A split-screen comparison of F.E.A.R. on the XBox 360 and PlayStation 3
If this video is truly genuine, I have a really, really hard time understanding all that hyped-up non-sense that the game was poorly ported to the PS3.
With the exception of some brightness/contrast differences, the games are damn-near identical. At least from what I can tell in this video.
Once extremely pumped for this game, all the bad wrap about the PS3 version actually discouraged me from wanting to picking it up...Looks like I'm gonna have to reconsider my decision and add it to my library after all.
Serves me right for not relying on my own judgement instead of others'; I should know better.
torchy is a saint. They don't seem to be struggling that much...once they get the hang of it multiplatform games should be very comparable.
The PS3 version has better Anti-aliasing but a choppier framerate (which is probably being caused by the higher AA quality). While the 360 version has a less rough spots (framerate).
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I find the whole argument about the graphic capabilities of both systems interesting, but yet a little misguided. The war on graphics is not really about the x360 and the ps3 it should be about nVidia and ATI. Last gen the Ps2 had a graphics card that was made by Sony. To compare how Sony did against nVidia and the xbox was a good argument, but now both have graphics card made by third parties. I have used both boards in my PC along the way. I have found (at least I.M.O.) ATI cards are better. The only flaw of ATI cards is the drivers. Since no drivers in consoles its no surprise to me the x360 is better at graphics. Finally, wasn't the ps3 supposed to support dual monitors in HD. If it can't do one well how could it do two. I have both systems and I actually play PS3 more than x360. I just think people should understand what I feel the real graphics argument should be which is nVidia vs. ATI and not x360 vs. PS3.
Well again. Before all the fanboys attack it and start thier ramblings about...PS3 has limitations and Xbox360 has super intelligent embbedded GPU and why do I need a PS3 and Xbox360 wins again etc. etc.... Let me be the first to say it. No thier is not 2 hundred dollars worth of difference here. No their is no reason to re purchase this on PS3 unless you have never played. Stop judgin the PS3 on ports. You will not see a $200 difference through a ported game anytime soon. If comparisons like this one are going to be your determining factor on wether you should throw down on a PS3 or not. Well let me save you 600 dollars. Based of these and a few other ports. Thier is no reason on Gods Green earth to buy a PS3 if you have a 360. But if you wanna talk exclusives. Thats a whole different Story all together.
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He's right. Exclusives are probably going to be the best measure of a system's true capabilities. Look at Gears of War, for example. Great gameplay, and a visual treat that is easily on of the best looking games ever, for any system or PC.
That said, I think the best is yet to come for the 360, and for the PS3. We'll see it when games like Halo 3, Alan Wake, and BioShock hit the 360. We'll also see what the PS3 is capable of when FFXIII, Heavenly Sword, and Gran Turismo 5 are released.
I watched the video. Small (but noticeable) differences between the two, mostly in terms of color/lighting. Negligible, to be honest. Just enjoy the game.
avitar, mooving. its late but i appreciate that $hi+. oh yeah ports are always gunna be ports as a ps3 owner im not concerned with these things for now. Whoopi for the dvd muncher
horrible video, the whole game video was pretty much too dark to bother watching
...It looks great to me.
If you prefer, you can view larger version: Click the source link and to the right of the video box, you'll have an option to view or download the higher-res versions (in mov or wmv formats).
I would have added the notice to the story body, but didn't see the higher-resolution links till now (after the story became approved.)
I don't use ports to come to the conclusion PS3 is not as capable as Sony wpuld have you believe, i think this is a repeat of last generation when it come to hardware claims. Xbox1 was powerful and proved it from day one.
But that's just me. =/
Not interested in this game at all after that video.
XBOX 360 looks better to me...
PS3 and 360 games look identical...
What is this, the 100th time?
Oh, but these are just ports. And PS3 just needs more time. And developers just don't know how to utilize PS3 yet. And Ken Kutaragi keeps a magical set of keys to unlock the true potential of Cell, but he's waiting for the Blue Fairy to tell him when...
[edit: Sorry to be so flamey, but c'mon, the evidence is becoming a bit overwhelming at this point]
mulitplaform game will probaly always look the same..since many devopers keep on sayin they want their games to be identical on each system...but the exclusive games is different story..Lair blow away any games on the 360 right now..the cell is capable of doin amazing things once they take advantage of it..this is only the begining of what the cell can do and the rsx..
you speak of evidence that is absolutely nonexistent. Neither the 360 nor the PS3 has come even close to their peaks. It doesn't matter one bit where either is at right now because they will both be in much better places a year or more from now. Which will be better then, only time will tell.
