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Submitted by karamsoul 783d ago | opinion piece

Last Gen vs. Next Gen Graphics: The Last of Us Trumps Dead Rising 3

Karam Elahi from SpawnFirst writes: "So…I had an idea. To truly test the absolute visual capabilities of the Xbox One against a last-gen system, why not compare the best of last gen with a launch game from the current gen? One would think that the even the best looking games of last gen would be no comparison to the current gen Xbox One games, right?" (Dead Rising 3, PS3, The Last Of Us, Xbox One)

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Abriael  +   783d ago | Well said
Here's a trick. When you want to compare the graphics of two games, use games that are actually comparable: IE: have similar gameplay, area size, number of models displayed.

"they both have zombies" (actually TLOU's aren't even zombies) isn't ground for a graphical comparison. Fail and pure flamebait.
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Neoninja  +   783d ago
I agree with everything you said.
BALLBAGS  +   783d ago | Well said
@abriael I see your point, but let me play Devils advocate... they are both survival games, both have former humans who now have no mind of their own, and who now bite anyone in their path and have humans running scared, that's maybe why they did the comparison? who knows

anyway just imagine what naughty dog will do on ps4,the mind boggles
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Abriael  +   783d ago | Well said
@BALLBAGS: there's no devil's advocate to be playing here. It's a flamebait article to rile the fanboys.

The comparison is on graphics, not on themes, and the theme is the only thing that they have remotely in common.
BALLBAGS  +   783d ago

if it's not on Themes but on graphics then what is the problem? the guy compared a ps3 swansong to an Xbox One Launch game... obviously it would be better if he had compared tlou to a ps4 game but the ps4 hasn't got any third person games.. yet.

dunno maybe it's just me but articles like this don't rile me up unless it's by a bias person who is a fanboy, I know nothing of the author so I don't know.

just my take on it but I do see your point aswell
TheDrunkenJester  +   783d ago
I agree as well. It should be compared to Ryse: both linear action games. Although, ryse looks better and in some scenes has a lot more going on than TLoU.
starchild  +   783d ago
It's obviously fanboy flamebait. The comparison doesn't hold up, and to the degree that it does it would hold true for the PS4 launch games as well.
ThunderSpark  +   783d ago
I'd rather a comparison between Infamous: Second Son and Dead Rising 3. Now that's a story. Or is it?
hollabox  +   782d ago
On top of that the article here is comparing early DR3 shots to cutscene TLOU shots. Not played DR3 yet but I had TLOU while yes it looked good depending on the level, I felt Uncharted, and God of War games on the PS3 looked better.

Here's video showing undoctured shots, I know Youtube compresses the quality abit but its not that much.

Now if you want to see some graphics GODA looks better than almost all next gen launch titles. The GOD clone Ryse might be the only next gen title I've seen I can say this is next gen. BF4 is a close 2nd but hey its only first gen software.
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fossilfern  +   782d ago
Bit unfair to compare a game that was being developed on ever changing hardware for the final release to a game that was developed on a machine that the developers had a good 7 years with.
kayoss  +   782d ago
And yet we still see comparisons like this. Gran turismo 6 is always compared to Forza 5.
However i see what the author is doing. He is obviously a fan of the xbox one but it seems that his only gripe is that the graphics for next gen game is either comparable or not much better then last gen. With the PS2 to PS3 we see a good jump in graphics, see final fantasy 12 on the ps2 vs the graphics of Metal gear solid 4.
mabreu  +   782d ago
@Abriael I agree. This is another "apples to oranges" comparison. After reading this article, I think the author was making a point that just wasn't clear.

I think the point that was missing is that art direction goes a long way. It is just as important as graphic specs. In this case, Naughty Dog's artist used 7 year old hardware and still managed to make a game that looks incredible.
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Kurylo3d  +   782d ago
You cant compare open world graphics to linear controlled area graphics. You can get away with a lot more with linear and get higher performance.
UnholyLight  +   782d ago
And don't forget, They've already said that Dead Rising 3 was NOT going to be a super pretty game. That was never the point, the game is supposed to have as much carnage and zombies on screen at one time as possible. From my play time with the game the graphics are pretty meh, they could almost be doable on the Xbox 360...okay maybe not that bad, but after playing games like Battlefield and Killzone on PS4, and Forza on X1 it's clear the intentions of this game were not to be graphically impressive like those games I mentioned
nycgamer4ever  +   782d ago
For those saying DR3 is a launch game and TLOU is a optimized game and they can't compare cause DR3 has 100s of zombies and TLOU has only 5 zombies.

