Anyone else tried the new graphics and finding they ruin the game? Scenes swap from being so dark you cannot see anything to being over bright, washed out and full of haze, fog and loss of detail.
Shadows are a massive step backwards. I am standing in the doorway next to the exchange and no shadows then a few steps forward and shadows grow around me. Completely unnatural and look really bad as you move around, worse then what we have now. It doesn’t look good having shadows appear and disappear as you move. It’s almost like the new graphics cannot handle shadows from further then 2 meters away. The screenshot shows how drastically shadows change in a short matter of steps.
I am starting to get very worried about this so called upgrade. Almost all the after dev screenshots look worse and now after trying the upgrade on Tribble its just as bad if not worse then the screenshots and the devs seem to be ignoring player feedback. Most of the feedback in the screenshots threads has been how the after shots look worse but zero feedback on all the comments.
A large amount of graphics effects seem to be downgraded or are missing. This has caused the atmosphere in many areas to be ruined. Areas that used to be spooky and should be spooky are now washed out and overly bright. Other areas like the Na’kuhl bridge are now cartoony. A large amount of areas have lost nice graphics effects like the Vorgon bridge which used to look stunning no longer has crystal inlays, no moving colours, no reflective materials. The Xindi bridges have lost all shadows. Ground plasma leaks have vanished, water no longer catches light, water ripple effects and reflections are mostly gone and well I don't have time right now to list all the graphics effects that are missing or look worse.
The short version is many areas that used to look stunning have turned into washed out blandness and have lost a lot of detail. I hope the upgrade is far from finished as what's on tribble and the before and after screens shots are a massive step backwards. The new lighting is technically a graphics upgrade as its more advanced but the new graphics looks far worse then the old less advanced graphics.