Gamersmint writes: As you can see, all the shots are in-game and this is probably the best comparison that we’ve seen yet.
Halo Reach owns
Killzone 2 looked great, Killzone 3 will just blow you away.
(replying just so more people can help me out with this) does anybody else happen to find it really annoying when sites make a comparison which fails to 'compare' scenes with a similar colour/ lighting scheme ?? I just think it's pretty stupid, you don't quite get the full understanding of the differences.
yes. a 2 year old game still looks far better. thats power of cell for you. even the Crysis 2 console cant compete with 2 year old ps3 game. this just goes to show how big the gap between PS3 and Xbox 360 is http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc... Mutiplayer footage vs multiplay footage.
^ Bringing console fanboyism to a comparison between two games of the same series? O.o The power of a brain cell for you. =) Judging by the screens, I probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference between the two games. I can only identify KZ3 due to the environment/snow. =x
its hard to believe that they out done KZ2 wow
@DualConsoleOwner This is a comparison between Killzone 2 and Killzone 3 out of curiosity to see what improvements were made. But I have to ask, do you really think Killzone 2 looks better in those videos you posted?
Texture?? far better on KZ2. AA?? Crysis 2 got none on console. KZ2 does and KZ3 has MLAA. Polygons?? watch the videos. KZ2 easily takes it. btw, this is Crysis 2 CONSOLE version.
The snow helps to highlight the improvements. That was smart of them to use that level for the demo/beta. Had they used a level with a darker ambiance, people may have written it off as equal to Killzone 2.
Exactly! Stupid comparison... everyone will say Killzone 3 mainly because it's the new one and they have put more effort into it!
Kidding me? KZ3 looks like a whole generation leap ahead of KZ2. More going on, more effects, more of everything, new features (fluid dynamic - KZ2 doesn't have), and on top of that not a single hickup in the framerate nor tearing. This is quite impressive.
Killzone 2 looks better. After i played the killzone 3 snow demo so much jaggies everywhere i couldn't stand the quality too bad they had to compromise AA for 3d and performance. But great thing is fps is stable compared to Killzone 2. I still say Killzone 2 looks better and Killzone 3 will also be a great game.
There are hardly any jaggies at all! It uses MLAA - equivalent to at least 4xMSAA, which is more than enough anti-aliasing for a 720p image. Very clean IQ, leads me to think you're just mindlessly trolling... KZ3 looks amazing - even better than KZ2!
@STARCRAFTER It has always been my experience that the lower the resolution you have to play at the more jaggies and the more AA you need. 720P hasnt been HD since HD came out. I need a lot of AA if i play a game at lower settings so that the jaggies dont get in the way, at a higher res i dont really notice jaggies as there is som many more pixels to describe lines that they don not appear jagged in the first place
Killzone 2 Looks good but is static Killzone 3 looks better and it's real time visuals!
whateva....Im talking about resolutions and aa not the coolness of kz3 or 2 I think they look good. no need to flame with the disagrees. i havent played kz3 but I think it will be good as well.
If you have a 1080P TV or Monitor KZ3 it will upscale. KZ2 played at 720P/1080i. Interlaced looks very close to 1080P not quite there and the smoothness when it comes to motion now is determined by the size of your monitor. Like if you have a 40 inch or smaller you can't see it but once you get a 40 inch or above you really can easy every little detail out of order. Progressive looks better and runs smoother. I'm very sure the single player demo was the Alpha Code from E3 2010. (Pretty sure it will be much better on the final version due to more polishing time.)
@Reedbananaboat: I disagreed because you said - "720P hasnt been HD since HD came out" Because, by definition, 720p is HD Also you inferred that 4xMSAA isn't enough anti-aliasing for a 720p image, when it is. Although 8xMSAA would provide a reasonably noticable increase in clarity of IQ 4xMSAA is more than enough to remove the distracting aliasing - pronounced aliasing isn't visible, you have to look hard to find a slightly jagged surface.
You do know that the beta is only 800 megabytes right? Your not going to get the same visuals as the retail version bud...
@Kenrocc_42 I have the SP demo and its final build. Disappointing gfx but gameplay kick ass as usual
killzone 3 looks awesome, but i can't help but miss the art styles of 1 and 2. i loved how dark they were, killzone 3 is more colorful and cleaner, but don't get me wrong i love the way it looks especially the water, snow, and the lighting, and how the pieces of ice float on the water it looks so awesome and makes you feel cold
The only recent game with disappointing visuals is crysis 2 on consoles. KZ3 looks amazing and surpassed the screenshots I've seen graphically. VERY far from disappointing visually, troll
@meetajhu If you're concerned about KZ3 graphics try putting it on another TV, cause you are obviously playing it on a 19 inch black and white if you think the graphics aren't outstanding. And jaggies my ass, that game is as smooth as anything out there on any console.
I don't know what kind of anti-aliasing it is using, but meetajhu is right, the anti-aliasing was better in Killzone 2. There are a lot more jaggies in Killzone 3.
Kz3 all the way http://www.youtube.com/watc...
obviously Killzone 3
Killzone 3 without a doubt. But nice to see how the graphics have evolved.
Without even looking at the screenshots. Isn't the answer pretty obvious?
That I look prettier than both games? Duh Killzone 3 looks better, its got the Uncharted 2 snow!
One game has a processing-intensive 3D mode, the other doesn't. So no, the answer is not obvious.
We've seen videos and screenshots of KZ3 and played KZ2 and know how it looks already. It is obvious.