Here is a relatively close to launch game on PS3 with more characters on screen that looked great.

Heavenly Sword! f7Or_w

We really need a sequel. Sigh...
Sarcasm  +   783d ago
I agree also, and add that tlou is the end of a generation game, and DR3 is a launch title.

Although DR3 really is one of the least graphically impressive games too. It's more about the number of zombies on screen.

Overall is not an apples to apples comparison.
BALLBAGS  +   783d ago
dr3 has very choppy framerate, a lot of graphical glitches and jagged edges.

but I do have a blast when playing it so much so that you look past the glitches, framerate and jaggies and just have fun
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MarkusMcNugen  +   782d ago

Firstly, terrible but hilarious account name.

Secondly, maybe Im just oblivious to it but Ive collected just about everything there is to collect in DR3 and have barely seen any framerate issues or glitches. At least in single player. I havent tried co-op yet, so that I cant account for.
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MrPerfect813  +   782d ago
I experience one bit of choppiness at during the night of the open world with tons of Zombies running around, aside from that, and i have had it day one, i havent had any issues with it, aside from getting past a launch issue last night.
Sarcasm  +   782d ago
^Ballbags (lol name)

That's pretty much what people have to do with DR3, while it would have been super nice to have some next-gen visuals, the gameplay actually makes up for a lot of it. People just have to take DR3 for what it's worth, a Zombie Killing fun time.
Beastforlifenoob  +   782d ago
why does everyone say launch title, launch title.

The only reason why PS 3 launch titles looked worse than their later generation counterparts is becausse devs needed to understand CELL architecture which was extremely complex. Whereas devs have already mastered x86 for years.
Sarcasm  +   782d ago

Because it's not about how hard or easy it is to make the game, it's about meeting a launch window. And most of the time launch games just aren't going to be polished as games that come out when they are actually ready. Not that hard to understand.
christocolus  +   783d ago
Thank you Abriael..thank you for such a wise comment.

.Flamebait indeed.
torchic  +   783d ago
i.e. thank you Abriael, thank you for saving Xbox One from embarrassment.
christocolus  +   783d ago

You sad about something troll? Are you hurt?...if you looking for some attention why dont you try some other article where your type can be found. Just saying.
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Ol_G  +   783d ago
Just trying to downplay x1 graphics kinda sad it has come to this the industry is f$@#$d these days
badz149  +   783d ago
pc gamers have been downplaying the consoles' graphic for ages now. so, you really think that this trend is new?

truth is, MS can do a lot more for $500 but they diverted the cost somewhere else, not power. if only the Xbone is more powerful than the PS4, costing $500 is nothing but it's not! people were willing to shell out $600 for the PS3 back then because it promised to be the most powerful console around but the Xbone is not! - cloud this, cloud that...
BALLBAGS  +   783d ago
anyone who downplays Xbox One graphics just point them to quantum break
Ol_G  +   783d ago
@ badz149

i was not talking about ps4 but how they try to downplay it against last gen i'm in no way a fan of microsoft and their ever changing policies but people seem to bash it with every chance they get just as happened with wii u
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ThePope  +   782d ago

I love how you stopped the PS3 comparison before having to point out how much harder it was to work on for devs and how most 3rd party games were better on 360. Fanboy much?

Secondly, if you compare the graphics of the current next gen exclusives (the reason I say that is 9 times out of 10 they look better than multi plats) Ryse is just as good looking (some say better, but that's personal opinion) as Killzone, which has always been Sonys tech demo.

Lastly, we aren't even a full month into the current gen and people like you (I like to call you sheep) follow the same path bashing the cloud, kinect, and the entertainment aspect of the One. Don't know if you've ever played it, but it's awesome. Not perfect, but awesome. I'm two years both consoles will be very different, you better hope the cloud isn't a reality or your going to be sad, because if what they say it can do is real it's going to change everything.
badz149  +   783d ago
this may be a flamebait article but what the author said is still true to some extend. who ever said that they are impressed/mind blown with the gfx of DR3 is either blind or has only been playing on the PS2 and Wii last gen while skipping the 360 and PS3 altogether!

saying things like TLoU is not open world while DR3 is and has many zombies etc. is really just damage controlling! it's a comparison of games between 2 consoles released 7 years apart! pc from 7 years ago can barely run new games let alone compete in graphics with today's pc! I can even say that GTAV looks better than DR3 even if it's just my opinion!

