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Battlefield 4 reviews maintain franchise’s high – all scores here

Tuesday, 29 October 2013 04:25 GMT By Brenna Hillier

Battlefield 4 is here, and the critical verdicts are in. Although not every reviewer was as blown away as the highest scores suggest, BF4 has certainly produced a respectable spread in the upper end of the scale.

Many of the linked articles mention that the shooter was reviewed at an event, and was available on next-gen consoles and PC only; perhaps current-gen reviews may appear at a later date once retail code is available.

All reviews below are scored out of ten except where otherwise noted. We’ll add more scores as they come in; feel free to add any you find in the comments.

Battlefield 4 is available on PC, PlayStation 3, PS4, Xbox 360 and Xbox One.

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88 Comments

  1. fengato

    Polygon :

    “The most discerning graphics pixel counters will find fodder for pointed fingers and debate on next-gen platforms, as neither console is rendering Battlefield 4 at a native 1080p resolution. The Xbox One version of Battlefield 4 is currently rendering at 1280×720, while the PS4 is natively rendering at 1600×900.”

    So it’s confirmed – good to know that DICE didn’t attempt “parity”. As a console only gamer, looks like I’ll be going PS4 for 3rd party this gen.

    #1 2 years ago
  2. G1GAHURTZ

    ^ Both resolutions are disappointing.

    Interesting difference between the two, though. Going from 720p to 900p isn’t enough to make me want a PS4, but I think it would be a significant plus point if the online systems turned out to be the same.

    Which I’m not expecting, btw…

    #2 2 years ago
  3. ShiiRo

    @1 Digital Foundry posted a comparison and noted that the PS4 version also has a framerate advantage over the Xbox One. JackFrags (well known BF player) has posted some comparisons and said that he was surprised that even the PS4′s multiplayer looks better than the Xbox One’s single player.

    #3 2 years ago
  4. The_Red

    GameSpot review says there is an additional MS imposed embargo on Xbon One version so only PS4, PC and current gen vers were reviewed. Tell me that is not a bad sign.

    #4 2 years ago
  5. daevgs

    GameStar Hungary – No score yet
    http://www.gamestar.hu/battlefield-4-teszt.html

    Thanks.

    #5 2 years ago
  6. TheBlackHole

    “This should surely be a home run for Sony’s console, but what is likely to be a software-based upscale to 1080p delivers less-than-stellar returns, and for better or worse leaves the Xbox One with an often crisper looking, albeit much more aliased image.

    What is curious is the level of “pop” given to the Xbox One’s textures, where – bizarrely – artwork often seems to be more detailed than on PlayStation 4. ”

    Not a complete Home run then, but clearly overall the ps4 has the stronger image.

    What’s with the washed out colour though? The ps3 had the same thing. No strength to the color or deep blacks?

    #6 2 years ago
  7. Fin

    The embargo makes me concerned.

    #7 2 years ago
  8. Xbone

    Naughty… naughty DICE :D
    http://hss-prod.hss.aol.com/hss/storage/adam/5c6a79f3919c1a5286275bfe15b690fb/IMG_1184.jpg
    (stolen from joystiq)

    #8 2 years ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

    @6, it’s washed out due to the upscaling.

    @8, rofl!!

    True though.

    #9 2 years ago
  10. pamelapatty

    GamesVillage.it
    7.8 (single player)
    9.5 (multiplayer)
    http://www.gamesvillage.it/review/59106/battlefield-4-recensione.html

    #10 2 years ago
  11. TheBlackHole

    @9 that doesn’t make sense, as the xone has more upscaling to do yet has stronger contrast and deeper blacks?

    #11 2 years ago
  12. Christopher Jack

    @2, Roughly speaking that’s around 50% more pixels- a pretty significant increase in my opinion.

    #12 2 years ago
  13. DrDamn

    @11
    DF used different equipment to capture than everyone else and didn’t have time to set it up …

    http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showpost.php?p=87932265&postcount=2560

    You’ll notice from other captures (JackFrags) that XO doesn’t suffer from so much black crush too.

    See this comparison too …
    http://i.imgur.com/MS3GDy6.jpg

    #13 2 years ago
  14. DrDamn

    IGN comparison video where colour, contrast etc is much more consistent across the two systems. Seems DF messed up their capture.

    http://uk.ign.com/videos/2013/10/28/battlefield-4-xbox-oneps4-graphics-comparison

    #14 2 years ago
  15. The_Red

    @13

    WTF is wrong with DF? After seeing the IGN footage, it seems DF has actively tried muting and doctoring the look of PS4 version to make it look worse than Xbox One. They’ve even hurt the PC visuals in order to make Xbox One look crisper.

