Castlevania: Lords of shadow is shaping up to be one of the most visually stunning games of this generation.
With the camera angle 500 feet away you can make anything look like U2 lol... keep dreaming.. 5 years and counting its pure flamebait, why couldnt he just say the game looks stunning and leave it at that.. oh thats right U2 is the graphical benchmark on consoles, but still flamebait.
"ts pure flamebait, why couldnt he just say the game looks stunning and leave it at that.. oh thats right U2 is the graphical benchmark on consoles, but still flamebait." It isn't flamebait. The author mentioned that he wrote an article in June and he listed five games (Lords of Shadow is one of them) that do have the potential to match the best visuals seen in many PS3 exclusives. Also Uncharted 2 is the graphical benchmark on consoles so comparing it to Uncharted 2 is rational.
and the point is?.. still flamebait. @ acky "People on this site will automatically react negatively to any comparison made with the almighty uncharted 2 and any hint at it being better than it. Then people might understand that graphics don't make a great game, only add to one. " so youre OK with the comparisons then you go on about how graphics dont make a great game? and what "hints"? we have eyes too you know and its lame cuz none of the games compared to U2 come close to it.. EVERYTIME. its just for hits.
It should be telling that every game coming out keeps getting compared to Uncharted 2 (nearly a year old), God of War III (several months old), and Killzone 2 (over a year and a half old)... We've all heard this "as good looking as Uncharted 2" hype before. Don't believe it until you see it, and I've definitely not as good looking as U2. it's a beautiful game, but not even close to U2.
Why so many disagrees for immortal's comment....? Everything he says is true. People on this site will automatically react negatively to any comparison made with the almighty uncharted 2 and any hint at it being better than it. I really hope crysis 2 looks better than uncharted 2 to see how people react on here. Then people might understand that graphics don't make a great game, only add to one.
Rational or not it's definitely not reality. Uncharted 2 is clearly the better looking game. How many articles are we going to get like this? The only, at least so far, games that surpass PS3 exclusives are other / newer PS3 exclusives.
acky The only reason why people react this way is because we have eyes and we look at the screens and videos and we played Uncharted 2. it's freaking clear as day none of these games match up. If it did then I would be impress. At the moment it's just FUD and flamebait trolling for hits. Uncharted 2 can hang with most pc games IMO, and I play all my pc games on max settings.
even though the PS3 version performs better(according to GameSpot, IGN or whatever)
@DasBunker It's always ok to make comparisons with games...especially comparing it to such a good looking game. And of course graphics don't make a great game. Are you trying to argue otherwise? I've never been obsessed with graphics in my games...thats why games like mario kart looks a hell of a lot better than modnation racers. I like visually pleasing games, don't care about the specs.
GOW3 has even better graphics than Uncharted 2, and GOW3 has an even bigger scale than Castlevania. Sorry, no go, flamebait writing vgarabia.
"Uncharted 2 visuals on Xbox360? Yes, indeed" No, indeed. The animation isn't even close to uncharted 2. The character model here is too far away and you can't see a high level of detail on it. The character model doesn't even seem to get affected by water or snow unlike uncharted, Nathan actually gets wet and covered in snow. Look at the environment (bushes) in the video, it doesn't even move (or react) when he runs through it! My opinion is UC2 looks better not to mention GOW3, KZ2 (KZ3). Your opinion is this looks on par (article author) "Uncharted 2 visuals on Xbox360? Yes, indeed", so who's right?
I seriously was going to say that PS3 fanboys will start bashing this and saying it's impossible and bla bla bla the usual BS But i watched the video and it's not like UC2. I'm not the biggest PS3 fan but i'm sorry 360 comrades this is not like UC2, it does look good but to be honest it doesn't look like or better than UC2.
LAME... comparing a multiplat game on x360 that is probably, the same as the the PS3 version, with an Exclusive PS3 game? Please, that's not make any favor to the x360...
Ok, im surprised none of you fanboys have actually brought up the REAL argument here. Castlevania (Like God Of War) has a fixed camera position. Meaning that A LOT of bits can merely be rendering CGI 2D plains as oppose to full 3D like in Uncharted. That is why this whole argument is null. Without a full rotatable camera, you can't judge what is great graphics and what is a great smokescreen.
it does not there....it's settled. no need to argue, we all can go back to playing games EDIT: good point LastDance
Oh please just give it up already! These guys will never quit! Stop gazing over at the other side of the fence and just jump over! The grass really is greener and has MLAA now!
