Submitted by junk-3d 1936d ago | article

Lens of Truth: Darksiders Comparison

Lens of Truth writes, "The holidays around here were hectic as you might have expected, but no worries, we're all fully rested and ready to rock the New Year. What better way than to bring you a post-apocalyptic Head2Head which allows you to take peace from the earth and make men kill each other? And you kill with a huge sword. Yea! So which version should you use to wreak divine havoc on the world? Keep reading to find out." (Darksiders: Wrath of War, PS3, Xbox 360)

Darkeyes  +   1936d ago
PS3 won wow.... Good to see multi-plats perform better... Sadly I don't have a dime to spend on this game... Probably will buy it when the price comes down. Hopefully the beyontta devs see this and die in shame lol.
jaidek  +   1936d ago
Yeah, they really polished this game on the PS3. It will be interesting to see how well the patch for the Xbox 360 improves performance. Anyone know if that patch has been made live?
Pennywise  +   1936d ago
Just because you cant afford it right now, dont forget about it. It was a really good game.
bacon13  +   1936d ago
Yea a good buy all around. The PS3 version does look and perform much better than the 360 version. A very fun and satisfying game though.
lokiroo420  +   1936d ago
So why did they do this comparison when the performance issues couldnt be compared? it couldnt wait, or did they just want to gloss over this one?
OmarJA-N4G  +   1936d ago
Yeah PS3 wins, next...
Darkstorn  +   1936d ago
PS3 version has more jaggies, but the 360 version's screen tearing looks serious. Ultimately, the PS3 version comes out on top.
IdleLeeSiuLung  +   1936d ago
The Xbox 360 is getting a patch for the screen tearing issue:

NateCole  +   1936d ago
This game is better than Byonetta. Darksiders is more serious which is why i like it more.
Bigpappy  +   1936d ago
Here I was thinking the article didn't give fanboys any flames
I guess I knew deep inside that there is always something for fanboy to fight about. I just couldn't tell from the article that there was going to be a fight. Enjoy yourselves kids. Thats what you came here to do, isn't it?
Maddens Raiders  +   1935d ago
Gosh -
this makes me even more anxious to see what Dice has done with BFBC:2 since the PS3 was the beta test platform.
FACTUAL evidence  +   1935d ago
I cannot believe my eyes...I'm telling you, ps3 is the sh!7...
APOFISBORICUA  +   1935d ago
reviewers like IGN didnt took the time to write two separate reviews like they did for BAYONETTA, maybe if this looked better on the 360 they would had took the time. Anyways in general the games that are really better on the PS3 dint get the same treatement from the media as the ones who look better on the 360. Its really a shame that Burnout Paradise, AC2, Batman AA, Oblivion, Sabotage, Alone in the Dark, Darksector,Mirrors Edge, Overlord 1 and 2, Soul Calibur 4, Tekken 6, this game and a few others didnt get a higher score from media reviews but they gave better and put emphasis on the diferences in Bayonetta...well thats the media!!!!! Thats why I preffer trying the games myself.

aaron5829  +   1935d ago
LoT !

Multiplatforms always looks better on 360... biased !!!!!