the jump from PS2 to PS3 is also bigger and was prevalent even in launch titles such as RFoM and Motorstorm. the Xbone and PS4 are supposedly easier to develop for too thanks to their x86 architecture. so? what gives?
Theangelslayer  +   783d ago
So you tell me That graphics are the same on PS3 and 360 than what they were 7 years ago? Yeah theres a à new gen but they had years to perfection graphics on last one dont expect miracles in month for thé new gen. Give em 7 years and then compare the machines then We'll see. Right now the only comparison possible would be with launch games on PS3 and 360.
MWong  +   783d ago
@ Theangelslayer
I think what badz149 was trying to get at is since this is next-gen none of their titles should be comparable to last-gen/current gen titles. Especially, when developers say the consoles are easier to develop for.

The thing about this article that most people probably should remember is DR3 was originally going to be an XB360 title (which might explain for the graphic fidelity). Then it got bumped up to the XBO. At least thats what I hope is the reason.
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abzdine  +   783d ago
what are you saying?
if i ask you that Gran Turismo looks better than Streets of Rage 2 you will say no because it's not the same type of game??
easy to compare textures no matter how different games are.
Volkama  +   783d ago
Kinda funny they chose to compare it to DR3 then, when Ryse is readily available for any comparison?
starchild  +   783d ago
Why not compare it to Knack then? If we don't have to consider other technical elements, and apples to oranges comparisons are alright, we might as well compare it to Knack.
abzdine  +   782d ago
yeah why not compare it to Knack? and why not Dead Rising? Knack looks more next gen than most next gen games released already. this just proves you haven't touched it.
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Angerfist  +   783d ago
thank you for commenting before some fanboy did :)
zerocrossing  +   783d ago
You're wrong Abriael.

We're talking about comparing two games on two separate platforms that are a generation apart.

Regardless of one of them being closed world and the other open world, Dead Rising 3 could have easily looked better than The Last of Us, especially when taking into consideration what the Xbone has under its hood compared to that of the PS3.

DR3 looks inferior to TLOU purely because the developers didn't put the time in to make it look better, it's a shame too as there is no reason as to why it couldn't have
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HammadTheBeast  +   782d ago
Yeah but there's hundreds of zombies in an open world in DR3, while only 10 at most in The Last of Us in a linear world.

By all means, I think TLOU is a better game, but is the comparison really fair?

In that case, God of War, Heavy Rain, MGS4 all beat DR3 in terms of graphics.
DigitalRaptor  +   782d ago
@ Hammad

InFamous: Second Son looks tons better than Dead Rising 3 and TLOU. And that is a pretty large scale open world game. DR3 really has no excuses other than it being a 360 game they decided to make an Xbone game.
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Hercules189  +   782d ago
Infamous also only has a few enemies on screen.
PFFT  +   782d ago
What Hercules said x1000.
Infamous has a limited amount of enemies on screen.
Ashby_JC  +   782d ago
Dead Rising 3 and the series as a whole was never about the visuals. Never has any game in the series been trumpeted for its looks.

DR is about the story, the weapon combos, mass amount of zombie killing and fun. Wearing insane outfits with weird combo weapons.

Where as TLOU is a whole different game. Visually its looks stunning.

Comparing the two...without a doubt TLOU beats DR3 in the looks department. Anything else as far as the experience of either game is subjective.

Hell I cant even really say its a fact that TLOU looks better...that is my opinion.

And as far as saying its a shame that the DEVS CAPCOM didnt put more time into making it look better....did it ever occur to you that there goal was what we got with the game??

Not every game has to achieve top visuals. Its a give and take. Even on new hardware. I and many others are having a blast with dead rising 3. Would I like it to look better?? Sure...thats with any want more.
SITH  +   783d ago
@abriael Right. An example of an adult with a mature response based off of clear observation.
Well said indeed.
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Magicite  +   783d ago
u can compare dead rising 3 to heavenly sword and still DR3 looses.
ape007  +   782d ago
yeah and MGS 4 still cannot be done on xbox one, cell processor>Esram FACT xD

hhhhhh whatever make u sleep at night folks
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   782d ago
Good spin but graphics are graphics so try harder next time. Just gets worse and worse for xbone owners lol
FunkMacNasty  +   782d ago
Yes, I imagine XB1 owners are on the floor crying hysterically in a fetal position over this. They must be devastated right? I'm sure they have hung up their controllers in shame and agony that DR3 looks like utter garbage.. I bet they are all so sad and wishing they all had a ps3 and a copy of The Last of Us, so finally they can acheive gaming nirvana.