    This is just wrong.

    #15 2 years ago
  16. TheBlackHole

    @13/14

    Wow, that IGN footage is interesting. If I’m honest, I was really worried about getting an xbox one with the diffrence seemingly to stark, but I actually can’t tell much of a difference between those versions, even when they’re running side by side.

    I’m sure closer inspection reveals improvements on either side, but I’m glad I can stop worrying about graphics now and start looking forward to exclusives.

    I’ll end up picking whichever console gets more exclusives from top, top devs like Valve and Epic, which based on last gen was MS (Left 4 Dead, Gears of War), but this gen is very much up in the air.

    #16 2 years ago
  17. TheBlackHole

    @15 are you kidding? The XOne footage on DF was the broken one – it was majorly contrast heavy – far less detail and less realism than the IGN footage.

    The IGN footage actually shows closer parity between builds IMO.

    #17 2 years ago
  18. DrDamn

    @15
    I’d give them the benefit of the doubt and say that it was a set-up issue for now.

    #18 2 years ago
  19. DrDamn

    @17
    I don’t think DF capture did either version any favours. Image quality wise I’d probably look to better vids on Gamersyde if they get any.

    #19 2 years ago
  20. braindead1981

    games.ch 91/100 http://www.games.ch/battlefield-4/artikel/test-t13asn5312.php

    #20 2 years ago
  21. Fin

    @15

    Yes, exactly. That’s exactly what’s happening.

    #21 2 years ago
  22. venom06

    MACHINIMA – 9.5!! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vrozYqHrRS4

    #22 2 years ago
  23. Erthazus

    Lol Console peasents fighting over 720p or 900p with medium settings on the 400$-500$ machines.

    Hillarious. Hey guys, I’m going to play it in 1080p and 60 frames per second with max graphics. Why fighting? L O L

    #23 2 years ago
  24. venom06

    GAMEREACTOR UK – 9/10 http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/96674/Battlefield+4/?sid=5aea0bb0c4fca5e9ee21e2aa89bcb333

    #24 2 years ago
  25. Legendaryboss

    @23
    You finished yet, with PC superiority? That no one but yourself cares about?

    #25 2 years ago
  26. Legendaryboss

    Anyway this did better than i expected.

    #26 2 years ago
  27. TheBlackHole

    @25

    Given that PC graphics will always be ahead of console, given the production timelines and cost considerations, I’m not sure he’ll ever be finished.

    It’s an argument no-one can disagree with, but one that he still feels the need to perpetuate.

    He is a little odd.

    #27 2 years ago
  28. Erthazus

    @25,27, you are both odd.
    Why talking about Resolution and FPS on consoles if you “”don’t care”" or “”why it matters then”"?

    It has nothing to do with superiority. I’m just laughing my ass off watching you crying over little toys.

    25 posts of crying for nothing.

    #28 2 years ago
  29. Legendaryboss

    @28
    I haven’t spoken out on my view on resolution/FPS here, as for the rest yeah okay (yeah right). You don’t see how flaunting the fact you will be playing it in 1080/60FPS with max graphics on your beasting PC and laughing at other “console peasants” “little toys” can be seen as superiority?

    #29 2 years ago
  30. TheBlackHole

    @28

    I don’t really see much crying here. Some discussion over video capture quality; some differing opinions on which look best; one or two trolling posts complaining about one side or another… not much crying though.

    Maybe you’re reading the wrong thread?

    #30 2 years ago
  31. GreedyGrumpy

    Gamereactor UK – 9/10
    http://www.gamereactor.eu/reviews/96674/Battlefield+4/

    #31 2 years ago
  32. stretch215

    Shit, both versions of the game look beautiful, and in that ign video, almost indistinguishable. I’m ready.

    #32 2 years ago
  33. SplatteredHouse

    It looks fantastic, but the AI destroys its illusion – and, yes, an immersion breaking display should have people shaking heads, even as they marvel at all the pretty piles.

    Why bother about the AI? Because, it takes a leader to champion change in games, apathy to maintain the status quo. Based on the vid review I saw only, for a top-tier franchise, I can only consider this a missed opportunity to show that DICE are more than mere followers of a thoroughly outdated – and certainly by NO stretch evident of “Next Gen” – norm.

    If I think of a between level transition, and how unusual of a concept that has become; the intermediary step (no pun) there was Resident Evil, with it’s loading/transition screen that it successfully incorporated INTO the gameplay, building atmosphere until the time that control was returned to the player – in AI terms, we’ve not even seen that intermediary step, in our TOP-tier titles (unless you count Morrowind, with its time dictated looping NPC cycles.) It’s disappointing to see that the first new Battlefield is hardly that new, at all.

