Side by side comparison of Portal on PS3 vs 360.
Man, to me... the ps3 version clearly looks better. It's got darker blacks and deeper colors. The arm looks better detailed too. What gives here with people saying it looks inferior? PS3 version looks better! It might not run better, but it does look better.
The loads were terrible on the ps3, by the way.
lol,i would hate to die on the ps3 version just because of the loading. I agree...PS3 version looks better, runs worse. I already picked up the 360 version though, so have fun guys...UT3 is now occupying my PS3.
How can you accurately measure graphics with a pixelated version? These are always stupid, stop comparing graphics and enjoy your games. Not everything is graphics. Its not like you constantly have 2 tv's beside each other checking whats better. Honestly, the more picky you are about this the less you will enjoy the games, as it is all you will notice. Concentrate on having fun.
just glad to see they didnt try to sham the comparison by using the quicksave function on the ps3..... a little better comparison and i think the ps3 version looks better than expected considering EA hasn't impressed anyone with any next gen game. they're still selling based on their name not on quality cuz their games suck. not that this is "their" game just their ps3 responsibility
To me the PS3 version looks SO much better. The graphic resolution seems to be much cleaner, and the AA looks far better than it does in the 360 version. The colors also appear more vibrant, deeper, carry more depth and energy and the overall movement of the game is much crisper and clean. The Xbox 360 version looks like it's an original Xbox game. Also the PS3 version sounds better, tastes better, and smells better.
TheSadTruth - no wonder you have 2 bubbles, soon to be 1.
It's not EA studio game at all...they did the porting for the ps3, the publishing and marketing. They didn't code this game, get it right.
PS3 does look like it has slightly better colors (if you watch the weapons). However those loading times would be a pain in the ass.
take away my bubbles but until you have smelled and tasted both versions you have no right to comment
I don't need to play both to know that this statement:
"The Xbox 360 version looks like it's an original Xbox game."
...is a moronic fanboy statement... making the rest of your entire post invalid. If THAT is what xbox 1 games looked like then the PS2 truly does suck ass... but neither are true.
No one wants to listen to what a fanboy has to say... therefor I went ahead and removed another bubble to ease the rest of our minds.
The only issue with both of them is loading screens. The Ps3 version takes longer but they both take to long to load. I don't understand why the PS3 version has loading screens period when it has a hard drive that they can cache files on. Does any one know if portal caches files to the hard drive or does it just load from Blu-Ray? If it loads from Blu-Ray then that would be why the load times are so long, but all the other developers cache files and the load times are very small like what we saw in Oblivion.
x box looks washed out
Portal is a lot smaller so both have good framerate, but the ps3 loading times are unforgiving. You can tell time was put in optimizing loading for the 360 cause it loads almost as fast as my hard drive on my pc.
well a version of the game looks a little better but lets not start a war because of this...some games look better on a console other look better on the other console so PEACE BROTHERS
bubble 2 u.
If you have either ps3 or 360 get it, you wont be disappointed.
But if you have both then I'd say get the 360 version, less breakup of gameplay due to load times and the benefit of achievements. Woo Hoo!
Both look good to me, but the loading on the ps3 is just wrong, but something that small shouldn't keep you away.
There's still controversy from the first gamevideos comparison. Anyone know whether disabling quicksave makes a difference?
the player is the one that do the quicksave so if u dont want to use it then dont use it
Comparison..... here we go again.
Personally i dont give a damn. Both are the same.
EA sucks a$$ at making games, for a system that actually makes you think when you dev for it. I hate EA really i do. They have butchered my some of my favorite games for the PS3.
No idea who made the vids but IGN says this:
360 version: 9.6
PS3 version: 8.4
Here's my problem. If the review doesn't take into the account the framerate stutter caused by quicksave functionality, would the score be an inaccrurate representation of the quality of the game. 1up.com is keeping mum on this but the boards are onto the video descrepancies.
Ryan Clements PS3
Hilary Goldstein 360
Different reviewers can give different scores. A 9 from one reviewer doesn't mean its equal to a 9 form another. I don't think there's as big a gap as you want to believe.
ign say ut3 runs better on the 360
oh wait my bad
what 360 ver.
go back and play ass effect,or same old COD4
mAss effect, Bioshock, Gears of War, Halo 3, Forza 2, PGR4, Crackdown, Saints Row, Overlord, DOA4, not to mention all the games that are cross platform which the majority play better on 360.
ooh noo... what are us 360 owners gonna do!!!
oh and i own a ps3 before you try some fanboy sh*t so I already know how wonderful my ps3 is. its just a shame that there arn't as many choices or quality games.
