Meh, graphics aren't why I play a Souls game in the first place.
As long as it plays like a Souls game, doesn't look like a PS2 game and has a reasonably high & stable framerate that's plenty good enough for me.
Gotta say when has a game ever looked close to preview footage though? I thought that was a very well known practice that's nearly two decades old now. Not a good practice to be sure but a pretty typical one.
Fwiw I really doubt the Witcher 3 or No Man's Sky are going to look as good as their previews did either. Maybe not quite the same drop off, but I'd be very surprised if there isn't one. Games rarely ever seem to match tradeshow previews/demos.
I don't know man Witcher 2 Is a Sexy fucking game, so the new one doesn't look that unreasonable that look with an open world Ooooooh Boy. No Man's Sky art is pretty striking but simple my worry is it won't feel as seamless as they make it seem.
You very well could be right and I hope you are.
They very well could be wonderfully beautiful as their hype trailers, it just wouldn't surprise me if they didn't quite live up to the hype. Fwiw the one game show I ever went to I saw and got to play the original Witcher, it definitely looked better there than it did post release. Still a fantastic game that I enjoyed immensely.
just saying a graphical downgrade isn't as horrible or as unusual as gamers seem to be taking it with Dark Souls 2 and Watch Dogs. I guess I'm just surprised that this practice continues to surprise gamers.
fwiw I'm still buying Dark Souls 2 regardless, I'm just probably going the PC route with it since that's my platform of choice atm.
I'm not saying that they will look exactly like those trailers just that, the precedent set for Witcher 3 to me just isn't that much higher than Witcher 2 which looks Amazing so even if it only looks as good as that but with an open world? And No Man's Sky just doesn't look that taxing on newer PCs / Next Gen Consoles the biggest strain is the size.
And yes no one should be shocked that the game at the end of the tunnel there is a game not a CGI movie or a very tightly controlled demo.