    #33 2 years ago
  34. monkeygourmet

    Judging by some sreens I’ve seen, the Xbone version just pips the PS4 version IMO.

    It looks like the hanna2 upscaler in the Xbone is pretty advanced and the PS4 has to aim for a higher resolution because it’s upscaler may not be as advanced?

    The PS4 version looks softer and less defined, also seems to have missing textures from the Xbone version? What is the upscaler like in the PS4?

    The comparison videos look almost identical to videos where people combine PS3 to 360 multiplats lol!

    That may all be rubbish though. :)

    #34 2 years ago
  35. stretch215

    If this is any indicator of “power” the xbox one has nothing to worry about. In that ign footage I felt the xbox had the “crisper” image in sp, while the mp was a lot closer. Not that it really matters to me, as I will be buying both systems. It just lets me know that my ps4 purchase can wait….

    #35 2 years ago
  36. Fin

    @35

    Day one and the PS4 has a 50% boost in resolution, with a better framerate? That’s pretty conclusive to me.
    In terms of looks, yeah they’re similar or the same. Under the hood, PS4′s got quite the advantage.

    #36 2 years ago
  37. stretch215

    @36 and here it doesn’t matter. At all. All that “under the hood advantage” and the game looks THE SAME. LOL. Edit: watch that ign footage. The xbox image is cleaner in the sp portion, clearly. Horsepower, lol.

    #37 2 years ago
  38. stretch215

    Also, by the time devs are actually taking advantage of that “horsepower” I’ll be enjoying both consoles and all their exclusives :D

    #38 2 years ago
  39. DSB

    Screw graphics, I think it’s a lot more interesting that some reviewers are actually looking at the design, and holding the designers accountable.

    That’s good to see.

    Especially the Polygon review kinda reads like my impression of BF3, and my fears for BF4, so that’s not super encouraging.

    Buuuuut they put Michael Kenneth Williams in the campaign, so now I’m gonna have to jump in anyway. Well played DICE, well played.

    #39 2 years ago
  40. sebastien rivas

    Interesting, truly,

    I am very glad Dice did not try to screw Sony gamers up with resolution by capping the game to lowest denominator.

    #40 2 years ago
  41. G1GAHURTZ

    @12:

    Absolutely no point having twice the amount of pixels if:

    a) The 720p version ends up looking sharper, like it does in that IGN vid.

    b) You end up playing on the second best online system. (Which I have no way of judging right now, other than going on current XBL vs PSN.)

    #41 2 years ago
  42. DrDamn

    @41
    Jaggies do tend to be sharper than smooth lines ;)

    X1 to get the missing AO on day 1 …

    https://twitter.com/repi/status/395138203075633152

    “@digitalfoundry the AO on Xbox One was one of the fixes that didn’t make it into the review copy but will be in day1, same tech as PS4/PC”

    #42 2 years ago
  43. monkeygourmet

    @42

    This does make me wonder why DF bothered until they had their hands on final versions for each machine…

    Lost a bit of respect for them with that…

    #43 2 years ago
  44. stretch215

    @42 nice. That’s good news. I’m hyped.

    #44 2 years ago
  45. DSB

    I’m not getting BF4 after all. Origin killed my buzz :P

    Judging from the snapshots of the campaign in the trailers, the dialogue looked pretty cringeworthy, so I’m not totally crushed, but even though I kinda loathe EA, I’m still surprised that they would let their expensive flagship client be so shit for so long.

    Good luck with that digital strategy, guys. Maybe in five years you’ll have started to care along the way.

    #45 2 years ago
  46. CaptPierce

    Wow, loving what I see. I can’t pick every pixel of a console’s processing unit apart, so I can’t say which is the better one. I’ll just stick to the PS3 version for now and get the PS4 version later.

    #46 2 years ago
  47. DrDamn

    @43
    They haven’t acknowledged the capture mess-up in the article either. Admitting they messed up when they were one of the only ones to use their own equipment (equipment which they sell) may be a bit damaging though.

    #47 2 years ago
  48. monkeygourmet

    @47

    And you know, they could have just not published till it was ready…

    But, hits are hits I suppose… :)

    #48 2 years ago
  49. Tormenter

    So why should we trust these score considering they’ve never been trustworthy in the past?

    Oh sorry I forgot.. because hype.

    #49 2 years ago
  50. G1GAHURTZ

    @45:

    From the Gametrailers review:

    “Who are these VIPs?”

    “They’re very important people.”

    #50 2 years ago
  51. DSB

    @50 Haha. Deadpan. I kinda like that :D

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrtwqDt0IEk

    I was thinking about that, though.