Average Scores from Metacritic:
1. Xbox 360: Orange Box, The (2007) 96
Electronic Arts / Valve Software
2. Playstation 3: Orange Box, The (2007) 83
Electronic Arts / Valve Software
3. PC Games: Orange Box, The (2007) 96
Electronic Arts / Valve Software
See that? 9.6/10 for Xbox 360 & PC, 8.3 / 10 for PS3.
Why? Because *MANY* reviewers concluded the same thing: The PS3 version is *ANOTHER* instance of a crossplatform game performing worse.
Just like *every other* instance. Stop with the squirming and FUD, you're inventing nonsense.
I'll get it if they patch the loading times. I don't care too much about the framerate, seeing as it's supposedly not too bad, but I hate long loading times.
I wonder if the game has a PS3 install option to cut down the load times a little...but knowing EA the answer's probably no.
I've been trying to find out if it does, but maybe we'll have to wait until it's released.
Saw it at my local walmart about an hour ago.
Framerate is way smoother on Xbox 360 but the framerate was fine on the portal but 360 is better with loading times. At least they got the visuals on par.
I remember when all the articles that said the ps3 version was inferior compared to the xbox 360, now i look at this video im surprised...
Yea whats with the loading? What is this 1999?
To me they dont look that much different but the loading times on the PS3 version are sh*t so the 360 version is better.
I rather have a comparison video from GameTrailers. I want to see this video in REAL HD.
wHO CARES The Xbox 360 is PROVEN to be a defective piece of GARBAGE. pERIOD.
They look exactly the same. The only thing I could see is the 360 portal ring has a richer blue. If these guy don't match every step these comparisons are pointless because the advanced lighting in these games change so often.
Its especially hard to tell anything on a SD video.
you only see what your eyes want to see...
round one... FIGHT
this would be the second round. The 360 won the first one, but it should be under review from the judges.
you'd have no idea which console you were looking at, framerate and everything else looked basically identical. That load after death is truly awful though, definitely an extra incentive not to die on the ps3 version.
They need to learn from naughty dog, when you die in Uncharted you start over quick, there are no loading problems in uncharted.
That's not the only thing several developers need to learn from Naughty Dog...
"""They look exactly the same. The only thing I could see is the 360 portal ring has a richer blue. If these guy don't match every step these comparisons are pointless because the advanced lighting in these games change so often.""" powerofgreen
so you ignore the more washed out hues and dull blacks in the 360 portion? but you noticed a slighter richness in the the portal ring? geesh this is why comparison vids are useless. you will see what you want to see....and nothing more. more fanboy fodder i guess
"geesh this is why comparison vids are useless. you will see what you want to see....and nothing more."
I see your point. But I think if the viewer uses the video in the correct context the comparison videos can be quite useful.
Personally, I just look for glaring differences between the two versions. In this case the only real thing that I would have noticed was the rather lengthy loading times. Other than that they seemed pretty much on par in my opinion.
You're correct in that you really shouldn't use these comp vids to do detailed analysis of every little pixel etc, thats really just fanboy flamebit.
After seeing the video for myself, I would consider getting this game as it doesn't seem nearly as bad as it has been made out to be.
well now i surely have a reason to boycott this game, its crap... the load times remind me of that disaster call F.E.A.R. for the ps3...
Well, from the video, it seems that EA screwed up again in making a game for ps3. Luckily there are plenty of other games to play.. and I played F.E.A.R and thought it was smooth...
the ps3 player seems to be smarter
Only the Xbox 360 better comparing videos available on this side. I can never ever see the different
EA Devs are "LAZY" look at Uncharted, R&C and GT5 PRO. these games show what the PS3 can do in the right hands. Which is easier to tune a Jaguar or a Ford Escort= PS3 or 360.
I don't think the devs are lazy. They want to make a game they're proud of. Its the suits/publisher, the ones paying the money to the devs in order to make the game saying "this needs to be out now and we don't care if its finished or not" who're to blame.
Wow I have never thought of that. That is an amazing conclusion bubbles4u.
"so you ignore the more washed out hues and dull blacks in the 360 portion? but you noticed a slighter richness in the the portal ring? geesh this is why comparison vids are useless. you will see what you want to see....and nothing more. more fanboy fodder i guess"
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I'm not ignoring anything I seen the 360 arm tip get just as black as the PS3 blacks If you look 31 seconds in the arm tip is Black and the 360's is Gray not black but still has black rings next to the tip.
pay close attention exactly 26 to 31 seconds in. The tip of the arm isn't black its gray with a black ring.
