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Submitted by PockyKing 647d ago | opinion piece

Halo 3 vs 4 – A Graphical Comparison

You may be thinking, “why the hell do we need a comparison for games that are 5 years apart”. Let’s face the truth. Gamers are a bunch of masochistic, scrutinizing, inert creatures. People love to nit pick and analyze the most minute of details in order to ameliorate themselves.

Keep in mind, this is just to show how far the series has come since 2007. Obviously, Halo 4 looks better than Halo 3. (Halo 3, Halo 4, Xbox 360)

Update Site is back online, so so sorry for any inconvenience.

Irishguy95  +   647d ago
Why 3 over Reach?
ThatKanadianKid  +   647d ago
Probably because of how similar the level in the demo from 4 at E3 looks to the first mission of 3. I would like to see a comparison of Reach to 4 though.

I do like the comparison though, they did a good job with the pictures. Especially the chief armor one.
Shaman  +   647d ago
I would like to see direct feed screenshot comparison. H3 had good as HDR lighting, two frame buffers, but it was 600p, very blurry and no AA.
nukeitall  +   647d ago
I just want to see more Halo 4! XD
ShinMaster  +   647d ago
Conclusion
* Halo 3 looked last-gen @600p sub-HD.
* Halo 4 looks current-gen HD.
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NeXXXuS  +   647d ago
halo reach was terrible. not even worth it for a graphical comparison. it was just too different.
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Snookies12  +   647d ago
@THESONYPS3 - Lol, what? The PS3 doesn't have graphics, unless you mean the XMB, games have graphics not systems. If you're comparing it to every game on PS3 I'm sure it beats quite a lot out actually. The game looks great, I just hope for you guys with 360's it plays as well as it looks. Graphics are one thing, but they gotta get the gameplay right as well
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SUCKxITxEZ  +   647d ago
@Snookies12 - a snookie is never in a position to critisize anyone
Patriots_Pride  +   647d ago
@thesonyps3 - When Killzone offers Forge, Theater, Co-Op, massive sand box like levels, films,clips,screen shots....ans still look as good as Halo 3 then you can brag about ur bruty graphics.
Kingnichendrix  +   647d ago
@Thesonyps3 I think you successfully trolled Patriots_Pride
Snookies12  +   647d ago
@SUCKxITxEZ - But that's not my name, it's Snookie(s) with an "s". Came long before that other one lol.
MadMen  +   647d ago
Because it tied directly from one game to the next not a side story - many HALO 3 players never went the way of Reach and me being a HALO 3 MP over Reach person I like this 3 vs 4
Kurt Russell  +   647d ago
I'm with you on that one. Reach feltlike a filler between my masterchief sized slices of bread. It was a good enough game, but not a patch on H3.
montipython  +   647d ago
The author of the article said they are working on it and will post a link when they are done. Its in the comment section on the site if you were wondering.

Should be interesting how close or far apart the games look from what we have seen of Halo 4.
guitarse  +   647d ago
Your sites dead, buy moar powerful interwebz ¬_¬
vortis  +   647d ago
You lyin' you dyin'.

But it looks like the truth hurts, too.
slixshot  +   647d ago
Master Chief: Total boss since 2001.
JellyJelly  +   647d ago
Screenshot comparisons are pretty useless. HD video gives a better understanding of what the game looks (and moves) like.
Emilio_Estevez  +   647d ago
I would mostly agree. There is something to be analyzed with screens, but 2 videos running in exactly the same setup would be best.
JohnApocalypse  +   647d ago
Halo 3 still looks fuckin good

Aesthetics > Graphics
Bob570  +   647d ago
I'm glad they are going for more of a Halo 3ish look with Halo 4. I honestly do not like Reach's graphics. I'd much rather play with Halo 3 graphics over Reach's any day.
Walker  +   647d ago
Looks same for me !
Angels3785  +   647d ago
Same? Seriously? fail troll attempt....halo 4 looks similar, but overall MUCH MUCH sharper.
Walker  +   647d ago
Check it out again :) !
Angels3785  +   647d ago
Oh I get it LOL site no good now
PockyKing  +   647d ago
lol...
tuglu_pati  +   647d ago
@ Walker007

I dont think any one expected from you to feel any different since you are a Sony enthusiast.

Now how do you feel about Last of Us looking the same as UC series.

