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Are Reviewers Too Critical of PS3 Multi-Console Games?

It is understandable that if a professional reviewer-such as the people at IGN or Gamespot-believe that a game is superior on one console over another, that they should rate it accordingly. They just need to be fair and consistent with thier scoring.

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Drekken4265d ago

Good read. Still a blog, so I have to be consistent with my criticism of it being posted.

But, he does raise some good points in his speculation. These reviewers are not consistent at all.

JimmyJames704265d ago

I really, really, do not understand the hate towards blogs on N4G.

There are times when articles posted on blogs are written by writing and editing professionals with a proven track record for writing effective, meaningful, and insightful news.

Some of us just happen to have "real" jobs writing and editing in other areas (like software development) and writing on a blog is a means for us to contribute to the gaming community.

We're not all hacks. Well, sometimes, but not always.

Jeremy Gerard4265d ago

You dont down grade a score for a little texture pop in, you down grade scores for things that really hurt the gaming experience or make the game unplayable on some level.(framerate issues, cripling online issues) The GTA example was horrible, this guys is an idiot.

Another reason 360 games don't get downscored as often is because it is usually the 360 version that runs better, HELLO is this guy a complete moron?

Utalkin2me4265d ago

"Another reason 360 games don't get downscored as often is because it is usually the 360 version that runs better" So he is a moron for speaking the truth. That is not an opinion that is a fact.

dro4265d ago

im sorry but gamespot has been proven to be bias...(-_-)

Sez 4265d ago

well look at IGN. they rated fallout 3 with a low score. then went back and changed it. yet no other site did that. what was the reason behind that. and will that start becoming the norm. or was it just a one time thing?

http://www.n4g.com/NewsCom-...

Foliage4265d ago

"You dont down grade a score for a little texture pop in, you down grade scores for things that really hurt the gaming experience or make the game unplayable on some level.(framerate issues, cripling online issues) The GTA example was horrible, this guys is an idiot."

The GTA 4 version on the 360 was significantly worse. It wasn't just texture popins, it was mesh popins. Things would pop up ahead of you out of the blue with no means to avoid it. That makes it very much unplayable for a game that requires weaving through objects and traffic. Let's also not compare online experiences, the xbox Live lag is very crippling at times. Give Gears a try.

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Bill4264d ago (Edited 4264d ago )

Gamers, the media, journalist, everyone fears what they do not understand. To take risks means to expose oneself to failure. Sony has taken a huge risk on the Playstation 3 but I'm here to say, they have not failed. Sony will once again be crowned king of the hill and be known as the company who makes other gaming companies change their corporate mission statement. Unite with me.

kwicksandz4264d ago

Dont sugar coat it, if its inferior to other versions tell us and be straight about i. Multi platform owners base buying decsions on this info.

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ultimolu4265d ago

Yes.
Fallout 3 comes to mind, especially when it was probably one glitch?! Developers are starting to develop the games equally on both consoles. Back in 2007, PS3 multiplatforms weren't so hot, except for DMC4, which looks really good on the PS3.

SSCOOLCHEA4265d ago

for the simple fact they have to cut corners to make it work on the xbox . All my ps3 games are exclusive or first party games. It has to be done on the ps3 first .

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Aquanox4264d ago (Edited 4264d ago )

It seems that this guy missed this article:

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

The advantages and disadvantages in GTA IV could be found in both consoles. There was no clear "winner", other than maybe, in the framerate in favor of the Xbox 360, but not by a long shot.

In fallout, for what we can read at IGN, Gamespot and PSM, the differences were noticeable enough to call a better version. Even the Playstation Magazine pointed it out in their review. This is why it received an inferior score on IGN.

These kids with blogs should inform themselves a bit before sending their own stories to n4g.com

Raoh4265d ago

An example of this is Grand Theft Auto IV. Here is a quote directly from IGN, "While GTA IV is pushing the PS3 and 360 to the limit, it also runs amazingly well. Sure, there are framerate hitches here and there and (particularly on the 360) there is some texture pop in, but it actually runs better than I expected." If the technical problems of Fallout 3 for the PS3 are enough to lower the score by .2 when compared to the 360 version, why have we never seen a PS3 version of a multi-console game get a higher score for the same reason?

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good point.

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PatchMe3604265d ago

I started boycotting websites awhile back and officially dont visit any, anymore. Just too frustrating. I know when the games that I wanna play are coming out and really dont need some stupid writer to ruin games for me. Ignorance is bliss i guess.

Not to mention a lot of the articles are so poorly written that i really dont feel im missing out on much.

Plus it cuts down on frustration. However not only for ps3 but also my 360 and PC all 3 of which i use to check sites daily.

Why bother anymore.

Now go eat a plum.

she00win994265d ago (Edited 4265d ago )

ign gave eternal sonata better score on ps3(8.7) than xbox 360(8.3). if its inferior they should rate it lower so that the lazy developers will learn their lesson just like EA..