Can you spot the graphical differences between the 360 and PS3 versions of oblivion?
So they are already identical, with the PS3 had newer shaders? Only thing I could see is some drawing distance on some parts.
Is this what all Sony fanboys were crying about? The 360 even has some better lighting in parts, plus, the King looks fake at the eyes on the PS3 version. Don't know what they did to that guy but it doesn't look good to me!
And then the 360 even gets it's patch for shaders, lightning etc! I bet after that the 360 version will take the lead then probably.
Nice find this comparing video
I looked at the HD video comparison and I could see right off the bat that the detail of the bricks in the dungeon on the PS3 was better. The detail on far away objects was better. There was no loading on the PS3 version where the 360 had a brief second of loading right after they got out of the sewer. There was no visible pop-in of the structure on the PS3 after that hill where the 360 loaded. There was visible pop-in on the 360, though, you can actually see the structure being built from nothing. Makes me wonder just what in the world it was loading when it paused for that brief second when the PS3 had no loading and had no visible pop-in. I saw what you were talking about with the king's eyes and I'd have to say that there's more detail in the texture of the king's face on the PS3 which is why it stands out more than the 360. I saw that there was a difference in the lighting but it just so happens that I liked the lighting on the PS3 better. I also noticed that in the fight scene that there was blood on the enemy's sword from when he hit the guy with it. There was no blood on the enemy's sword in the 360 version from when the guy got hit. Small details like this start to accumulate in general I think.
These are just the things that I noticed. I'm not really that much of a detail person but these things sort of just popped out at me as I watched the video. There are probably plenty of other things that I didn't notice too. Maybe Gametrailers.com hasn't loaded the patch for the improvements or something. Maybe that patch makes all these things the same on both platforms. Maybe not. I don't know what they used to show this video.
im not trying to get at you but i was just kinda wondering why you hate ps3 so much? i prefer xbox 360 for the games and i think its technically a better console, but i dont hate ps3 and if in the near future it shows its got the potential and the true next gen quality sony claims it has then i may consider getting one
i enjoy games, i know sony doesnt have many at the moment but i still cant say i hate ps3, its just a console
i just wanna know where the seeming resentment for sony comes from i guess
as for oblivion i keep thinking about buying it cos its so cheep now, is it worth playing? the graphics patch makes me wanna play it
Why does TheMart feel the need to "bash" the PS3 every chance he gets?, 360 is my preferred console but I don't "hate" the PS3, I admit there are things I don't like about Sony more so than M$, but its not neccessary to "flame" Sony every chance I get, especially over nothing. Mart does make some great comments but he ruins his creditability when he attacks every single thing that has something to do with Sony. As far as the video goes honestly they look identical to me, I'm sure if I watch it a few times and nitpicked every detail, I might actually see the differences.....but why bother? -Its the same "outstanding" game on both systems.
Because Themart feel unsecure about his 360,I feel sorry for him ;and you all keep talking about a GRAPHIC PATCH coming for the 360,there is absolutely no GRAPHIC patch coming.New quests are coming,nothing to do with graphical patch,graphic patch for consoles don't exist because it's impossible to implement, a graphical patch for pc is possible because the game is fully installed in your harddrive.And stop lying there is no graphical patch at bethesda.com,the 360 patches have nothing to do with graphics,you guys are so jealous of the power of the ps3,good luck with your prehistoric hardware
must be because of his past experience.
once upon a time, mart was a smart chap. he wanted to buy a console and was wondering what to buy. so he called both the sales executives of sony and xbox360 and took them out for a drink in a hope that they'll help him decide on one.
as the time passed, both the executives got drunk and were out of control. the MS executive decided to go for a sale pitch and gave mart a bj. on the other hand, sony executive thought, "there's no way i'm going to do that, my console is much better and if people want it they'll buy it" and humped poor mart from behind.
since that day, mart has never been the same. q:
either it's this or something else... only mart can tell us. no offence mart!