iceman06  +   1935d ago
@Maddens Raiders...
I can't wait either...that game is gonna be a beast. However, I don't think that the PS3 is the lead console of development for BF:BC2. PS3 net code has to be written separately for each online game. Unlike the Xbox 360...which has a dedicated net code through Live. So, the beta testing was just a way to make sure that the PS3 doesn't suffer the same multiplat hell that it usually does when the game is released. Nonetheless, I can't wait.
Ninji  +   1936d ago
I got the superior PS3 version.
No need for a comparison as it's common sense.
saraphina017  +   1936d ago
Although I am a PS3 girl, myself, I disagree that the comparison is unnecessary. I think the comparison is needed if we are going to show the die-hard XBOX people out there that PS3 is superior.
AliTheBrit19  +   1936d ago
And what exactly makes it superior?
dustgavin  +   1936d ago
"Performance: Unfortunately, we weren’t able to run our analysis on this game, but rest assure that the performance issues between these two version can easily be seen with the naked eye. Both games had their share of frame rate drops and screen tearing, but the Xbox 360 just had more problems. In some areas, the Xbox 360 version even seem to hiccup and pause for a millisecond, which directly affected game-play. This hiccup was no stranger to us; we’ve seen this problem in another game we compared. The solution was to defrag our Xbox 360 hard drive and that fixed our problem with the previous game; this strategy did not work with Darksiders. Even after defragging the Xbox 360 hard drive and rebooting, the system the hiccups returned on the Xbox 360 version.
Furthermore, the Xbox 360 version screen tore about two times more than the Playstation 3. This was especially a problem when climbing up walls or in the heat of battle. As stated above, the Playstation 3 had its share of performance issues, but they were less prevalent and, most importantly, didn’t affect game-play as much."

Read before you reply.
chrisulloa  +   1936d ago
Too bad this game sucks.
evildeli  +   1936d ago
I can't see how the patch can fix the framerate outside of a v-sync lock.
Ju  +   1936d ago
I can't imagine, they just "forgot" to lock it to the vsync (that would probably "the easy fix"). But they can change the way they implement the backbuffers. Either sync with frame skip or just optimizing render performance. Both could solve the problem.
happy_gilmore  +   1936d ago
i got a feeling that darksiders outsold bayonetta
jump out, bots. superior games on the superior console. ps3 FTW
saraphina017  +   1936d ago
I hope so. Darksiders is a much more interesting concept and story.
AliTheBrit19  +   1936d ago
Lmao no, and did you even look at the article? its better on the 360 :)
Pennywise  +   1936d ago
Well, Bayonetta was on the shelf and Darksiders was not when I checked it out.

I am playing bayonetta now, but I just am not feeling it like I was Darksiders. I hope Darksiders wins the sales battle between the two just for how the PS3 version of Bayonetta turned out.
talltony  +   1936d ago
Wow Brit
Read the freakin article. The games looked almost identical but the 360 version has more performance issues.
AssassinHD  +   1936d ago
Graphics: Tie
Performance: PS3
Loading: Tie
Outcome: PS3

the Xbox 360 did not win a single category.

Edited to be less combative.
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Bazookajoe_83  +   1936d ago
Awesome game
It´s really good, it´s zelda gone bloody.
Pennywise  +   1936d ago
I loved the game. Beat it, but I really don't get the zelda comparisons.

Shadowman and GOW are amongst some games I would group it with...
krisq  +   1936d ago
For me it was different.
I did get Legacy of Kain/ Soul Reaver vibe from Darksiders. Voice acting, cutscenes and direction. All very similiar IMO. Bottom line is, don't miss it. It's a fantastic game!
Pennywise  +   1936d ago
krisq - LoK and SoulReaver for sure... Not saying much, but DS is my favorite game so far of 2010... lol
Mr_Bun  +   1936d ago
It reminded me of Soul Reaver as well....Amazing game, just getting ready to go back for seconds!
topdawg122  +   1936d ago
How could you not see the Zelda comparisons? The heart containers (skull life containers), Dungeons, hook shot/ boomerang, horseriding, backtracking on world map, z targeting, etc. Lots of comparisons to Zelda OOT, and it pulls it off great. One of the best games this gen imo.
krisq  +   1935d ago
Atmosphere in Darkisiders is nowhere near to that of Zelda. Besides obviously ripped off gameplay mechanics there is no comparison. By overall feeling, LoK/ Soul Reaver is the closest.
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Pillage05  +   1935d ago
I would think the hook-shot and boomerang alone would be enough for most to think "that sounds awfully familiar"
Ares84PS3  +   1936d ago
Who cares about these comparisons?? Just enjoy the game on whichever platform you purchased it on. I got it for PS3 because that's all I have but I'm pretty sure minor differences won't take away from the experience.
Sangria  +   1936d ago
Minor differences, probably, but major, it can be painful. I took Darksiders on PS3 but Bayonetta on Xbox 360 because differences between PS3 and 360 versions are way too huge. However, I also made the mistake to take Tekken 6 on Xbox 360. Even though the game has a better anti-aliasing, it's still plagued by aliasing and playing Tekken with the 360 controller is just awful.

