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Fallout 3 looks worst on PS3

Fallout 3 looks worst on PS3

Fallout 3, according to early reviews, looks best on the PC, OK on the Xbox 360 and worst on the PlayStation 3.

According to an exclusive review in PSM3 magazine, the PlayStation 3 version of Fallout 3 is the least impressive visually of all the different versions of the game.

In their exclusive review of the game, PSM3 mentions that the "The PS3 version compares poorly to its Xbox and PC counterparts," which is news that should certainly keep PC gamers smiling a bit about this important title. Not only was it first pirated on consoles almost a month in advance of the release, but it also plays and looks best on a non-console platform.

PSM3 magazine has since tried to calm down PlayStation 3 owners who might be disappointed by the news by clarifying their comments and promising that it won't impact on the game experience in anyway.

The magazine says that the PC version of the game is the best looking and that it is "gorgeous", that the Xbox 360 version has textures that are "noticeably rougher" and that the PS3 version looks the same as the Xbox 360 but with slightly jaggier and rougher objects in the distance.

On the PlayStation 3, the magazine claims that the textures are also muddier and the framerate for the game is noticeably choppier than on the other platforms - especially during certain end-game story missions.

"If you're bothered by a slightly inferior frame rate and fractionally blurrier textures, then perhaps, yes, you'd best buy the Xbox version," admits the mag, though that does apparently "leave the rest of us to enjoy an almost-identical, equally brilliant, game on PS3."

Are you planning on picking up Fallout 3? Check out our hands-on Fallout 3 preview or our interview with Bethesda's Pete Hines for more information, then let us know what you think in the forums.

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cjoyce1980 23rd October 2008, 11:47 Quote
..........................just waiting for fanboy comments
liratheal 23rd October 2008, 11:47 Quote
surprised? a little.

Happy? Hell yes. Pc forever <3
shigllgetcha 23rd October 2008, 11:50 Quote
title seems abit of an exageration

i heard that porting pc to 360 or vise versa is pretty simple, guess its just harder to port pc/360 to PS3.

360 game sales are generally higher anyway, i would say its fair to say this was taken into account in alotting time to porting
mclean007 23rd October 2008, 11:55 Quote
Seems odd - the graphical horsepower of the PS3 should be sufficient at least to keep pace with the X360, if not beat it. Sounds like the optimisation efforts were focused on the X360/PC versions, which I guess makes sense - the hardware similarities mean that optimisation work for the two platforms may be similar, whereas the PS3 is so architecturally different that it would have required s separate approach.

Still, I'm sure it will look more than acceptable on PS3, and (hopefully) the storyline and gameplay will be sufficient to guarantee its place alongside Fallout 1&2 as a classic, irrespective of whether it really makes the most of the graphical hardware on all platforms.
goafreak 23rd October 2008, 12:20 Quote
Just wondering why Sony doesn't support game studios to optimize their games for the PS3. I'm really thinking of buying a PS3 (although I have a decent PC and a XBox360), but currently I can't see any outstanding game experience (maybe except MGS4) that could really convince me to.
News like that a bad for Sony, and although I'm not a PS3 owner currently, I feel sorry for Sony to hear that their console is not offering the same good game experience as a PC or an XBox....
shigllgetcha 23rd October 2008, 12:37 Quote
horsepower is no use if its to hard to program.
all the potential in the world is no use if no one is ready to spend the extra time to make the most of it

i have a 360 and am interested in buying a ps3 but i really cant see any reason a the mo
Crunch77 23rd October 2008, 12:42 Quote
I don't think this comes as much of a surprise to most people.

mclean007, It seems you've mixed up ps3 and xbox360 :)
Veles 23rd October 2008, 12:45 Quote
A little surprised that the PS3 version is the worst looking, not surprised the PC version is the best looking (so long as you have good enough hardware of course). Morrowind looked nicer on the PC, as did Oblivion, plus you could tweak the files to make it look even better with Oblivion.
DougEdey 23rd October 2008, 12:48 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by goafreak
Just wondering why Sony doesn't support game studios to optimize their games for the PS3.

