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Tomb Raider (2013) Definitive Edition is hidden away on Game Pass with hardly any fanfare at all. It's a big graphics upgrade and the difference with the OG is noticeable.
And it's still very much worth another playthrough!
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It wouldn't be TR without the obligatory skeletons :)

I really can't believe the Steam/GoG did not get the graphics update. I plan to get a game pass soon though, just waiting on Mobo to sell so I can get the Steel Legend, then getting game pass for a few different games. I will definitely make sure to do a replay with this upgrade before it expires.
 
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Got bored of Helldivers 2 after 150h, now I'm back to finish Alan Woke 2
Path Tracing looks so good in this game
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Tomb Raider (2013) Definitive Edition is hidden away on Game Pass with hardly any fanfare at all. It's a big graphics upgrade and the difference with the OG is noticeable.
And it's still very much worth another playthrough!
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It wouldn't be TR without the obligatory skeletons :)

there is some noticeable difference, but the environment remains mostly the same... cept lara got an overhaul on her expressions etc... skin tones
 

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Got bored of Helldivers 2 after 150h, now I'm back to finish Alan Woke 2
Path Tracing looks so good in this game
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I honestly prefer the raster version. It looks more natural in the inside of a room with a couple sun rays coming in, and the overall dimness of being inside a room with light, instead of just a single dot of circle light in center of room, that is so unnatural imo, I have never that irl...

meh everyone likes different things I guess. I prefer the darker suit in the raster version too.

the floor looks better in the path tracing one though, I give you that. I think that's just bad coding though, I seen plenty of clean wood floors in games before on raster. lol
 
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Got bored of Helldivers 2 after 150h, now I'm back to finish Alan Woke 2
Path Tracing looks so good in this game
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If you wanna be fooled by Nvidia - believe this.

You can see some Skyrim's mods with pure Rasterization as this one.
 
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the floor looks better in the path tracing one though, I give you that. I think that's just bad coding though, I seen plenty of clean wood floors in games before on raster. lol

Screen Space Reflections are very grainy, the more a game use SSR the more grainy it looks. Same thing with Cyberpunk 2077.
Another example here
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If you wanna be fooled by Nvidia - believe this.

You can see some Skyrim's mods with pure Rasterization as this one.

Nah I wanna be fooled by AMD that I had to rely on mods to make a game look better, instead of some graphical toggles :roll:
 
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The main problem here is the rasterization on 1080p and 1440p is maxed and doesn't need faster cards, and all manufacturers jump on the RT train.
Only 6-8k resolutions need more power, but they are not suitable for 27-32 inch monitors.
So they need gimmicks such as RT to sell new powerful cards.

Nah I wanna be fooled by AMD that I had to rely on mods to make a game look better, instead of some graphical toggles :roll:
The problem here is not that you need mods, but just better textures if you want games to look better and not crap as your screenshots.
 
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The main problem here is the rasterization on 1080p and 1440p is maxed and doesn't need faster cards, and all manufacturers jump on the RT train.
Only 6-8k resolutions need more power, but they are not suitable for 27-32 inch monitors.
So they need gimmicks such as RT to sell new powerful cards.


The problem here is not that you need mods, but just better textures if you want games to look better and not crap as your screenshots.

I would like to see your moded up Skyrim with 10k mods to look as good as base game Alan Woke 2
 
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I would like to see your moded up Skyrim with 10k mods to look as good as base game Alan Woke 2
I give you an example.
RT play mainly with the light.
You put up a screenshot with crap textures and tried to convince us that one looks better "because of RT" which is a false statement.
 
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I give you an example.
RT play mainly with the light.
You put up a screenshot with crap textures and tried to convince us that one looks better "because of RT" which is a false statement.

I will give you a hint: it's not texture, it's SSR or Screen Space Reflections vs RT Reflections, haven't seen SSR mod in your life?
AMD convinced you that SSR is all you ever needed?
Too bad AMD can't even handle 4K with SSR in Alan Woke 2 LOL
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I will give you a hint: it's not texture, it's SSR or Screen Space Reflections vs RT Reflections, haven't seen SSR mod in your life?
AMD convinced you that SSR is all you ever needed?
Too bad AMD can't even handle 4K with SSR in Alan Woke 2 LOL
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Yes, RT reflections are better than SSR, but they are a lot heavier.
And if you try to tell me that 71 FPS is a huge more than 53 FPS, I can tell you that both are lower.
 
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Yes, RT reflections are better than SSR, but they are a lot heavier.
And if you try to tell me that 71 FPS is a huge more than 53 FPS, I can tell you that both are lower.

Difference between 71FPS vs 53FPS is that one is playable while the other is not, well according to my standard.
 
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Difference between 71FPS vs 53FPS is that one is playable while the other is not, well according to my standard.
So, no one who doesn't have 4090 cannot play the game by your standards? :D
 

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I'm just waiting for one of the mods to login and pistol whip you two, and then shout at me for starting this mess. I keep going to the forum home page... waiting patiently for that green name to pop up

the fear is eating me up

I'm fucked.

buts its 4am almost and I'm about to pass out so.... RIP my points...

to the mods: I write you this letter

On the eve of Darkness, I did not mean to derail the thread, I sweareth it so, those other two got out of hand, I even showed them Batman, but they would not cometh to reason...

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I'm just waiting for one of the mods to login and pistol whip you two, and then shout at me for starting this mess. I keep going to the forum home page... waiting patiently for that green name to pop up

the fear is eating me up

I'm fucked.

buts its 4am almost and I'm about to pass out so.... RIP my points...

to the mods: I write you this letter

On the eve of Darkness, I did not mean to derail the thread, I sweareth it so, those other two got out of hand, I even showed them Batman, but they would not cometh to reason...

Now I must flee

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Still continuing FF VIII Remastered on PS4. Not gonna do every sidequest (at least yet), I'm missing only 2 GFs (Tonberry & Doomtrain).

I really can't believe the Steam/GoG did not get the graphics update.
I actually downloaded it on PS4 as I have PS+ Premium. Need to revisit those rebooted TRs some day. :)
 
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Still continuing FF VIII Remastered on PS4. Not gonna do every sidequest (at least yet), I'm missing only 2 GFs (Tonberry & Doomtrain).


I actually downloaded it on PS4 as I have PS+ Premium. Need to revisit those rebooted TRs some day. :)
Draw and draw! And more draw!
 

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Draw and draw! And more draw!
Exactly. Hella risky when drawing some good spells from bosses but I rarely get my ass kicked. :toast:
 
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I am 100% buying Dredge since they had some crossover events with this game.
Ha ha, great minds....I bought Dredge at the same time. It's next on the menu.
 
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