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    Digital Foundry Face-Off: Darksiders 2

    Darksiders 2: The Digital Foundry Verdict

    It's safe to say that Darksiders 2 is a worthy buy on both Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3, with multi-platform aspects well handled, on consoles at least. In fact, outside of a few specific elements, such as the use of higher-resolution textures on the PS3 and additional lighting on the 360, there really is nothing to separate the two games at all.
    Performance is also very similar during gameplay, with neither version really commanding a noticeable advantage. Any variances in this area are more likely down to subtle difference in how we played the game, rather than how well each console deals with the rendering load. In that respect we think that Darksiders 2 is worth checking out regardless of which platform you happen to own - both consoles offer up the same core experience with very similar plus and minus points in terms of visual quality.
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    "Both consoles run into the same issues during combat when the engine is stressed, with plenty of dropped frames and screen-tearing impacting on the fluidity of the action."

    "Both console versions target 30 frames per second, dropping v-sync should performance dip below that level, resulting in noticeable screen-tear."

    "Noteworthy differences are few and far between on the console games, though the Xbox 360 version has a noticeable loading time advantage, which grows still further when installed to hard drive."

    "The two console versions are mostly the same, but the Xbox 360 features additional lighting effects, while in some areas the PS3 game has higher-quality textures. PC offers the best of both worlds."

    It's amazing how equal the two consoles are in power. Good stuff.

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    I'd have to look back at the games and try and see the lighting and texture differences lol. I played them both and didn't see any differences.




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    Darksiders 1 was fairly close as well.

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    Can we see the website please?

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    Looks like i'll be picking up the PS3 version of Darksiders II. It seems to be the better version across the board.


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    Quote Originally Posted by keefy View Post
    Can we see the website please?
    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/di...ers-2-face-off

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Looks like i'll be picking up the PS3 version of Darksiders II. It seems to be the better version across the board.
    Lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Looks like i'll be picking up the PS3 version of Darksiders II. It seems to be the better version across the board.
    Longer loading times, less lighting effects... those advantages? smh




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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Looks like i'll be picking up the PS3 version of Darksiders II. It seems to be the better version across the board.
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by F34R View Post
    Longer loading times, less lighting effects... those advantages? smh
    Better controller, trophies, scratch proof disc, more reliable console so less of a chance of the immersion being broken from having to send it in for repairs. Nodding my head yes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Better controller, trophies, scratch proof disc, more reliable console so less of a chance of the immersion being broken from having to send it in for repairs. Nodding my head yes.
    lol Are you actually still trying to use the RROD argument? Hillarious. And I suppose the YLOD keeps the immersion going right? lol
    Last edited by mistercrow; 08-31-2012 at 06:35.

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    "In fact, outside of a few specific elements, such as the use of higher-resolution textures on the PS3 and additional lighting on the 360, there really is nothing to separate the two games at all.

    You make the PS3 sound worse then it is, the load time difference is only two seconds. The less lighting effects, and a few second longer load time is hardly going to kill it. There even in my books, and no dont spout the install crap.. thats not how you compare stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    "In fact, outside of a few specific elements, such as the use of higher-resolution textures on the PS3 and additional lighting on the 360, there really is nothing to separate the two games at all. You make the PS3 sound worse then it is, the load time difference is only two seconds. The less lighting effects, and a few second longer load time is hardly going to kill it. There even in my books, and no dont spout the install crap.. thats not how you compare stuff.
    I assume youre responding to what F34R said?

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Better controller, trophies, scratch proof disc, more reliable console so less of a chance of the immersion being broken from having to send it in for repairs. Nodding my head yes.
    What you listed has absolutely nothing to do with Darksiders 2. What a fail post.



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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Better controller, trophies, scratch proof disc, more reliable console so less of a chance of the immersion being broken from having to send it in for repairs. Nodding my head yes.
    Thanks for that. I didn't know about any of those features.
    Quote Originally Posted by Fenix View Post
    "In fact, outside of a few specific elements, such as the use of higher-resolution textures on the PS3 and additional lighting on the 360, there really is nothing to separate the two games at all.

    You make the PS3 sound worse then it is, the load time difference is only two seconds. The less lighting effects, and a few second longer load time is hardly going to kill it. There even in my books, and no dont spout the install crap.. thats not how you compare stuff.
    Actually, NO, I don't make it sound worse. I never said it wasn't any good, or that it was worse than the 360 version.




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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Better controller, trophies, more reliable console so less of a chance of the immersion being broken from having to send it in for repairs. Nodding my head yes.
    thats as funny as the "The PS3 is the go to console for multiplats for most gamers these days." thing you said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Better controller, trophies, scratch proof disc, more reliable console so less of a chance of the immersion being broken from having to send it in for repairs. Nodding my head yes.
    ROFL.
    Lets NOT talk about the actual game eh?

    I cant take you seriously anymore.
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    No offense I'm sure Darksiders 2 is a great game but it is not the best looking game out there, not even a better then the average bear
    Just like most these comparisons they really don't mean anything other then that's how they got it working on this said system, it don't mean PS3 is more powerful and it don't mean 360 is more powerful
    Comparisons like this are only important to people like Rad & F34R who have both and want the better looking version even if its an extra piece of garbage flying around in the background, myself personally I buy the cheapest or the one with extra content



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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    ROFL.
    Lets NOT talk about the actual game eh?

    I cant take you seriously anymore.
    Okay, the PS3 version has the better textures. So it's the better game. The 360 version loads faster. That's it. I can wait 30 seconds instead of 25 seconds for a loading screen.


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    Quote Originally Posted by TDbank24 View Post
    Okay, the PS3 version has the better textures. So it's the better game. The 360 version loads faster. That's it. I can wait 30 seconds instead of 25 seconds for a loading screen.
    Guess you forgot to read the part about the 360 version having better lighting. @TGO- What other version would you buy? You dont own a 360 right? And theres alot of times that the differences are alot more than you make them out to be but whatever makes you feel better about it. lol Owning both systems I see it first hand.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mynd View Post
    ROFL. Lets NOT talk about the actual game eh? I cant take you seriously anymore.
    I never have. On TXB he says the same kind of crap except there he says it in favor of the 360. lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by radgamer420 View Post
    Guess you forgot to read the part about the 360 version having better lighting. @TGO- What other version would you buy? You dont own a 360 right?
    I was referring to if I had a choice with a platform I buy on like F34R, it would probably be PC because its cheaper & performance is better
    PC would win everytime actually, between 360 and PS3 it would be the cheapest which would more then likely be the 360 version, unless there was a PlayStation VS Sega Saturn difference...actually tye controller plays a big part too so it would likely be PS3 actually lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by TGO View Post
    I was referring to if I had a choice with a platform I buy on like F34R, it would probably be PC because its cheaper & performance is better PC would win everytime actually, between 360 and PS3 it would be the cheapest which would more then likely be the 360 version, unless there was a PlayStation VS Sega Saturn difference...actually tye controller plays a big part too so it would likely be PS3 actually lol Ya can't shake 15 years of familiarity with a control off Sent via Codec
    Oh ok I understand what youre saying now. And yeah I agree, PC definitely wins every time.

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