Surely they aren't enjoying their brand new Next Gen console and playing games like BF4 and Forza 5. No, of course they are to worried about how poor the graphics are to even focus on a game..

Oh wait, sorry... none of this is true because anyone that recently bought an XB1 (or ps4) gives absolutely ZERO FUCKS about what games looked better from the previous gen.

As Abriel said, this is a pure flaimbait article to bring out the fanboys. Sony fanboys will jump at anything to act like religous fanatics over a corporation.
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Ashby_JC  +   782d ago
After reading this article (I didnt) I sold my XBOX ONE and DEAD RISING 3 and other games....I repurchased TLOU and hooked my PS3 back up. All is well with the world! /S
-Superman-  +   782d ago
Yet Crysis back in 2007 still looks better than anything on next gen consoles... and Crysis has physic... so YOU FULLY WRONG !!!!!!!!!!!!!
gigoran  +   782d ago
Well if it's a flamebait article then it seems to have worked on you Abriael. So those subtle differences makes it ok that Dead Rising 3 is the lesser game?

Totoro17  +   782d ago
I'm The Last of Us' biggest fan. By far my favourite game of the past years. But to compare this to Dead Rising 3 is ludicrous considering the sheer awesome physics of DR3 and the hundreds upon hundreds of zombies on screen at one time. It's friggin' awesome.

That being said, how the hell did they manage to make TLOU look so damn nice and clear when it's in 720 and looks super jagged on my end?
FunkMacNasty  +   782d ago
how the hell did they manage to make TLOU look so damn nice and clear when it's in 720 and looks super jagged on my end?

really?? It TLoU looks bad graphically to you!? You should get your eyes checked... or upgrade your TV!
Totoro17  +   782d ago
Yes 720p is garbage. I'm used to running games at minimum 1080p so playing that game hurt my eyes.
Joe913  +   782d ago
It actually makes sense just by reading the first part without clicking into the article the goal is to take the best of last gen which only game other than TLOU they could compare it to would be GTA5 cause they are as of right now hands down the best looking games of last gen take that and grab any launch title and compare them theme doesn't matter just the graphics it would have been nicer for the fanboys to compare xbox to xbox and not ps3 to xbox I guess lol I do not see any flamebait at all just comparing graphics not saying ps3 is better than xbox one more of anything it just saying launch games are very similar to last gen.
Old_Prodigy  +   782d ago
So what does all this mean for the T-Virus?
HammerKong  +   782d ago
the writer of this article is having past of bashing xb1,he's fanboy who just finding ways to bash xb1 so that he can get more views and make more money.
he wrote that he haven't got the feeling of next gen with any game on xb1 so can please some one rent him the bluray of forza 5 and ryse.
HammerKong  +   782d ago
this journalist does not know that dead rising 3 is an open world and have 100's of zombies once at the screen and is doing afollish comparision from a linear game from the masters of graphics,even dr3 does not aim for true next gen graphics but for a open and very dense world.
same goes for gta 5 ,people use to say tlou looks better than gta 5 which is totaly wrong ,gta5 is an open world with bigger and best graphics ever seen on any open world game so far and also not launching on pc and still beating every pc open world game.
dr3 aims for fun becasue its from good developer and ylou aims for every thing great becasue it is from exellent devlopers.
so for what is this comparison,put dr3 on ps3 is will not be able to deliver 3 zombies with same resolution and graphical effects where dr3 delivers even 400 of zombies at time.
blackout  +   782d ago
Why not compare it to Ryse, right. Everyone knows DR3 was ment for the 360.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   782d ago
I did, see my comment below.
frostypants  +   782d ago
Agreed. I love TLoU...and it is indeed very pretty for a last-gen game...but the basis of this comparison is stupid. DR3 has so much more going on on the screen at any given time. TLoU rarely has more than 9 or 10 animated models being rendered on screen at any given time.

TLoU is by far the superior game, and I'm no big fan of the One, but a BS comparison is a BS comparison.

