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Submitted by NYC_Gamer 607d ago | article

Face-Off: Far Cry 3

EG:On a technical level, Far Cry 3 gave us some cause for concern at an early preview event in October, where we saw some nasty glitches, an abundance of full-screen tearing and even outright freezes on the 360 code we had to play with. This was all in the face of what appeared to be a broad and beautiful open-world FPS - a rare beast in the ongoing climate of the grim and grey - with an intriguing focus on territoriality and survival during a pirate take-over. The promise was there, but somewhat eclipsed by a clearly unoptimised build. (Far Cry 3, PS3, Xbox 360)

PersonMan  +   607d ago
PC wins!

Seriously though... the console version struggles to keep a decent framerate and tears 99% of the time. That would make me sick.
Soylent_Green  +   607d ago
It's a little annoying at first but I've started to adjust to it. Really need next gen consoles, the compromises being made on some recent releases are really starting show.
SnotyTheRocket  +   607d ago
Yeah, I've played all the Assassin's Creed games up to 3. I've gotten used to screen tearing..... AC3 has no tearing though.
WetN00dle69  +   607d ago
I dont know so far those two issues are hardly noticeable on the 360. The version is not perfect no doubt BUT its not ugly like many people are calming it to be.
BuLLDoG909  +   607d ago
In a little over 4 hours play time on ps3, i havnt had ANY screen tearing.. at all, im surprised..
Im playing it at its native 720p and not forcing it to upscaled 1080p though..
meetajhu  +   607d ago
PC is God.
onandonandon  +   607d ago
My Ps3 version doesn't tear AT ALL!, A lot of youtube footage of all 3 platforms tears 99% of the time but that's down to upload quality not the game!
lategamer  +   607d ago
No offense, but I would trust Digital Foundry over you. There experts and have the proper equipment to show and record things like this.

Maybe you just don't notice it? I never notice tearing in video games.
Ju  +   607d ago
Seriously? These guys point out that the 360 is in the lead when if you are not completely blind you can see in their own comparison videos that the 360 tears more and the pop ins are far worse. Really? Eurogamer needs to throw in the PC once in a while to just distract from the consoles since there is no clear victor for consoles. No surprise there. They piss me off. But getting used to that lately. BTW: Not sure why the 360 tearing is more pronounced. Maybe the PS3 tears in other areas or something (eg in edge region instead of mid screen). But it's quite visible. Yes, the 360 has the higher frame rate and higher res with the trade for tear and pop ins (but that's probably the 6GB install on the PS3). Anyway, it's subjective anyway, but you can clearly not say the 360 is in the lead here. Eurogame, my ass.
PhantomT1412  +   607d ago
The only framerate drops I noticed was during cutscenes so for now, I'm fine with it (only bought X360 version to play split-screen coop though; as soon as it gets cheaper on steam, I'll download it for PC).
sourav93  +   607d ago
I've clocked in around 15+ hours of Far Cry 3 on the PS3, and though there are definitely some frame drops, especially during cut scenes, for around 98% of GAMEPLAY, the game is more than playable. I know that it's nowhere close to that of PC, and I don't think anyone was expecting it to be. But for what it did end up being on consoles; 6 and 7 year old machines, for the graphics shown, the performance is brilliant.
Here's hoping that with next gen, this gap between PC and consoles will be slightly smaller.
WayneKerr  +   607d ago
360 wins again out of the consoles

7 years on and still kicking sony ass at 0.75 of the price.
PersonMan  +   607d ago
Really? You talk as if the 360 version is perfect. It's just as crappy as the PS3 version. If you took off your Microsoft Goggles™, you'd see.
CGI-Quality  +   607d ago
Why even waste your time quoting him? Just look at the post history and bubbles (or lack thereof) to know that it's not worth the effort.
Soylent_Green  +   607d ago
I got this on 360, but what exactly has it won? Seriously when the hell is all this sony vs microsoft nonsense going to end. Imagine if this crap went on in the film industry. "Warner Brothers , still kicking Disney's ass at 0.75 of the film length." Shudder!
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Snookies12  +   607d ago
Lol, trolling is fun isn't it? No, it's not. It just makes people look idiotic.