    “You gotta problem with women?”

    “I don’t have a problem with women. I GOTTA PROBLEM WITH LIARS!!!”

    I mean, shit… That’s just terrible. It’s all like “Oooo, she’s a daring, competent femme fatale who no one can trust, and he’s the fiery leader who never leaves a man behind”. Yup, never seen that movie a million times before.

    #51 2 years ago
  52. Ireland Michael

    What the heck are people expecting? Shakespeare?

    I do find it somewhat ironic that the story has a focus on a female soldier but no actual female soldiers in the multiplayer. Seems like a missed opportunity. If they’re not in the next one, DICE really has no excuse.

    #52 2 years ago
  53. DSB

    @52 Fuck Shakespeare, but it would be nice if people tried to craft a person for once, instead of just going with the most rote clichés.

    I mean they have the acting talent, why not get a bit of writing talent? Make it stand out a little. I bet a decent writer would be cheaper than Michael K Williams. Those guys work for food and warm clothes.

    Or at least just pick a movie that I’ve only seen a hundred times. Go for the second or third lowest denominator.

    #53 2 years ago
  54. TheBlackHole

    So DICE have come out and said that Ambient Occlusion, using the same tech as PS4 and PC, WILL be in the XO version on DAY 1, but missed the review code build.

    They also suggested other improvements would make it into the XO code for launch, but declined to go into more detail.

    Given how good the XO version looks already, I’ll be interested to see if DF rewrites the article at launch. It would make sense given how badly they borked the video capture.

    #54 2 years ago
  55. monkeygourmet

    @53

    “We need to emote…

    Lets have him punch a dog in the face!

    Perfect!”

    #55 2 years ago
  56. DSB

    @55 Either the woman or the Kenneth Williams is gonna rescue one another at some point, and establish a point of trust that will be tested at a later time, possibly with an SPLENDID PLOT TWIST, or simply an affirmation of said trust in spite of their differences, to give you that warm fuzzy feeling.

    Like a briiiidge over troubled waaaaaater.

    ZZZZZzzzzzzz….

    #56 2 years ago
  57. Ireland Michael

    @53 I think you’re barking up the wrong franchise or genre if you’re looking for that sort of experience.

    Its a modern warfare FPS focused on shooting people. A lot. You’re simply never going to get compelling character drama out of that, because the story will never be allowed the breathing space to nurture it. FIVE MINUTES WITHOUT EXPLOSIONS WHAT IS THIS SHIT?!

    #57 2 years ago
  58. monkeygourmet

    @56

    :)

    Kenneth Williams?!

    For a minute I thought you meant the camp british actor was in this from beyond the grave?!

    http://images1.fanpop.com/images/image_uploads/Kenneth-Williams-carry-on-movies-1210640_350_258.jpg

    THAT would have been brilliant! “Ohhhh Matron, thats a big stiff rifle you’ve got” , etc… etc…

    #58 2 years ago
  59. DSB

    @57 So why are they having a bitchfight on an aircraft carrier at all?

    Did someone not tell the writer that they should just kill stuff and go “FUCK YIR!”?

    I mean, the consistency is off, at best.

    I don’t know, I kinda find CoD easier to stomache, because there’s literally no chance of it ever being taken seriously. Just slap your thigh and enjoy while someone jumps a shark, and then a killer whale, and then a spermwhale, and then fucking Moby Dick. And then some kind of cosmic space whale that dwarfs our planet.

    “Castro just tied me up and threw me on a freighter to the USSR”. “I just nuked Russia”. “Russia just blew up the White House”. I mean that’s so bad it’s almost good.

    I really don’t know if anyone at Treyarch or Infinity Ward takes their stories seriously, but if they do, I’m so so so sorry. Your 9th grade English teacher has failed you.

    @58 Oh shit! Maybe there’s a lab somewhere designing amazing supporting role actors. A Kenneth Williams factory!

    #59 2 years ago
  60. Ireland Michael

    @59 becausedramandconflict

    Of course they’re going to *try* and infuse the story with that sort of stuff. What modern Hollywood story doesn’t? That doesn’t mean the result is going to be positive. Just look at… well… every Call of Duty ever.

    Most war based stories that work work because for much of the story we don’t actually see the men and women in actual combat. It’s the scenes leading up to or between those conflicts that allow us to fear for their safety, and hope they come out alive, because we’ve built up an emotional investment in them over the course of the story.

    A game whose core mechanic is “shoot people in the face” simply won’t ever be provided the luxury of the necessary pacing to achieve that.

    Who the heck plays Battlefield for the single player anyway?

