CG quality question for PS3 users

#1 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -

Hey fellow PS3 gamers. I was wondering if the CG movies in Human Revolution where of the same lame low resolution quality as on the PC version (And i assume the 360 version) I really cant stand the quality, there is just a shit ton of artifacts and i totally loose the immersion when ever the game goes from crisp in game graphics to the pre rendered movies. 
 
So, just curious if they actually put on some high quality movies on the blu-ray or if your left with the same mess as the rest of us. Cause i know the game is over 8GB of data on PC, and I'm guessing that the 360 version is close to 8-9GB too as that's as much capacity they get on those mediums.

#2 Posted by Jimbo (9709 posts) -

I wondered the exact same thing when I saw how shitty they looked on PC.

#3 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -

Well, on the 360 version, they seem to be a little higher resolution than on the PC. I would imagine the PS3 version is similar to the 360 version. 

#4 Posted by MooseyMcMan (9738 posts) -

Yeah, they do look pretty bad (though I think some of the ones later in the game look better). I think it was just a matter of them getting compressed too much so it could fit onto one DVD, and then they just didn't bother putting better versions on the PS3 or PC. Kind of a shame, since it's such a good game.

#5 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -
@PrivateIronTFU said:
Well, on the 360 version, they seem to be a little higher resolution than on the PC. I would imagine the PS3 version is similar to the 360 version. 
But the 360 up-scales the game in the first place, so i'm guessing it up-scales the movies as well, maybe that's why it makes them look a bit better?
#6 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
Yeah, they do look pretty bad (though I think some of the ones later in the game look better). I think it was just a matter of them getting compressed too much so it could fit onto one DVD, and then they just didn't bother putting better versions on the PS3 or PC. Kind of a shame, since it's such a good game.
You mean 360 and not PS3 i think. 
 
But yeah thats what i think too, there wasn't enough room on disc to put HD videos on there, so they just skimped out on it. But it really sticks out like a sore thumb.
#7 Posted by PrivateIronTFU (3874 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
@PrivateIronTFU said:
Well, on the 360 version, they seem to be a little higher resolution than on the PC. I would imagine the PS3 version is similar to the 360 version. 
But the 360 up-scales the game in the first place, so i'm guessing it up-scales the movies as well, maybe that's why it makes them look a bit better?
Yeah I guess, I don't know. All I know is that the PC version was developed by a different company, and that all the reviews I've read haven't commented on the quality of the console CG movies, only the PC version.
#8 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -
@PrivateIronTFU said:
@pornstorestiffi said:
@PrivateIronTFU said:
Well, on the 360 version, they seem to be a little higher resolution than on the PC. I would imagine the PS3 version is similar to the 360 version. 
But the 360 up-scales the game in the first place, so i'm guessing it up-scales the movies as well, maybe that's why it makes them look a bit better?
Yeah I guess, I don't know. All I know is that the PC version was developed by a different company, and that all the reviews I've read haven't commented on the quality of the console CG movies, only the PC version.
Yeah, the PC version was developed by Nixxes, and they did a freaking good job too. But i bet my left testicle that the PC version and the 360 version share the same quality of movies. Where as the PS3 might have higher quality ones, because of the disc size. And thats pretty much what i want to know, if that is the case or not.
#9 Posted by MikeHawk (381 posts) -

if you think the artifacts in DX:HR are annoying, try playing Mass Effect 2 on the PC. I don't know how it looked on consoles, but I wanted to gouge my eyes out. Would it take that much effort to make the steam download a couple more gigs just so the CG looked good?

#10 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

Yeah, unfortunately they look horrible. And not much we can do about it.

#11 Posted by KillyDarko (1888 posts) -
@MooseyMcMan said:
Yeah, they do look pretty bad (though I think some of the ones later in the game look better). I think it was just a matter of them getting compressed too much so it could fit onto one DVD, and then they just didn't bother putting better versions on the PS3 or PC. Kind of a shame, since it's such a good game.
Yeah, I was gonna say this. It really looks like they sacrificed the video quality to cram everything into a single DVD. It is indeed a shame, though.
#12 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -
@MikeHawk said:

if you think the artifacts in DX:HR are annoying, try playing Mass Effect 2 on the PC. I don't know how it looked on consoles, but I wanted to gouge my eyes out. Would it take that much effort to make the steam download a couple more gigs just so the CG looked good?

