40°
Submitted by bapenguin 2279d ago | article

Split Screen Modes Examined - Resident Evil 5 vs Left 4 Dead

With recent news coming to light that Resident Evil 5 uses a picture-in-picture style split screen mode, some people have become upset. While other games like Call of Duty: World at War use it too, some people prefer the true vertical split style. Co-Optimus examines a few reasons why the new PIP mode may be better suited, despite the smaller screens. (Left 4 Dead, PS3, Resident Evil 5, Xbox 360)
Tipsed by: bapenguin

Cajun Chicken  +   2279d ago
That looks terrible. I prefer horizontal splits as it only really limits height, not seeing the roof or the sky, if you want to look up, you'll have to look manually up. Timesplitters did this perfectly.
InMyOpinion  +   2279d ago
You can swap to horizontal split in Left 4 Dead.
Cajun Chicken  +   2279d ago
I was referring to Resident Evil 5.
Capt CHAOS  +   2279d ago
Durgh.. We all know why the split screen was done like this..
More black space = Less graphics = Better frame rate.

I reckon they are struggling enough to keep the performance up, hence this wacko split screen. Well done to Left4dead for giving you the option.. Heck even the Halo's did the split screen better (right back to the first Halo).
Hiruma Youchi  +   2279d ago
Keep it simple .

GoldenEye Style.
Mc187  +   2279d ago
It would only be lame if you had a small tv
But why even own an HD console if you don't intend to play it on a relatively large screen?
Capt CHAOS  +   2279d ago
Erm.. Room? Money?
Plenty of reasons.. Not everyone has or needs a massive screen.
Mc187  +   2279d ago
true true
I guess I came off as an a$$ there.
As for money I'm dirt poor by most people's standards and I managed to get a nice TV.
bapenguin  +   2277d ago
Personally I like that it keeps the same aspect ratio despite the lesser screen realstate.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

CGM Previews: Nevermind

1h ago - You are lost in the woods. The more you panic, the more your vision tunnels inward. You can see l... | PC
20°

TouchArcade - 'Forgotten Memories: Alternate Realities' Preview: As Creepy As You Want It To Be

1h ago - TouchArcade: If anticipation for a game can be measured by the conversation it generates, then ov... | iPhone
Ad

See what games are coming out in 2015

Now - Visit our release calendar to see what games are coming out in 2015. | Promoted post
10°

Battlefield Hardline: How to Earn Tier 4 Reputation Track Solo or With a Hacker

2h ago - Here is a fast and easy way to earn Tier 4 Reputation in Battlefield Hardline solo or with the he... | PC
30°

The Zen of Bloodborne: What gaming can teach us about repetition

2h ago - Ben Kuchera of Polygon writes: "In gaming, as in life, we crave novelty. New experiences excit... | PS4
20°

Experienced Points: So Who Is DRM For Anyway?

2h ago - Shamus Young Battlefield Hardline DRM So the news last week was that Battlefield: Hardline... | Culture