Digital Foundry Best Graphics awarded to surprise winner.

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by AKS, Dec 23, 2023.

  1. I thought this was surely going to be between Alan Wake 2 and the path-tracing boosted Cyberpunk 2077 and expansion, but a third surprise candidate challenged and scored a Massive unanimous victory.
  2. The outdoor areas look really good. Indoor looks good too, but I’m stuck on a phone screen so can’t see much detail. I may give it a go at some point. The sad truth is I never really liked the movie. Probably just hit wrong the first time I saw it.
  3. I think the writing of Avatar movies could definitely be better. I wish Cameron got another writing partner involved. Or just had a more talented writer take care of the screenplays. Robert Rodriguez did a decent job rewriting the script of Alita: Battle Angel and stuck pretty close to the source material, an excellent cyberpunk manga, but I think Avatar is an original story by Cameron based on various influences.

    I've only played the game for a brief period of time so far. There is an intro sequence, then you can explore a bit in the jungle and start early missions, which is where I'm at. I got it on sale via Epic Games Store holiday coupon for $49, and I went on vacation out of the country the next day. I took my laptop and have got it running at surprisingly decent settings with FSR3 and frame generation, which seems like it's closer to its actual final form of FSR3 in this game and certainly the best version of FSR I've ever seen. This little laptop has a 3070Ti Mobile and can still run it (albeit quite noisily) way over 60 fps with mostly medium settings with upscaling/ frame gen engaged at 1900 x 1200. There seems to be a bit of screen tearing, which I think may be related to the frame generation. I have little experience with frame generation and will try tweaking it later, but overall this is a really good looking game running at respectable settings for this hardware.

    Looked incredible at home on my 5800x/ 7900 XTX Nitro desktop.