360 doesnt look that bad, ps3 is somewhat brighter and clearer..
The game looked great on both systems. Although the 360 version showed slightly better detail. (perhaps because being darker, it added more contrast to certain areas.) If you look at the scene where the guards are being killed and look at the Black leather Chair that has fallen over you should be able to see what I mean.
Notice how in the dark scene the 360 users needed to use his flashlight, but in the PS3 version in some cases the person didn't use the flashlight. I wonder which way the developers actually intended it to be.
But, overall no one is getting ripped off, the game looks good on bother systems. After seeing this video I may need to go and buy a copy of this one, looks pretty creepy.
nothin is different ..i thought it would be a bad port but it doesnt seem like it at all in the video..i guess ill get for my ps3..im jus lookin forward to all the ps3 exclusive games..because all of it goin to be takin advantage of cell and rsx. 360 always hold down the ps3 power..thats why i hate multiplatform games..
you say lair blows away all 360 games. Hows that when it's not even done yet? The video I have seen of the game Lair don't impress me. This is what i wrote about the game.
This game has some pretty cool ideas but that is about all. How much longer till this game comes out? Because it needs allot of work from this and other videos I have seen. I have seen: Lot's of pop in scenery and jaggies. When the dragon lands notice all of the men not only look the same but move the same and at the same time. The Dragon control on the ground sure looks jerky. The fire effects look horrible as do the particle effects. Look at the smoke it looks like something rendered from the gamecube. Backgrounds look pretty bland also. It does look like some of the action sequences will be fun but get old quick.
I expected allot more from such a powerful and expensive machine.
Should have been a game console first.
Maybe the developers should port the games the other way around. Make the PS3 version first then port to the 360. Especially since (as you put it) the more powerful version would be the PS3 version. It's easier to take away than it is to add.
Hmmm.. I wonder why they are not doing it that way. It will be nice to see a PS3 game get ported to the 360 so we can compare them the other way around.
if you read one of the dev interviews with the developer of Lair they he said the entire structure of the PS3 benefits creating games for both platforms if the game is designed for PS3 first, search for the interview it has it somewhere(maybe one of the vids)
all 360 games look darker? Or is it all PS3 games look brighter? Thats the only difference I can see between the two versions.
The Ps3 version is on par with the 360 version from the reviews they make it sound horrible...
It obviously is not, nor does it even look like a bad port.
This is another way reviewers are costing game sales. I would have got this had I known it looked and ran like it does.
Thanks for the video going to go pick it up...
Way to exaggerate...
The chair looks flat with a greyish green color for the PS3 version but as the camera pans the chair transforms into a black leather looking chair on the xbox version. It is at the 1:13 mark of the video. Sorry PS3 fans
Reviewers tend to be a bit bias towards the 360 don't know why, tehcellownu... I played gears and if you have played through all the game there's no way you will say lair looks better even though the ps3 is the better system...
And I really only have one conclusion to draw from them...these systems really are very close in power. Bottom line neither system has any "superior" edge that I have seen todate. They both put out some great games...and some not so great. Really it all falls on the devs shoulders to make or break these games.
Honestly both versions looked great. I played the 360 version and it ran very nicely so I dont know what to say other than if you have only one of the systems get this game on the cheap for 360 and wait a litte for the PS3 price of the game to fall given its a game that is a few years old.
OK...one thing I have noticed. Almost all the comparisons I have seen show the 360 versions of games being darker than the PS3 versions. Now in some cases this is good, but in some its not so good. Oh well...again...its a wash.
lets all just enjoy the good games.
this gameis from 2005, both systems suck for having it on their systems in the first place. As for the whole 360 Vs PS3 debate, I promise you, you will never see a 200 dollar difference, its a freaking trade up, the PS3 has only 64 Mbs of free ram to play with while the 360 has 512. (No the PS3 has 256 but most of that is used by the Graphics card, and the actual system) They both have DirectX 9 Graphics cards, and MS went for raw horse power with 3 processors while PS3 went for flowing calculations.
The old $200 difference everyone is looking for, is the fking Blu-Ray drive. Why is it so difficult to understand this?
The PS3 has 512 MB of RAM Free divided between DDR3(Graphics Memory) and XDR(Mainboard memory), but they can both be used together easily.
