those graphics are not insane in any way... it's rather substandard for this time of date actually, it's just you console gamers never seen similar games with maxed graphics on pc like just cause 2, mafia 2, sleeping dogs they looked from on par - better than that... well in fact, a modded gta 4 can still look better than that, well think about it... a random guys on the internet capable of transforming stock gta 4 sh*tty graphics into at least on par or even better than gta v with relatively average efforts without being paid whatsoever, then here we have a $ 150 million budgeted professional game designer team release a successor of gta 4 that have graphics that at best just being on par with combined efforts from a bunch of random guys on internet? how is that not underwhelming in any way?
it's just disappointing that rockstar didn't choose to release gta v with new engine and target the new consoles as lead platform then scaled the graphics down for old consoles.
bro, do you even read?
everyone said for this gen on CONSOLES for an open world game of its size, its rather stunning
i'm a pc gamer myself and by no means is this crysis but gta 5 looks pretty f*cking awesome considering the fact that its running on consoles, its size and detail.
stop being a butthurt fanboy and give credit where its due
how about you also read what I said?
just cause 2
all have rather on par or even better overall graphics (more or less, depending on various graphical effects you compare them at) than gta v already!
gta v should've been made with new consoles as the lead platform and standard then scaled them down, that way we could have graphics that closer to watch dogs or the division, and that way everybody win.
Just Cause 2 doesn't have these graphics neither detailed areas , Mafia 2 isn't actually that huge , Sleeping Dogs doesn't look that great compared to GTAV so please go kill your self
just cause 2 : came out in 2010 from a small studio... map still bigger than gta v, draw distance more or less slightly better than gta v, game ran flawlessly on all platforms
mafia 2 : 2010 title too from also a rather small studio, not that huge, yeah but still have better overall graphics than gta v, with rather comparable performance.
sleeping dogs : 2012 title from a B grade studio, only look slightly worse than mafia 2 with good performance across platforms
as I said before, those 3 have graphics ranged from on par to better than gta v
keep in mind that those 3 games from 3 different studios that at least 2 levels below rockstar with combined funds maybe not 1/5 the size of gta v developing funds.
add the fact that random modders can turn gta iv graphics to be on par or better than gta v graphics.
when you really really think about it and consider such facts I stated above, gta v have underwhelming graphics... and thus when you try to analyze objectively it's quite obvious that gta v graphics is now where near INSANE or worthy to be the benchmark as seemingly being agreed by many posters here.
moreover I believe we deserve a better gta v graphics here.