What were you saying about there being no 360 patch? It was released yesterday and it includes all the enhancements from the PS3 version. Check out Bethesda's forums.
As for "graphic patch for consoles don't exist because it's impossible to implement". Well that's just classic, please excuse me while i pee my pants.
I don't think the Mart or any 360 fan feels insecure about purchasing a 360 and not a PS3! Also watch what you say because I to read a couple times back that there is a shader patch on the way that will improve the 360 visuals! You guys can say negative stuff about the Mart all you want but he still isn't as bad as a Sony faithful and actually makes some good points here and there unlike others! If you haven't played this game I would recommend it but all the comparison crap needs to stop because they had a year to improve this game which of course makes a difference!
THE NEW 360 PATCH IS OUT NOW!
Yes interesting to know whether this comparison uses the patch for the 360 or not.? I believe they wanted to get the games comparable...favoritism would be quite a silly mistake non? Actually would it...would 360 owners be offended if the ps3 was given a graphically superior product?
It's clear that in terms of graphics both the 360 and the ps3 can do much better than this. So no need for a mini war here.
was my comment rude? it wasnt meant to be...im just asking because ive had a disagree and a bubble taken and i would like to know what i did to offend?
if it was the question to mart it was out of genuine interest, i would like to know his feelings on ps3 and why he dislikes it and it was not meant in any way as a bash
if the person who obviously thought my comment was meant in a nasty way could let me know that would be great
but at the end of the day this bubble snatching everytime somebody makes a comment is getting silly
if i am genuinly nasty or flameing sure take a bubble but dont take them because you just dont agree with somthing i say, we all have the freedom to think for ourself and i respect others views even if they are different from mine
well but the mart makes this site unbearable but there is a few others from sony's side as well its childish and stupid to go on like that
So I guess the reviews are right. Seems like the same excellent game to me.
As for "The Mart", I'll at least give him credit for being consistent whether you agree with him or not. You always know he's bringing something controversial to the table. Oh the fights between "The Mart" and "DJ" were so fun to read.
I dont bash the PS3 like the Mart does but I didnt like the approach sony went about promoting the PS3.plus ,because of ALL that B.S that was spewing out of the mouths of sony boys BEFORE the Ps3 launched. this is kinda like a GUT PUNCH for the MART because right now none of the things you guys bragged about is happening.
its coz the 360 version was out oh 9 month ago. by the way people next tuesday........shivering isles
Don`t give your opinion saying the 360 version looks better or you will lose some bubbles!
oh thats probably why i lost a bubble then...
you would think the moderators would have to read any complaints and judge for themself if its worth taking bubbles...oh well (ill try n giv u a bubble SHHH)
MY BUBBLES!!!! What a joke. However, some of the hardcore sony boys would be following the forum rules because to them saying "the 360 version looks better" could be considered "offensive language" which would be grounds for negative feedback. :)
My only gripe about the 360 version was the terrible pop in and obvious loading delays. Other than that, there aren't many huge differences, color can be adjusted to be either lighter or darker, so who ever cites that as a reason for dominance is an obvious fanboy.
And though I was very aware that the graphics were not up to par with the PC, it looked good on th XBOX, and it had all of the PC content.
Bottom line, it is a great game - a classic, and not having the absolute "best graphics available" did not ruin it for me.
Now, the differences between the 360 and PS3 versions of Oblivion are negligible compared to HL2 on Xbox or PC. I just don't see how these can possibly affect your enjoyment of the game one way or the other. It is a beautiful game with a rich mood and tone - regardless of which version you choose.
If something was fundamentally broken in one version, it would be worth dicussing - but as it is? C'mon guys, there's bigger fish to fry.
Your comparison to HL2 is spot on. It goes even deeper than what you mentioned because in HL2 AND Oblivion the visuals of a gaming PC are better than EITHER the 360 or PS3.
