Bizarre. If you're making a demo to extoll the virtues of your new engine, the demo should look better than a game not worse. You can forget about gameplay and even much of a gui and just concentrate on blowing peoples socks off with spangly stuff. I'm sorry if you don't wanna hear that, but sometimes the truth hurts. If you're bright enough to be able to code a parallax depthmap shader in sm2.0 you're certainly bright enough to be able to look at that screenshot and reach the same conclusion as the rest of us. If your engine (and you) can do better than this, then what's the point of this demo. You're deliberately underselling so no wonder you're taking heat. By saying its a demo, you're also saying this is the *best* you can do, and it really isn't much tbh. I still think this looks better. The lighting is correct for a start.