Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 15 Jun 2009.
Nice link VipersGratitude what a game.
Never mind the PS 2, look at some early and late games for the original PS.
It's possible to push hardware to crazy levels. I've seen a guy get Doom 3 to work (fluidly) on a Voodoo 2. The point is it gets increasingly more difficult to get set levels of improvements from the same hardware.
To look at it another way, if you took even a simple room in UE3, with no graphical trickery or special effects, and tried to recreate it perfectly in Quake 2, the engine (and the hardware powering it) would fall over and die. All the super-computers in the world couldn't make the Quake 2 engine display soft lighting like the UE3 engine can. It's the software, not the hardware, that often dictates what's possible graphics wise.
Perfect example: Crysis on Low looks the same as Far Cry did on High, but runs smoother on the same hardware.
Rock Band 1 + 2
Battlefield: Bad Company (Didn't like it myself but has a high metacritic score)
not enough high quality titles for you to believe then?
Its all crap, the games are only as good as the programming in them. While hardware platforms differ the game is only as good as the coding that made it. Sorry there is some stunning games out there, but a lot of them run like crap. Crysis for one, give it 4-5 years down the line and it will still play like a dog. its like a massive SUV with an blotted engine and structure that drinks power because it doesnt know what efficence is.
One game I have always admired more than any other game so far is Half Life 2, for the games age its still looks good and it runs very good on a wide range of PC specs. Thats how to make a game in my view. I honestly cant wait for HL2 Ep3 cause the way Value are shutup tight about the engine for the game has me excited.
EA Publisher - Crap and interfering, same for activision.
Studios working for EA = Mixed, some good and some bad.
"One game I have always admired more than any other game so far is Half Life 2, for the games age its still looks good and it runs very good on a wide range of PC specs. Thats how to make a game in my view."
Also works out of the box on Wine (very nicely in fact) in GNU/Linux unlike most EA DRM-ridden s***...
I'll say one thing to this. Crysis. I have a theory that the reason the game is so "demanding" on systems (come on, the graphics are GOOD but not that good) is that it's been badly written. The same was true of Far Cry and you could see it. The game was held together with duct tape ffs.
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