As far as I can tell Oblivion looks great on any platform, and in reality, isn't it the story and magnitude of the world that make this game great?
If I wanted amazing visuals with limited engagement I would play Gears or Motorstorm, which are both visually more impressive, but lack the RPG element that makes Oblivion great.
It's the gameplay that really matters and when the 360 and PS3 versions of the game look so similar - who cares?!
Yeah, Jkbonafide I also bought games like Doom 3 and Half Life 2 for the Xbox cos I didn't want to waste money upgrading my PC (only for it to be out of date months later). Pity that Microsoft abandoned the console so quickly considering it was powerful enough to play Doom 3 - DOOM 3 for godsake, on a last generation console! Amazing.
Both of these consoles are awesome pieces of technology and Oblivion is an amazing game.
Everytime I see any games on either the PS3 or the XBox 360 I think back to the days when I'd go to the arcade and play Pacman, Qix, Galaga, or one of many games that had graphics that vaguely represented the object they were supposed to be.
Just buy the system that you like, I suggest looking at the library of games available for the console prior to purchase and pick the one that has the most games that you enjoy. In this day where exclusives are becoming rare it's not as big a deal but there still are some out there. Other than that there's basically the accessories. How you like the feel of the controller etc.
Just don't sit and spam that this console is the best or this console sucks. It's a waste of your energy and everyone elses time.
Unfortunately for some people there is no way back once they choose a side. Just like a football (or any other sport) team, for many people once you're a fan, you're a fan for life.
Which is why the same, illogical, football hooliganism you see at the grounds mirror the same, illogical console hooliganism on game sites.
It's only a game kids, I thought it was the taking part that mattered?
Did you ever play "Adventure" on the Atari 2600? Your character was a square - a literal solid, single colored square.
Now, with all the armor/weapons...it is amazing how far the technology has come.
I love the shooters, but the Elder Scrolls game give me a beautiful, wonderous world that I can explore however I want. I love that I can choose to go into or ignore an Oblivion gate, how I can look at my long list of quests and just choose whatever catches my fancy - and know I'm going to enjoy it whatever it is. Good times.
Ah, Adventure was one of my favourite games back in the day, although most of my happiest memories came from playing on my Spectrum.
Check out this screenshot and you'll see how I chose my avatar:
There I am at the top right, carrying my sword, so unbelievably realistic! Those were the days!
Haha, those days were before my time as a gamer, but that is an excellent example of how games are defined by much more than their graphics.
I remember playing duck hunt as my first game, and come on, who didn't love duck hunt? No one can tell me it had amazing visuals, though it sure was fun! I play games to have fun and enjoy myself, and I wish others could agree that the most important part of gaming is having fun.
That being said, I hope all PC/360/PS3 owners are able to have fun playing Oblivion, who cares if one has better visuals than the other? If you don't put them side by side are you going to notice? Well, I for one will certianly not notice the visuals, rather I will focus on the story, and if it really becomes a problem, framerate and load times because those two factors will affect my gameplay, not whether my horse's mane is composed of 100 million hair fibers while the other platform has 101 million.
I don't know if its just me but correct me if am wrong, but most ps3 games seems to washed out compared to 360 games,360 games seem to be more colorful and vibrant with better lighting.
dont be fooled by the battle scene looking better on the ps3 because we all now that oblivion has a weather system and night and day cycles and the 360 version could have been later during the day or maybe a cloudier day, but one thing is for sure the more colorful the better and we can all see that the 360 is more saturated
not a big difference between the two.
the ps3 version looks in any aspect better. and in real it is even far more better (i mean without all the manipulation). its rediculous how xbox360 fanboy say, it looks the same, or they dont care, lol. motorstrom kicks everything away, best graphic ever, go buy a copy and you will believe me!
finally, ps3 has something that looks a little better than the xbox360 ver. but let's also not forget that that they had something that the xbox360 ver. didnt get, and that was more time to look at the things that could be improved upon but we all know that if they both had come out at the sametime that the xbox360 ver. would have won that one :/
Did you forget that the 360 is getting some graphical enhancements? Although no one is sure exactly how they will compare.