I'll have to see it on my own tv before I decide how it compares to any other game. Besides, does it really matter? It looks gorgeous without a doubt.
woteva fanboys, still trying to be optimistic!!
You damn right... 5 years and not a single game that can be compared with the Holy Trinity = UC2 + GOWIII + KZ2 (next one is KZ3D)....
gow of war and castlevania now have something in common
they both look good, just not U2 good...
god of war looks better than U2 U2 is just more consistent
oh.. the submitter was being serious. ROFLMAO!!! Yea, every game not released for the 360 now looks as good as UC2... then it gets released and reality sets in. Next!
Lol for real, so far this year we've been told on n4g that Splinter cell conviction, Alan wake and Halo:reach will beat Killzone 2 and/or Uncharted 2 in terms of graphics during the build up to their releases and then its literally been crickets and tumbleweed about it after its out. Same shit happens with Multiplats too and the next one to fail the challenge will be Crysis 2.
you forgot Metro 2033, it was supposed to outdo KZ2 visuals...
I agree with everything said above as great as Castlevania is, it does not compare to these games, fact : http://www.youtube.com/watc... http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Good thing alot of these games matched (and in most cases surpasses) both games when it came to gameplay and multiplayer.
But thats not what is being discussed here.We are discussing GRAPHICS. Its true though, every high profile game that comes out for 360 is touted as having better graphics than U2 or K2 or GOW3 and they always fall flat.
bubbles up 2 u sir
Heavy Rain and GOWIII has already surpassed Uncharted 2 2009's visuals poor, poor 360 fanboys first it was Mass Effect 2 Alan WAIT! lmao!!!
best laugh of the day.. well besides... What do you call two wizards playing basketball against eachother? Wand on Wand... heyyoooo. Nah this was way more funny.
Heavy Rain looks garbage compared to Uncharted 2. Heavy Rain has some great looking character models but it so unpolished it terms of the level design. Some levels look good, others just don't mix right at all and look dated. Uncharted 2 looks so good because of the polish that went into it and some amazing textures. Also all the big set pieces, any game can look good but for an action/shooter game these days they need those type of big set pieces that will set the game apart from others.
i think U2 is still the king of console graphics...just my opinion!
you can't really compare Heavy Rain and Uncharted 2 because they're both opting for a different feel... "Heavy Rain has some great looking character models but it so unpolished it terms of the level design" is that it? JUST GREAT LOOKING CHARACTER MODELS? you must have not played Heavy Rain...saying its garbage, 95% of the time I was playing it, didn't feel like I was playing a game because it was so realistic actually TOO REALISTIC (it's not meant to follow the rules of your traditional game, it's about real life ) "but for an action/shooter game these days they need those type of big set pieces that will set the game apart from others." So what about art? Castlevenia is very very artistic. Trying not to look at videos of Castlevenia because I don't want to spoil it, the art really stands out in that game. KZ2 UC2 Heavy Rain GOWIII all offer a different vibe in regards to the graphics but each one is better than the other in terms of graphics. Next up is GT5.
kratos looks extremely real to me... uncharted 2 details are maybe unbeatable still i think GOW3 looks the best
Poor, poor ps3 fanboys. Forgetting about decent gameplay and harping on about graphics.
and probably K3 will surpass them all, hahaha while 360 fanboys will wait for halo4??
Poor Poor xbots, feeling rather jealous are we?
he MLAA does a lot for GoW3 and the textures were just wild in that game. But the art direction in Uncharted 2 is stunning. Uncharted 3 will be mind blowing with MLAA. Heavy Rain looks great but on a technical level it falls short, being that there just isn't much going on there like explosions and whole levels in motion that the other games have!
yea ok kid, like u2 and gow3 didn't have excellent gameplay to match... i'll go as far to say a high caliber ps3 exclusive usually has better GAMEPLAY and better GRAPHICS than anything on the 360... wait until they fix the stuff in k2 and release k3 then go back and look at reach, and OPEN YOUR EYES, i just bought the 360 slim (second 360) first one broke 3 months after the ps3 came out and i made a decision to get the ps3, always loved the xbox 1 and ps2 now i like both now once again, but the 360 is simply outdated, not to mention the extra 78mb of ram sone released for the devs to use, that puts it over the 360 specs, and the type of ram in the cell is twice as fast as the 360's anyways... again i love both consoles and 360 games can def look great, but the astonishing looking ones are on the ps3... and look it up, there's a video that explains the cell architecture ram thing, so if u have 256mb of ram in the 360 and 256mb of ram in the ps3 (which is now around 330) the cell architecture and new ram pipelines transfer data twice as fast and that's being modest. before the disagrees look for the video
Uh No, and they can keep their wonky animations as well.
