Sempai wrote on Feb 29, 2012, 12:32: You just hit a nerve with me. Bloom(along with bad FoV)is so entirely over used today it's rocketed WAY past the retard watermark. I picked up Syndicate, and the over use of bloom(understatement)is so beyond stupid it borders on abuse, it's also forced me to ponder how idiotic game designers are today.
There appears to be absolutely no vision for the end product, a complete lack of common sense, and just plain laziness in game development today.
I'm thinking they use excessive bloom to hide the outdated graphics hardware of the consoles. It's cheap make-up. Also the narrow FOV helps performance on consoles.