Why The PS3 Always Receives The Title "Best Looking Console Game to Date"

"WTFBBQSAUCE!!! That is all I can say after watching the recently released Uncharted 2: Among Thieves trailer. This game looks phenomenal and is probably the best looking console game to date, which has gotten me to thinking. I have been hearing the phrase: "The best looking console game to date." a lot lately from the gaming press, but every time I hear it, it's in relation to a PS3 first party exclusive game. What's so odd about that statement is that I never hear it for any 360 first party exclusives any more. Well, what gives then? If, according to just about every third party developer out there, both the PS3 and the 360 are about equal as far as power goes, then why aren't we hearing the same praises in relation to the 360? I have a few answers and below I will give them to you:"

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jack who3489d ago

"WTFBBQSAUCE!!! That is all I can say after reading the title

SoulBrotha32923489d ago

Seriously..PS3 fanboys run this website, anything about their beloved console it gets approved immedeatly lol

Snake Raiser3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

I COMPLETELY believe you! Oh...wait.... the link didn't even work when you "read" the article...oh.
Edit: to those disagreeing with my comment: the link was 404ing, it is fixed now. When 1.0 left his comment the source was 404ing. Therefore I know he is just saying BS and never read the article.

Consoldtobots3489d ago

oh boy here go the fanboys again, when you say stuff like "their beloved console" it makes you sound at best like a rabid fanboy who's butthurt that the PS3 has taken the graphical title this generation or at worst a venomous MS employee seeing his career evaporate with each PS3 sold.

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Immortal Kaim3489d ago

Anyone else smell smoke? As they say where there is smoke, there is fire...

7ero H3LL3489d ago

you know this old debate isn't going to rack ps3 more sales, when splinter cell and alan wake get a release date their pre-orders are going to hit the f#cking roof, and it's cause more 360 gamers are focused on gaming than being here babbling about this sh#t.

you know i'm right, look at f#cking ratio of ps3 and 360 gamers here, and elsewhere.

housegroove763489d ago

PorcelainGod, whats up with the out of nowhere dreamcast hate? the DC was an amazing system, yeah it sucks it eventually lost out to the PS2. No reason to call the people who enjoyed it pathetic. Even if you dont like it, you at least have to recognize the good it did for the console market at the time.

SaberEdge3489d ago

Killzone 2 looks really nice and is a good game, but its graphics are overrated. They are good, but not as good as some people make them out to be. Lighting and physics are its strong points, but other areas aren't so good--textures and framerate to give two examples.

It's true, Killzone 2 if done on the 360 wouldn't be exactly the same game. It would simply be different. Some elements would likely be reduced while other elements would be improved. Both consoles excel in certain areas. The PS3 is strong on the CPU side while the 360 is strong on the GPU and memory sides.

The thing people need to realize is that there are also some 360 games that couldn't be done on the PS3 without having to change certain elements. Saying that a game on console A could not be done on console B DOES NOT MEAN THAT CONSOLE B IS WEAKER OVERALL. If an exclusive is developed to the strengths of a particular console of course it can't be done 'as is' on the other console.

Besides, pointing to a couple of exclusives as proof of the PS3 supposed superior performance capabilities makes no more sense than pointing to the countless multiplatform games that are superior on the 360 as proof of the 360 being more powerful.

Both consoles are fairly close in performance. However, the 360 will give better performance for the majority of developers out there, while the PS3 will be taken advantage of by a handful of very talented first and second party Sony developers. Both consoles have merit and it really comes down to which games and online services are most attractive to you.

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bnaked3489d ago


sorry, but that's bullsh!t..

soxfan20053489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

"PorcelainGod, whats up with the out of nowhere dreamcast hate?"

No point in even trying to reason with a delusional fanboy like him and others here. Their logic (or complete lack of it) dictates that "if it's not for a Sony console, it sucks". He's probably never even played a Dreamcast.

Saberedge - you make excellent points in a non-fanboyish manner.

