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The Seeker
08-15-2009, 04:38 PM
With the fall deluge of games approaching, I'm weighing options for what games to buy for what system.

Modern Warfare is gonna be for my PC, just because CoD has always been on my PC. Games that I'll focus on for Multiplayer automatically go to my X360 because xbox live is the best game networking setup. But for single player games like Arkham Asylum and Assassins Creed 2, I kind of feel like I owe my PS3 a bit of attention. Sure with live, I get achievements and points and all that but I really don't care TOO much about stuff like that.

I know that the PS3 has a more robust graphics processor, so I guess my main question is for my single player games, will the PS3 offer any improvement in graphics and smoothness in frame rates, or is it just more a tossup of what system I prefer?

MysticSpade
08-15-2009, 06:34 PM
in reality there will most likely be no difference in terms or representation UNLESS you're playing a port. a good example would be Orange Box on 360/PS3 the ps3 version runs at half the frames and looks watered down in terms of graphics.

PS3 with actual SONY games you will see better quality in terms of graphics because they know how to use the product. but for the most part most games will ultimately look the same on PS3/360.

i do not own a ps3 just because everything i play i can get on my 360. but if your 360 is your multiplayer haven. Then i would definitely get my singleplayer fix on my ps3.

Q
08-16-2009, 01:30 AM
So other than a few exclusives and no RRoD the only thing that the PS3 has to offer is a strong case of buyer's remorse?

Lynk Former
08-16-2009, 04:18 AM
RRoD used to be an issue with the 360, but now it's a thing of the past.

In terms of multiplatform games for the PS3, I personally stay away from buying them for the PS3. They all play a lot better on the 360 to begin with even if one or two of them may have extra content for their PS3 version.

The only PS3 games I do have are PS3 exclusive games...

LittleBigPlanet
Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Valkyria Chronicles

It's a short list, but I do have 20something blurays... and that has been the best part of the PS3 for me (aside from the fact that I got it for free)...

MrWally
08-16-2009, 10:36 AM
How did you manage getting a PS3 for free?

Lynk Former
08-16-2009, 10:48 AM
How did you manage getting a PS3 for free?
Bought a Sony Bravia... came for free :D

On the other hand, I actually did go out and buy myself an Xbox 360 Elite... but I only bought one because there was a deal where you got 4 games with it. The LEGO Indy + Kung Fu Panda double pack as well as Halo 3 and Mass Effect... was a really good deal I couldn't pass up.

swphreak
08-16-2009, 06:54 PM
The big difference I see between 360 and PS3 is that PS3 games can require hard drive installs.

Lynk Former
08-17-2009, 12:22 AM
Another thing about the PS3 is that everything requires "installing"... you download anything, whether it it's a demo, full psn game or an add-on for a game and it needs to be installed. So not only do you have to wait for it to download, but then you have to actually wait for your PS3 to install the damn thing as well.

There are quite a few other quirks the PS3 has that the 360 is a lot better with.

jon_hill987
08-17-2009, 04:03 AM
I think Batman: AA is one to get on the PC if only for the PhysX support. I put my old 8800GT back in my PC as a dedicated PhysX card alongside the GTX275 that replaced it at the weekend just to see what it is like on high. It looks amazing when all the papers that littler the floor flutter up as you spin around to bash in someone's head and how steam parts as you walk through it.

IG-64
08-18-2009, 08:01 PM
RRoD used to be an issue with the 360, but now it's a thing of the past.

http://xbox360.ign.com/articles/101/1014486p1.html

Also, why is it amusing to me that the PS3 slim is actually wider on one side?

The Seeker
08-18-2009, 09:49 PM
Kinda funny. Just yesterday my X360 got the red rings and I'm sending it off for repairs tomorrow. Guess that makes my arkham asylum decision an easy one. Way to go Microsoft. :D

Lynk Former
08-19-2009, 02:46 AM
@ IG-64: Yeah I saw that. So far my 360 is still alive.... which is all that matters XD who cares about everyone elses lol.

jon_hill987
08-19-2009, 03:58 AM
Kinda funny. Just yesterday my X360 got the red rings and I'm sending it off for repairs tomorrow. Guess that makes my arkham asylum decision an easy one. Way to go Microsoft. :D

You are getting it on PC then I take it.

The Seeker
08-19-2009, 02:20 PM
You are getting it on PC then I take it.

Nah, I played the demo on PC and it just feels like a Port. Controls are all weird and not customizable. Plus, it's for my lil bros to play too and they don't get a turn on my gaming rig ;)

Looks like Sony wins this round.

jon_hill987
08-20-2009, 06:08 AM
my lil bros don't get a turn on my gaming rig.

A wise decision.

TiE23
08-20-2009, 11:41 AM
Pfft, you ran out of choices. A crappy PC port, the inevitable RROD... your PS3 lucked out. Because there is basically never an incentive to choose a PS3 version over a 360 version. Usually graphics or the frame-rate are slightly worse.

It's a rarity for Sony when looking at the exclusive Joker bullsh*t that they have a multi-platform game with any kind of positives on their console.