They're trying their best to get hits
Just go and play the train chapter from Uncharted 2 and this article becomes so lol worthy. Naughty Dog didn't get all those awards for nothing, Castlevania really looks good but its not touching one of the most well received games ever made in ANY department.
No xbox game, nor multiplat will best a ps3 exclusive. can we just drop it now?
eh, have you seen the snow in UC2? It is possible. It may not have been done yet, but of course it can be done. UC2 isn't "that" good. The overall presentation hasn't been matched though. Based on this video, neither Castlevania or Naughty Dog can do snow in HD yet.
thats wat killzone 3 is upto
trust me..you cant
UC2 has no snow, and from the looks of it neither does Castlevania. Why would I go looking for snow, when I have UC2 and that Castlevania clip. Finding other snow isn't going to change the fact that snow in both are masses of white pixels and nothing like snow.
Lol, I laughed when I saw the title.
uncharted and uncharted 2 are the king of the cartoon games.
you're forgetting about uncharted 2!
Wheres the logic in this? Castlevania runs better on PS3 according to many reviews and this game doesnt look as good as UC2. So it looks as good as Uncharted 2 on 360? As Das Bunker said 5 years and counting. As usual PS3 exclusives are still the benchmark on consoles. Funny how 360 fans knock them but are dying to have a 360 game reach that level. Guess they're green with envy.
In which case, God of War 3 looks horrible. Killzone 2 looks horrible. Gears of War 2 looks horrible, Halo Reach looks horrible, Unreal Tournament 3 looks horrible, Splinter Cell Conviction looks horrible, Batman Arkham Asylum looks horrible, Metal Gear Solid 4 looks horrible, Grand Theft Auto IV looks horrible, Call of Duty Modern Warfare 2 looks horrible, and inFamous looks horrible. Man, who even approved this? We're having stupid conversation over whether or not Castlevania looks decent compared to Uncharted 2. Why can't you accept the fact that THE GAME LOOKS FANTASTIC and move on??
The environments yes, everything else no. It's comparable on one aspect of Uncharted and that's the environment. The character models are only detailed in cutscenes, and the camera is zoomed so far out it's hard to get a good look at them. The game looks good, but not U2 quality just yet. That goes to show how much quality went into Uncharted 2, it's nearly a year old and still has little competition outside of other PS3 exclusives for best looking graphics. IMO there's the Uncharted level which includes games like (Uncharted 2, God of War 3, Killzone 2, Heavy Rain, Flower, Gran Turismo 5, and Crysis PC). Those games represent the best of their genre and platform as far as graphics are concerned. After that then the next tiers come such as FF13, Mass Effect 2, Assassin's Creed, LBP, Forza 3, etc... And Come 2011 there will be more games entered into that top tier.
GN gave Uncharted 2 10 in graphics and 9.5 overall GT gave Uncharted 2 9.8 in graphics and 9.3 overall IGN gave Lord of Shadows 8.5 in graphics and 7.5 overall GT gave Lord of Shadows 9.0 in graphics and 7.9 overall if you think that looks as good as Uncharted 2 you fall in one of the follwing groups: -xbots in deep denial who still plan to buy Kinect and play with that tiger -people who never played Uncharted 2 on a HDTV -people in dire need of glasses -idiots no game on 360 beats Uncharted 1 in terms of graphics, a few match it but none clearly surpasses it and god of war 3, killzone 2 and uncharted 2 are on completely different level, far from what the 360 can achieve
next they will say Crysis 2 on console then Rage, then until 2012 maybe they will catch up.