Stuff like this is for people who don't understand the first thing about computers or programming.
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Visiblemarc  +   782d ago
I dunno man, it just seems like they took one of the more mediocre looking next gen games and showed how one of last gen's best looking games looks, in many respects, better. I guess you could get whipped up into a froth about it, but that seems contrary to your protestation. In other words, if this article is stupid flamebait, then why bite? Just ignore it. Personally I think it's just an article about how hard it's going to be to top last gen's best looking linear games, when producing open world content. Not very scientific, but I don't particularly feel strongly about it. Launch titles are nothing to judge by anyway. Especially ones by studios not really known for their graphical prowess.
Baccra17  +   782d ago
Truth hurts.
StrawberryDiesel420  +   782d ago
You're definitely right in terms of scale being DR3 is open world. However, Last of Us is a gorgeous game running with NO SCREEN TEARING and an almost constant 30FPS framerate unlike Ryse which is a comparable game that is full of screen tearing. If a game isn't v-synced with a stable framerate, it has no right to boast about it's graphical fidelity, there are technical deficiencies that allow the POS to even run on console. Gears of War, perfect example. Pretty graphics until you see the rampant screen tearing, the game would run sub20FPS if it was v-synced on 360. THAT's A JOKE, A SIGN OF SHODDY DEVELOPMENT! It's a fact that Uncharted 2 & 3, Last of Us look better than Ryse just because they are technically proficient, no screen tearing and stable framerate, a true sign of development skill. Not just shiny graphics with lines across the screen(Gears of War, Ryse: Son of Rome). I wouldn't expect most people here to understand this concept though, it's a little bit above most "gamers" that comment here.
ShwankyShpanky  +   782d ago
Tell it to the Xbone fanboy that made the initial comparison on NeoGAF that undoubtedly inspired this "article."

And "wow" at SpawnFirst for actually trying to make an "article" from that thread. Lame.
mamotte  +   782d ago
Isn't that important if they're zombies or soldiers. The point is the number of models displayed. Dead Rising 3 shows tons and tons of characters, TLOU not. Simple as that.
ziggurcat  +   782d ago
Actually, abriael, I think the comparison is pretty fair for the reason that they're both 3rd person survival games. Had it been a ridiculous comparison like ryse vs. killzone, you'd have a point. And while there's a disparity in the amount of enemies on screen, one game is actually next gen, so there should be some improvements in the visuals, and the previous gen game shouldn't actually look better when it has access to 1/16th of the amount of power that next gen systems have available.

But I don't expect much from the DR devs since DR2, a game that came out not that long ago, looks like absolute garbage (it looks like a game from 2006).
Ashby_JC  +   782d ago
Do I even need to read this article. I have DR3 and TLOU (sold it already) and to compare them is ridiculous.

They are made by different devs that set out to achieve a specific goal. And they both succeeded. Graphically DR3 is not on par with other visual feast. BUT the game was never intended to be a graphics powerhouse.
Gamer666  +   782d ago
Agreed... It is one thing to have a game with zombies in it...

It is yet another thing to render 1,000's of zombies on screen at once, have each one be visually unique and have totally different gameplay focuses.
Prime157  +   782d ago
I agree, it's annoying when people who don't know what software technologies affect the hardware more (like open world, number off ai on screen, ect).

This author doesn't understand the scope.
ChristopherJack  +   782d ago
You're a little right but there's no escaping what is the prettier game. I don't care how many models you have on screen, a third person action game on a 'next gen' console SHOULD have better details.
D-riders  +   782d ago
Really would you be saying this if you compared game cube to ps3 or 360. No it a damn shame that the jump isn't there. The game should look better even with 100 enemies on screen.the fact that your arguing it shows your upset that the last gen system is compatible to a next gen game. I'm thinking you bought an Xboxone. Don't be mad that you decided to go for a bunch of extras that could have been added later vs true grunt power
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Legacy212  +   782d ago
*slow clap* well said abrael well said.
otherZinc  +   782d ago
Now, we know "SpawnFirst" is real stupid.

Dead Rising 3:
Isn't Linear.

Has hundreds of zombies on screen that don't look alike.

Has campaign co-op play.

Has waaaaay more going on that will ever go on in TLOU.

And no, I didn't click on the article, caption was too stupid to go further.

That's just a few things, SpawnFirst can't be trusted and the idiot that wrote this is retarded.
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coopman300  +   782d ago
Exactly, it's easy to make one street with a few enemies look amazing, it's quite a lot harder to render hundreds of zombies in an entirely open world with no load screens. Not to mention accounting for all the different kill animations, effects and ai that has to be accounted for. A world like dr3 just wasn't possible on previous gen hardware. So what it doesn't look as pretty as other games, it was never meant to. It was meant to be a huge game witha huge number of enemies for you to lay waste to.
BallsEye  +   782d ago
Also nice bullshots from last of us
Known fact that last of us was downgraded on release.