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GUNS N SWORDS3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

(PorcelainGod) "And for devs who want to get decent AA it is a major pain in the ass and hassle to have to write a custom tile based renderer just to get something as simple as 4xAA out of the 360 at 720p"

i stopped reading cause the rest is sour BS, 360 has 23 games that run at 1280x720 with 4xaa, with some key titles like

"Chronicles of Riddick, F.E.A.R. 2, lost planet 1 and 2, Dead Rising 1 and 2, GRID, Race Pro, Resident Evil 5, Splinter Cell Double Agent, and Tom Clancy's HAWX"

if your going to spout some technical bs at least get your facts straight.

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TheRealSpy023489d ago

"oh boy here go the fanboys again, when you say stuff like "their beloved console" it makes you sound at best like a rabid fanboy who's butthurt that the PS3 has taken the graphical title this generation"

lets take a close look at that and then re-analyze what constitutes a fanboy statement.

GUNS N SWORDS3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

"Yes, you can force the 360 to do 720p 4xAA but you are forced to waste time writing a tile based renderer to fit multiple smaller frame buffers into the 360's 10 megs of edram. So not only do you waste developers time and effort on something as trivial as just getting 4xAA out of the 360 you also drag down your overall graphics performance because all the geometry that overlaps the tile borders has to be rendered multiple times"

the edram's bandwith makes those operations WAY fast. true, it's not enough to take the whole buffer, but by tiling it can get by the memory constraints. the front buffer gets sent to the screen anyway, the back buffer is where the action is. that back buffer done correctly at 1280x720 w up to 4xmsaa and FP32 bpp color will fit in 2 tiles.

also developers haven't yet complained about "wasted time and effort" with AA. actually they've praised x360 for being able to pull off almost free AA (up to 95% performance of 720p with no AA) and that is what ps3 LACKS in a majority of its games.

edit, not even killzone 2 pulls off 4xaa, and btw infamous pulls off NO AA.

SaberEdge3489d ago

Exactly. A quick comparison of the games on both consoles shows that it is the PS3 that tends to have the most problems with aliasing and screen tearing. And not just multiplatform games. Uncharted had good anti-aliasing, but there was quite a bit of screen-tearing present. Infamous on the other hand doesn't have screen-tearing (that I have seen yet), but it has significant amounts of aliasing.

Anyway, lots of developers (you know, the ones that actually know what they are talking about) have praised the 360's design, so it is kind of silly to contradict them. The lightning fast bandwidth to the EDRAM is the key.

rockleex3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

(Except for certain fanboys.)

People accepted that the Dreamcast was weaker than the PS2.
(Except for certain fanboys.)

Why can't we accept the 360 is weaker than the PS3?

Does the PS3 being more powerful somehow make the 360 less fun to play? Nope.

In fact, I really enjoyed my PS2 even though I've played Xbox games and they looked a lot better. Just like how people enjoyed their Dreamcast even though it couldn't pull off graphics like the PS2. Hell, I still want to play Shenmue one day, I never got the chance to because Dreamcast went out of production.

The point is, all those people who are butthurt/proud that X system can't pull of Y graphics are fanboys.

vhero3489d ago

@rockleex you are right about it not being any less fun to play just because of power. The fact is people got the wrong impression that 360 was the more powerful console simply because it was out first so it initially became the lead platform thus PS3 versions at first were recycled crap. Now devs are used to both consoles this is not happening no way near as much.

As for getting more out of the 360? the thing is like a PC its pretty much squeezed out already as devs know this hardware like the back of there hands and can squeeze it already where as PS3 technology is NEW thus devs will take time getting used to it making it longer to squeeze out 100% as with the ps1 and with the ps2.

Why can't we just have a single console multiple consoles are good for competition and lower prices but kill quality of multiplat games. Its stupid and so is half the comments on this damn site.

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Alvadr3489d ago

Oh dear. Both sides out in full force today

ultimolu3489d ago

king dong, there is NO reason why you should stoop so low as to personally insult people on this site. I swear, if this was written in favor of the 360, 360 fanboys would have no problem with it. But since it supports the PS3, they're running around pulling their hair out.