So technical differences can matter if there is a big gap between two versions, but we should not forget about each console features.
Ares84PS3  +   1936d ago
Major differences do matter but I also own Bayonetta on the PS3 and it's very enjoyable. I'm pretty sure that every 360 owners enjoys the game the same way on their system as I do on the PS3. I believe that comparisons like this one (Darksiders) are useless unless there are huge differences.
Polluted  +   1936d ago
Maybe when the differences are this small they are useless, but they couldn't have known what the differences would be when they started. They aren't going to throw all their work out the window just because they found out both games are kinda the same.
bjornbear  +   1936d ago
the differences depend on the people
people who don't really care (gamers) enjoy the game regardless

people to whom this can decide whether to get the game or not / use this as "ammunition" to their arguments (non-gamers) keep this site, and many others like this alive

adivce: don't give the site hits if this doesn't seem relevant to you.

i didn't =/
AliTheBrit19  +   1936d ago
Bleh - I c*cked up

Sue me, I somehow didn't see the written piece that gavin pointed out to me above

And I thought I was rolling over the 360 image LMAO, yes the PS3 does look much better and PS3 is the superior version

My bad.
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Pennywise  +   1936d ago
New yeah and the same story, alitheidiot is still in denial.

That little cutesy smiley isn't going to save you.
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captain-obvious  +   1936d ago
you know
i dont come to the open zone that much

after watching those pics on that website
and reading your comment
i realized how really sad you are
i mean your in so much denial that even i cant believe it
but you know what
being the saddest person in the this website with the saddest comment i've saw to day
congrats you get the honor to be the first person to get ignored by me on this website
dustgavin  +   1936d ago
Yep. AlitheBot is one of many blind 360 fans who need to get their eyes examined.
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AssassinHD  +   1936d ago
The rollover image is the PS3 version. You can clearly see more detail in Abbadon's face in the PS3 image.

Edit: In light of Ali's comment edit I felt it would be appropriate for me to do the same. I have edited my comment to be less explosive.
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rezenu  +   1936d ago
Not only are you a blind fanboy but you're also stupid.

thor  +   1936d ago
They look identical... like 99% of multiplats. There's a much bigger difference between games (e.g. most games have loading unlike Darksiders) rather than between the same game on different platforms (minor performance differences that you wouldn't notice unless you're looking closely for them).
DARK WITNESS  +   1936d ago
don't care about this comparison, but wow i loved the game.

great game, great story... not too hard, not to easy either.

loved the ending, one of the best i have seen in a while and left me feeling really really satisfied.

I am playing it again with the unlocked armor on the hardest setting.
great game..

now i am ready for darksiders 2, here is what i want;

The world needs to be bigger ! i am talking oblivion size.
graphics were not bad, but if it had say... oh... CRYSIS type graphics ( cryengine 3 ftw )again it would take it to another level.

better leveling up of weapons etc and more weapons to use.

bring it on !
rezenu  +   1936d ago
I might consider getting it but there's too many games to beat in my collection, heh.
bjornbear  +   1936d ago
PS3 won!! Now i can finally enjoy gaming again!! /s

pathetic, sad, and pointless =( why am i commenting then?

because this is the perfect place to make a key point:

this doesn't mean squat and it isn't going to make one gamer better than the other!

