Originally Posted by freejrs
Personally after watching that low res video of Monaco I think rFactor 2 will look much more realistic than CARS does now.
CARS for me does not look realistic. It has absolutely amazing graphics but they are not very life like really. You say you can be fooled by CARS photorealism................I would say it is blinding you with all the fancy effects and lighting.
Watch it in 1080, the resolution you'll be driving at, and there are things that'll break the illusion.
Looking back at what I said, I think people including myself are overusing the term 'photorealism'. In reality there are many different effects photographers use to achieve the best results, and not all of them reflect reality as we see it.
So when I say photorealism in relation to pCARS, what I mean is that a still, well composed image from the game can be mistaken for a photograph from a real motorsports event. Not necessarily the actual driving of the cars, irl.
Like I pointed out to Brock in my last post, I think pCARS pulls off 'eye' realism very well; the way it looks in stills is very, very convincing. But it seems like a common consensus that it's less adept at 'video' realism, such as the sim in motion. rF2 does this well, like I pointed out, with it's nice camera shaking effect at speed.