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chandoog
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(02-13-2013, 12:55 PM)
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Digital Foundry : Aliens Colonial Marines









- 360 version is sub HD. PS3 is 720p
- 360 runs at unlocked frame rate, PS3 at capped at 30.
- 360 has tearing (even tears during CG videos)
- PS3 has big drops and goes to 20 FPS during action
- PS3 and 360 lighting is same as Lowest on PC.


In the final call, it's hard to recommend either console release, but at a push we find the 360 one marginally more playable due to it holding above 30FPS through thick and thin. The PS3 version offers certain advantages in the image quality department, such as running at the full 720p framebuffer, as opposed to the 360's softer sub-HD output, but when the frame-rate drops for Sony's console it's ultimately even more of a distraction.

Last edited by chandoog; 02-13-2013 at 01:17 PM.
Insane Metal
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(02-13-2013, 12:56 PM)
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Jesus Christ, that looks like some first generation PS3/360 game! Worse actually.
Brannon
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(02-13-2013, 12:57 PM)
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Who ever wins...
Mister Saturn
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(02-13-2013, 12:58 PM)
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Yikes. Resistance: Fall of Man looked better.
Xater
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(02-13-2013, 12:58 PM)
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That looks like garbage on both consoles. Shameful.
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(02-13-2013, 12:58 PM)
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SolsticeZero
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(02-13-2013, 12:58 PM)
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That's pretty horrendous. If you can't manage to match launch games from seven years ago, you don't need to be releasing it.
VariantX
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(02-13-2013, 12:59 PM)
so I take it that all the footage we've ever seen of this game came from the PC...
Katana_Strikes
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(02-13-2013, 12:59 PM)
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I haven't been following this game at all... but it really looks... like that?? Wow!
RPGCrazied
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(02-13-2013, 01:00 PM)
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Not into shooters much, but I love the Alien franchise. I stand behind developers who vsync their games. While 20fps is pretty bad, I'd rather try to get through it then play a game with bunch of tearing. I hate *hate* tearing.
IceDoesntHelp
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(02-13-2013, 01:01 PM)
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...dat hair.
Plasma
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(02-13-2013, 01:01 PM)
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I thought it looked a bit rough when I was playing it through on the PC but damn those console shots look awful.
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(02-13-2013, 01:01 PM)
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oh my god
Cornbread78
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(02-13-2013, 01:01 PM)
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ouch, just lazy at this point in the gen... horrible performance
Stoffinator
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(02-13-2013, 01:01 PM)
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- 360 runs at unlocked frame rate, PS3 at locked 30.
- PS3 has big drops and goes to 20 FPS during action

So this means the PS3 version isn't locked at 30fps.
AgentOtaku
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(02-13-2013, 01:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by NameGenerated

Pretty much

Though sorry DF, I'll take a lower fps average of CONSTANT tearing
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(02-13-2013, 01:02 PM)
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Is it just me or Resident Evil: Revelations looks better than this?
Coolwhip
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(02-13-2013, 01:03 PM)
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I think the graphics are the least of this games problems.
Mister Saturn
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(02-13-2013, 01:03 PM)
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Those screens make me rather go back and play Rebellions old Aliens VS Predator PC game (the one released in like 2000, not the more recent crap).
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Sojgat
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(02-13-2013, 01:05 PM)
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360 screens are flattering. It looks horrendous on my tv.
Mister Saturn
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(02-13-2013, 01:07 PM)
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God those hair textures look ugly as shit. Doom3 was putting out better character models in 2004.
chandoog
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(02-13-2013, 01:07 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stoffinator

- 360 runs at unlocked frame rate, PS3 at locked 30.
- PS3 has big drops and goes to 20 FPS during action

So this means the PS3 version isn't locked at 30fps.


The PS3 version is locked at 30, as in it doesn't exceed 30. 360 is completely unlocked so when there's nothing going on it can be anywhere from 30 to 60. Averages around at 40 according to the article.
Bedlam
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(02-13-2013, 01:08 PM)
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There's no winner here, guys. Only first, second and third loser.
Stoffinator
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(02-13-2013, 01:08 PM)
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Originally Posted by chandoog

The PS3 version is locked at 30, as in it doesn't exceed 30. 360 is completely unlocked so when there's nothing going on it can be anywhere from 30 to 60. Averages around at 40 according to the article.