And wake me up when you meet 1000 zombies on 1 screen with physics simulation in an open world mayhem.
Majin-vegeta  +   783d ago
This should be a good article ;).

ND are Masters when it comes to graphics can't wait to see them on PS4.
Volkama  +   783d ago
That Corrine Yu that they snatched up from 343 seems to be a bit of a talent too, I'm sure the next game will be pretty.

Not so sure I'll personally buy it, as I'm a heathen and I don't enjoy the ledge-grabbing gameplay of Uncharted games. But I am a sucker for cutting edge graphics, so we'll see.
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StrawberryDiesel420  +   782d ago
and gameplay, they deliver the whole package.
Chuk5  +   783d ago
They aren't even the same thing, like really at all.
frostypants  +   782d ago
A guy in another thread tried to tell me that TLoU is just like Tomb Raider, because both are in 3rd person. Yeah, there are some ignorant people out there...
ziggurcat  +   782d ago
They're both 3rd person survival games. So they are, in fact, the same thing.
lonewolfjedi  +   783d ago
what they should of done was compare dead rising 2, dead rising 3 e3 demo and dead rising 3 final product now that would be something
yanikins111  +   783d ago
Eh… Should it really matter that they aren't the same type of game? For god's sake, its next-vs-last gen.
chinlu  +   783d ago
How many character models did TLOS have on screen compared to DR3 is what they should be comparing.
FriedGoat  +   783d ago
Graphics comparisons are about quality not quantity.
If we were to compare fine wines, I would pick the one that tastes the best not the one that has more in the glass.
snipab8t  +   783d ago
So you'd rather 1 drop of expensive, aged wine over 10 glasses of decent, moderately aged wine?
_FantasmA_  +   783d ago
Ooo burn! Thats going to hurt. Better wash it down with some Mountain Dew.
xReDeMpTiOnx  +   782d ago
Don't know about ethier of you but I'm drinking whatever wine gets me drunk first
PS3and4_HAS_GAMES  +   782d ago
Exactly but you know these xbone fanboys got to spin this as much as possible
Swiggins  +   782d ago
You are a sad, strange little man...and you have my pity.
FlunkinMonkey  +   783d ago
Pathetic comparison.. Don't let it get approved.
bleedsoe9mm  +   783d ago
so pathetic its embarrassing to true sony fans
Joe913  +   782d ago
Xbox fans are taking this way too serious yall are acting like he is clearly saying this console sucks or something like that if you look at the pictures I don't know if I would say TLOU looks better but it does look very good next to DR3 what ppl need to think about is these are launch games look at COD on xbox360 next to the last on the xbox they looked very very similar so this type of stuff is to be expected nothing big no reason to cry how unfair this is lol if he would have compared the DR3 to DR2 then it would have been pointless because it would not been the best of last gen and xbox fans should be proud cause he is saying DR3 is the best looking launch game he could have used KZSF or something else but he used DR3 cause he feel it is the best looking launch game.
_QQ_  +   783d ago
If this gets approved it will further show just what knd of site this is.
GamersHeaven  +   783d ago
Must of not been using the Esram lazy developers!
starscream420  +   783d ago
Oh my god! Really? I have all the consoles,(and both of these wonderful titles) and I have to say while The last of us is the (in my humble opinion) best looking ps3 title to date it is not superior to dead rising 3 on xbox one period. Both the ps4 and xbox one will (especially a little after launch ) be better than previous consoles. You would have to be a rabid fanboy to suggest otherwise.
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Tontus  +   782d ago
TLoU isn't even the best looking PS3 game, GoW3/A, Beyond and UC3 look better.

The comparison to Dead Rising 3 is beyond stupid. Not only does D3 look better but it is set in a huge sandbox environment filled with thousands of zombies... TLoU is a slightly open linear affair and rarely had more than 5 enemies on screen at once which means they can push visuals further without worrying about framerate issues.
EasilyTheBest  +   783d ago
Isn't DR3 running at 900p or something and the PS3 game is running at slightly under 720p.
I'm sure someone will correct me.
So lower resolution doesn't matter now?
MasterCornholio  +   783d ago
Nope they downgraded DR3 from 1080P to 720P.

