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I agree with FF13 looking better but you really can't compare the engines.

FF13 is more "instanced" (best way I can describe it) which keeps resource usage down.

To me the Final Fantasy series has turned into the Myst of RPG's.

I would place the Witcher 2 up there in terms of graphics currently. Would love a list of games people would consider having better graphics.

To op, don't forget there are books (which the game is based on).
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Originally Posted by Paratrooper1n0 View Post
There is a game on the PS3 called Final Fantasy XIII.
I have a feeling I know where this is going.

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It looks better than The Witcher 2 hands down and does not require as much resources.
I'd like to think you know what you're talking about based on your computer specs, but this statement is silly. A video game isn't a web browser. You want a game to utilize all the resources it can. If Witcher 2 isn't using as much processor (GPU/CPU) and memory as it can, the game isn't going to run at its potential. I want to see 99% utilization of CPU and GPU. Unlike a web browser, game developers do not (or certainly should not) create games with the expectations that users are running multiple memory and processor intensive applications in the background or foreground. I spent a lot of money in the hardware of my PC. I expect the new games I play to prove the money was worth it. Witcher 2 does that exceptionally.

Poorly coded? Try Dragon Age 2 at release. Witcher 2 was spectacular at release. Load times are the quickest I've seen from any PC game in ages with this level of graphics. Average load times for me is probably 3 seconds. Overall the game performs better than many other graphically intensive titles. What this says to me is the engine is amazingly coded. It's utilizing my hardware perfectly. How else would you explain slow load times of Dragon Age 2, a game easily not half as good looking as Witcher 2. My entire play through of Witcher 2 I never crashed once. Of course, you may need updated drivers. I had to tweak my Nvidia drivers to get proper FPS for SLI. Nothing a future Nvidia/AMD driver update in future won't fix. PC games are rarely released at optimal performance, they're at the mercy of driver updates from Nvidia/AMD.

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There are many games that require less resources that look better (textures, draw distance).
A massive amount of reviews disagree with you. Just about every professional and user review of this game on MetaCritic hails its graphics as the best available on PC. I've played all the major PC releases in the last couple years. None have the insane attention to detail Witcher 2 has. You have actually played the game beyond the prologue, right?

Also - Final Fantasy 13? There isn't a console game in existence that can compare to Witcher 2. It's not the game's fault, the current generation of consoles are simply limited by their outdated hardware. If I had to name a console game that truly pushes the platform to its max, Uncharted 2 is it.

Watch at 1080p:


Couldn't find many FFXIII game play videos, but here's 720p:


One word - textures. Worlds apart. Of course there's a dozen things, such as shadows, that make Witcher 2 better -- but textures are really what sets consoles apart from today's PC games.

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Oh and the A.I. needs another $10 mil improvement. You really see where the company put that 8 mil. If they spent more $ the coding could of been better as to not require as many resources as it does, make it look a little better and make the A.I. not suck.
You're playing on hard, right? I thought the enemy A.I. was quite good, certainly better than any recent RPGs I can remember. I will say the friendly A.I. has some bugs.. can't count the number of times that dummy Roche stood afar swinging at the air while I took on 5 enemies by myself. This is only excusable because, unlike Dragon Age 2, your allies' combat damage doesn't really amount to much anyway (at least on hard).

Aside from the goofy friendly A.I., which may be fixed by patches, my only real fault with Witcher 2 is the brevity and awkward pacing of chapter 3, relative to the earlier chapters. If chapter 3 was instead chapter 4, and there was another chapter for chapter 3, that was as long as chapter 1 or chapter 2, Witcher 2 would have been damn near perfect. Nonetheless, the game is certainly 9/10 and is onpar to me with Mass Effect 2.
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