Pretty much speaks for itself.
Almost got eye cancer, maybe someone should do comparisons where it doesnt look like crap due to low res..
Are those DoW3 graphics even on the ultra settings? They look like the quality I have to play on to keep up with the FPS, which is often low settings. There was a post a month back or so in which a user got in depth, in-game close-ups on the models and they looked very, very good. If someone wants to be useful they can dig that up (I might do it tomorrow when I get the time)?
@Gorb did a good write up a while ago analyzing the comparison between DoW2 and 3, and a much more insightful way than this video or the comment made by OP.
Yes, DoW2 graphics style adopted a high fidelity "look" to it's models. DoW3 adopted a different direction by going for a "matte" look. The graphics are technically BETTER than DoW2. My guess is that they probably did not go for the high fidelity look in order to help the game run smoothly. If the huge team battles had stupid amounts of detail on everything, I doubt that even half of the users could even appreciated since they would be forced to run on minimum settings in order to not drop frames when more than 10 units enter the screen.
Also, the DoW2 shots are very bright and pretty. Kek. Not nearly grimdark enough.
No shadows on DA's, blob shadow under Boyz.
Sad thing that I have viewed it so far. Another.. [word] hunts for views on YT.