Originally Posted by the54thvoid
I don't think these games have better textures or world effects. Crysis 3 has some amazing interactive effects, such as the light reflected off all surfaces from water ripples that react to movement.
You can shoot through grass and it moves with the impact. There are many small things that all add up.
A lot of games out there can look pretty but the world itself is not 'alive'. I think Crysis 3 goes out of it's way to make the entire environment feel tangible. I'll give Crysis 3 my vote on that front. Pretty texture mapping is not as impressive as 'pseudo' realistic environmental effects.
If you played MGS3 back in 2004 when it come out it already had all those environmental effects it was more alive as you could cut grass with your knife cut tree backs, and pretty much anything
So not new after all