Lens of Truth writes - "Welcome back for another exciting Head2Head! This week we finally get our chance to put both the PS3 and Xbox 360 retail versions of Final Fantasy XIII-2 under our Lens. We saw the demo, did anything change? Find out inside."
PS3 version of FFXIII looks better than XIII-2...nice job SE...way to go backwards.
I don't think we should be comparing the intro though. Maybe somewhere like New Bodhum, or Archtyle Steppe. The Intro has destruction and a lot of it has to be low poly because of the massive scale of Valhalla, and there's also a lot of destruction happening on Valhalla.
I'm a PS3-only owner, but I'm just glad that 360 owners didn't get shafted as badly as they did with XIII. I still think PS3 has the advantage here, but it's really only in terms of MLAA. And even that is just a personal preference (I like things to look smoother and more realistic, including textures). But these two versions are close enough that it's not murder and a slap in the face to the 360 like on XIII. Poor ports hurt gamers. Bottom line. But this is at least on par with each other.
I hate LensofTruth.com Its a breeding ground for fanboys on both sides... Just look at these comments "LMFAO!! Final Fantasy looking better on the SUPERIOR Xbox 360 ROFL!! Oh Cernaml it must really suck to be on the Sony Defense Force about now ROFL. This just goes to show again that the SUPERIOR Xbox 360 can EASILY pull off the best effort of the overpriced internet ready blu ray player. Oh this is just too easy. ROFL!!!! Sony Defense Force said for months now that the over priced internet ready blu player release of this game would look better than the Xbox 360 version LOL!! Another victory for Xbox 360!!! Wow that win column is getting really full. Hey Sony Defense Force guys….can we borrow some of that empty space in your win column??? I mean it’s not like you’re using much of it anyway right? Xbox has sharper visuals with clearer textures, better anti-aliasing, softer shadows, more realistic lighting, and doesn’t have that “washed out” look that we’ve all come to expect from the pathetic, pitiful, over priced internet ready blu ray player. If Xbox 360 were the lead on this game this contest wouldn’t have even been close. The over priced internet ready blu ray player can’t keep up as it is…I can here da’ powwa’ uv’ da’ cell churning now……”i think i can, i think i can, i think i can.”..LMFAO!!! Oh and I wonder how gigantic of a M A N D A T O R Y install this game will have on the over priced internet ready blu ray player? None on the SUPERIOR Xbox 360…NONE. LMFAO!!!! “Xbox 360 is the BEST console EVER made.” –John Carmack I mean really... I feel stupid for copying and pasting this guys statement I mean really, now that I think of it, reading some of the comments on Lens of truth will actually kill your brain cells -_-
Exactly what I was thinking. Those kids over there are pathetic, but then again, sites like LoT thrive on insecure fanboys. Owning both consoles definitely has it's advantages, but graphics wise, you can't go wrong with either version on this one. S-E sucked me in on FFX-2 though... I'm not going to let them do it again.... pass.
Did you not see these other comments? Or didn't you want to see them? "Yes, there has been an analysis of it already by comparing the two Japanese releases. Oh and it also has faster loading times WITHOUT AN INSTALLATION. Gonna cry now, Buying? LOL The PS3′s “slow” Blu Ray drive leaves the 360 in the dust! Oh but you could always install the entire game on your HDD. A highly R E C O M M E N D E D installation that doesn’t make the pitiful DVD toaster get on its knees and bow to the almighty PS3 just like it would have done with RAGE and Battlefield 3. LOL Expect an easy PS3 with or without better visuals on the 360. ^_^ “PS3 won 2011″ -GeneralMLD" "Why is it that all Xbox games look like they were dug out of the bottom of a trash can that has rotten apples, banana peels and shit in it?" "HAW HAW HAW.. what did i tell you xbutts? This FF is gimped down to fit your puny DVD and flawed GPU. This game is the best example of the xbox3shitty holding back this gen. Christ, even after gimping down, the xbox cant keep up with the framerate of the PS3." Maybe your fanboy goggles made you miss these comments and only see the ones you posted. Since this is N4G I'm pretty sure I'll end up with too many disagrees even though my comment is not much different than yours but it's not in favor of the Sony zealots.
@coldfire Or maybe they picked some comments to cut and paste and decided against posting all the comments on the site. I still find it funny when ppl try to make out this site is full of ps3 fanboys yet completely ignore the fact there are equal or more 360 fanboys on the site. But i guess your fanboy goggles prevented you from noticing that huh?
