Dualshockers Forza Severe Visual Degradation AKA GAF

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polishwonder

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Thought I would share this!!



Forza Motorsport 5 was exhibited at Tokyo Game Show, exposed to the Japanese press, and we know that the Japanese are big petrolheads. They love their car games. So I was quite interested in reading their previews of the game expecting high praise considering what I saw myself at Gamescom.

The first preview is now out, ran by the popular and quite respected website Game Watch and it’s very different from what I expected.

The writer, Seiji Nakamura, laments a severe visual downgrade from what he experienced at E3. The gist of the problem is that in the Forza 5 corner of the Microsoft booth things looked so bad that the monitors seemed badly adjusted. Aliasing and jaggies were standing out.

In the Forza 5 press room the situation was even worse, with the picture quality defined as “rough” like what you’d see if the output was 720p, with a definite visual degradation from the E3 version.

Nakamura-san continues by saying that the quality simply wasn’t the same as the original Forza 5, and the version he tried at Tokyo Game Show did not reach the level of the screenshots of the game at all. He actually asked a the Japanese product manager for the game bout the problem, and all he was told is that the folks at Microsoft are aware of the problem.

Before you think that Nakamura-san may be biased because he’s Japanese and Forza 5 is a Xbox One exclusive, moving past the graphical mishaps he actually gave quite high praise to the gameplay and the simulation quality.

The previous preview of the E3 build of the game on Game Watch, written by Nakamura-san himself, was also definitely glowing with praise. I’ll just tell you that its title was “The world’s ultimate racing game: Forza Motorsport 5″. That’s obviously not what someone biased against the game or the platform would write.

Below you can see an off-screen recording filmed by the folks at IGN at Microsoft’s booth. Unfortunately it’s quite hard to judge for ourselves from a video on YouTube. Hopefully the problems described by Nakamura-san are exclusively due to badly adjusted monitors, as what I saw of the game at Gamescom was definitely impressive, and it would be a pity to see it downgraded


http://www.dualshockers.com/2013/09/...om-e3-version/

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=684021
 

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People are graphics-snobs. I think it looks great.
 

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Dualshockers Forza Severe Visual Degradation AKA GAF



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Please dont start with the GIF crap this is not GAF!!! But ya this is all bull there was a vid from the Microsoft store in Boston that showed people playing Forza 5 on the box and it looked great like E3 if not better so Im calling bull crap on this!!
 
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Yikes. Definitely looks like a downgrade. Such a bland environment as well and notice some slowdown.
 

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Not the first time a western game had display problems at the show. I'm curious at the reception they gave kinect2.
 

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There is no issue here. Microsoft Boston event with Major Nelson had no downgrade. Not to mention there were no other reports of Forza having visual downgrades from anyone else.

I also love how a select few in here use a terrible quality video to claim they see the downgrade.
 

polishwonder

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There is no issue here. Microsoft Boston event with Major Nelson had no downgrade. Not to mention there were no other reports of Forza having visual downgrades from anyone else.

I also love how a select few in here use a terrible quality video to claim they see the downgrade.

It was the vid posted on GAF not by me !
 

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Please dont start with the GIF crap this is not GAF!!! But ya this is all bull there was a vid from the Microsoft store in Boston that showed people playing Forza 5 on the box and it looked great like E3 if not better so Im calling bull crap on this!!

Then why start the thread?
 

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There is no issue here. Microsoft Boston event with Major Nelson had no downgrade. Not to mention there were no other reports of Forza having visual downgrades from anyone else.

I also love how a select few in here use a terrible quality video to claim they see the downgrade.
Actually in the thread I started:
http://www.unionvgf.com/index.php?threads/boston-event.467/
Forza 5:
- I did not wait in line for this but graphics are definitely better (see videos below)
- I thought aliasing was noticeable during gameplay, hopefully they will fix by launch
Aliasing was noticeable, but he also says the graphics are "better". Better than what I don't know
 

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Yikes. Definitely looks like a downgrade. Such a bland environment as well and notice some slowdown.
Its a youtube vid that isn't even fully HD, its turn 10, locked 60fps confirmed, there is no possibility of slowdown with turn 10, what 58fps lol? Par for the course with you though, sony is your hero I understand.
 

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"DualShockers" was a sony only site that went multiplat a few years ago, but it is still run by the same sony fanboys.
 

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This is the Japanese hit to help Sony, they said the same thing about Red Dead Redemption calling it junk after 5 mins of playing the game.
 

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Its a youtube vid that isn't even fully HD, its turn 10, locked 60fps confirmed, there is no possibility of slowdown with turn 10, what 58fps lol? Par for the course with you though, sony is your hero I understand.
Damn you mad.
 

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Just common sense.

YouTube videos are hardly a good representation. I defended Drive Club in that thread for the same reason
 

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It's hard to make a definitive statement on whether the game looks the same, worse or better with off-screen footage... it doesn't look particularly bad, but then again it is offscreen, lowly stream quality footage that has been uploaded to the youtube video destruction process.

Direct feed is needed, but I don't remember people freaking out about the game at the very recent gaming conventions.
 
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