@below

;) got it
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PockyKing  +   647d ago
Dude, our site is down, that's what he's referring to.
mynameisEvil  +   647d ago
You apparently don't get the joke. He was making a joke about the site being down.
ThatKanadianKid  +   647d ago
Back up now
Blastoise  +   647d ago
Forbidden apparently
PockyKing  +   647d ago
Working on fixing that, should be up within the next few minutes hopefully.
Helium-Isotope  +   647d ago
nooope, next few minutes was not the case
ThatKanadianKid  +   647d ago
Sites back up
guitarded77  +   647d ago
I think 343 has a better understanding of the XBOX 360's hardware. Really like what they did with CE. I'm not really a Halo fan, but I'm excited to see what they do with Halo 4.
LOL_WUT  +   647d ago
Looks the same.
taquito  +   647d ago
obviously the halo 4 screenshots are either;

fake
on a pc with tons of anti aliasing that will never be on the 360 version

or, and this is what i truthfully hope for but highly doubt, the nextbox is going to be launched along with halo 4 and will be 1080p with TONS of anti aliasing in novemember!

if you believe the 7-8 year old 360 is going to look like this in-game;

http://www.gameranx.com/scr...

http://www.velocitygamer.co...

than you are the PERFECT customer

falling for the same lies over and over

remember these gears of war 3 screenshots;

http://gamingbolt.com/wp-co...

lol.....yeah it looks like that//s//s/s/s/s/s//

heres what halo 4 will look like unfortunately

http://xbox360media.ign.com...
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SUCKxITxEZ  +   647d ago
I like this guy because he's honest, even though the people who believe in the halo 4 screens are to ignorant to ever listen to him
Angels3785  +   647d ago
I've been saying this for days!!!!!!! bubbles for you! People are so hype for stuff they get blinded...happens all the time. I'm not saying this because halo is a 360 only game (thats just how it worked out) it happens to ps3 exclusives multiplatforms, and xbox exclusives. People need to wake up!
tuglu_pati  +   647d ago
@ taquito

So, you are saying Halo 4 will look like Halo 3 when Reach looks better that H3. Why not show a pic of Reach instead of H3. Reach look better than H3 and im sure H4 will look better than both. Just the fact that H4 has anti aliasing and is HD is a big improvement over the other two.

please stop this nonsense and eat your taco ;)
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SUCKxITxEZ  +   647d ago
but the aa in this pics is crazy good, when the best aa you can get on an xbox is 4x w/ decent performance.
h311rais3r  +   647d ago
Uh....the screens you used are from the gameplay demos they've shown LIVE at e3 with people actually playing the game...and the multiplayer does look that good......just watch people actually playing the game.......and it looks nothing like a high end pc game....are you high? Pc games look far better than halo 4 does.....and the killzone 2 demo was all CGI....

.Im buying h4 day one....
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humbleopinion  +   647d ago
But it's the same story for every game: you get increased AA using supersampling and zero jaggies - something you don't even get on almost any PC game.

Look behind it however and you will see a vastly improved engine: lighting, shadowing, increased resolution, particle effect, model detail etc. Halo Reach already looks vastly superior to Halo 3 (and most console FPS's out there) and Halo 4 live demo already showed that it looks even better.
indubitably  +   646d ago
yes, the screenshots you choose were not meant to be interpreted as actual gameplay, even though many people still do. If you look at actual screenshots however, the game is still a major improvement graphically.
taquito  +   647d ago
and please dont get me wrong/....im freaking buying halo 4 day 1!! cant freaking wait.....i just know it wont look like a high end pc game unless its actually on pc ( would be great) or nextbox
Kingnichendrix  +   647d ago
Well said taquito people always fall for the same thing over and over, can you remember the killzone 2 trailer? They are feeding the hype machine and its working
bahabeast  +   647d ago
people can say all they want about halo but halo online is one of best multiplayer games EVER and im a ps3 owner, when i had my 360 i played halo 3 odst online for hours upon hours.

better than call of duty by far
leogets  +   647d ago
Haze looked much better than that cartoony mess.
chukamachine  +   647d ago
if you like halo then what's the problem.

My fav game is BF3 for MP by far.

But i'd like a space version of it. Would be fun.

I don't think 360 is suddenly going to produce much better graphics then reach. Probably better in some area's, worse in others.
steve30x  +   646d ago
This is stupid. How can you compare an unfinished game to a finished game
Tzunoy  +   646d ago
hahaahahhhhhh halo 3 is a PS2 game in therms of graphic better hallo reach vs 4 dudeeeeee.

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