    #60 2 years ago
  61. DSB

    @60 But then either shit or get off the pot.

    Either make the drama and conflict so bad that there’s not any doubt, or do it right. Claiming that pathetic, impotent middleground isn’t good enough.

    Maybe it’s just me, but it really takes more than that to make me care.

    I was playing Tomb Raider hoping that every supporting character would be wiped out like the pointless fucking horror movie clichés they were.

    Just stab ‘em, throw ‘em in a pit, and get rid of ‘em. Just get them out of the game in any way possible :P

    Good point on “who plays the campaign” – But I actually didn’t mind the BF3 one that much. The QTEs were fucking dumb, and a few checkpoints were poorly placed, but aside from that I thought it was alright.

    In terms of BF4, a game featuring Michael Kenneth Williams is something I want to see.

    In terms of CoD, I just really have to see the nonsense they come up with. That’s a quality onto itself.

    And campaigns are really pretty good for honing your headshot skills. If you play CoD at the highest difficulty, you need to take out a large number of guys every time you pop out of cover, so that helped me learn to be effective through necessity.

    #61 2 years ago
  62. Ireland Michael

    @61 Just how often does an attempt at greatness actually lead to it?

    Very rarely.

    I don’t even know who Michael Kenneth Williams is, so I can’t claim to understand your excitement, but I’ve also learned from experience that big names rarely lead to better results… especially not in video games. Some of my favourite video game stories have lead and supporting characters voiced by relatively unknown people, but still manage to achieve quality far beyond any “famous” celebrities.

    #62 2 years ago
  63. DSB

    @62 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Well, shit.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uML8tBBhrVU

    In this show he plays a black, gay former convict who makes a living robbing, intimidating and killing drug dealers.

    Read the subtext: YOU ARE MISSING OUT!

    #63 2 years ago
  64. bitsnark

    @63

    He’s pretty great in Boardwalk Empire too!

    #64 2 years ago
  65. Ireland Michael

    @63 Eh. All I see watching that clip is a bunch of raging stereotypes and cliches. Bad dialogue and subpar acting.

    Obviously I’m missing something.

    #65 2 years ago
  66. DSB

    @65 Yeah, no. You just don’t know what Baltimore is.

    The show is written by David Simon who is also an extremely meticulous investigative reporter who personally travelled the ghetto researching these roles.

    I believe he even wrote a book about it.

    The other writer is Ed Burns, a former homicide and narcotics detective, and schoolteacher in the rough neighbourhoods of Baltimore.

    In other words, these guys know the stereotypes behind the stereotype.

    Omar is a larger than life indulgence on their part, really the most eccentric one in the show, but I think you’d be hard pressed not to see the reality there.

    That’s really become David Simons trademark. Homicide was this weird show where all the dialogue spoke in this cryptic language that only they understood, but it really changed with The Wire.

    Since then he’s gone to New Orleans, and done equally thorough research on the state of things there, which then became the show Treme. Having lived in the South myself, I can tell you it’s impressively close to what that place is all about. I would guess that people from Baltimore could see more than a few similarities in The Wire as well.

    http://davidsimon.com/deandre-mccullough-1977-2012/

    I think this says a lot about his commitment to the background.

    #66 2 years ago
  67. truth

    Lol you guys talking about graphics this and graphics that, what ever happened to gameplay and the enjoyment of actually playing a video game. I’ll be picking this up for Ps4 but weather you get it on pc, xbox one or 360/Ps3. You will enjoy it, the multiplayer more so ;). Don’t be discouraged by a few hater comments or fanboy tendencies. BF4 is a good game and that’s all that counts.

    #67 2 years ago
  68. TheBlackHole

    What I really love is the blatant hypocricy, when you consider the same people having the same discussion during the PS2-Xbox era.

    Were Playstation fans bleating about how important the better graphical effects were on Xbox?

    No, I don’t think so. And the difference here is a lot smaller than that between Xbox and PS2.

    Also, does nobody remember how different 3rd party games were on Xbox/PS3 during the first few months of the PS3 release? A year extra in development and a better graphics processor and yet STILL most current gen multiplatform games perform either equally or better on Xbox.

    It’s all pointless really – graphics whores should play on PC. Either console will be absolutely fine. They both look great.

    #68 2 years ago
  69. bradk825

    Well, I think it’s time for me to give EA another chance. I’ll pick this up and hope they don’t disappoint.

    I’m not cheating on COD, not really, just getting to know Battlefield a little, that’s all.

    #69 2 years ago
  70. fearmonkey

    @68 – Some of us now buying a PS4 are Xbox fans, and preferred the original Xbox because it did look much better than the PS2. This is a similar situation, where Xbox outshined the PS2 and PS3 (Though PS3 later caught up).

