Does the Xbox 360 version really look that bad?
No. The graphics looks fine. Resolution and texture wise its not as good as the PS3; but its not like the difference between daylight and sunlight or Bayonetta.
Its just the video compression rate on the 360 is pretty bad, with a lot of artifacts. This is more prevelant on bigger and HD screens, obviously. I'm still wondering why they did a bad job on compressing those cinematics. There were still space on the discs, about a gig each. They could have done a better job on that.
To the average player, the difference is probably rarely, and mostly just subconsciously noticeable.
The biggest difference can be seen in fast-moving CG cutscenes where the deficiency in the video compression used on the 360 becomes significant. Here are a couple screencaps from Eurogamer's extensive comparison article to illustrate:
This seems to be about as bad as it gets, so if this doesn't bother you, then you should be just fine with either version of the game.
Outside of cutscenes you really can't tell without playing both games, simple as that really.
I put 10 hours into the 360 version before starting the PS3 version and it wasn't until I went back to the 360 copy (around 20 hours into the PS3 one) that I could actually see the difference, but once you do see it you can't unsee it, it's like night and day between the two versions. Screenshots are just that, in motion it all looks very different and unless you really care about being nitpicky you won't notice much.
Those posted images look way way way to bad for the 360 version. I dont want to sound like a dick but I think there fixing them to look bad.
Anyways, it looks fine unless your playing it on a large screen. I have a 32" 720p and it looks fine. I own a ps3 and 360, I bought the game for 360 and I dont regret it.
If I owned something larger, or a 1080p, thats the only reason why I'd consider the PS3.
You will not notice a difference on a small screen, or a SDTV. The only time I notice a grain is in the cut scenes, and its sitll a bit odd because some look perfect, and some defiantly have some grain.
While just about every review I've read states that if you have the choice between PS3 and 360 to buy the PS3 version you'll notice that they never give the 360 a lower score. That's simply because as stated if you compare the two side by side you'll see a noticeable improvement on the PS3 but the 360 version still looks quite good. In the end it's a personal decision on your part if you have both consoles. Personally I went with 360 and don't really have a problem with it.
If you are getting it for the 360, then you must not own a PS3, thus you will never be able to see what you are missing out on. From what Brad said, it seems like he wasn't having a problem with the visuals until he played the ps3 version. You will be fine, as long as you never see it running on a PS3.
Get this logic?
" @Psytek said:" I've said it before and I'll say it again: Worrying about the graphics in a console game is like being concerned about the taste of paint. "Maybe you should stop saying that because it doesn't make any sense. "
Whatever dude. console fanboys just have blinkers on. They harp on about their amazing graphics in 'high-definitiion', when my PC 5 years ago had better graphics and ran at a higher resolution than any console.
If you play console games because you want good graphics, you are deluding yourself.
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