They do. Game studios have to ask for help.
kosch 23rd October 2008, 13:05 Quote
I got my PS3 for free the otherday with my mobile phone upgrade and was toying with the idea of getting it for the PS3 but I think I'll just stick with the PC version as I'm still having problems getting use to not using a mouse and a keyboard!
Zeus-Nolan 23rd October 2008, 13:06 Quote
Well i suppose its expected but they made oblivion look better and run better on the ps3 compaired to the 360 but that might be that they had more time, but come on as long as it doesn't look like a really low end pc then thats ok for me.
shigllgetcha 23rd October 2008, 13:20 Quote
the difference from reading the article seems really slight tbh
mclean007 23rd October 2008, 13:25 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Crunch77
mclean007, It seems you've mixed up ps3 and xbox360 :)
In what way?
mclean007 23rd October 2008, 13:27 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by goafreak
I'm really thinking of buying a PS3 (although I have a decent PC and a XBox360), but currently I can't see any outstanding game experience (maybe except MGS4) that could really convince me to.
WipEout HD?
johnnyboy700 23rd October 2008, 13:38 Quote
So, pirated on the consoles then... So much for the arguement that focusing on the X-Box and PS3 would cut down on piracy - eh Mr Blezinski ?
Teq 23rd October 2008, 13:54 Quote
I'm kind of glad this was pirated first on console, I really dislike the argument of not releasing a game of PC because of piracy, but back to the story in question - wasn't it a similar story with the Playstation vs Saturn? Very similar machines in capability terms, but the Playstation being much easier to develop for, eventually winning the war...
naokaji 23rd October 2008, 14:16 Quote
The ps3 is superior to the 360 in theory, but aslong as game devs dont make use of the capabilities it doesnt help to be better, anyway, pc forever.
talladega 23rd October 2008, 14:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyboy700
So, pirated on the consoles then... So much for the arguement that focusing on the X-Box and PS3 would cut down on piracy - eh Mr Blezinski ?
Game cannot be pirated for PS3. People have been able to back up the ISO's but its currently not possible to play them. 360 on the other hand is real easy to pirate.


Why do the news titles that are negative for PS3 always make it seem a billion times worse. If I wouldn't know better, by reading the title it would make me think the PS3 game plays like crap, which is not true. According to reviewers it's just barely worse than 360. If you have both systems then you get it on 360, but if you have just PS3 then its still worth getting. People always make it seem way worse than it really is and that if you only have PS3 then you shouldn't even get the game, while it's not true.

PS3 is much harder to develop for and has way different hardware architecture so if the game is designed on the 360 it is gonna be hard to port it to PS3 and make it run as good without spending extra time because it needs to be programmed much different.

Obviously the PS3 has just as much or more graphical abilities as 360 when you see games like MGS4, Uncharted, GT5P, and WipeoutHD.
DougEdey 23rd October 2008, 15:09 Quote
"real easy to pirate"?

You have to dissasemble,
place the DVD drive in a COMPATIBLE computer,
earth it,
boot from a floppy,
download information from your drive,
edit some hex.
flash the drive
put the drive back in the 360
Hope it all works.

download the ISO on your PC
burn the ISO
put it in the 360
Hope it works.

PC:

Download, play.
Lepermessiah 23rd October 2008, 15:21 Quote
man, I am glad I prefer quality, PC is the best bar none.
Veles 23rd October 2008, 15:59 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by johnnyboy700
So, pirated on the consoles then... So much for the arguement that focusing on the X-Box and PS3 would cut down on piracy - eh Mr Blezinski ?

We have gone over this in many other threads, it will still be pirated a lot more on the PC than the 360, no matter what platform it was pirated first on. Also, no-one ever denied there was console piracy.
devdevil85 23rd October 2008, 16:10 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
"real easy to pirate"?

You have to dissasemble,
place the DVD drive in a COMPATIBLE computer,
earth it,
boot from a floppy,
download information from your drive,
edit some hex.
flash the drive
put the drive back in the 360
Hope it all works.

download the ISO on your PC
burn the ISO
put it in the 360
Hope it works.
Considering my coworker can finish that process in about 20 minutes, it really is easy to pirate on a 360. It's also cost-justified. He hasn't had any problems with a couple of others he's modded either. Imagine what's going to happen to 360 piracy once you can start using your HDD to install/run games....

In regards to the PS3, until BR-burners and BR-discs become affordable (especially DL-BR's) PS3 piracy will remain non-existent.
supaste 23rd October 2008, 16:21 Quote
I preordered for the 360. I would have got it for the PC but my PC isn't up to scratch. My Xbox was free, I won it in a compertition :)
shigllgetcha 23rd October 2008, 17:13 Quote
intalling to HDD you still need the disk in the drive so i cant see it making a difference.

does using a pirated game/modding your 360 not mean you run the risk if your on live of getting banned?
naokaji 23rd October 2008, 17:16 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by DougEdey
"real easy to pirate"?