    Your right, Crysis 3 is a good example of that, it runs up to 6 frames higher on 360 than the PS3 version, looks sharper as well.

    I disagree that graphics whores should play on PC only, I like playing on consoles and I do care about graphics. Not every title comes to PC (though that seems to be changing a bit)

    #70 2 years ago
  71. Joe Musashi

    I wonder what new argument will come to the fore once the “theoretical and unproven” argument runs its course.

    There’s absolutely no need to invest in next gen yet. I very much doubt we’ll see the same levels of entertainment offered by the new machines that internet comments provide completely free of charge.

    JM

    #71 2 years ago
  72. pcbros

    When I hear arguments about which console is more powerful or can push more gigaflops, I compare it to a couple of teenagers bragging about how much weight they can lift. Teenager #1 brags he can curl 20lbs on each arm, while the other can only curl 15lbs. Teenager #2 brags about how he can bench 125lbs versus his friends 115lbs. They argue for hours who is a stronger athelete.

    Then comes an older fellow and says, “That’s nothing, let me show you real strength”. He curls 60lb on each arm and benches 285lbs. The two teenagers look at each other and say, “What a show off! Just because he can lift more doesn’t mean anything!”.

    The two teenagers represent console fanboys. The older fellow is a PC fanboy.

    I think it’s hilarious how console fanboys will try to prove which system is stronger and throw all kinds of technical terms around. Then someone brags about how the PC can blow away those figures and everyone barks at him. If we are talking about graphic capabilities, arguing which is better, XB1 vs PS4, is like deciding who wins the silver and bronze medals.

    The PC while not a “console”, is a gaming platform and does compete with these next-gen systems. For example, all these gaming systems are fighting for you to buy Battlefield 4 on their platform.

    Remember, consoles are just closed-platform PCs at a budget price. Nothing magical in there.

    #72 2 years ago
  73. Erthazus

    ^ so true. Bravo!

    I just don’t see a reason why you should even discuss about consoles hardware capabilities if you bartk at the people who talk about PC or any kind of device that has more power then their precious little toys.

    Fact is, Next Generation is underpowered and that affects EVERYONE.

    #73 2 years ago
  74. TheBlackHole

    “Fact is, Next Generation is underpowered”

    Isn’t that the case with EVERY console generation?

    #74 2 years ago
  75. Erthazus

    Not really. There are good example of consoles that has enough power at least for 1 year. No one expects super-computer from a console…

    but we are talking about 10 year life cycle here. 10 of your precious years of Your life.

    and that’s why it is the last generation of traditional consoles and that’s why Valve is coming with Steam machines.

    #75 2 years ago
  76. Fin

    “Fact is, Next Generation is underpowered and that affects EVERYONE.”

    EVERYONE who isn’t happy with 720p+ 60fps high settings.

    #76 2 years ago
  77. Erthazus

    @76,
    ^ So far the whole internet is not happy about it and Battlefield 4 thread proved that. People care A LOT.

    and 720p is the last generation of turd that should be buried in purgatory. It is a horrible POS that makes games look bland, generic and requires a lot of Anti Aliasing to make picture look good.

    http://kotaku.com/battlefield-4-on-ps4-vs-battlefield-4-on-xbox-one-1453889917 – kotaku battle 1000+ comments about these systems.

    #77 2 years ago
  78. pcbros

    @74 – It is, that’s why these debates are pointless. ;)

    Just play on whatever you prefer. You like how BF4 runs on the XB1? Halo 5 gets you hyped? Is Forza 5 your favorite driving game? Buy an XB1, don’t let fanboys convince you otherwise. Same applies if you prefer PS4 or PC.

    Grow your own balls and play what you want, where you want…

    EDIT: ^^^ Not directed to TheBlackHole, it was to the general public :)

    #78 2 years ago
  79. polygem

    get over this powercrap finally. a good game is a good game no matter how many pixels it has. i don’t care if a system is “underpowered”. all i care about is that it will have awesome games that i can enjoy.

    #79 2 years ago
  80. Fin

    @77

    I’m pretty sure it’s more “X1 is shit and can’t do 1080p”, rather than “lets all give up and buy PCs”.
    Can I tell the difference between 720 and 1080 on my TV? Nope. Is it a big deal that one console is seemingly much more powerful than the other? Yup.

    Again, I just want to point out that you would give GOTY to a Cryengine tech demo.
    Gameplay doesn’t matter to you, graphics do.

    #80 2 years ago
  81. Erthazus

    @80, that’s not true because I hate every gme from Crytek since Crysis 2 and their last probably best looking console game RYSE is a Piece of Trash with QTE’s.

