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Looks fine on both versions to me. Obvious differences but whatever.
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Originally Posted by motsm View Post

This isn't about the E3 footage, they showed footage in late January of this year that was claimed to be on a PS3, and it still had the lighting intact.

Maybe it was. I'm watching play-throughs now and I can honestly say for a game running on an almost decade old console, the game looks beautiful. The developers may have tweaked the lighting in that beginning stage, but i've seen other dark stages with players using the torch, and the lighting effect is similar.

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Originally Posted by motsm View Post

This isn't about the E3 footage, they showed footage in late January of this year that was claimed to be on a PS3, and it still had the lighting intact.

You got a link for that?
    
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You got a link for that?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3MdOBH-jDc&t

Beyond that, apparently the game was played by fans at TGS (I believe) on PS3's. All of the info is in the two Neogaf threads, but they are so massive at this point, all the details may be hard to find.
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I really wanna sympathize with console players. I can't though. There's this mental block in my head that always tells me that everything bad that happens to console games is well-deserved. I know I have a problem. Help me someone, please. biggrin.gif

In b4 the PC master race jazz. Honestly the PC is pretty much master race lol.
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surely not. but i assume they dumbed down the graphics so in a year they can roll it out on xbone and ps4 with the pc graphics to cash in for a second time

Or do a Tomb Raider and up the visuals over the PC counterpart rolleyes.gif That still annoys me to this day.
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Originally Posted by keikei View Post

Maybe it was. I'm watching play-throughs now and I can honestly say for a game running on an almost decade old console, the game looks beautiful. The developers may have tweaked the lighting in that beginning stage, but i've seen other dark stages with players using the torch, and the lighting effect is similar.

Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)

I played the Alpha/Beta Multiplayer test, looked great, I actually said to myself "Wow they've really improved the graphics" However I dont remember it looking this bad as the retail version is now, from the video I saw a decrease in ligthing and visual effects, some things looked a bit washed out too but maybe If I pl;ay it I'd be able to tell better.
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Originally Posted by h2spartan View Post

The truth is, they don't want to have to show a demo running on a lesser/weaker system because the appearance would affect sales.

Duh? Since when was it the job of the game dev team to spout the obvious common sense that they're going to be showing off their product in the best possible light?

Here is a note to take away from this, and to lead you to glory in the rest of all your life's doings: Legacy hardware will have legacy graphics and legacy performance. If you want things to look the best possible, and perform the best possible, you need to have the latest hardware. There are instances where you can use older hardware on a brand new game and still get optimal graphics, but those examples are normally few and usually don't relate to games that are designing around good looking graphics.

Hopefully this campaign, like every other campaign, ends up being ignored after a few days as the waste of time it is.
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Finally console gamers get a taste of what PC gamers have to go through when we have to settle for downgraded graphics when games are created for consoles, and then directly ported over to PC with no regard for the fact that PC's are faster than consoles.
     
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I had a hard time telling which was the better footage :/
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