On Xbox 360 both the single-player & online game modes featured some of the most impressive visuals seen on the console, but on PS3 something went rather wrong. From the moment you set foot on the first snow-covered level the frame rate hits a major snag and it feels like you're walking in treacle. This sluggish frame rate continues throughout the game and it really hurts what is otherwise a visual treat.
At times during a few of the boss fights the game became barely playable, with the frame rate dropping to completely unacceptable levels. Environments look a little bland when you move indoors, but the snow covered landscape and more urban environments from later in the game look phenomenal, and the enemies and bosses look and move with a quality that would have only been possible in pre-rendered movies a few years ago.
Audio is also pretty hit and miss, with what can only be described as 'wooden' voice acting, but background music and sound effects are spot on, and the surround sound even helps you out now and again by pinpointing Akrid locations. The mandatory 10 minute installation before you can play the game is also a little disappointing. It didn't really bother me, but if you want to get straight into the game, you've been warned.