    #81 2 years ago
  82. Legendaryboss

    @79
    I know what systems and games you’re talking about, sly devil…

    #82 2 years ago
  83. Joe Musashi

    Ah. So the earlier preachers of the “unproven and theoretical” argument are simply retreating to “performance arguments are pointless” and acting pious?

    Funny. They spent an awful lot of time pursuing that ‘pointless’ activity up until very recently. So many contradictions.

    JM

    #83 2 years ago
  84. Legendaryboss

    I don’t like where this is going but might as well…

    http://stream1.gifsoup.com/view5/2152833/this-gonna-be-good-o.gif

    #84 2 years ago
  85. bradk825

    Not that I’ve been involved in the conversation, but just putting this out there: A closed platform at a “budget” is exactly what I want, so I don’t really see it as an argument against consoles.

    My PC does what I need it to and I’m happy with it, but it will never be used for gaming. Spending the kind of money it takes to play the newest games on PC isn’t for me. Once I have my console I can buy new games for 10 years without upgrading if I so choose. I never have to make the decision of a new game purchase based on whether I meet the minimum system requirements and whether I’m willing to upgrade to play the game.

    Those who want the biggest, best, sharpest, fastest, so on and so forth will be happiest with a high end PC, but that’s not for everyone. I am perfectly happy with my current console, jacked up for the next one, and I’ll be spending WAY less money on that than I would if I were to buy a gaming PC instead this year.

    #85 2 years ago
  86. polygem

    sometimes this page scares me more than the first time i saw the original the evil dead – being waaay too young for that :)

    http://giphy.com/gifs/Mod61AO9aHl8k/

    #86 2 years ago
  87. fengato

    Fear Monkey ” Some of us now buying a PS4 are Xbox fans, and preferred the original Xbox because it did look much better than the PS2. I disagree that graphics whores should play on PC only, I like playing on consoles and I do care about graphics.”

    ^ Couldn’t agree more. I’m platform agnostic (XB1 and PS4 pre-orders paid off and ready to go.) – I’ll always go for the best performing version of a game regardless of console platform. PCtards – those of us who work all day at a desk with a keyboard and mouse have no interest in getting back into a work posture to play PC games when we come home. The cost of building a gaming PC is irrelevant (I’m not short of cash.) I want the console exclusives, and I’m using a controller. If the Steam controller actually works, I’ll happily switch. Until that time, the best performing console matters.

    This gen is by it’s very nature a small step up from the last. That’s why I do care about getting the best version of each 3rd party game that looks interesting. Anybody who says that resolution and framerates don’t matter should arguably stay with the current gen. Not me – 7 years of the same is simply too long.

    #87 2 years ago
  88. Z-Giochi.com

    Z-Giochi.com (Italy) – 7/10
    http://www.z-giochi.com/recensioni/battlefield-4-recensione-110544

    #88 2 years ago

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    Dragon Age: Inquisition is getting a multiplayer expansion this week. BioWare has announced that all owners of Dragon Age: Inquisition will receive a new multiplayer expansion, for free. The expansion is called Dragonslayer and it’s centred around fighting dragons, hence the name. Three new playable characters will join the roster as you explore an all-new […]

  • Sonder is still happening, and this is the best news of the week

    Sonder is a really interesting-looking new indie adventure, which I am quite excited to remember exists. We first heard about Sonder in late 2013, when its debut trailer introduced us to a Kamai Media’s ambitious vision. In the intervening months Kamai has been hard at work on its space station management sim slash non-linear narrative […]

  • Twitter axes playable Internet Archive embeds

    The dream has died: Twitter has disabled Internet Archive game embeds. Remember how for a few days you could tweet a link to an a game on the Internet Archive and it was playable direct from that tweet? Well, Twitter has cancelled that. All those tweets now just show links. GamesIndustry suspects it has something […]

  • Lords of the Fallen, Divinity: Original Sin developers will reveal new games at E3 2015

    Lords of the Fallen developer Deck13 and Divinity: Original Sin developer Larian Studios have new projects in the works which will be revealed at E3 2015. Publisher Focus Home Interactive is behind both new games. In a French press release [PDF] spotted by RPG Codex, Focus said it will show off the two unrevealed titles […]

  • Rare game announce expected at E3 2015

    Rare’s new game will be shown off at E3 2015, apparently. Rare hasn’t announced a reveal, and neither has Microsoft, but it looks like the news has slipped out anyway. IGN cites a tweet from Rare creative director Simon Woodroffe in which he says that a new project from Rare designer Gregg Mayles will be […]

  • Batgirl expansion included in $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass

