Eyes-killing graphics?

Discussion in 'General Discussions' started by [IG]Hipolit, Jul 12, 2015.

  1. [IG]Hipolit

    [IG]Hipolit Active Member


    YES. I am referring to this image as well as also to some other screens, where from the different zoom levels I get the impression that the game graphics now as seen in C3 might be just the eyes-killer. Especially on a longer run of gaming.

    Simple thing, too saturated colors and too big contrasts among details of units/buildings...(not on this particular screen, but on others with no "fog").


    Or it seems a problem only for me?


  2. Nowy

    Nowy Well-Known Member

    Hmm, you've noticed interesting case. I feel lillte bit confused there.
    My eyes are not so good as they were many years ago. However I still can see many colourful elements at once.

    I think that too saturated colors and big contrast are not a main problem there.
    However too many small details put there could inflict these eye-killing troubles.
    Our eyes can see too many small elements and that could inflict some troubles.

    Saturated colors and contrast are not bad when there are not too many small details.
    Big contrast help better see these details. Our eyes suffer more with foggy pictures I suppose.

    Neverhtless we still do not know how it could really works in gameplay when we will use thousands units.
  3. The_Hussar

    The_Hussar Member

    I hope there will be expanded video options, unlike the games from the series. I think they made it this for the sake of the screenshots so it's easy to see the details of the units.
  4. Foeurdr

    Foeurdr Moderator Staff Member

    MurcDusen already explained why it looked less good in the first picture :
    I think the color are good for me, and as for the many detail I think it won't bother us. Like when you are looking at a drawing or a painting you can just look at the thing, see what's happening and move to another or you can choose to concentrate on all the detail. So in game, this wouldn't impact the way you play but if you want to take time to appreciate your units you can also do it.
  5. MurcDusen

    MurcDusen New Member

    I'm not sure what "too big contrasts among details of units/buildings" is supposed to mean. Do you mean that the details on the models are standing out too much? If so, that's actually kind of a valid point, at least when you zoom out and the model has to be displayed with less pixels, and if too many pixels still show details and especially if they contrast the "main" pixels, it can get messy. I think this is actually somewhat happening in the third screenshot, if you focus on the center of the formations it does get pretty garbled-up and hard to look at, but that looks like the result of compression to me again. I'm also not sure whether that would be an issue in general at the resolutions this game is gonna run at and if it was there's usually different LOD (level of detail) models for just that.

    The middle screenshot in OP doesn't look bad to me at all really. I'm not a huge fan of the colourful artstyle, but I also don't hate it, and since I played lots of AoE3 which had a similar style than it will certainly not prevent me from enjoying C3.
  6. fly

    fly Active Member

    I think you'll be able change the saturation and contrast in the graphic settings...
  7. Field Marshall

    Field Marshall Active Member

    I believe that units will have one base color depending on who you play. Remember that we need a color to differentiate allies from enemies and your troops from enemy troops. What we might be seeing here are not different colors for the same army but rather a series of armies from different allies hence why they have so many different colors. Like the blue units with the red units behind. That might actually be that two allies have placed their armies together. Player 1 would be blue and player 2 red. Anyways these are very similar graphics to those in Age of Empires 3 and I can assure you they were in no way eye killing. They adapted very well to the eye an allowed for hours of gameplay without any trouble in your sight.
  8. Snuffy

    Snuffy Active Member

    I guess this is your problem. ;)
  9. Masher

    Masher Active Member

    Looks fine to me from what i have seen of many screens and the two video clips. Not to mention in a game with game-play style like Cossacks 1 it's unlikely i will be zoomed in close very often at all.
  10. Field Marshall

    Field Marshall Active Member

    Haha. I hope the gameplay has changed a bit so that we at least have time to enjoy our buildings.
  11. Privateer

    Privateer Active Member

    Graphics look fine. Hope they concentrate more on modernising the other elements!
  12. Field Marshall

    Field Marshall Active Member

    Yeah graphics are already great and as long as it doesn't affect gameplay I am sure you can modify the settings enough to make it comfortable to each individual.
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