As far as raw horse power get your facts straight. The X360 only has one Processor with 3 general purpose cores in it and the PS3 has the Cell processor with 7 SPEs that run similar to cores but with faster calculations.
- you don't buy a $600.00 machine for a 2005 port.
- RAM argument is weak since we've had the same argument for the last two generations. There are ways to bypass this 'limitation'. Read dev interviews by both Insomniac and Factor 5.
- MS, raw horsepower? Read the tech specs and then comment.
2 different machines with 2 different architectures trying to handle a 2005 port. Not the best way to use your system and we've reduced ourselves to creating a comparison video on this. Show me some more Lair videos, more Mass Effect, more Heavenly Sword, more Too Human (video on IGN kicked butt). We've reduced ourselves to making comparison videos on a port of 2005 game. Should I repeat that ... We've reduced ourselves to making comparison videos on a port of 2005 game
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this is such a waste of time comparing ports
some will look SLIGHTLY better on PS3
some will look SLIGHTLY better on X360
we will leave Wii out of the picture LOL
I just can't wait for the real games to enjoy and compare
mass affect, too human, halo3
heavenly sword, lair... etc etc...
get my point these, will be the true and real games to compare ladies and gentleman.
It's always interesting to see these comparison videos but I'd really like to hear developers explain the differences for us.
No offense to anyone but I'm tired of reading the comments of random 'armchair' developers. ;)
another pointless pissing contest with a totally crap game to boot .
Oh wait, I see were still waiting. Another question, why are so many ports for the PS3 so equal or sub par performance against the 360, I mean isn’t the PS3 supposedly more powerful? Let me guess your going to say there lazy devs, maybe there not lazy maybe your PS3 isn't as great as the Sony lies.
photo on an expensive monitor will still deliver a B&W image.
Unfortunately, the PS3 cannot perform magic, it can only do what it's told (yes, that does go back to developers' techniques).
Go take another look at the Lair video (we know you've already drooled over it).
"so the general consensus says that PS3 games to come are the most impressive amiright?"
"That's definitly true for me ... The most impressive games out right now are 360 games, but on the horizon, the ps3 games are looking more impressive.
You have to give that to the ps3. I hate the whole philosophy behind the system and the price is unnaceptable but it seems like it will have prettier games than anybody.
I don't know if it's the blue ray allowing for better textures or cell allowing for faster processing or something special about graphics card, but it seems destined to be the graphics champ.
It may just be that some ps3 games have bigger budgets or better developers working on them. It has more japanese support right now and that may be part of it."
Well, ya know,
They should be more impressive, especially since they are taking twice a long to develop. These games have been coming FOREVER. Release the darn games already. Why does it take so long to produce an exceptional PS3 game. Please don't give me that "the developers are learn how to program on the PS3" BS.
Also, I was going to buy a PS3 this weekend but someone told me to wait because a price drop was imminent, have anyone else heard of an imminent price drop for the PS3 in the US?
No need to bring out the 600$ box of tissues then? ;) j/k
I see no difference at all. Contrast maybe but that has nothing to do with the game.
Btw, this game sucks. It's fun for about 5 mins then you go "Have I been here before? Isn't this the same level that I just played? How come I've been killing the same dude 400 times?" Repetition is just the beginning...
Even though I am more impressed with the 360 right now, I have to say the game looks like total garbage compared to the PC version.
if we have to nitpick minor differences between FEAR on the PS3 and 360 thats sad. Both look good to me, of course not as good as the PC version probably.
about 1/2 of this was cut scenes. I really don't care what the differences are in cut scenes. Gameplay wise, the only difference seemed to be brightness/contrast. If they wanted to compare the games the should have used levels with more action and the slow-mo feature (funniest part of the game also). Those who haven't played- it's a great rental but probably not worth buying (multiplayer is ok and the extra mini games are fun). Have a nice day.
no difference to me
That's a constant theme were seeing, the ps3 versions don't/can't handle the small details in the games and instead are white washed/or washed out, but I'm sounding too extreme here b/c it's still only minor differences and shouldn't deter anyone from buying F.E.A.R.
this game had outdated visuals to begin with, If they had gone the Ninja Gaiden Sigma route to begin with I would have considered it.
But I will say it again we should not buy these crappy ports, we should make them have to work for our money.
Down with ports! I'm all for remakes! If you are going to take $60.00 of my hard earned money, you better make it damn worth it because in a store its going to stand next to Ninja Gaiden Sigma some day.