    Here’s what you get in the $40 Batman: Arkham Knight season pass. Batman: Arkham Knight’s season pass was announced last week, but apart from the news that it would cost a whopping $40/£33, we didn’t get many details of what it would include. Thankfully, Warner Bros. has since acknowledged the clamour this caused, as players […]

  • Star Wars Day Xbox sale discounts Force Unleashed, Lego games

    Star Wars Day is upon us, and here’s an Xbox sale to mark it. Microsoft is offering discounts on Xbox 360 games to celebrate May 4. From my desk here in Australia the sale is a bit light on content – two Lego games, plus The Force Unleashed and its DLC packs. Your mileage may […]

  • Here’s hoping this tease means we see Mass Effect at E3 2015

    Mass Effect boss Mike Gamble has shared a teaser image, which we’re more than happy to draw speculative conclusions from. The new Mass Effect game in the works at BioWare Edmonton is a mysterious beast. Judging by how long it’s been in development, it feels like we’re about due for a proper reveal, to clear […]

  • Watch almost a whole hour of Wolfenstein: The Old Blood

    Wolfenstein: The Old Blood is almost here. Are you ready for old-school shooter action? Wolfenstein: The Old Blood publisher Bethesda livestreamed almost an hour of the Machine Games shooter recently, and has now uploaded the archive to YouTube. Check it out below: Wolfenstein: The Old Blood launches digitally on PC, PS4 and Xbox One on […]

  • Splatoon lacks voice chat to promote a positive online experience

    Nintendo’s multiplayer game Splatoon will not contain a voice chat option in order to “focus on the positive aspects” of online gaming. Speaking in the latest issue of Edge magazine (thanks, GamesRadar), Splatoon co-director Yusuke Amano said personal experience with negativity in online voice chat was one of the main reasons for excluding the feature. […]

  • D4 on PC: differences from Xbox One version, system specs announced

    D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die – Season 1 is coming to PC, and Access Games has provided a list of features different from the Xbox One version. We’ve pulled most of the changes off the game’s website and posted them below, along with the PC specs. D4 on PC Kinect gesture input controls replaced with […]

  • The Megalodon returns to Battlefield 4 with the latest CTE patch

    The Megalodon Easter Egg in Battlefield 4 may have been removed earlier this year from Naval Strike, but it has since resurfaced on the CTE with the latest patch. I’d make a Jaws reference, but it’s been done to death. The shark is shown in the video on the Paracel Storm map which was where […]

  • Survival horror game Kodoku has a new work-in-progress trailer

    Kodoku, the survival horror title from Carnivore Studio, has a new work-in-progress video available, showing you how the game is coming along. Announced for PlayStation 4 and Vita back in 2013, the game is slated for release sometime this year, and tasks the player with avoiding mythical Japanese ghosts using only magic and stealth. Thanks, […]

  • Current HoloLens prototype has noticeably “tighter” FoV compared to January build

    Microsoft’s augmented reality headset HoloLens is still very much in the prototype stage, according to various reports out of the Build Conference. Microsoft hasn’t discussed technical specs with the press yet as nothing is set in stone, but during a hands-on at Build, Ars Technica noticed the prototypes had a “x86 processor, 2GB RAM, 802.11ac […]

  • Silent Hills petition asking Konami to continue development has over 50,000 signatures

    A petition to save the Silent Hills game has been formed by fans in the hopes Konami will change its mind and bring the collaboration with Guillermo del Toro back from the dead. Konami confirmed on Monday the Silent Hill remake from film director Del Toro and Metal Gear’s Hideo Kojima had been cancelled, but […]

  • Attack on Titan has a US release date, title changed in EU over copyright claim

    Attack on Titan: Humanity in Chains will be released under a different title in Europe, according to the publisher, and while a release date has been set for North America, the same cannot be said for fans across the pond. According to Atlus, a copyright claim in Europe has forced the company to publish the […]

  • Yooka-Laylee meets final Kickstarter Stretch Goal in less than 24 hours

    The Kickstarter for Playtonic’s Yooka-Laylee sailed beyond its final £1 million ($1.5 million) Stretch Goal overnight, which will allow for a simultaneous release on all announced platforms. Once funded, Yooka-Laylee was slated for release on Linux, Mac, PC, PlayStation 4, Wii U, and Xbox One; however, a simultaneous release on all platforms wasn’t guaranteed unless […]

  • Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, but not by much

    Not a Hero will miss its May 7 release date, according to an announcement from Roll7. Not to worry though, it’s only by a week. According to the developer, the delay is due to “having undergone super-secret upgrades to crank shit up to 60fps.” The extra week will provide the additional time needed for tweaking […]