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Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 10:46:24 GMT
"Also I'd like to add FC3, BF3 look crap on console. My housemate has them both on 360 nd they look tosh compared to my PC. Especially FC3"

Only by comparison though, they are in no way bad looking games on 360.

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Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 10:52:41 GMT
Wow thats gonna be expensive!

Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 10:54:38 GMT
Nessy is right - to an extent.

Obviously consoles don't have many processes running, just the game. This means lower powered hardware can do some incredible things.

However, I wouldn't expect PS4 and 720 to have games that look on par with or better than PC games for a while. Look at the launch titles for 360 and PS3. As an example, both Perfect Dark Zero and Resistance Fall of Man looked and played like high res PS2 titles. Give it a couple of years and things will catch up but by then PC's will have improved two fold. I reckon I'll have to upgrade my video card in maybe 2-4 years, and perhaps add another 4gb of ram.

I'm not too fussed though. PC is pretty much constrained to the same lifecycle in terms of graphical improvement, but there are also boundary pushers. About this time next year we have Total War: Rome 2 coming out which, I guarantee, will blow ANYTHING away in the graphics and gameplay departments.

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Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 10:58:55 GMT
"we have Total War: Rome 2 coming out which, I guarantee, will blow ANYTHING away in the graphics and gameplay departments"

And Crysis 3, thats supposed to be a system melter!

Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 11:01:24 GMT
I promise you this now, Rome 2 will look far more impressive.

I'm literally ecstatic. Total War is probably my favourite series ever, and Rome is my favourite game (must have clocked at least 5-600 hours and have been playing it since the age of 13). I'm inevitably going to be a bit disappointed because Rome is on this pedestal, but I'd be surprised if it gets anything less than 90% in reviews.

Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 11:03:25 GMT
Bunga says:
I read on Kotaku yesterday that the folks behind Total War have got the Warhammer Fantasy license. YES.

Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 11:03:48 GMT
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Kurt says:
I'd like to add I will be getting then new Xbox and hope it's as good as everyone hopes as most of my friends game on consoles and thats what theyre there for, fun with mates.

I don't disagree that what the consoles do. I think its nothing more than remarkable how they even get the current crop of games running on them. A good statement for this is Crysis. Remember the whole 'Can it run Crysis' saga? Then a few years later they manage to run it on Xbox, yes it looked not as good, but the whole point is it did hence the pi55 take cheevo saying 'can it run Crysis'.

I do prefer my Pc though and stand with my point saying there leaps ahead of consoles but I do agree consoles are good at what they do. The next gen is a good thing for all, console gaming and PC gaming alike.

Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 11:05:35 GMT
I heard mixed reports about the Warhammer strategy games a few years back. I think they were much more enjoyable if you played tabletop or enjoyed the lore, but didn't stand up on their own so well.

Will be interested to see what they'll do with the license.

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Bunga says:
@ Mozza - yeah, I think that probably is the case. I used to collect and play when I was younger (albeit it was Warhammer 40K, not Fantasy) but I've found the Dawn of War games pretty meh really.

I'm excited at the prospect of the Total War fellas getting a bash at the fantasy franchise. One of my favourite games ever was Dark Omen. For me, that was and still is the best game adaptation of the tabletop game. The thought of the controls of Total War, pausing of battles, tactical placement of units at the start of battle etc. but on a new graphics engine, makes me really excited.

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Posted on 7 Dec 2012, 11:15:05 GMT
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Except that Nintendo's console, no doubt cheaper to develop for, won't shift 3rd party games except for launch titles or major JRPGs.

I'm sort of dreading the next gen. At the moment I have a kick ass, high end rig that absolutely crunches any game you throw at it (even Far Cry 3 on ultra) but it's not simply the graphical leap that may be incoming, it's the console exclusives that will entice me. Although when it comes down to it, the only console games I REALLY would have missed out on this gen would have been the Uncharted series and Red Dead Redemption. Everything else I could have definitely lived without.

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JOURNEY

Damn, that was it. Journey. What an incredible piece of art.

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In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012, 12:01:36 GMT
Wodawick says:
On point A, most of those games are mainly casual games with no depth & less lifespan, In my view it's a completely different market, angry birds & it's ilk should not be classed in the same category as proper mainstream games at least not by any self respecting gamer.

Point B, Consoles do benefit from the uniformity of the respective systems meaning a better degree of optimization can be attained then on PC but just because developers can optimize to a higher degree does not necessarily mean they do especially at the beginning of a consoles lifetime plenty of games on the consoles are now released in very poor states & fixed later in patches.

On point C, you are over playing the piracy card here IMO, the main reason companies are pulling out of producing for PC is that console games make more money plain & simple, Piracy is banded about as an excuse far to often by lazy dev's & to be honest those lazy dev's probably only did poor ports of console games anyway.

Another thing you don't take into account that means my PC will never be an expensive paperweight as you put it, is modding which over the years has kept PC gaming alive & fresh, almost any game that comes out on PC can & has been modded by it's community extending the lifespan of said games exponentially even in some case propelling old games to the top of games charts just look at what DayZ has done for sales of Arm 2

In reply to an earlier post on 7 Dec 2012, 12:15:27 GMT
Bunga says:
"including Half Life 3 at launch (Valve have been waiting on new console hardware imo)."

It would be nice to see the ageing Source engine give way to something new (probably imaginitively named Source 2!). They've done wonders with that engine with pretty constant and marked improvements with each title they release but - give me HL3 with new shiny's PLZ.

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