The PC community is great, always striving to make their games look better even if the developers are incompetent. Right now there are two mod packs that are making this game look ‘less crap’ than it did before. The first one is the DirectX 10 mod packs that add some better lighting effects and soften those shadows. The SweetFX mod gives you a sharper texture filter, deeper color saturation and stronger shadows.
Sadly, the game will still suck. But at least it will be prettier to look at it sucking now.