Stop with the fanboy comments people. Microsoft couldn't care less about you. Sony and Nintendo couldn't care less either. We're just consumers, stop thinking that you somehow need to defend a company just because you bought something of theirs. You're a sales number to them, nothing more, nothing less.
chukamachine  +   607d ago
Image quality bears mention too: both console releases are tightly paired in their approach to multi-sampling native 720p outputs, and the only eye-catching difference is the dithered shadows on Sony's platform around globally illuminated areas.
As if to compensate here, we see superior texture filtering on PS3 and slightly less evidence of triangle culling after fast-travelling around the archipelago. It's a close call in many respects, but the shadow issue sticks out even without the other formats to compare it to, leading us to give the 360 a nod here as well.

Less culling and better filtering, and they still give it to the 360, even though in farcry 2, 360's shadows are dithered/.

Bias much. Eurogamer
Ju  +   607d ago
Thank you. I have the exact same feeling. Really...

And not only that. Less visible tearing, and less pop ins as well. But still, the 360 wins. Why even bother?
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onandonandon  +   607d ago
Such a waynekerr!!!
NYC_Gamer  +   607d ago
This is why next gen consoles are needed.The current hardware is pushed to the max and struggles with software that's being released lately.
PersonMan  +   607d ago
I disagree. They could have made the engine better. Assassin's Creed 3 looks great, doesn't tear at all, and goes all the way up to 60fps is some areas. Console games can still look and perform great. It's all about how much time and money the developer wants to spend polishing it. It's not necessarily the console that is lacking, it's the software.

Sony has shown us how good console games can look. I won't list them because you probably know what I would say.
Shaman  +   607d ago
Assassins Creed 3 CAN go up to 40fps, but those are VERY rare instances when there is nothing to render on screen. The reason why it goes up to 40 is because frame rate is uncapped (unlike 99% of games). If other games had uncapped frame rate (meaning not locked at 30fps even if it can go higher) than you would see alot of games going in 40s.

The fact that AC3 drops to 20s when there is alot of NPCs on screen tells different story though, and its not comparable to other games (especially exclusives) and especially not those that are linear corridor shooters or hack and slash games with fixed camera.
Ju  +   607d ago
AC3 environments are far less dynamic and it has no dynamic lighting engine like this game has.
Norrison  +   607d ago
AC3 looks bad on console and it goes all the way down to 15 fps in boston.
Psychotica  +   607d ago
My eyes must be going bad because I didn't really see that much difference between the PS3 vs PC comparison. I have pre ordered the PC version so I am really hoping it will look good.
RuperttheBear  +   607d ago
There may be some problems with your eyes, no offence. Really, I'm not trying to offend you, but the framerate to me looked terrible in comparison to the pc version. And the textures are much better on pc as well.

This is to be expected, it's a seriously good looking game, and I've had to notch quite a few options down from their default settings to get a steady 60 fps.

It's an amazing game though, I've been playing it all day. I wouldn't be surprised if this got a load of GOTY awards, it really deserves it.
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Psychotica  +   607d ago
No offense taken. You are lucky to be playing it, I have to wait until Tuesday. Enjoy..
pr0digyZA  +   606d ago
Thats what you call video compression makes them seem more equal than they are, you really need to see 1080p footage from both I would say. But from the video there was framerate issues, some screen tearing, anti-aliasing and what looks like a totally different shadow filter on PS3.
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DigitalAnalog  +   607d ago
HA!

I told you guys the PS3 version had a lower resolution before!
Kur0  +   607d ago
yeah by like 4 pixels, both console versions aren't very good. I got this one for PC.
Norrison  +   607d ago
You're off by 52,848 pixels, they should really give the PS3 version a little bit more time.
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greenpowerz  +   606d ago
Dam you got disagrees for nothing. http://n4g.com/news/1125966...

" DigitalAnalog + 9d ago I'm spying with my little eye: That while they may seem "identical", NOTICE that the PS3 has a few lines off in their resolution below the border. I predict Digital Foundry will note that the PS3 is running at a lower resolution (ifthatis whatis really being rendered on screen) regardless - smaller res is just a few lines anyway.