You have to dissasemble,
place the DVD drive in a COMPATIBLE computer,
earth it,
boot from a floppy,
download information from your drive,
edit some hex.
flash the drive
put the drive back in the 360
Hope it all works.

download the ISO on your PC
burn the ISO
put it in the 360
Hope it works.

PC:

Download, play.

Don't forget that you can buy premodded consoles so you can skip most of the steps you described.
nine07 23rd October 2008, 17:55 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by goafreak
Just wondering why Sony doesn't support game studios to optimize their games for the PS3. I'm really thinking of buying a PS3 (although I have a decent PC and a XBox360), but currently I can't see any outstanding game experience (maybe except MGS4) that could really convince me to.
News like that a bad for Sony, and although I'm not a PS3 owner currently, I feel sorry for Sony to hear that their console is not offering the same good game experience as a PC or an XBox....

Sony does support developers, and even Naughty Dog has started a program to assist developers with PS3 developement. There is only so much Sony can do. The console is a pain to develope for, everyone knows that, but if Bethesda doesn't consult with the "experts" (Naughty Dog/Sony) then they've only themselves to blame for a lacking PS3 version when so many other studios have finally grasped the architecture these days (EA, Infinity Ward, Square-Enix, ect..)

This will be a PC purchase for me. I made the mistake of buying Oblivion on Xbox 360 and missing out on the modder community for the game. Not saying the XBox version was bad (I loved it and still play it), just that a game of this magnitude points to a superior experience on a PC to me. Plus it saves me $10 on the price.


Bit off-topic but these days I find myself opting for the PC version of any multiplatform or 360/PC exclusive games.
Hustler 23rd October 2008, 18:09 Quote
Looks like that limited 256mb video ram for textures on the Ps3 is really punishing the developers.

I Always thought that the 360's unified 512mb would be much better in the long run.
devdevil85 23rd October 2008, 19:36 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler
Looks like that limited 256mb video ram for textures on the Ps3 is really punishing the developers.

I Always thought that the 360's unified 512mb would be much better in the long run.
http://hack5.blogspot.com/2008/07/exclusive-playstation-3s-ram-and-rsx.html
themax 23rd October 2008, 19:42 Quote
Sadly devdevil85, such an article will be discarded and go almost unnoticed until a bigger outlet picks it up and puts a little spin on it so that it gets more hits.
devdevil85 23rd October 2008, 20:21 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by themax
Sadly devdevil85, such an article will be discarded and go almost unnoticed until a bigger outlet picks it up and puts a little spin on it so that it gets more hits.
Should I find another article?
hodgy100 23rd October 2008, 21:53 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler
Looks like that limited 256mb video ram for textures on the Ps3 is really punishing the developers.

I Always thought that the 360's unified 512mb would be much better in the long run.

Someone obviously hasn't got a clue...
Hustler 23rd October 2008, 23:40 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by hodgy100
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Someone obviously hasn't got a clue...

Oh noze!!!!!...i haz bin bitch slapped by a Ps3 fanboy.
Zeus-Nolan 24th October 2008, 00:32 Quote
You do now that its got 256mb ram of its own and it can still take more from the other 256mb(up-to) ram used by the cell.
talladega 24th October 2008, 06:00 Quote
and that one of the 256mb of ram operates at 3.2Ghz
devdevil85 24th October 2008, 16:50 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Hustler
Quote:
Originally Posted by hodgy100
[
Someone obviously hasn't got a clue...

Oh noze!!!!!...i haz bin bitch slapped by a Ps3 fanboy.
How does this make him a PS3 fanboy? Because he has a different opinion on the matter than you do? Does that make me one, too?
DXR_13KE 28th October 2008, 01:02 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by devdevil85
In regards to the PS3, until BR-burners and BR-discs become affordable (especially DL-BR's) PS3 piracy will remain non-existent.

isn't it possible to boot games from the internal hard drive?
sandys 28th October 2008, 12:31 Quote
Not pirated PS3 games, you can launch Java games though and games bought through PSN.
talladega 28th October 2008, 19:52 Quote
ya ive seen some homebrew java games. havent tried them but sounds interesting

you cant pirate PSN games though. correct?
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