and that 2nd pic is an upside down Ellie, that whole scene has some real nice character detail you don't see in any other game (character face/lips get sun burnt after a while, blood splat spreads on her clothing in real time etc).
lol why does it being an open world game matter in this case? TLOU2 could've easily been an open world game with the same fidelity. It features a pretty large pseudo-open world section. Only a portion of the world map is loaded into the memory (and hence is being rendered) at a given instance in open world games.
Also pretty noticeable in the screenshot I posted. Besides, the game has a very different visual make-up. A better way to judge its foliage quality will be comparing Spider-Man's foliage quality to Cyberpunk 2077's lol.
TLOU2 could've easily been an open world game with the same fidelity.