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greenpowerz + 9d ago Thanks stan.

Some Sony fans actually don't know what the settings are for or what they do. They use to say Super White wasn't turned on.

The point of the comparisons is notto match what a game looks like at home with various gear and quality levels but to show the differences between consoles. The 360 version doesn't look like that on my 360/TV either but with these comparisons I know the 360 version isn't gimped.

Has anybody ever stopped and realise the devs might gimpthe color range due to memory limitations? High color range is info just like anything else hense why many PS3 games are at a lower resolution.

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sandman224  +   607d ago
I'll be getting it for my 360 did to better resolution and fps. I don't get why Sony always underperformed on multiplatform releases.
girlwithturn  +   607d ago
I want "saints row" costumization type, wanna create my own character. Thats why volition's game much better.
mochachino  +   607d ago
This game is just too much for my old consoles. I'll have to wait until I can afford building a gaming PC or next-gen (hopefully they port it) comes around.

Noticeable and prevalent screen tear is one thing I can't stomach in games.
seanpitt23  +   607d ago
Look the console version looks ok but that's it. I have been playing it on ps3 and the graphics have not wowed me but I know they are 6 to 7 years old and we need new consoles the pc is in today's technology and it looks breathtaking on ultra so no matter what console your playing on it looks ok but that's it
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Angrymorgan  +   607d ago
I got it on ps3, and I agree with your comment,
It's a good looking game, but when you move around and aim, drive fast etc, it gets blurry, frame rate slows down....
We need new consoles
ratcop22  +   607d ago
I honestly think this is somewhat of a bad port. Think about it games such as Killzone 3 keep a constinent 30fps. And yes we all know it's not open world but even in the huge battles with the mechs and etc. It doesn't slow down. So shame on Ubisoft.
Norrison  +   607d ago
Killzone textures look bad, and it's linear which means it doesn't have to render the whole map, there are a lot of blank spaces, you really think that the whole map is rendered on killzone 3?
ratcop22  +   604d ago
Wow are you foolish? You don't have to render the whole map that's completely ludacrisy. Can you go to every single spot in a open world? No but's still rendered. You're funnie.
ratcop22  +   604d ago
And what'd you mean by blank spaces? So you're saying a game like Gow 3 a hack and slash. When the titans are fighting in the background they aren't being rendered? Explain.
JonnyBigBoss  +   607d ago
Definitely going PC on this one.
sandman224  +   607d ago
They need to stop making games with great potential on under powered consoles and wait till the ps4 and 720 to come out then make those games. Or spend 1000 dollars on a PC.
peowpeow  +   607d ago
People interested in a $550 gaming PC should check this out. Video is a couple days old and he makes new ones ever so often.

https://www.youtube.com/wat...

It uses a HD 7870, much better than my HD 6850 which maxes Crysis, 1080p at 30+ frames.
SAE  +   607d ago
Installing !!!! ^^
SOULJER  +   607d ago
Eurogamer was trying to have political tact. It looks best in this order PC PS3 X-BOX. Also they got the install information wrong.
ghostrider32  +   607d ago
PS3: Good graphics
360: Good graphics
PC: Good graphics

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KontryBoy706  +   607d ago
Definitely getting this for PC without even a thought. It can't even keep a stable 30fps on consoles that's sad...
SDF Repellent  +   607d ago
Yes, I was worried that the X360 version that I had ordered is the inferior version. Now I can sleep better.
Nunchez  +   606d ago
The 360 version has some pretty bad framerates actually. How I wish I had a good enough PC to run this.
onandonandon  +   606d ago
@lategamer, just because you can't see screen tearing don't presume others are as stupid!! No offense!
lategamer  +   605d ago
Yea dude. I'm sure your PS3 is special and thats why other PS3 owners have tearing Far Cry but you don't.

Oh whats that? Digital Foundry has a video showing tearing of Far Cry, and a full technical rounddown? But onandonandon told me it doesn't have tearing :/. Looking at his post history, he seems like a complete fanboy... and he seems like a child calling people stupid...

But whatever helps you sleep at night man, Keep wearing those fanboy goggles. I'm sure you think Far Cry 3 runs at 60 FPS too.

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