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Mr Puggsly said:
curl-6 said:
Mr Puggsly said:
Even if it was a straight port it would be one of the best looking games on the PC.

You gotta be kidding.

Are you actually saying that a straight port of a game running on 2005 hardware would be one of the best looking games on modern PCs? Really?

Yep.

Shows how little PC gaming has improved this gen. Thanks pirates!

The advances definitely haven't been as dramatic as last generation, but come on, an up-to-date PC smokes PS360 in technical grunt. 5-year-old Crysis maxed out still beats anything on consoles, as do Crysis Warhead and The Witcher 2. Not to mention some of the graphics-enhancing mods available for PC games...



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curl-6 said:
Mr Puggsly said:
curl-6 said:
Mr Puggsly said:
Even if it was a straight port it would be one of the best looking games on the PC.

You gotta be kidding.

Are you actually saying that a straight port of a game running on 2005 hardware would be one of the best looking games on modern PCs? Really?

Yep.

Shows how little PC gaming has improved this gen. Thanks pirates!

The advances definitely haven't been as dramatic as last generation, but come on, an up-to-date PC smokes PS360 in technical grunt. 5-year-old Crysis maxed out still beats anything on consoles, as do Crysis Warhead and The Witcher 2. Not to mention some of the graphics-enhancing mods available for PC games...

Okay, lets think for a moment.

I said a straight port of Max Payne 3 would be ONE OF THE best looking games on the PC. I didn't say the best, but amongst the best.

If you can only compare Max Payne 3 to the truly best looking games on PC... then I think that means a straight port of Max Payne 3 would still rank high in best looking PC games.

Hence, I win!



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zarx said:
Mr Puggsly said:

Looking at screenshots only is so ridiculous. You need to see a game in action to really appreciate the visuals and attention to detail.


I have seen it in motion, while it looks good for a console game and the animations are great it's barely one of the best looking console games IMO let alone PC games.

I agree there are PC games that look better. I just don't think its a long list.

Which is why I said one of the best, as opposed to the best.



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pezus said:

Do you have a gaming PC? I doubt it, looking at your games collection. Not even Uncharted 3 would be among the best looking PC games as a straight port...

I don't need to own a gaming PC to see a gaming PC at work.

This isn't past gens when PC games looked like they were a generation ahead. The best looking PC games are often console games with more polish.

In the coming years PC games will look significantly better though. Because developers will be working with superior consoles.



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Held of purchasing 'till I could check out PC version - if it is truly a solid version then PC will be my platform of choice for this.



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pezus said:
Munkeh111 said:
pezus said:
Snesboy said:
pezus said:
35 GB is a bit of an overkill for such a short game but meh, I have enough disk space anyway.

Yeah, because who doesn't have a terabyte (at least) of hard drive space?

If I get it, I'll be running it at high/max.

Indeedability. I have 5 terabytes at the moment but I need to buy more soon >_>.

It should run at max for me with close to 60FPS if it's not horribly optimized.

Why do you have 5TB!!!!!!

Also, the game has a campaign of over 10 hours, and very very high resolution textures, though as far as I can tell from the PS3 version, no (or at least very few) pre-rendered cut scenes, Max keeps his guns with him in them mostly. I think that is what explains the huge install size. The Xbox version is on 2 DVDs anyway and hopefully this huge size will mean great graphics

Because I buy most of my stuff digitally >_>. It is much cheaper for me that way. I have lots of movies, TV shows and games. Some of it is pirated, I won't lie but I try to buy everything I can access. Sometimes services deliberately go out of their way to block my access to them simply because I live in a different country, so I say screw that.

Still! That is ridiculous! I have around 500GB with quite a lot of games and tv shows, 5TB is huge!



Mr Puggsly said:
curl-6 said:
Mr Puggsly said:
curl-6 said:
Mr Puggsly said:
Even if it was a straight port it would be one of the best looking games on the PC.

You gotta be kidding.

Are you actually saying that a straight port of a game running on 2005 hardware would be one of the best looking games on modern PCs? Really?

Yep.

Shows how little PC gaming has improved this gen. Thanks pirates!

The advances definitely haven't been as dramatic as last generation, but come on, an up-to-date PC smokes PS360 in technical grunt. 5-year-old Crysis maxed out still beats anything on consoles, as do Crysis Warhead and The Witcher 2. Not to mention some of the graphics-enhancing mods available for PC games...

Okay, lets think for a moment.

I said a straight port of Max Payne 3 would be ONE OF THE best looking games on the PC. I didn't say the best, but amongst the best.

If you can only compare Max Payne 3 to the truly best looking games on PC... then I think that means a straight port of Max Payne 3 would still rank high in best looking PC games.

Hence, I win!

I can compare it to all kinds of PC games, not just the best looking, and it would look inferior. A truly "straight port" would mean the game would be limited to the 720p/30fps of consoles. Anyone who games on a high end PC will attest to the advantages of 1080p and higher framerates.



Bet with Liquidlaser: I say PS5 and Xbox Series will sell more than 56 million combined by the end of 2023.

Munkeh111 said:
pezus said:
Munkeh111 said:
pezus said:
Snesboy said:
pezus said:
35 GB is a bit of an overkill for such a short game but meh, I have enough disk space anyway.

Yeah, because who doesn't have a terabyte (at least) of hard drive space?

If I get it, I'll be running it at high/max.

Indeedability. I have 5 terabytes at the moment but I need to buy more soon >_>.

It should run at max for me with close to 60FPS if it's not horribly optimized.

Why do you have 5TB!!!!!!

Also, the game has a campaign of over 10 hours, and very very high resolution textures, though as far as I can tell from the PS3 version, no (or at least very few) pre-rendered cut scenes, Max keeps his guns with him in them mostly. I think that is what explains the huge install size. The Xbox version is on 2 DVDs anyway and hopefully this huge size will mean great graphics

Because I buy most of my stuff digitally >_>. It is much cheaper for me that way. I have lots of movies, TV shows and games. Some of it is pirated, I won't lie but I try to buy everything I can access. Sometimes services deliberately go out of their way to block my access to them simply because I live in a different country, so I say screw that.

Still! That is ridiculous! I have around 500GB with quite a lot of games and tv shows, 5TB is huge!

I'm a collector lol!



Mr Puggsly said:
pezus said:

Do you have a gaming PC? I doubt it, looking at your games collection. Not even Uncharted 3 would be among the best looking PC games as a straight port...

I don't need to own a gaming PC to see a gaming PC at work.

This isn't past gens when PC games looked like they were a generation ahead. The best looking PC games are often console games with more polish.

In the coming years PC games will look significantly better though. Because developers will be working with superior consoles.

You need to get your eyes check if you think 720p/30FPS and weak anti-aliasing looks anywhere close to other recent PC games.



Something tells me this is going to end up being a lot of hype and the end result, will definitely still better than the consoles, will be a little underwhelming.