I was really looking forward to DAO because I'm a hardcore RPG fan. However, I'm also a hardcore PC fanboy which means graphics are a big thing for me. Normally if the gameplay and the profile of the game matches the graphics, I'm fine. For instance, I really liked Mount and Blade even though the graphics weren't the greatest, because the gameplay was really good and it came from a small indie studio. However, DAO is coming from Bioware after several years in development, and as of yet the gameplay hasn't excited me from what I've seen, so one of the things that is immediately noticeable to me is the poor quality of the graphics. The game looks like it's from 2004, and I think a lot of the environment and character elements would probably be hurt due to this. Does anyone else agree with me, or am I the only one who thinks the quality of the graphics is a big issue with this game?
Judge for yourself (all pictures taken from Steam store):
The Last Remnant:
Dragon Age: Origins:
I think at best you can say it matches 2-3 year old games. It doesn't have to look like Crysis,
but it could look a lot better I think.