X360 Wednesday, November 8, 2006 | 11:09 PM

Gears of War: Color palettes

Gears of War: Color palettes

I've read quite a few times already that some people didn't like Epic's choice of very muted colors for Gears of War. Well it looks like they also thought it wasn't a good idea to force people with such a palette, as there is an option in the game allowing us to change it with 4 presets. In order of the images: Default, Soft, Lucid and Vibrant. The last one gives as expected the most colorful image.
Update : I've been asked to encode a video showing the rain level. There it is. It's the same one as the X05 demo, but there are still some spoilers.


Rain level

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Commented on 2006-11-08 21:29:29
Thanks, I was wondering about this. I can't really tell in these pics, but do you notice any major difference between the first 3 options? It seems the only one that stands out is Vibrant.
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:33:37
Yeah there is a notable difference between the first 3. Of course vibrant is really is big step up for the colors.
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:35:37
soft and lucid make the game look very dead..the only good options are default and vibrant..i think i would play the game in vibrant, it looks better like that
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:43:44
O god only 2 more hours till I can enjoy this game :)
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:44:42
Yeah vibrant looks nice.
But it is a little much overbrightened i feel personally. too much hdr effects.
I don`t wanna play a third person horror shooter which is based in a dark vision of our future on such a sunshiny day...

Only the butterflys are missing.
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:47:23
Is vibrant the standard setting Blim?
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:52:20
@BlimBlim: Could you make a HD video of a rain level? It doesn't have to be long, I'm just wondering if the graphics reach the quality of the "mad world" trailer.
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:54:20 In reply to Negative
Posted by Negative
Is vibrant the standard setting Blim?
Considering the first one is called default. What do you think? ;)
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:55:32 In reply to me7
Posted by me7
@BlimBlim: Could you make a HD video of a rain level? It doesn't have to be long, I'm just wondering if the graphics reach the quality of the "mad world" trailer.
The rain level isn't at all in the same level as the trailer, it's in a forest and then in an old industrial complex. But I can encode something quickly if you want.
Commented on 2006-11-08 21:55:50
i can notice vivid, but not the rest. isnt that just a little funny that this is their attempt at a new color palette? hehe
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:10:17
this is great! this was my only complaint about the game.

i'll set it to vibrant straight away when i pick it up tonight.
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:11:07
if your taking requests- i saw a vid on IGN entitled "speeding bullet"
its the level on a train with all those black birds in the air

it looked freakin incredible and i would love to see more of that level in HD

i hope its not too cheeky to ask :D
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:13:38 In reply to ds17
Posted by ds17
if your taking requests- i saw a vid on IGN entitled "speeding bullet"
its the level on a train with all those black birds in the air

it looked freakin incredible and i would love to see more of that level in HD

i hope its not too cheeky to ask :D
Is that level with a very red color palette?
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:26:15
After saving all four to my P.C. and flicking between them I think I like the first one best. Followed by the fourth.
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:40:51
I can't really see that much of a difference to be honost, well, I can see a difference, but not as significant as I'd hoped.
Though it's nice they put in an option for it, they could have made the contrast between these modes a bit more obvious.

And after seeing many, many of the recent vids, the lack of colour does bother me.
Some levels look stunning, while other definitely look considerably "worse" (especially the indoor area's).

And it does seem that they've changed some levels in terms of colourpalletes, like that gasstation level, which really is a shame...

Oh well, game still looks and plays (I presume) fantastically... :)
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:49:04 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
The rain level isn't at all in the same level as the trailer, it's in a forest and then in an old industrial complex. But I can encode something quickly if you want.
Yes, please encode a small video.
Commented on 2006-11-08 22:57:34
Default and Vibrant look as much close to each other.
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:12:52 In reply to me7
Posted by me7
Yes, please encode a small video.
Enjoy :)
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:24:03 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Is that level with a very red color palette?
Yeah, reddish pink. They were fighting a Berserk on the train.
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:28:49 In reply to vspectra06
Posted by vspectra06
Yeah, reddish pink. They were fighting a Berserk on the train.
Urg, that the last level of the game. No way I am showing that.
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:31:33
It's not really anything i couldn't do with the settings on my TV, IE colour, brightness etc etc.

Whiter shade of pale springs to mind or a brighter shade of dull. :P
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:31:46
I'm having a problem with the game, hopefully someone can help. The following may contain spoilers so don't highlight!

I'm fighting the freaking berserker, I get him/her out, kill him/her with the Dawn of Hammer, and then Marcus says something like "everything is clear" and then the screen turns black and that's it............NOTHING happens.

I can still shoot, but I'm not seeing anything. I know I can move as I hear everything. But the game doesn't load the next level or cutscene, whatever is supposed to happen. If I reload to checkpoint I have to fight the berserker once again, and this has happened every single time.


Has anyone had this problem? Help Please.
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:33:58 In reply to LEBATO
Looks like a bug to me. Did you try restarting the level?
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:45:57 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Urg, that the last level of the game. No way I am showing that.
i did not know that - oh well, i guess i'll have to wait till the 17th!

thanks for the rain video - and for all the others too
Commented on 2006-11-08 23:55:02 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Enjoy :)
Downloading right now. Thanks Blim!
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