But it than says it drops to 20fps during action. So it's not really locked at 30fps now is it? :-p
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(02-13-2013, 01:09 PM)
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ArtHands
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(02-13-2013, 01:09 PM)
Holy crap, you can even spot the texture seam at the hair XD WTF? that's an amateur game artist mistake!
StoppedInTracks
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(02-13-2013, 01:09 PM)
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A 2004 PC game (Doom 3) looks better than this 2013 piece of shit.
Alextended
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(02-13-2013, 01:10 PM)
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So, why do they have it in higher res on PS3 if they can't maintain decent frame rates? Why not drop the resolution on it too? Why arbitrary random IQ differences that don't really help shit in the end? Not just for this game, all of them...
Raide
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(02-13-2013, 01:10 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stoffinator

But it than says it drops to 20fps during action. So it's not really locked at 30fps now is it? :-p

Capped should be the word I think. :D
grimshawish
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(02-13-2013, 01:11 PM)
Oh...was the GB quicklook on PC...I should have listened to the start.
Thought it looked a bit poor but still decent. Oops.
Stoffinator
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(02-13-2013, 01:13 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

Oh...was the GB quicklook on PC...I should have listened to the start.
Thought it looked a bit poor but still decent. Oops.

I don't remember them saying it was PC at all(?) But I do remember seeing the keyboard prompts.
Xater
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(02-13-2013, 01:14 PM)
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Originally Posted by grimshawish

Oh...was the GB quicklook on PC...I should have listened to the start.
Thought it looked a bit poor but still decent. Oops.

Yes, the interface should have been a giveaway as well.
Sojgat
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(02-13-2013, 01:14 PM)
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This video is the most accurate representation I've seen. 360 version always looks washed out as fuck, nothing helps.

Aliens: Colonial Marines Comparison - Xbox 360 Vs PC
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jet1911
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(02-13-2013, 01:15 PM)
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How's the WiiU version?
Metalic
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(02-13-2013, 01:15 PM)
The HUD has Chromatic Abberation ? fan-freaking-tastic.
mxgt
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(02-13-2013, 01:15 PM)
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It honestly doesn't look much better than ps2/xbox/gc games

Hilarious
Raide
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(02-13-2013, 01:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by jet1911

How's the WiiU version?

Best version by far.
SparkTR
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(02-13-2013, 01:16 PM)
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Oh god, the console textures are horrible (well, they're not great on PC either but DAMN). How does that get below 20fps on PS3?
chandoog
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(02-13-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Originally Posted by Stoffinator

But it than says it drops to 20fps during action. So it's not really locked at 30fps now is it? :-p

Originally Posted by Raide

Capped should be the word I think. :D

Done.
MikeE21286
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(02-13-2013, 01:17 PM)
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Looks like a real nice Xbox 1 game.
Haunted
(02-13-2013, 01:18 PM)
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rofl at that first screen


A 60 2013 release, everyone.
Doczu
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(02-13-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by jet1911

How's the WiiU version?

I hope it's quietly euthanized. Nothing can change the core of this game.
grimshawish
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(02-13-2013, 01:18 PM)

Originally Posted by Mpl90

Is it just me or Resident Evil: Revelations looks better than this?

Than the console versions of this? Yes.
Just had a sudden though; they should allow for mods on Revelations.

Would make it a must buy for me.
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(02-13-2013, 01:18 PM)
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Looks worse than Riddick on Xbox
RPGCrazied
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(02-13-2013, 01:19 PM)
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Originally Posted by Haunted

rofl at that first screen


A 60 2013 release, everyone.

I give it a month before it hits bargain bin status.
VE3TRO
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(02-13-2013, 01:23 PM)
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Originally Posted by Sojgat

This video is the most accurate representation I've seen. 360 version always looks washed out as fuck, nothing helps.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wePxj...yer_embedded#!

Be interested to know what HDMI Colorspace and Reference Levels they recorded the 360 version with because it doesn't look washed out with RGB/Expanded more near the PC version.
Relaxed Muscle
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(02-13-2013, 01:24 PM)
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I just realized that Sega decided to cancel Bayonetta 2 to keep throwing money to this piece of shit who will probably end selling much less games.

Well, thanks to Nintendo I guess we'll have the game, still fuck you Sega!.
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(02-13-2013, 01:27 PM)
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Originally Posted by RPGCrazied

I give it a month before it hits bargain bin status.

I look forward to it releasing full price on WiiU while the other versions are like 10-25.

If that version ever comes out, that is.
maverick40
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(02-13-2013, 01:27 PM)
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What a sham of a game. I feel sorry for the people that bought this game
Opus Angelorum
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(02-13-2013, 01:27 PM)
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The first image makes it look cell-shaded.

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