900P would be Ryse, AC4 or Battlefield 4. The rest are either 720P or 1080P.
LKHGFDSA  +   783d ago
you really think DR3 looks better just because of the resolution?
Hercules189  +   782d ago
According to the PS4 fanboys it should, just listen to them talk about Ryse getting downgraded, yet they will not provide a single screenshot to back it up, they just say 900p is unacceptable and is completely last gen.
Gabenbrah  +   783d ago
Last of Us is a linear game with not many AI on screen...
Dead Rising 3 is open world with thousands of AI on screen...
What a terrible comparison and just shows how biased and stupid this website is.

Also, I've been replaying the Last of Us again, it's a master piece, but honestly, DR3 looks better visually IMO. The cut scenes in TLOU look fantastic, but in-game, looks okay.
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Fishy Fingers  +   783d ago
Well your comparing arguably the best looking last gen title to a launch tile. One that offers a lot more onscreen mayhem than you'll find in the TLOU.

Still, a testiment to what can be achieved through optimisation, especially by one of the best developers in the game.

Go back and compare a PS3/360 launch title to DR3. Not even comparable.
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monkeyDzoro  +   783d ago
I get what they meant to do here. As nextgen consoles are supposed to be much more powerful than last gen, some expect to see even these launch titles to perform better.
Those could have been comparable if DR3 werent an openworld game. But, you might want to do this comparison when inFamous will be out, since it's set in an openworld too.
Gore-Content  +   783d ago
Heh. So much for xbawx powaaaa.
ltachiUchiha  +   783d ago
Bad comparison. DR3 is garbage compared to TLOU in every way plus its an open world game. Better to compare it to GTA V & yes GTA V looks better aswell. 2 top notch devs vs average devs should tell u why.
Mikefizzled  +   783d ago
I wager that, as a drop in and mess about game, DR3 is more fun than TLOU. Whilst TLOU is a better game its got a serious tone and takes its self seriously throughout. Whereas DR3 you can run around as Megaman pretending to be Blanka from Street Fighter whilst your friend dances around killing hundreds of zombies with the Grim Reaper.
ltachiUchiha  +   783d ago
Thats exactly why I think it sucks. It maybe fun but to me with all the idiotic things u can do in DR3 it makes no sense to be even a zombie game. Zombie games are suppose to be creepy not fun. Old Resident Evil games is how zombie games should be made. Heck DayZ is a better open world zombie game. Why the hell would I want to dress like blanka from street fighter in a zombie game? Lol
Mikefizzled  +   783d ago
So your saying a fictional creature, zombie, designed in Capcom Vancouver's way is wrong? How can you be wrong on something thats fictional? I take it you don't like Plants Vs Zombies then? DayZ is a terribly made game even though I put several days into it. Its a better open world game but it has terrible zombies...
ltachiUchiha  +   782d ago

Thats not the point. The point is zombies are more known for their creepyness because their the dead walking. Why do u think "The Walking Dead" on tv is such a huge hit? Thats what real zombie fans want in a zombie game. Why in the hell would anyone want to dress as elvis presley when millions of zombies are trying to kill u? What u going to sing them a song, "Dont Be Cruel"? Haha. My point is DR3 is really a pointless game & really has no main objective but kill dumb zombies that are usually just walking around not even doing what zombies would really do. The game would be more immersive & more terrifying if all those zombies came at u at once like they do in The Walking Dead but u can just run right passed them even if there are hundreds of them around u. That alone ruins the experience for me because it does not feel like my life is in danger. Thats all im saying. If u enjoy it thats great but in my opinion its one of those games that just make zombies not even scary at all.
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kydrice  +   783d ago
I'm loving DR3 but yeah, the graphics are pretty shitty but the number of zombies to kill makes up for it.
HappyWithOneBubble  +   783d ago
This is stupid. Can't we all just get along?
dalibor  +   783d ago
While TLOU is a great game you just can't compare the two. There were segments in TLOU with a lot of enemies on screen but even then it does not compare to DR3. DR3 has more enemies on screen more so than TLOU. They just can't be compared. With PS4 at least you could compare Killzone games as K2 had really great graphics for its time. It might be the closest comparison as you will get as far as similarities, enemies on screen, and genre go.
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Intentions  +   783d ago
Its a capcom game, most games from them aren't even graphically impressive.

Plus don't even compared these two games with each other.
mhunterjr  +   783d ago
No doubt TLOU is easier on the eyes that DR3, but it's an apple to oranges graphical comparison...