Either EA made the PS3 version with blacks on the gun or its just showing up as all the dark colors being black on the PS3 version because of the PS3 when infact many parts of the gun is suppose to have Gray and Black. lol
The Tip is GRAY and Black not just Black unless the devs did it on purpose or its just what the PS3 is doing.
power of green are you for f cking real?read your post man u got a magnifying glass up your monitor,you stupid twat.now i know why u are ignored by 161 users,u must be the saddest person i have never seen,get some kind of a life man!!!!
lighting on the ps3 version is more pronounced, the load times? well it's anyone's guess why the ps3 lags at this
Probably was in the optimization phase of development, and the publishers axed that to push it onto store shelves.
Its rumored to be running without usage of any of the SPE's. I'm surprised they didn't just devote a single SPE to loading assist. Would've solved quite a few problems. Same with the quicksave funkiness.
It is REALLY REALLY funny to see you Sony PS3 apologists play arm-chair software engineer.
"just dedicate a SPE", is that your official diagnosis? The Cell is a signal processing CPU, not a general purpose CPU, and Sony used it to keep its DRM in tact (in order to keep and secure seperate memory and CPU resources from "rogue" processes).
You people make me giggle. The Cell doesnt have some untapped resources. What you see TODAY is what you get. Stop pretending otherwise.
The Dev kits for the PS3 shipped on time, it was just the CONSOLES that were late; the developers have had as much time with the PS3 as they have with the Xbox 360, yet Xbox 360 games are superior in case after case (every case?).
Yet, here again, we find someone with this fantasy notion that the PS3 has these untapped resources. Earth to YOU: The PS3 is not a supercomputer, it is a console of comparable hardware potential to its competitor (and quite often identified as inferior in a horsepower sense).
Yet, here AGAIN, we see you just flippantly assigning SPEs to address the machine's / software failure.
You havent a CLUE what can or cannot fix the slow load times on the PS3 -- or even if they COULD be fixed. You just rely on Sony Marketing -- the same tired lies -- as a your well spring of creative thinking.
Sony has *ALWAYS* sold the PS on this lie: that the PS is a mega powerful supercomputer mega super powerhouse console. It has *always* been marketing BS.
Yet, here you are, using that marketing lie to solve problems you dont even understand. And, your just like a hundred other PS3 apologists on this site. Sigh.
"fvck", my whole game selection beats this game, gears and uncharted crushes this game.
I still wouldn't buy this game on the PS3 but its an improvement from the madden ps3 vs 360.
adjusting the contrast on your tv or adjusting the loading times.
i saw this before, so far they have showed the loading screen issue 4 times, two times on each video along with ps3 getting poor frame rates.
and from the looks of this video they only need to adjust the contrast lightly then it will look the same.
No idea how EA managed to bork the load times this much.
That aside there is not enough difference to start a fight over. Still the load times are sick.
What? This isnt an EA problem. Cross platform games are consistently inferior on the PS3.
This is not the first time that PS3 loadtimes have been identified as slower than the Xbox 360.
The Xbox 360 has a faster disc sub-system, this is also well documented.
What you see here is EVIDENCE of this, its not a EA (software) problem, but a SONY PS3 (HARDWARE) problem. Clearly.
This is pointless...
Would like to get user feedbakc on this.
The Ps3 version looks smoother, but it's hard to tell with the small screen. The load time does suck though.
The Ps3 version looks much better but the loading times are so horrendous. It is ironic the previews said the 360 version looked way better yet its the complete opposite, goes to show you that previews aren't worth a grain of salt.
hey there fanboy, the PREVIEWS and REVIEWS are conducted by editorially neutral professionals looking at the actual game, and accounting for a fair comparison.
you're pulling crap out of your ass about how the PS3 looks better -- Its *VERY* tough to see that in this kind of format (crap video quality)... yet, you try to do it anyway.. *AND* your such a fanboy that you're willing to call the professional reviewers liars (or just wrong).
You're a laughing stock pal.
What *IS* clear is that the PS3 is ridiculously slow compared to the Xbox 360 -- try and lie your way out of that too.. go ahead, I'll wait.
show me a game on the xbox 360 that has flawless load times like uncharted then get back to me with that statement . the power is there to use on the ps3 if they just bother to look for the help needed.do you not find it strange that one software company can make it run sweet with far better graphics and no load times yet another company cant. it seems to me that some1 isnt putting the effort in. the spe are in the ps3 for a reason so devs need to use them- simple