And with all the plant life which should be extensive if there is to a xenobiologist rank or whatever it is. Also the atmospheric planets had signs of mild weathering as opposed to non-atmospheric planets which have none. They look substantially better then what we already have.
Yes, I'm not suggesting the graphical upgrades are bad, suck, or are none existent.
They certainly do look good. They just don't have any real gameplay impact I suspect -which is what I care about.
As for the flora... I hope you get what you want - but I'm pretty sure it'll be very similar to brain trees, just with different models, and a new tool to "sample" them instead of composition scanning and shooting mats off with the SRV.
And that'll be it. If your expecting forests and groves you can see from orbit... I would... well I would hope you get what you want.
I hope for a lot of things in this game though. I expect none of them.