The ME2 ones where pretty bad too. They looked fine on 360 as i recall. I also noticed the Borderlands videos on PC looking like garbage.
#13 Posted by Infininja (881 posts) -

@MikeHawk said:

if you think the artifacts in DX:HR are annoying, try playing Mass Effect 2 on the PC. I don't know how it looked on consoles, but I wanted to gouge my eyes out. Would it take that much effort to make the steam download a couple more gigs just so the CG looked good?

I definitely notice the difference between in-game ME2 and pre-rendered ME2, but my memory tells me DX:HR's pre-rendered movies are much worse.

#14 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -

If it looks that way on PC which is supposed to be the graphic power house on every multiplatform game it probably looks worse on the consoles.

#15 Posted by pornstorestiffi (4905 posts) -
@SethPhotopoulos said:
If it looks that way on PC which is supposed to be the graphic power house on every multiplatform game it probably looks worse on the consoles.
Not necessarily, the CGI movies has nothing to do with power, and ipod could play those. The issue is compression, they look like real bad youtube videos from 4 years ago. Grainy, pixelated and riddled with artifacts.
 
So given that the blu-ray holds a lot more storage, than the 360 discs and PC discs for that matter. They could have chugged some high quality movies onto that version of the game. But there has yet to be a PS3 user, to let me know if that is the case or not.
#16 Posted by SethPhotopoulos (4852 posts) -
@pornstorestiffi said:
@SethPhotopoulos said:
If it looks that way on PC which is supposed to be the graphic power house on every multiplatform game it probably looks worse on the consoles.
Not necessarily, the CGI movies has nothing to do with power, and ipod could play those. The issue is compression, they look like real bad youtube videos from 4 years ago. Grainy, pixelated and riddled with artifacts.  So given that the blu-ray holds a lot more storage, than the 360 discs and PC discs for that matter. They could have chugged some high quality movies onto that version of the game. But there has yet to be a PS3 user, to let me know if that is the case or not.
Having played the PS3 version the problem I have with it is that it doesn't mesh well when it switches to the in game stuff.  Its jarring.
#17 Posted by Enigma777 (6047 posts) -

I didn't notice any major artifacting but then again I wasn't really paying attention. Either way, there's not that many cutscenes for it to matter too much.

#18 Posted by SomeJerk (2968 posts) -

The CG was outsourced to a studio Square tends to use for their own projects, the communication between the teams could have been a lot better, and really - they should have shipped BRs with the CG cutscenes, rather than just FTPd over some tiny horribly compressed black-crushed files.

#19 Posted by Vonocourt (2107 posts) -

@pornstorestiffi said:

Not necessarily, the CGI movies has nothing to do with power, and ipod could play those. The issue is compression, they look like real bad youtube videos from 4 years ago. Grainy, pixelated and riddled with artifacts. So given that the blu-ray holds a lot more storage, than the 360 discs and PC discs for that matter. They could have chugged some high quality movies onto that version of the game. But there has yet to be a PS3 user, to let me know if that is the case or not.

But if they went and used the same encode for the PC/360 versions, why bother with the cost of making seperate encode for one release.

#20 Posted by Dallas_Raines (2047 posts) -

They look fine on the 360.

#21 Posted by SSully (4059 posts) -

Looks like shit on PC and 360. I think the people saying it is fine, or ok just dont care. It's not a game breaker, it is just annoying when the actual game is smooth and clean looking, then you get CGI videos that are low resolution and filled with artifacts.

#22 Posted by OmegaPirate (5518 posts) -

The cg is terrible on the ps3 version - the digital foundry comparison stated that the 360 versions artifact ridden low res videos were used on all platforms despite the space and processing on pc/ps3 to do them better. 
Which sucks

#23 Posted by Helios1337 (321 posts) -

It would be nice if the Steam version which doesn't have to worry about disc capacity had an option for higher resolution CG cutscenes. I've noticed a few games lately with poor/low resolution video encoding. Why go to the trouble of having another studio make awesome trailers/CG cutscenes for you and then encode them to look like ass? But, like mentioned earlier, it's not a huge deal considering the game only has a small amount of very short CG cutscenes.

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