Since I mentioned Crysis 3... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JWvgETOo5ek
The bird (pigeon?) in the beginning looks kinda fake especially when it starts flying, but the croak from the frog is very lifelike. You can almost feel the slime of the toad on your face!
Wow, I must say, that does look gorgeous. Wasn't all that crazy about the "lens flare" thingie, as cool as it sort of is, but the enviroment is just beautiful. Was kind of along the lines of agreeing with the OP until I saw this. Is it something I would "have" to have? Is it something I would run out and upgrade my console or computer so I could buy and play this right away? No to both, but I can't in all honesty, say that I would prefer to see graphics stagnate, because I really have no desire or need to see them improve any longer. Key word here is "need". No, like the OP, I don't need
to have these type of graphical upgrades to play, but in all honesty, I am not saddened that tech is pushing forward, as it truly is amazing to see these kind advancements being made. Being the type who never had to have the best tech "right now", I am content to keep playing my backlog (which will keep me busy for quite some time on the pc as well as the console) until such time as I am ready to dip into the new generation