I find it interesting that you got all those disagrees for pointing out that it's not obvious, and yet below "jmmurillo86" makes the comment that he can't tell the difference and gets a bunch of agrees. It's all in how you word your comment, I guess. This site is ridiculous sometimes.
I can't tell the difference, both look mindblowing. I dare you to play KZ2 again and find how amazing it looks.
Agreed, both titles look amazing! I WANT KILLZONE 3 NAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! The 22nd is still ways off.......
the 22 is my Birthday!!!!!
Well happy early birthday! Hopefully they gift you KZ3! Played the demo by the way AND HOLY FLYING WOMBATS its awesome! The reviewers that are giving this game bad scores need to find another job and/or stop drinking the bong water!
I think they both have amazing graphics but with the new engine for KZ3 Guerrilla Games have learned to pull of KZ2 graphics on maps 3x the size of KZ2 maps. So graphics are pretty similar but the real achievement is getting those graphics on a map 3x the size of KZ2.
Killzone 3 of course. Although I gotta say, I do prefer the hair styles in Killzone 2.
Yeah, but the dudes have been trapped on a hostile planet dodging the enemy for awhile; last thing they're thinking about is a cut and shave! And I have yet to see a Helgan woman, so definitely no reason for cut and shave! I thought it was cool that they did this; it adds to the realism of the story! Killzone 4 Rico will have dreads and I'll still want him to die!
ugh... how many times are they gonna change this site?/?? Anyway...kz3 wins.
Well, the graphics on KZ3 seems better for me
KZ 2 still holds up.... GG are beast on the PS3. They really did some amazing things with KZ2. Win, win for PS3 fans I believe.
Where is Captain Obvious when you need him?? duh!! Killzone 3 hands down.
Hands down? They look nearly identical in the screenshots and when you play both games. I think some of you are just trying to convince yourselves that Killzone 3 looks better. On the other hand, where Killzone 3 surpasses Killzone 2 is in the size of the levels.
I would trust GG to optimize the graphics engine in KZ3 so I think its a no-brainer that KZ3 has "improved" graphics over KZ2.
i have a question for anyone that has tried Killzone 3 with the move , im playing K3 single player campaign with move right now and i wanna know what is Deadzone Width and Deadzone Height ? i have them really low , 0 , 0 is that good ?
I waggle did a in depth analysis a while ago. At the end of the video he was high-speed-low-drag slaying bodies with the move. http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Am i the only one that thinks kz2 rico looks better than kz3 rico ?
If 3D wasn't implemented to KZ3 it could probably looked better...
Perhaps, because more dev. time focused on optimising code for the 2D version = better visuals. However, the game still looks amazing and is undoubtedly the best looking console FPS (by a LONG way) and I'm really not sure they could've squeezed out much more than they already did
What happened to N4G, I don't want to buy any flowers. KZ3 looks better BTW.
I've been to the future, and I've seen it all. KZ2 and KZ3 is sh*t compared to KZ4.
KZ3 c'mon what kind of question is that....the only thing that bothers me in KZ3 is the lighting...even when i turned the lighting pretty low it was still a little to bright....but who cares KZ3 dominates over KZ2 in every single aspect
Killzone 3 looks way better.
"Killzone 3 explodes Killzone 2 !!!" will say the PS3 fanboys. ... "I have to think about it and look again to the pictures" will say others :)
Anyone with 2, or even 1, eye can see that Killzone 3 looks much better without even a comparison -Much improved AA, reducing jaggies further AND ceasing the blur effect affecting the IQ caused by QAA -3x the number of polygons per frame as Killzone 2 -Much larger res. textures -More interactive environment (not a visual improvement, but a technical one) -Better quality DOF, lighting and particle effects etc. "I have to think about it and look twice at the pictures" say those who have never, and will never because they loath it, own a PS3 to play either game on.
This is the same thing ps3 fanboys did to halo reach, they sit there and ignore the huge improvement to graphics over halo 3 and just go eh more of the same, or its just meh. I am not saying halo reach looks better than killzone 3, im just saying fanboys are stupid and dont give credit where its deserved.
I fully agree, and you didn't have to add in the "Im not saying halo reach looks better than Killzone 3" either because I could actually understand you, sets you apart from the fanboy babble there is all over the internet. It's best to just try and not reply to it and ignore it, I've found.
Only reason i mention that was cause if i mention reach in a killzone article people will think im saying REACH IS MORE AMAZING THAN KILLZOWNEEEED! Although i prefer halo, it wasnt my intention.
Ew, you prefer Halo? :P
Second and third screens of KZ2 are not in-game, anyway if anyone has played the open beta you will know KZ3 is head and shoulders above KZ2 and any other game for that matter, well until U3 anyway.
Those screens are indeed in-game. You need to go back and play KZ2 again.
They are but they are cut scenes, not actual game play.
The 'cut scenes' besides the opening which is in-engine, are in-game
@Inzo "Second and third screens of KZ2 are not in-game." Or "They are but they are cut scenes, not actual game play." So which is then huh and next time make sure you know what your talking about. :P
Whats with the hate bud? did not expect this kind of sarcasm from a fellow PS3 gamer, if you are one, anyway maybe I expressed it wrong but I thought the PS3 gamers would understand what I was trying to say seeing that trying to explain it would be too much of a read.
You guys really see that a big a difference?
No, they don't. They just say they do.
I'm gonna take a wild guess and choose KZ3.
great looking game, thats all that is needed to be said :)