Seriously that sort of detail and rendering like the facial expressions above are not going to be within the game, aside from cut-screens. Are those screenshots depicting a PC running the game of highest specifications or what?
As a long time gamer, since the early 80's I've never known a time when graphics werent the first thing anyone talked about. Having said that, you may be more right than you know. The industry may be shooting itself in the foot by pushing the realism envelope. Every generation of US citizens have tried to pin society's ills on the new medium of their time. Our great grandparents blames those wicked nickelodeons. Our grandparents blamed "the devil's rock music" and our parents blame video games. The problem is, we live in time where conservatism is on the rise and becoming far more extremist than it was in the past. They are going to view near photo realistic images of people being shot as the end of the world. This could galvanize a whole new movement against the medium.This is getting too real haha! I miss when Graphics were something no one mentioned in a game. Just having the game there was fun. If they want to make realistic cut scenes, just really film the cut scenes with a camera. As for in game features, i doute they can do this. I am sure it'll be the realest one yet, but you get the point.
Well, they didn't say that it was cut scene screenshots, but everyone is almost 100% positive it is, but hey, maybe it is the gameplay graphics (highly, highly, highly doubt this. And yes, I agree, graphics doesn't make a great game, but it's a good extraWhen I saw the old guy I got scared a little bit.
The graphics look awesome for the game itself. Though, people tend to forget that these are the cut scenes and I need to actually see some game play. Players also have to remember that graphics doesn't make for a great game.