largepint  +   1936d ago
like comparing an ati \ nvidia dx9 card
this is like comparing a game between a ati or a nvidia dx9 card . nothing noticable except maybe contrast\colour differences and those are due to some small settings differences
bujasem_89  +   1936d ago
i dont know
the games graphics look like utter SH*T so why compare sh*t with sh*t its the same sh*t all together xD
Pennywise  +   1936d ago
But it was a great game. I have seen worse graphics.
bujasem_89  +   1935d ago
@ 4.1
i was just talking about the graphics and i know the games is nice , but the graphics remind me of brutal legend xD
True_Religion  +   1936d ago
ok droids you can have the 5% better version.. btw. 360 version tearing got already patched.

now you have around 10 games which are better on your system compared to 300 (360)

rezenu  +   1936d ago
What a disgusting fanboy. Why don't you do a little something called growing up?
cereal_killa  +   1936d ago
Man it must suck knowing that the last things you Muppet's have left to gloat about is software sales and multiplat graphics comparison videos two of the most pathetic things to have under your belt.
CobraKai  +   1936d ago
I agree that both games look virtually identical. I did notice on some of the pics that the PS3 had better lighting effects. I just can't help but wonder if it were reversed with the 360 having those lighting effects and not PS3, Lens of Truth would be saying the "the 360 is the clear winner here".
massvmunkee  +   1936d ago
great game.
just bought this yesterday. i did have my doubts tho, ign giving it like 7.8 or something, but overall im really enjoying the game. the cgi cutscenes look sweeeeet, wouldnt be surprised if hollywood considered doing an adaptation.
mricecreamman  +   1936d ago
finally something goes wrong with 360. after so many complaints about ps3 has so many issues with various games...we are no starting to see there is a flaw with 360 too.
Dorwrath  +   1936d ago
Differences are hardly worth an article. Some are slightly better on the PS3, some are slightly better on the 360.

Won't be buying it anyway on either of my 360 or my PS3. A friend has it on the 360, so when he has finished it I will borrow.
JasonPC360PS3Wii  +   1936d ago
Poor droids lose so much their eyeballs are in constant denial
CernaML  +   1935d ago
Except... this game IS superior on the PS3 and Lens of Truth agrees... So... what's your point?
SDF Repellent  +   1936d ago
A fix is on its way soon for the X360 version, thank god because I bought the X360 version. :)
So, at the end of the day, both version will be the same. Thanks Vigil.

Madeuira confirmed that Vigil has been made aware of the issue and is already planning a fix: "It's something that's really not a difficult fix for us and so we're going to implement a patch to resolve the problem. We're fairly certain it'll happen really soon so look out for it."

Bluemaster77  +   1936d ago
I LOL at the people saying this better than Bayonetta cmon guys really
DelbertGrady  +   1935d ago
PS3 version definitely looks better. I really like this game and think you should pick it up regardless of what platform you own. Also, I read on IGN that a fix will be released soon for the 360 version, if not already available. Will have a good time in either case =)
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wUTTer  +   1935d ago
In the pictures, the PS3 is more crisp than the 360. I noticed especially in the sword and shoulder armor.

Is this patch suppose to fix framerate issues only, or will it fix graphics too like the Bioshock patch for PS3?
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Fade_Walker  +   1935d ago
The PS3 version of Darksiders wins this round.

But no matter what system you get it for it’s a fun game. Plus the Xbox 360 version is supposed to be fixed soon too!
jalen247  +   1935d ago
PS3 version looks and plays better.

If you have a choice get the PS3 version.

But if you don't have a choice get it for whatever system you own because it is a great game.
The_Truth_2009  +   1935d ago
so PS3 verison
BAM 360 version out! Check one!
bujasem_89  +   1935d ago
i cant believe it ther are no endless walls of text lol xD
Corrwin  +   1935d ago
Vigil Games:
"It's something that's really not a difficult fix for us and so we're going to implement a patch to resolve the problem. We're fairly certain it'll happen really soon so look out for it."

But not simple enough to be a part of QA and Testing?
Shane Kim  +   1935d ago
We don't need this Bot driven site to tell us wich version is best. Darksiders on PS3 is the superior version on the superior console. And one more thing...screen tearing is non existant on the PS3 version...these bots are only lying. I've faced some minor frame drops but that's all.

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