I've been immensely impressed the past two or so years. There were complaints even before the releases of PS4/XBO about the weakness of the CPU and some ppl theorized that because of the familiarity of the x86 architecture, developers wouldn't be able to squeeze out much more than what we'd see early in the life-cycle. I don't know if my expectations were set low because of those reasons or because of the ridiculous ways console manufactures, developers, and publishers hyped next-gen graphics when the 360/PS3 were coming out but I almost can't believe how good games look these days.
It seemed like many ppl were understandably disappointed by the downgrades of games like Watch_Dogs and The Witcher 3. On the other hand, looking at the current gen "next-gen" demos shown before the launch of PS4/XBO like Epic's Samaritan, Capcom's Deep Down, Quantic Dream's wizard guy, and Square-Enix's Agni's Philosophy, not only were we not lied to but in fact, what we have today surpasses the promises made. Sony's kinda crushing it in this department with titles like Uncharted 4, Horizon, God of War, and Spider-Man. And though I haven't played them, third party games like Resident Evil 7, Batman Arkham Knight, and especially Battlefront 1 look unbelievable as far as I can tell. You also have Red Dead Redemption 2 coming out pretty soon that appears equally handsome.
Anyways, are my standards low? What do you think about the graphics from the current batch of consoles? Are you impressed as I am?