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Far Cry 3 Face-Off Between the 360 & PS3 (Eurogamer)

#1iPr0kkaFTWPosted 12/2/2012 5:13:40 PM(edited)
http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/digitalfoundry-far-cry-3-face-off

Note the PS3 version has a mandatory 6.2GB installation.

RESOLUTION
360 - 1280 by 704
PS3 - 1274 by 702

Not much of a difference to b**** about however both versions are not running at full 720p.

PERFORMANCE
360 - 25FPS avg.
PS3 - 22-23FPS avg. (usually 2-3 frames behind 360)

Both versions struggle to run 30FPS or maintain a stable framerate given the epic scope of the game. The framerate can become very sluggish during cutscenes (15FPS on the PS3, 20FPS on 360). Both the 360 and PS3 also suffer severe screen tearing.

GRAPHICS
360 - Superior shadowing, SSAO
PS3 - Superior texture filtering, lighting

Surely a debated issue when it comes to which version looks better. I have carefully analyzed screenshots between the two versions and noted each platform's superiority. The 360 version has superior shadowing and SSAO (or shadows on objects) whereas the PS3 version has superior texture filtering (sharper detailed textures) and lighting.

I will say that the PS3 suffers from really bad shadow dithering whereas 360 experiences odd triangle culling (noticeable during gameplay). When it comes down to which version has graphics issues it's the PS3 version due to the shadow dithering which is very prevalent. I don't mind having blurry textures over bad looking shadows.

360's superior shadowing/SSAO:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161603
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161287

PS3's superior texture filtering/lighting:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161291
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161605
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161610

PS3's horrible shadow dithering:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161607

PS3's slow loading vegetation:
http://screenshotcomparison.com/comparison/161613


Which version of the two you should pick is totally contingent on your part. All in all Far Cry 3 is one of the best games of 2012 and you should absolutely play it no matter which version you are going to play it on.
#2youwiththefacePosted 12/2/2012 5:08:16 PM
360 - 1280 by 704
PS3 - 1274 by 702


ps3 pre order canceled. step your game up ubi.
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#3crazyman32Posted 12/2/2012 5:10:27 PM
I am getting it for PS3 and it's been on my wanted list for months.
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#4DocDeliciousPosted 12/2/2012 5:23:58 PM
youwiththeface posted...
360 - 1280 by 704
PS3 - 1274 by 702


ps3 pre order canceled. step your game up ubi.


Seriously?
You're not going to play a game because of its resolution?
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#5Pereb27Posted 12/2/2012 5:25:29 PM
DocDelicious posted...
youwiththeface posted...
360 - 1280 by 704
PS3 - 1274 by 702


ps3 pre order canceled. step your game up ubi.


Seriously?
You're not going to play a game because of its resolution?


He's obviously joking.

Now 22-23 FPS is a problem. It should be 24 at least.
#6Devilman_AmonPosted 12/2/2012 5:25:40 PM
DocDelicious posted...
youwiththeface posted...
360 - 1280 by 704
PS3 - 1274 by 702


ps3 pre order canceled. step your game up ubi.


Seriously?
You're not going to play a game because of its resolution?


not sure if he's serious. Probably a mock on the topic
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#7Zwei79Posted 12/2/2012 5:27:29 PM
Only super nerds would notice the difference

I'm still buying the game on Tuesday
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#8DocDeliciousPosted 12/2/2012 5:27:43 PM
Devilman_Amon posted...
Probably a mock on the topic


God I hope so lol.

FC3 is already shaping up to be one of the best open-world games this Gen and it would be a shame to skip it because of such an inconsequential issue.
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#9piazzapimper313Posted 12/2/2012 5:45:04 PM
22-23 fps? Thats really bad. like awful.

Games that struggle to keep 30 fps really annoy me because i can easily see a dip, 22 fps?

I honestly dont think i could play that game
#10InterzoneMantraPosted 12/2/2012 5:48:59 PM
man the console version looks like ass compared to the pc.