Just like the "Hitman" games, there fun, but a port like that isn't next gen.nor worth buying. But I did like FEAR on the PC.
I used to think there was simply a problem with the way people were capturing the video for these comparisons, because the only difference was that one was darker than the other. I thought maybe there was a simple brightness setting that was not set equally on each system/capture device. But each and every time it's 360 that is darker and harder to see. I like the PS3 video better.
The graphics appear to be a hair crisper on the PS3 version, and slightly (very slightly) more detailed on the 360 version. The contrast seems better in most instances on the 360 version but not in all instances. And of course the lighting effects are real time so they varied there a bit, but that's actually encouraging.
They seem very comparable. Good work on the developers part. Must have been a hell of a difficult job considering how different the 360 and PS3 are.
Seems to be the only difference to me.
..is certainly the most noticable.
However, it's actually hard to get a whole lot of detail from a small format video, so there could be more differences than what I notice. Still it looks to be very nice looking on both consoles. I don't think anyone could be dissapointed by the port quality.
From what i saw the PS3 version looks alil brighter, slightly. Don't know what this comparison was supposed to prove or maybe it was for to realize how stupid these comparison are gettin.
both systems and then compare those two, not some multi-year old PC port!
ps3 version looks better. i will buy this game.
I wasnt going to say this, but wtf.
When you see these games in action, you'll know what the ps3 is capable of and why you cannot(unless your a complete a$$, compare a ported game)
As already stated by at least 5devs, its harder to port from pc to ps3, but easier to port from ps3 to xbox360.
Basically all new games built from ground up will be done on ps3 then ported to 360.
Then we'll hear 360 fans say, the devs have done a poor port.
how this goes. if you like the Ps3 then the Ps3 version looks better!! if you like the 360 then the 360 version looks better!!its a matter of opinion!! for MY likes the 360 version looks better more crisp an colorful but that's just me!! but I don't see how you guys seem to think that the Ps3 is just gonna start blowing away the 360 in graphics, as you say once the developer finds out how to utilize the cell. well... don't you think the same thing can be said about deves using the triple cores in the 360. this is the first console to use this an there not familiar with that either. I think they both will put out awesome graphics an neither one will really really out do the other one.
one last thing, if the PS3 with the 6 SPE's was so complex with particle effects an things of that nature why doesn't any of the weeds or grass, things like that move or even react in motorstorm. you can run over it crash on it an you will go right through it an it will sit there in perfect shape.the deforming mud does look good though.
I am still waiting for that $200 difference.
Are you serious or are you being sarcastic?Playstation 3 version looks better!,looks like I have to buy the Playstation 3 version of F.E.A.R.!,although I already own it for my Xbox 360! 8)
Well I suppose thats a way to swell your slim collection of PS3 games
you bought console to play pc games? lol.
about video, there are some differences, but well, not it could be better.
but well , it`s not some exclusicve game, so who cares? =))
p.s. you pay 200$ for exclusive games like mgs4, ffxiii, ratchet, killzone, getaway, gt5, uncharted, hs, ngs, lbp, lair and etc. :)
p.p.s. read about multiplatform - http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... some games on ps3 looks better. :)
For how old the original game is, the game looks great on both consoles. The differences are, as always, very minor and while actually playing the game you're not really going to pay as much attention to the 'faults' of either system.
That said, the PS3 version looks 'sharper' at times (less jaggies... the section with the fallen chair is best example). Also, the PS3 seems to 'meld' colors and lighting better than the 360--this of course can end up making 'washed out' effects in especially bright or high contrast areas. If they used the exact same tv settings for both you can easily help alleviate it however with brightness and/or contrast settings.
For me though, I'd play FEAR on the 360 first as I just like the darker look for this type of game (not taking into account possibilty of brightness/contrast settings--don't have a PS3 and not buying same game for both when I do to compare as its a waste--both systems are great).
i call b.s.-who gives a f***. i have all systems and they both look great. 'nuff said.
Can anyone really see a difference here? Looks like a port to me. 360 looks a little darker.
Mouse and keys? Does anyone know? If not I don't give a $h1t.
Just because the brightness is slightly different on the PS3 it doesn't mean that its "inferior" or anything. You can make anything look better or worse by changing the brightness and contrast, and the PS3 and Xbox360 are probably outputting video at slightly different brightness/contrast levels. It's kinda like when you go to the store and the size 8 shoes of one brand fit you but they're way too small for another brand.
(Lol bad example)