Head2Head: Mass Effect 3 Analysis (PS3 & Xbox 360)

Lens of Truth writes - "Welcome back for another exciting Head2Head! A few days ago we showed you the graphical differences between both retail versions of BioWare’s Mass Effect 3 on the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Today we’ve finished up our performance analysis and are ready to give you the details. Did BioWare deliver the same ‘effect’ to multiconsole owners? Read on to find out."

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the_fox002466d ago

Hey BioWare, instead of adding day 1 DLC to the disc and shooting copies of the game into space, why couldn't you do something useful like fixing the PS3's frame rate? Pigs...

StanSmith2466d ago

I agree. The PS3 version seems to have been handled badly.

One thing i want to add though is when are these websites going to realise that the PS3's gamma settings are the correct ones and the Xbox is incorrect? The 360 is far too dark which leads to black crush, which then equals a loss of shadow detail. It drives me nuts the way Lens of truth imply the PS3 is at fault for this.

MaxXAttaxX2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )

There's a great amount of detail lost on the 360 version of nearly every multiplatform game due to being too dark.
PS3 -
360 -
On one you can see the shadows and details on dark areas/clothing/hair/skin etc.
On the other, that detail is lost due to the blacks being crushed.

This is the type of harsh contrast that has been fooling people for years now.
Your TV alone will add extra contrast. There was no need for 360 to do this.

Shame about the fps though.

gamingdroid2466d ago (Edited 2466d ago )


That's the artistic (or experience) direction of ME. For some reason, the developer decided to randomly change it in ME2 for PS3 and this followed with ME3 PS3. In ME2 PS3 they even messed around with the lightning source for no good reason.

The details are there if you feel the need to adjust your TV on the Xbox 360 so it isn't intentionally being hidden or something like that.

theeg2466d ago

pc destroys both by a full gen

Skate-AK2466d ago

A full gen? Hahaha no way. Better looking yes.

base00642466d ago

Just a half a$$ed port here. The ME series should have stayed 360 exclusive just like the FFXIII series should have stayed PS3 exclusive. But they both are multi due to greed.

Jazz41082466d ago

Save ya the read. The ps3 lost big time to the 360 on yet another huge game. Last year it was skyrim and this year MassEffect3. I'm so glad to be a dual console owner and very happy to give my 360 most of my time as the ps3 seems to be a mess with all of its installs and ram issues. I sure hope Sony has learned from there many mistakes and I hope MS has learned not to rush a console to market.

stonecold32466d ago

just remeber ps3 is getting final fanatsy vs 13 wish the 360 is not and it already beats skyrims and masseffect 3 hands down

limewax2466d ago

Plenty of games actually work fine on the PS3, most all of them do. It actually comes down to the developer when something like this happens, turns out Bethesda and Bioware both rushed their recent games out the door

GrandTheftZamboni2466d ago

What are you talking about? Did you even look at the screenshots? PS3 version looks better on almost all of them.

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