Okay, to start off, a few things: this blog is not about how good the gameplay is, how good the games are or anything at all about that. It's fully and only about graphics, nothing else. If you do not care for graphics at all, this is not for you. This thread is not a flamebait, but my honest opinion.
There was a thread about graphics whores a month or so back. I can fully say I am one of them and I don't really mind admitting that. So now you kinda now where you have me. Naturally, my favored platform is the PC, and it always has been. But since my PSU broke a couple of weeks ago (Corsairs RMA slowest EU), I've been leIt without gaming.
So today I borrowed my friend's PS3, to play some console games for the first time in a good while - even though I had to review Bulletstorm on PS3, but I wasn't in control of that enviroment (I thought it looked awful and asked Adrien Chmielarz why - he got pissed). Anyway, I of course wanted to see Killzone 3, sort of the pinnacle of hot shit lookin' console games (yes, I heard Crysis 2 on 360 was baller).
I was quite astounded over how incredibly low res, muddy and shitty everything looked. In addition, there wasn't a single thing with anti aliasing. I don't understand how people are seriously arguing over what looks hottest and everything like that - the answer is crystal goddamn clear and has so been for four years now, since Crysis 1 came out (STILL waaaaay better looking than anything on console, unless C2 360 is crazy). PC has been above and beyond console for over four years now, and trying some games I played on PC (my 720p TV + the PS3 costed more than my PC setup, FYI) before blew my mind. It's a huge, generational gap, and I find most of these games nigh unplayable graphically after being way too accustomed to my PC.
I tried MW2 for example - not the hottest shit on PC, but it looks allright. What I saw on my TV really did remind me of PS2-graphics, as the resolution was abysmal. It looked like absolute shit, and I couldn't play it. Sure, it's not super new, but I mean, it's roughly the same as Black Ops right? And I think that looked allright, if a bit old, when I played it on PC, but this.. Oh my god.
Why do people still bitch about this? Unless my eyes are faulty PC is so, so, so way ahead of consoles and has been so for years. I remember when this console generation came out, and I was so happy because console games had finally catched up on the 15 year lead PC games had on them because you didn't have to play in goddamn 640x480. That passed kinda fast, even if the consoles are old at this point.
The reason I'm semi shocked is because I don't play console games very often, and I remember seeing a bunch of people argue over which was the hottest - Killzone 3 or Crysis 2 PC. What I now ask Internet, is why? I used to think PC was the step up, but after today, I see how huge the gap really is - and that's comparing between games that have been developed mainly for consoles. Bring on Battlefield 3.