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Submitted by pat_11_5 188d ago | article

The Graphical evolution of the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 has been huge

The Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 have been around for a long time; eight years for the Xbox 360 and seven for the PS3. Because this console generation’s cycle has been so lengthy, there is a huge graphical difference between titles released at the beginning of both consoles’ lives and of those released at the end (Assassin's Creed, Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag, Halo 3, Halo 4, Mass Effect, PS3, The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, The Last Of Us, Uncharted: Drake's Fortune, Xbox 360)

Dlacy13g  +   188d ago
As I think back, for me, the 3rd party devs is where I saw the most significant improvements.
5eriously  +   188d ago
Sure, they did see the bar set by the 1st party devs and thus they had to improve to stay in business so your statement are obvious but yet I have not seen one title that reached or surpassed the best of those of the first party devs.
Dlacy13g  +   188d ago
I think people missing my point. I totally agree that first party have looked the best.. uncharted 1 looked great and Uncharted 3 looked even more amazing. But the differences in graphical fidelity seem more minor ( or less jarring ) than say looking at COD2 vs BLOPS2.
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RaptgamersUnited  +   188d ago
good job
pat_11_5  +   188d ago
It's really interested to see how far games have come.
colonel179  +   188d ago
I can't imagine what this generation is going to bring. I remember saying that there was no way MGSIV was going to be surpassed. I was totally wrong! But I wish the biggest improvement this generation is about AI and technical aspects more that graphics.
mcstorm  +   188d ago
It is amazing to see the difference between 07 and now. I do think the graphics will carry on getting better but I agree the AI and technical side needs to improve. I do think this is one advantage the xbox one has over the PS4 and WiiU at the moment with the cloud and seeing what Turn10 are doing with the AI in forza 5. I want to see a lot more different types of games get pushed this gen as for me some of the most under rated games this gen were some of the best. Alan Wake and Split/Second spring to mind.

That Said I am loving the games on the WiiU at the moment as its a nice break to play games like Pikmin 3, Wonderful101 and Windwaker HD (as I never played the Gamecube versions and I don't have a clue why as its amazing) as FPS games just bore me quickly now after hammering them for 8 years.
solidboss07  +   188d ago
Wise up, mate. Cloud?
mcstorm  +   188d ago
Yes the cloud http://spong.com/article/29... for my point. O no sorry your just a anti xbox after reading a few of your comments. Your the one who needs to wise up and read what people put rather than making things up in your own mind on what you think people put.
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ShinMaster  +   188d ago
Drivitars dude?
SnotyTheRocket  +   188d ago
Why did you use Roman Numerals for MGS4?
KwietStorm  +   188d ago
Got the release years for Uncharted and The Last of Us mixed up. I think he should have included Bioshock and Bioshock Infinite as well.
CRAIG667  +   188d ago
The first Bioshock still stacks up well against the latest offerings this gen in my opinion (I am bias though, I am a total Bioshock 1 geek)
Infinite is nice but the leap between the original and that is much morw muted when compared to halo 3/4 uncharted 1/3
pat_11_5  +   188d ago
Yea, that's why I didn't include it in my list. I felt the same about GTA IV and V.
solidboss07  +   188d ago
He should have just compared the first Uncharted to its sequels, not the LOU.
Pillsbury1  +   188d ago
Prime example: the last of us.
Ezz2013  +   188d ago
yeah, that game is the best looking game on consoles along with uncharted3/Beyond two souls/God of war ascension/god of war 3/Killzone 3/infamous 2/Journey

can't wait to see what those guys will do on ps4
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camel_toad  +   188d ago
Oblivion to Skyrim says it all. Wow.
ricochetmg  +   188d ago
I would say xbox 360 topped out kinda early with GeoW1 but ps3 held its own against time.
from the beach  +   188d ago
There's a massive leap in graphics from Gears to Gears Judgement.
DestinyHeroDoomlord  +   188d ago
Hahaha
Ohlmay  +   188d ago
You shouldn't expect this big of graphics leap when it comes to next-generation consoles. They are X86 architecture, meaning they're already easy to develop for, it's not going to take developers years to fully understand how to develop for these consoles and maximise it's efficiency (e.g. Cell Processor). Developers will become more efficient at the hardware and graphics will of course improve, but not substantially.
RexFury  +   188d ago
Time will tell I guess.
solidboss07  +   188d ago
That is not true, in my opinion. Even optimising for the relatively weak CPU will deliver great increases over time. Using the 8 cores and really multi threading efficiently could be delivering great results over the consoles' life cycle. Then techniques for putting traditionally CPU centric work loads onto the PS4 GPU with many ROPs, plenty of RAM, it is looking good.
specialguest  +   188d ago
It's pretty amazing how the ps3 launched with graphics like these: http://n4g.com/news/viewsto...

...and later took graphics to a whole different level 7 yrs later on the same old hardware: http://media1.gameinformer....

http://www.justpushstart.co...
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badboy776  +   188d ago
Beyond Two Souls!!!!!!
AngelicIceDiamond  +   188d ago
I honestly can say I wasn't to impressed with 360 games at first. PS2 cross 360 and PS3 games weren't a big leap. But with that being said. I believe the same could be said here.

I think devs just learned tricks and different way to harness the power of 360 and PS3 in which they have through the years.
We came from this.

http://b-i.forbesimg.com/in...

http://b-i.forbesimg.com/in...

To this.

http://media.edge-online.co...

http://www.cinemablend.com/...

https://encrypted-tbn3.gsta...

http://static.giantbomb.com...
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Jovanian  +   188d ago
Ugh...all those ugly, low resolution screenshots

hideous before AND after
SaulGoodman  +   188d ago
I think my love for graphics started and ended with this gen. I know ill be proven wrong with next gen though. Example: I played the demo of Beyond, and wound up with Ellen Page sitting on my face. I'm definitely ok with this.
memots  +   188d ago
LOL
Detoxx  +   188d ago
COD4 MW grahpics... COD BO2 graphics... The same
memots  +   188d ago
Thats because if they change anything they get death threat, Even changing the reload time of a gun but milliseconds
level 360  +   188d ago
For me when Uncharted came along especially the 2nd series, that was such an historic moment in gaming I believe.

That game moved the goal post in such an enormous way forward.
MadMax  +   188d ago
Makes me curious how the PS4 will come along. Dont think TLOU is the best looking game on the PS3 though! There are much better looking games on that platform.
redaxis  +   188d ago
I still remember how i dropped my jaw when I saw Uncharted 2 on the my screen, and spent good 10 minutes walking on the snow to see the snow trail effect on Nathan's feet, then on the chapter when Nathan fighting on the moving train, I stayed on the spot and observe the moving environment trying to spot how they loop the bamboo forest and couldn't find the looping pattern!

Then when GoW3 came out... omg...
DaGR8JIBRALTAR  +   188d ago
god of war 3 is still a beast...and WILL be a beast for quite some time!
Ezz2013  +   188d ago
GOW3 have almost CG like GFX and GOW:ascension look even better
but GOW3 still the much better game though
PawnSacrifice  +   188d ago
Which is why it is pointless for console players to argue over better graphics. PCs will always have the edge (although I would rather sit back in a sofa and controller than spend a weeks pay on the new card & spend the night hunched over a keyboard)
eg, Call of Duty 2, to Black Ops 2. same systems F'n HUGE advancement
InTheLab  +   188d ago
Or you could plug in your PC to your TV like most of us and use your 360 controller while sitting on your couch and enjoying actual HD graphics?

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