Again, don't forget that although the 360 version was released a year ago, they also were in development of the game way before the PS3 version was even anounced, sure they used some of the stuff from the PC/360, but we all know that the code had to be optimized, and we have no idea how intensive a successful port actually is as far as time commitment is concerned.
So I would be willing to guess that most of the so called extra time was spent simply accounting for the PS3's architecture differences, and not IMPROVING the game. Besides the fact that Bethesda was pretty clear in stating that they wanted to bring the SAME experience to all platforms....which unless people can't figure that out, means the same graphics, same story, same characters, and well you get my point.
download it and see for yourself. Besides, why are we comparing a version of a game that will be released a full year later than the previous version again?
i think that the ps3 has better character and object modles while the 360 has better environment textures
PS3 looks better. The xbox version looks real good, but the PS3 version was sharper. Also that loading thing that popped up wasn't on the PS3 version making it the clear winner
I have to admit the ps3 version does look a bit better. A bit sharper and in a whole probably is the winner in terms of graphics. However this game came out last year. The people who had xbox played and finished this game a while ago. Now that it came out for the ps3 the ps3 lovers are bragging about how much better the game looks. Personally I would rather play the game a year earlier then wait to see barely noticable graphics. The kings eyes do look a bit odd on the ps3 version though. things like that i can care less about though.
I expected them to improve the graphics more with almost a year of work. The only thing I really noiced was that the PS3 had better textures in the distance (for example, when they're outside the sewers if you look at the opposite bank of the lake) and that a couple of the textures in the PD3 version were a little bit sharper (maybe more storage space on the disc?). That's dissapointing (though not for me because I already have the 360 version). I'm gonna go see if the patch actually does anything.
well this video is better than the screenshots taken from the video, but my 360 on my HD sure doesnt look blurry like their video does... still, admittedly, the textures are better on the ps3 as well as the loading, wow no skipping around while walking in the hills?
good job sony, you're 1/25, finally got a game on ps3 that looks at least as good (in this case better) than the same game on 360...
Its not sony that did the good job as much as it was Bethesda. the other 24 games you reffer to were all ports. See what happens when the developer codes the game for PS3. It looks better because the PS3 is a superior console
in the 360 version where there was a 5 second area loading moment with the pop-in, it looks exactly the same to me. Both chugged a little in certain areas, but not too much and it wasn't too noticeable. My opinion: why the hell am I and YOU people wasting time over this? If you have a ps3, you can now get (what everyone says, cuz I never really cared about this game, is) a great game like 360 and PC owners have enjoyed for the past year. Better late than never, right?
Now, back to watching those Ninja Gaiden Sigma videos. :)
I do think the lighting in the PS3 version was better, but both versions are beautifull.
they both look good too. Buying either one will only support Bethesda, which they deserve for making a very good game no matter what it's played on. Let's get to work on Elder Scroll 5.
Well, Bethesda just showed us how porting a game should be handled. Of course people just try to turn this into an inferiority test. Just like they did with EA titles.
You should be comparing EA to Bethesda this time around, not PlayStation 3 to Xbox 360. Both games look pretty close, you cant really prove one stronger than other. This is a software based comparison in many ways.
So the real comparison here should be about the developers, not systems. The only efficient way to compare two systems is to pick their best-exclusives and compare them.
is that a dev is working to make the best experience on BOTH consoles rather than do a simple port. For a company to go back and "fix" (using the term loosely for lack of a better one) says a lot about them. If there are graphical differences and devs have tried working through it then it could possible be the hardware capabilities of the given console versus codeing. All in all a great game for all.
And mart I do agree that in a lot of PS3 games I own the eyes in most characters tend to look waxy or fake. I noticed this in COD3 as well.
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