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CGI-Quality said:
Euphoria14 said:
trasharmdsister12 said:
Lawlight said:
Anyone mind posting a screenshot of how the pc version looks like because I'm not seeing the "full generation leap" over the PS3 version.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=5239213

There's a bunch of my personal shots. When I get more time to play I'll be taking more. Depending on the browser you can right click and view them at full size, though the game's built in AA solution is kinda lame so I'll be trying some other alternatives when I get back to it.

EDIT: I think a lot of the "next-gen looking" talk has to also do with seeing it in motion. The DDoF makes a difference in motion with the nuances of color and focus changing dynamically and somewhat realistically for a change. Though personally I just love the art and don't care about this "current gen" vs "next gen" comparison.

I used to be in the that boat, where I looked at screen shots and thought "Ah, that's not a big difference".

Now that I finally (After like 5 years!) got a new computer with some decent specs I can easily see the difference once everything is in motion and running crisp.

Welcome to the club, bub!


I am not a full fledged member of the club though.

I play all my PC games with a 360 controller.



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ethomaz said:
PC >>> PS3 > 360

Of course it is... I don't think you would post it if it wasn't PS3>360



Euphoria14 said:
trasharmdsister12 said:

Euphoria14 said:

I used to be in the that boat, where I looked at screen shots and thought "Ah, that's not a big difference".

Now that I finally (After like 5 years!) got a new computer with some decent specs I can easily see the difference once everything is in motion and running crisp.

Oh, I can see the differences on a technical level. And I can even lay them out here in technical terms. I just wish not to get into a discussion/argument with people here as a) I don't have the time to spend on debating such things when I barely have time to play and b) most here aren't interested in learning as much as they are finding analyses, opinions, and members that support their stance in order to create group-think and popular opinion and to propagate it as fact.

I know there's a fair difference between the PC and console versions on a static technical level, but it's the dynamic side that makes the PC version pop with life to me personally.

I notice that with the lighting in many PC games now. Especially when I put some mods on Skyrim.

The first advantage that was instant, for me, was rez. Then, the individual advantages likfe textures (ex. fill rate, mip-mapping), use(s) of anti-aliasing, and FPS, and this is all before you get to the NVIDIA Control Panel (for GeForce users) or mods. 

Whole other world that I was finally able to afford. :P

Edit: I see your edit about the controller. Since you're gaming on a laptop, it makes sense, but when you become a full desktop PC gamer, I can't stress enough how much the kb+m combo will make you re-think how you play games, in general! So intuitive and precise.



                                                                                                                                                           

Euphoria14 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Welcome to the club, bub!


I am not a full fledged member of the club though.

I play all my PC games with a 360 controller.

I play many of my PC games now with a PS3 controller



Euphoria14 said:
CGI-Quality said:
Euphoria14 said:
trasharmdsister12 said:
Lawlight said:
Anyone mind posting a screenshot of how the pc version looks like because I'm not seeing the "full generation leap" over the PS3 version.

http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=5239213

There's a bunch of my personal shots. When I get more time to play I'll be taking more. Depending on the browser you can right click and view them at full size, though the game's built in AA solution is kinda lame so I'll be trying some other alternatives when I get back to it.

EDIT: I think a lot of the "next-gen looking" talk has to also do with seeing it in motion. The DDoF makes a difference in motion with the nuances of color and focus changing dynamically and somewhat realistically for a change. Though personally I just love the art and don't care about this "current gen" vs "next gen" comparison.

I used to be in the that boat, where I looked at screen shots and thought "Ah, that's not a big difference".

Now that I finally (After like 5 years!) got a new computer with some decent specs I can easily see the difference once everything is in motion and running crisp.

Welcome to the club, bub!


I am not a full fledged member of the club though.

I play all my PC games with a 360 controller.


Mouse+Keyboard isn't suitable for every type of games on PC anymore. =P

Play Batman Arkham City or Tomb Raider with that setup... Urg!



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pezus said:
Euphoria14 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Welcome to the club, bub!


I am not a full fledged member of the club though.

I play all my PC games with a 360 controller.

I play many of my PC games now with a PS3 controller

Noob.

360 controller gots the analog thing going on! That shit's hardcore!



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Euphoria14 said:
pezus said:
Euphoria14 said:
CGI-Quality said:

Welcome to the club, bub!


I am not a full fledged member of the club though.

I play all my PC games with a 360 controller.

I play many of my PC games now with a PS3 controller

Noob.

360 controller gots the analog thing going on! That shit's hardcore!

I prefer the 360 controller to play FPS and TPS games but for Action, Plataform, Fight and Racing the PS3 controller is better.



Mr Puggsly said:
kain_kusanagi said:
I don't like screen tear or performance drops. Hopefully both the PS3 and 360 will get patches to help with the issues. Screen tear is annoying as hell.

I'm playing the 360 version and I didn't really notice any screen tear.

There is an option to have v-sync and that gives a performance hit, but I'm fine leaving that off.

I played the Xbox 360 version extensively covering all side quests from start to finish and experienced maybe 3 instances of slowdown across upwards of 20 hours of gameplay.

However, there were a couple of Vigors I didnt play around with, so it is conceptually possible that those specific vigors increase slowdown.



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ethomaz said:
foodfather said:
For 360 owners, install the game. No framerate issues at all. Its best best version on consoles.

Not when the PS3 have the most responsive controls during intense fire fights where quick reactions count.

That is the DF conclusion "The more responsive PS3 game gets the nod for delivering a more consistent, flowing gameplay experience. The addition of tearing isn't particularly attractive, but the extra controller response is preferable during intense combat scenes."

Actually, did anyone see if DF installed it on Xbox 360?

Because as I just said, the smoothness of my experience was virtually uninterrupted across upwards of 20 hours.  And there was simply no screen tearing.

Can you install the whole game on PS3?  Would that help?



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starcraft said:

Actually, did anyone see if DF installed it on Xbox 360?

Because as I just said, the smoothness of my experience was virtually uninterrupted across upwards of 20 hours.  And there was simply no screen tearing.

Can you install the whole game on PS3?  Would that help?

No. You can't install in PS3... did you played the PS3 version?

DF said the 360 version had no screen tearing too but the controllers are less responsible and there are more slowdowns... the gameply experience is better on PS3 even with screen tearing.