At times, DR3 has what looks like thousands of enemies on screen at onces, all procedurally generated , and it's an open world game. There's no way TLOU graphics engine would be able to handle that.
arugula  +   783d ago
I guess the size of Last of Us was not taken into consideration here and how small your playing field was and how you only had about 12 enemies max on screen at once. Plus your pre determined small pathways in an unopened world.

Oh yea, the 20 min load times and i was playing that on a freshly installed Kingston Hyper X SSD.

DR3 is doing so much more on such a bigger scale. Trumps? Eh i think not.

I know a great looking game when i see one.
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EasilyTheBest  +   783d ago
So which is the most powerful console, Xbox One or PS3 ?

Obviously the X1, so end of this thread...
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WeAreLegion  +   783d ago
Beyond: Two Souls could easily pass for a next-gen game, as well.
Max-Zorin  +   783d ago
Bad comparison. Last of Us don't even have zombies. Last of Us is survival, and Dead Rising is a parody of zombie outbreaks yet fun. *Lord Zedd facepalm*
Hartsy  +   783d ago
Obviously! You haven't got 20,000 zombies on the screen !!
Blues Cowboy  +   783d ago
Whoo! Comparing one of the best-looking games of last-gen with one of the first games of the current-gen sure is fun, ain't it?

Mind you, it does hammer home the fact that the graphical jump is so much smaller than previous gens. Rather than being blown away, I kinda take games like KZ and Forza for granted after an hour or so.
Angeljuice  +   783d ago
I think that's the point being made, can you name a single PS2 game that looked better than a single PS360 launch title whatever the genre?

I'm not saying I agree with the article as its obvious that the more realistic looking graphics become, the smaller the visual difference between generations will become, its inevitable.
starchild  +   783d ago
Yes, I can. God of War 2 on PS2 and Chronicles of Riddick Escape from Butcher Bay on Xbox both looked better than some of the launch titles on the 360 and PS3.

That said, yes, the jump is a bit smaller this generation.
hankmoody  +   783d ago
Ridiculous to even attempt to compare these two games. Dead Rising 3 looks nice but it was never about the graphics with that series, it was always about the number of zombies onscreen. And quite frankly, it never ceases to amaze me when I see my entire screen literally covered with a ridiculous amount of zombies. The Last of Us doesn't have dozens of characters onscreen, so they can afford to focus on the visuals. TLoU is a gorgeous game but attempting to compare the two is simply useless.

One other thing. I've sunk hours of gameplay into DR3 and I've only seen one instance where the framerate bogged down. The game runs really well and I get the feeling that those people stating that the game is very choppy with a lousy framerate really haven't played it.
Volkama  +   783d ago
When you drive over a lot of zombies the vehicles slow down a lot. I think some people perceive the game slowing down and assume that's frames dropping.

I don't doubt there are dips in framerate. Digital foundry are quite thorough in their analysis. But the drops don't really hamper the game in any serious way, it's not like it features slick responsive gameplay anyway.
hankmoody  +   782d ago
Well said. The only gripe I have with the game is with the controls in situations that require a little finesse. Other than that, this game is a load of fun.
Volkama  +   782d ago
I don't actually like DR3 that much myself. The sandbox side is all well and sandy, but the structured side doesn't grip me. It would have been nice if they'd put a little more into the main character models/shaders, even if they just cheated and did it only for the cutscenes.

The city itself also lacks some vibrancy, it's a big grey expanse from what I've seen.

Still, I haven't played that far into it. I'll take another look when I finish up Saints 4 :)
bornsinner  +   783d ago
comparing a game that is empty, renders about 5 zombies on screen, and the background


a game that renders 100's of zombies on screen, open world visuals too

yerr very fair comparison, when you have only 5 characters to render on screen vs 100's you expect better graphics since last of us has more resources left to work on textures.

people are stupid

same goes for killzones 24 ai limit, even devs mentioned that more than 24 ai will cause fps drops
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pabadamus1  +   783d ago
I've played TLOU to completion but I've only seen DR3 over the Internet. As beautiful as TLOU may be it cannot achieve the graphical fidelity nor on screen object count DR3 boasts. This is not a fair comparison for either console because neither renders the same scenes or similar scenes at any given time. DR3 has way more going on on screen than TLOU. I've always found comparisons between the same game on respective hardware or comparisons between games with very similar scenes (ie. COD + BF4) to be better subjects for consideration.
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