UC2 visuals, then I'm bill gates..........this looks cool, but uc2 is cuttin it.
looks great, but still, people who don't have an eye for what advanced tech u1 and especially u2 used will say ( oh it looks just as good) but its probably missing half the detail, differed rendering ( in k2's case ) and i personally think GOW3 is the new graphics king but that's just me... throw a few green plants, rocks, and some good lighting and people that don't know what to look for go (OMGZ IT LOOKZ JUSTZ LIKEZ UNCHARTEDZ)
From what i have seen at HD videos, not a chance in hell. Besides Uncharted 2 is a 2009 game they needed all that time just to REACH (and not surpass) UC2 in graphics?! Seriously that sounds even more lame than awesome.
This looks incredible,agreed.Definitely up there with the best,definitely best looking game on 360. But nothing beats UC2 because UC2 has best production value and polish.
but technically it goes to reach http://www.eurogamer.net/ar... Reach is an enormous leap over its predecessors and competitors on 360 and an exciting example of a first-party exclusive that genuinely pushes the console into new technological territory - something we don't see so often on the Microsoft platform. Below @Shaman visually and technically are two completely different things
Nope not really.I mean Reach is huge and it looks damn nice(something similar to what Insomniac does with RE on ps3) but it just doesent go for best when it comes to looks.Its technically great,with great per object motion blur,lots of a.i,huge sandbox level etc.but UC2,GOWIII,KZ2 and now Castlevania are all above. Castlevania is pretty impressive technically also to be fair.Amazing lighting,camera motion blur and per object motion blur,stunning textures,vistas,artstyle...bes t looking multiplat IMO and it looks like its like for like on both consoles...
Yes Reach is a graphical leap over Halo 3, but Halo 3 looked like an uprezzed version of Halo 2 so its not saying much. Reach is what Halo 3 should of looked like 3 years ago and before you say nothing looked as good as Reach in 2007, Uncharted says hi.
Did you even read the four page article you linked? It doesn't support your claims. They really only say it is technically the best shooter on XBOX.
Dynamic motion blur, the same Anti-Aliasing technique that Crysis 2 uses, increased water shaders, an enormous draw-distance that doesn't hinder any aspects of the game, v-synced, etc. "With a framebuffer setup ideally suited to living entirely within the GPU's attached eDRAM, Bungie can enjoy optimal processing conditions, allowing it to really go to town. The very first campaign level is an effective showcase for the key revolutions that Bungie has made on a technical level. As Noble Team first touches down, you're treated to the richness of the terrain, and the sheer scale offered by the mammoth draw distance - which Bungie reckons to be four times higher than Halo 3." I mean... what part of this article did NOT talk about the technical aspects of the game? It honestly sounds like you opened the article, went to page 4 and read the last paragraph. "Evolutionary in many respects, sure, but where it counts Halo: Reach is the revolution we've been waiting for: a genuinely superb game with a combined feature set that pushes Xbox 360 performance to the bleeding edge." And even then, it still states that it's one of the most technical titles out there, so I'm not sure how it doesn't support his claims.
Wrong, the author is clearly compairing the game to older Halo titles when it calls it a revolution. The author in fact never compairs the game to anything other then other Halo games. If he were saying that the game was technically better than any other console shooter then why in 4 pages of words he never says it? You must have read the whole thing, saw one word, and thought you had me. Sir reading comprehension must not be your thing.
No, sorry. The author pointed out ONE moment of that video (1:30) where the game looked visually impressive. You shouldn't have to do that. If that game is up there with PS3 standards, it's going to have to look like Uncharted 2 ALL THE TIME. Also, that part used a lot of lighting - lighting looks great, period. There's some lighting in WII games that make them look almost 360 quality, but we know they're truly not up there. It's just the effect the light has on our eyes. Notice the darker, duller parts of that video - they didn't look as impressive did they? Exactly.
You are wrong. The author wanted you to skip to 1:30 because those visuals looked similar to Uncharted 2 colorful visuals. If you watched the whole video you will see that the game look stunning in almost all areas.
So now we're talking about color? How desperate. "Oh look, the color scheme is similar!" And did you not see the beginning of the video? The areas that are brown and redish? Doesn't look amazing at all. And by "ONE moment", I meant one area, cause that area continues on for the rest of the video. But you get the point. There's a reason why the author told you to skip to that part. He didn't want you to see how unimpressive the beginning of the video looked. But like frostypants said below, I agree that it's an amazing-looking game. Best multi-plat I've seen IMO. It's just still not up there with GT5, U2, and GOW III.