No one has voice chat at all. Load times. Game installs. No music options. Less robust community. System updates that clock in the tens-of-minutes to get. The terrible joke that is Home. No cross-game invites. No achievements. Usually people have fewer friends on their PS3 than on their 360. The feeling of pity that you get that makes you feel obliged to get a PS3 version of a game every once in a while to make you not feel so bad for how you may have paid over $600 for two years ago for a console that you play probably twice a week.

Though, I'll probably be picking up a PS3 at some point just to get my hands on The Last Guardian, you know, when that comes out in like three years or so.

The Seeker
08-20-2009, 08:53 PM
Yeah, my previous console had been a PS2 which I had nothing but love for so when upgrade time came, I thought PS3 was the right choice. But after I got tired of Ratchet and Clank, and really felt no desire for any of the other PS3 exclusives, it's basically just a rockband platform/blueray player. It's definitely getting Arkham Asylum by sheer luck alone. But even so, no matter how great the X360 is, it can't compete with a working console when it's friggin broken.

Well played Sony. By sheer lack of options, you win. :D

GeneralPloKoon
08-23-2009, 12:53 AM
Well I have a 360 and USED to love it...the PS3 has Ratchet and Clank....nuff said. Without Live, there is only a handful of good single player games that dont depend on online play or online content. The PS3 also has MGS4, Uncharted(1&2), oh, and NO RRoD!

Lynk Former
08-23-2009, 01:10 AM
Agreed, the biggest thing the 360 has is Live, but it also has some pretty big exclusives to counter the exclusives the PS3 has.

GeneralPloKoon
08-23-2009, 01:39 AM
Indeed, but some exclusives dont last. MGS is heading to the 360, Bioshock went to the PS3 and some others, but Sony has some great developers at the fingertips like Naughty Dog, Insomniac games, and Sucker Punch.

Lynk Former
08-23-2009, 01:42 AM
...and so does Microsoft.

GeneralPloKoon
08-23-2009, 01:45 AM
Indeed....but Rare could be doing a lot better!

Lynk Former
08-23-2009, 02:19 AM
Agreed, but then Rare was gutted around the time after Perfect Dark (the original for N64) was released and it never recovered after that... and even Rare being nowhere near 100%, Microsoft is still doing pretty well for itself on the exclusive front.

In fact, all 3 home console platforms are.

TiE23
08-23-2009, 04:57 PM
Hey... the new Banjo-Kazooie game is pretty cool if you give it a chance... building vehicles is fun... : |

Lynk Former
08-24-2009, 12:14 AM
Hey... the new Banjo-Kazooie game is pretty cool if you give it a chance... building vehicles is fun... : |
Why must you turn this forum into a house of denial?

Darth Groovy
08-24-2009, 05:01 AM
I have been a PS3 owner for about 2 years now. Honestly I can't say it's a bad system. I bought a refurbished 60GB PS3 which thankfully has all the backwards compatibility so I have been blessed with being able to pick up old classics for the PS ONE and PS2 and enjoy them again. The hard drive automatically partitions itself into PS ONE and PS2 storage units so memory cards are totally not necessary. I have been able to play old classics such as Half Life, Silent Hill, X-Files, God of War, God of War 2, Killzone, and The Phantom Menace with no problems at all. In fact there is an upscaler feature which makes the graphics of those old games seem a little less grainy. As far as new games go? Well the only ones that really impressed me so far were Uncharted: Drakes Fortune, Killzone 2, Heavenly Sword, Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, and INFamous. As far as graphical comparisons between PS3 and 360, I personally feel is all smoke and mirrors. Lets face it. The graphical pinnacle for video games right now is 1080P IF you have an HDTV to display such a thing. In fact if you have a TV that is less than 42" you might as well just leave this thread. Both PS3 and 360 are perfectly capable of running games at 1080P as long as the game itself allows it, and you have the correct connection cables. I am talking about HDMI cables. One good side to the PS3 is that all of the wireless functionality is built in. Yeah it has blu-ray technology which I use on almost a daily basis. The 360, does not have all that stuff packed in and will nickel and dime you to death depending on what you want to do. If you have a wireless internet connection, you have to spend $99.99 on a ****ing antenna which I feel is absolute corporate bull****. If you are lucky like I was, you can snag a used one from GameStop for $69.99. Also the fail rate on a 360 will never be forgiven. At one point I was sending out about 50% of the xbox 360s I sold to the warehouse due to the red ring of death issue. At one point the red ring of death issue was so out of control, that GameStop ceased giving out extended warranties for that system. Sad right? When the 360 works, it is an amazing piece of entertainment for anyone of any age. However even I am on my second 360, while my PS3 chugs along just fine. The downside to PS3....updates....constantly. When you update your 360 it is very fast and simple. When your ps3 updates you must first download the update which takes waaaaaaaaaaay too long. Then you have to go and select and install it. It is a royal pain in the ass. Metal Gear Solid 4 had about a half hour of install time before i could play the damn game. I fell asleep and forgot about it...

Moral of the story, neither machine is better than the other. I always tell my customers, to look at the games in the library for each system and make your decision based on that.

DarthDie
08-24-2009, 05:13 PM
^ Word. Replacing words where needed that also is my opinion on operating systems.

Lynk Former
08-25-2009, 12:56 AM
@ Groov: If you post another wall of text like that again, I'll ban you *points*

What everyone should do is rob a bank, buy a PS3, 360 and Wii and enjoy the many exclusives on each system :p