Kinda looks the same.
These look extremely close. A much better multiplatform developing job by Square Enix then with XIII, which the PS3 looked noticeably better.
Fact. FFXIII on the PS3 looks far superior to both versions of FFXIII-2. This is atrocious.
I'm playing the game now and it looks sooo much better after this intro. This looks really ugly, I agree, but everything is basically the same as the last time. They just added God Rays...
ps3 version look good but im holding off for ffvs 13 to come out on ps3
IMO the reason the ff13-2 ps3 version looks worse is cuz of 360.
@FlareDreborn how does it look worst when both are running at native 720p w/ 2MSAA which is the same for PS3 FF13? So FF13 running on 3 DVDs -> subHD version, no exploration, no towns, no NPC, no side quests, linear for both (the reasons why FF13 was gimped because of x360 according to n4g peep), BUT, what about this? FF13-2 running on 1 DVD: open, towns, sidequests, exploration, NPC, Native 720p & AA (same as F13 running on ps3)? How can we explain that it looks worse/gimp because of x360? @Pirate Thom So u don't factor in other aspect like larger scale, towns, explorable areas, more cinematic QTE gameplay, while the resolution increase w/ added AA for the x360, making it the same as ps3 FF13? I haven't even mention the new kinda details they put into the game like rain drop running down on your cheeks/clothing, snow actually clinging to you, for examples? So what is the real reason PirateThom? All u guys said that it looks worst and it is due to x360, and i gave u guys things to consider, and what did u guys do? Repeat the same shits without anything to back it up, while dodging my questions/observation/points i made earlier.
The PS3 version looks worse than the PS3 version of FFXIII graphically. Even if they run the same resolution and have the same AA, there's downgrades all over graphically in order to achieve parity.
So, adding more content to a sequel is an instant excuse to downgrade alpha effects and textures? The whole thing looks blurrier as well... Last I checked, a sequel should IMPROVE on everything (or at least retain what it has), not just content.
The hair is serious rubish on both
@piratethom It is not just content. They added more details, expand the scope/scale of the game = more things to render, more polygon to consider, more physics ,more shadow/lighting, everything increases -> more things to consider. They did this while increasing the resolutions and added AA. U mean those aren't improvement and just mere content? Do u mean the details in UC are also just mere contents then? How important is alpha effects? U mean the FF13-2 looks a bit more grainy due to decrease in alpha effect? How much stress does a little better alpha effect vs increasing in polygon, scale, lighting, etc...put on the system? Which one is more taxing on the hardware? Alpha effect is quite common and practically not noticeable in game/movies. How do u determine that they have lower textures from playing the game or looking at photo? It looks quite the same to me (both ff13 and ff13-2 on ps3), so u can see more texture than i do perhaps? :D. Im playing it on a new 50inch samsung (man u can see things that u have never seen before). Digital Foundry said in the comparison, FF13-2 practically running the same as FF13 on ps3 (it is like SE didn't change anything for ps3). The only thing that change is the x360 versions, which now SE has made them even. And also, why they reduce down to 1DVD but have more contents? Should more content require more DVD?
so much artifacts.
This is a PS3 buy. everyone must buy this game on Playstation 3.
ill be getting this for PS3 tomorrow, cant stand watching bink compressed fmv cinematics
PS3 version looks washed out plus there seems to be some detail missing.
The game dont even runs at 30fps,it runs 26fps on the PS3and 23FPS on the 360!I frankly dont understand how people can be discussing,and comparing Visuals wend the game runs like crap on either platform.If i were a FF fan this game will have the no buy seal from me just due to the poor performance.
I don't know about you, but I'm too busy having fun collecting monsters (so far, anything you fight you can collect and have fight with you, except Gogmagog) and doing side quests to care about any (possible) framerate problems.
They are pretty close. I feel like the some of the PS3 images look "Softer" though. Idk what the effect's technical term is. I also thought it was funny that lightening consistently had slightly different hair oreination on the two versions lol.
I think so too with the "softer" point. 360 looks to have higher details, but it's in a way that hurts the overall picture. Whereas PS3 lacks some definitions by comparison but the result of it is a more realistic presentation that's pleasing to the eyes.
We shouldnt be fighting over which console the game looks better on although its obvious just looking at them, what we should be discussing is why in hell does this game look worse than ff13.
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