56 eye-melting screens of the most hilariously over-the-top bloom lighting in video game history

Nurse! Our eyes!

Above: OH MY GOD THAT'S BRIGHT! What the hell kind of an apocalyptic light engine could be generating such a glow?

Above: Oh. Right. That little thing in the middle then

Above: Is he a colleague inviting you into a lift, or a near-future Amsterdam sex worker looking for business?

Above: Loading screen. Another statement of intent. This is about to get far worse, isn't it?

Above: Yes, yes it is, if this is how they choose to light the interior of their corporate transport

Above: Note how in Syndicate's world, looking directly into the sun causes less glare than a tiny lightbulb in an all brick and concrete warehouse

Above: Bloom lighting is such a big deal here, they even have people made out of it

Above: There's so much bloom in this room that these men actually died from it

Above: Not even your magic robo-eyes can filter out the bloom. Not even robo-eyes!

Above: Seriously, how does anyone even manage to work here? How do they even make it to the same office two days in a row?

Above: Behold! The brightest-lit air-vent crawl in all of video games!


Long-time GR+ writer Dave has been gaming with immense dedication ever since he failed dismally at some '80s arcade racer on a childhood day at the seaside (due to being too small to reach the controls without help). These days he's an enigmatic blend of beard-stroking narrative discussion and hard-hitting Psycho Crushers.
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