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25-08-2005, 04:32 PM
I've been looking at a few screenshots and videos of the games for the 360 and ps3 :o~:-o~:eek: in for some fun methinks.
Most impressive so far for me has to be the in-game video shots i've seen of ghost recon, seriously realistic! Also the new F1 game for the PS3 looks http://www.avtalk.co.uk/forum/images/smiley_icons/censored.gif hot, very realistic crashes, which if anyone else has played the current versions, is something that tends to happen a lot when you're playing the career modes so at least they've made it more interesting.
Anyone seen anything else that looks like it will soak up hours of your life?
25-08-2005, 04:38 PM
On the PS3 King Kong & Alan Wake look amazing!! :o~:-o~:eek:
Have not been really checking the 360 movies...
http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/alanwake/media.html?gcst= (http://www.gamespot.com/ps3/action/alanwake/media.html?gcst=alanwake_om_mul_062105.asx) alanwake_om_mul_062105.asx
Plenty of the new games look stunning:-
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http://www.eurogamer.net/archive.php?platform=ps3&type=g (http://www.eurogamer.net/archive.php?platform=ps3&type=gallery&sort=reverse chrono) allery&sort=reversechrono
25-08-2005, 04:43 PM
Trouble is it means buying (for me at least) a new TV to make them look the best
25-08-2005, 04:44 PM
The PS3 stuff isn't in-game (yet). Since the hardware doesn't (technically) exist, it's all based on theoretical performance. Going from Sony's track record of hype and claims, I'm not holding my breath :roll: I'd love to see it do that kind of detail in-game but I don't see it happening - especially at their claimed 2 x 1920x1080p resolution :o~:-o~:eek:
Some Xbox360 games are looking great but tbh still a little disappointing. I expected a bigger leap. Ghost Recon, PGR3, and Perfect Dark Zero all look great though :bow:
25-08-2005, 11:10 PM
Whilst I do agree that a lot of games will benefit greatly from the better graphics and physical simulations that the new machines will showcase, it's the actual gameplay that I'm interested in.
Where are the games with much more realistic and expanded AI? How about being able to have a conversation with a games character? A character that has a personality that stretches beyond merely trying to kill you or fight along with you? How about a control device that's more natural for 3D movement of a human being moving through a virtual world?
These are the things I'm looking forward to the most, but I suspect it's going to be quite a while before any of this gets focused on as much as graphics rendering power. This stuff is incredibly complicated and really needs a lot of research, and it's going to be much more difficult to implement than detailed graphics.
Yes, I am as excited as anyone about the new batch of machines - they're going to be great - and I'll no doubt eventually end up getting all of them. They'll have some killer games, just as all the current machines do. I just wish that eventually the USPs would be shifted into the things that make up the game and the interactivity, not just the way it looks.
26-08-2005, 12:18 PM
Don't worry mate, I'm sure they'll be backwards compatible with your dance mat. 8)~8-)~:cool:
26-08-2005, 12:33 PM
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On the PS3 King Kong & Alan Wake look amazing!
You may be amazed to find that all media released for King Kong so far is actually showing off the current generation incarnations. Michel Ancel really knows how to get the best out of something. He's certainly one of the western world's best game designers (shame on anyone who doesn't own Beyond Good & Evil). He's honestly the main reason that Kong is a movie-game tie in I actually feel safe looking forward to.
It's not really so surprising that the PS2 and Xbox are really showing off their best abilities in their final years. The follow up to Ico, Shadow of the Colossus (aka Wanda & the Colossus in Europe) on the PS2, is quite simply stunning to behold. You can look at a lot of new and forthcoming games on the current consoles and honestly question whether the next gen is arriving too soon.
R-Lench is right on the money when it comes to the PS3. Everything shown so far have all been tech demos that merely estimate what they believe the console's performance should deliver, and if we go by Sony's beliefs one need only cast their minds back to the boast they made that the PS2 would deliver 'Toy Story like' in game graphics with even George Lucas claming the console would be as powerful as some of the post production tools used on Phantom Menace. It was just madness. Great console (in the end once the good games appeared), but a whole lot of hype about that bloody ‘emotion engine' at the start nevertheless. Since Sony have still not even finalised the hardware spec of the PS3 yet some might deem it little more than vapourware at this moment in time.
With the 360, right now Project Gotham Racing 3 is certainly looking gorgeous - especially if you've seen the 720p trailers floating around out there online. Of course, it's still Metropolis Street Racer/PGR at the end of the day. I want it, and will certainly buy it with the console, but it's not going to deliver much that feels new.
Elder Scrolls: Oblivion is looking very nice and will be hideously time consuming.
God's gift to the dying art of innovative gaming in the modern world (Tetsuya Mizuguchi) is busying himself with Ninety-Nine Nights on the 360 which is my most anticipated game on the console. It's still unknown at this time precisely when it will be released, but it's looking superb.
I'm not at all convinced that Rare have anything decent to offer with Kameo and Perfect Dark, but on the fps front Call of Duty 2 is looking nice. The clincher on that would be the offer of co-op play over Xbox Live which Activision have yet to confirm.
‘Gears of War' looks to be one of the 360s first real AAA fps titles mind you, and a strong challenge to Halo3 whenever the hell that arrives. All that has been shown off so far was running on underpowered Mac G5 hardware so the claim is it will look better than what we can currently see in the trailers and videos, but honestly if it looks about the same it is still very impressive. Should be out by next summer.
I've got a 360 premium bundle pre-ordered (the cheaper pack is a rip off to everyone quite frankly) but whether I stick with it and get one at launch I don't know. I've not felt compelled to buy any console at launch in the last decade except for the Sega Dreamcast and my feelings of wanting a 360 this side of Christmas are mixed.
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