PSM3 Magazine says Fallout 3 ugliest on PS3, but still comparable to Xbox

Friday, 24th October 2008 06:27 GMT By Nathan Grayson


After a leaked Fallout 3 review from the latest issue of PSM3 sent the Internet into a tizzy, the magazine’s staff set the record straight, explaining that while the game’s PC iteration is certainly the hottest bombshell of the bunch, the PS3 and Xbox 360 versions are far from unplayable.

“The Xbox 360 version’s textures are noticeably rougher than on PC, and objects in the distance aren’t quite as clear,” read the explanation. “It does, however, boast an impressively solid frame rate. The game is, otherwise, identical.”

“NOW, the PS3 version looks the same as on Xbox, but things in the distance are slightly jaggier/rougher, the textures seem ‘muddier’ up-close and the frame rate is choppier, especially during the last few story missions.”

“So, really, the difference between the Xbox and PS3 versions won’t hamper your enjoyment of the game in ANY WAY. High-res textures or not, it’s still the same huge, epic, absorbing, brilliant adventure.”

So, which version ARE YOU BUYING?

By Nathan Grayson



  1. wickedman

    I’m not that picky!! ;-)

    #1 6 years ago
  2. Shatner

    Comparing textures and draw distance: this is what next-gen gaming is all about!

    /goes back to playing Armalyte

    #2 6 years ago
  3. Blerk

    I’ve got a deja vu thing going on here. :-D

    #3 6 years ago
  4. morriss

    Yeah. :)

    #4 6 years ago
  5. Smartypants

    I’m waiting for a Wii version! Waggle FTW!

    #5 6 years ago
  6. Quiiick

    Originally wanted to buy it for my PS3 (also because it doesn’t have trophies [yet]).
    But maybe getting it for the 360 instead because I’m a “draw-distance-whore”.

    #6 6 years ago
  7. Blerk

    You intended to buy it for the PS3 because it didn’t have trophies? :???:

    #7 6 years ago
  8. Quiiick

    Yes! I deeply hate achievements/trophies systems!
    All they do is distract from the gameplay experience.

    I’m happy with the size of my real dick, so no need to compare virtual dicks online. ;)

    #8 6 years ago
  9. Blerk

    Oh. Can’t you just ignore them? :-D

    #9 6 years ago
  10. Psychotext

    Completely ignorable… with the exception of a few games with integrated trackers.

    Besides, achievements (trophies) and gamerscore (trophy score) are completely different things. You can enjoy achievements without giving a crap what your “score” is.

    #10 6 years ago
  11. Quiiick

    On 360 you can at least turn off these stupid achievement messages.
    Unfortunately by doing this, everything gets turned off, including who goes online.

    #11 6 years ago
  12. Hero of Canton

    For the record, the 360 version does look significantly better than the PS3 version. I’ve played both, and the 360 game definitely looks nicer. And I hate this kind of graphical comparison because the internet seems to get totally obsessed over it.

    #12 6 years ago
  13. Blerk

    This thread is useless without screenshots.

    #13 6 years ago
  14. Psychotext

    Wont be long before the internet is plastered with comparisons.

    #14 6 years ago
  15. Quiiick

    Haven’t seen any, up until now … :(
    Why? Is there an embargo on reviews?

    #15 6 years ago
  16. Blerk

    Yes. Embargo ends on the 28th, iirc.

    #16 6 years ago
  17. Quiiick

    Thanks for the info, Blerk! :)

    #17 6 years ago

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