On topic: While the title did catch me off-guard and I thought it was a little awkward to read, the article itself has a good point. Microsoft needs to stop using Unreal Engine 3 for their exclsuives, otherwise the PS3 is just going to keep pulling ahead in the graphics department.

I also find it amusing that even in 2009, 360 fanboys continiously try to show off the "360's power" by comparing multiplatform titles and yet if we compared exclusives with PS3 exclusives, there would be a clear winner.

In other words, the PS3 is proving everyone wrong. All those people who said 'The PS3 is just a bluray player', or 'The Cell is a joke' is now feeling the burn.

Take it as you will. It'll only get worse from there.

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ultimolu3489d ago

king dong, I wasn't offended but I felt that was uncalled for. And take my advice, just because you own all three doesn't mean you're not a fanboy. If you were a gamer, you would call out all fanboys not just the "Sony fans" you're insulting.

TheRealSpy023489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

yeah but that's not the case. and it's the other way around. sony supporters think the cell makes the system because it has an interesting name.

the cell has more functionality than the 3 cores in the 360. but the 360 has more ram and the better video card. so the fact that the cell is better doesn't make the system more "powerful." powerful is a stupid term by the way.

the systems are a wash when it comes to capabilities. the 360 is hurt by the fact that it didn't ship with a mandatory hard drive and some games use more than the 8-9 gigs available on a dvd.

EDIT: The expression "butt hurt" is incredibly gay.

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Elven63489d ago

Why the hell is this getting approved? The link doesn't even work for starters!

thebudgetgamer3489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

did they even try clickin first or was it that someone saw sony and graphics and didnt care?

edit: now that the link works i honestly believe that the unreal engine is holding up progress in the industry. before you jump on me i understand that you can do some amazing stuff with the unreal engine, likears or ut3 and more i wont get into. my problem is how diverse can the games be i they all use the same tools. could you imagine if every car company used the same engine in every car. you'll end up with different shapes and models but they will all run basically the same


jBat173489d ago (Edited 3489d ago )

the main reason is that majority of xbots are 12-year kids who play on their parent's old SDTV, while their parent watch blu-ray on the HDTV.. LOL

if you don't have HDTV, graphics really don't matter and that's why xbots insist that gear of lag 2 look better the uncharted, which is one year older.. LOL

now you can LOL.. but that's the TRUTH

xabmol3489d ago

It's true that most 360 owners only have an SDTV, at least from my experience, but I was just laughing at how quickly this got approved with a broken link.

I do think the PS3 has the "Best Looking Console Game to Date" and it will have at least 3 to 4 more after '09.

TheBlackSmoke3489d ago

Really if your playing in SD you should forfeit any rights to b!tch about graphics.

Darrius Cole3489d ago

People should just face the music, a PS3 is capable of more impressive and better looking games than an Xbox 360 is capable of.

This propaganda tactics, trying to say it is an unresolved question which is more powerful, and trying to say that the two are equal, no longer hold water. I never bought it in the PS3's first year but at least then we hadn't seen the games that proved a PS3 was more powerful.

But now, there is about 5 or six games released that look better than any game on the Xbox 360. If you count the unreleased game that have shown us game play footage the number jumps to about 10 or 15.

Uncharted 1
Ratchet and Clank TOD
Killzone 2
Little Big Planet
White Knight Chronicles

Uncharted 2
Heavy Rain

That is 11 of the top of my head I am sure that there are a few other that I have yet to think of.

I also want to point out that when someone says "anything on 360" they mean Gears of War 1 & 2, which are clearly outliers on the 360 looking miles better than the next best looking game on that platform. They look so much better than their dominance on 360 is beyond dispute. Yet all the PS3 games I listed look better.

People should just face the music. The PS3 is always receive the title "Best Looking Console Game to Date" because it games are quite often the best looking console game to date.

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randomwiz3489d ago

is there a way to unapprove this, links broke... title's kind of misleading also. I thought it meant how sexy the ps3 looks, not what it can churn out.