty but tbh I was appalled at the lack rather than presence of graphical fidelity. The dog 'Dogmeat' in Fallout actually looked quite like a dog whereas the Wolfenstein version is like a 70's cartoon dog.
     
  16. ZGR

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    That was easily the worst part of the game. I would give it a second chance one it is on sale.

    But overall, none of the games really are that special to me. None of them gave me the 'wow' factor that original Far Cry and Crysis gave.

    At this point I am for more impressed with game optimization and engine destruction.

    Destiny 2 is an incredibly well optimized which allows even a GTX 1060 and RX 580 to play at 4k60 (low settings). I found that impressive.

    The other game which continues to impress me is Rainbow 6 Siege. No game has such realistic destruction physics. The fact that it will get large DLC updates well past 2018 is awesome.

    I will absolutely return to Wolfy when 4k144hz monitors are out. It looks incredible at 4k, but it plays a lot like Rainbow 6 where 60hz is a detriment.
     
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    Technically not 2017, but Hitman did come out with their GOTY version this year. I would say Hitman 2017 has some incredible visuals especially the Sapienza level.
     
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    I'm sorry, but this is called focusing on the tree and missing the forest.

    Wolfenstein 2 is doing an excellent job, showing the player what needs to be shown. It may not be an open world game, which kind of makes things easier, but that's beside the point. The point is that there is a steady and clear advancement of graphics tech by those guys. More so than many other groups.
     
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    I'm not sure I'm with you, the reason I used the example of the dog was it's a Bethesda game as was Fallout 3. It's not an open world game so there is less excuse for a dog rendered in 2017 to look considerably worse than one rendered in 2008 not more. I've a friend whose a video editor and his reaction was the same as mine. The point is there's a clear and steady deterioration NOT advancement in dog rendering and if I'm supposed to somehow overlook that fact to please you or anyone else then that rather defeats the point of this thread.
     
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    It uses the same engine as AC Origins, which is why I didn't use it as a selection.
     
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    The reason why Wolfenstein 2 is on the list, and the reason why it has the most votes so far, isn't because it has the best looking graphics. Other games have better looking graphics than Wolfenstein 2. The reason why Wolfenstein 2 is leading, is because it has great looking graphics combined with amazing performance!

    This game hits triple digit framerates and stays there, and considering how high the visual fidelity is, that's quite a feat. Doom was highly acclaimed for not only looking great, but running great as well. Wolfenstein 2 follows that trend, and takes it to the next level.
     
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    Personally I didn't vote because I haven't played enough of the games to have a balanced opinion. I bet you most of the people voting haven't played most of the games and don't really have much of a clue. The votes for Wolfenstein are almost proof of that.
     
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    It's between Wolfenstein 2 and Star Wars Battlefront 2 for me. I voted for Wolfenstein because SWBF2's DX12 path is a mess. Seriously do not like. SWBF2 is gorgeous though. They nailed the art design. I've never seen better cloth textures in a game. Faces are so realistic.
     
  25. Carfax83

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    What's with all the Wolfenstein 2 hate? The game looks fantastic. Sure it has some drab areas, but so does every game. As I explained to that guy above, the main reason for Wolfenstein 2 getting the most votes is because it's a very technically advanced title in terms of how it uses the CPU and the GPU to achieve unmatched performance.
     
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    Assassins Creed Origins is a stunning looking game. The lighting is amazing and the art work a+

    With it's 2x DRM it's a cpu killer though.
     
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