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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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  5. daevgs

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

    Thanks.

    #5 1 year 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 1 year ago
  7. Fin

    The embargo makes me concerned.

    #7 1 year ago
  8. Xbone

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

    #8 1 year ago
  9. KineticCalvaria

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

    @8, rofl!!

    True though.

    #9 1 year ago
  10. pamelapatty

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

    #10 1 year 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 1 year ago
  12. Christopher Jack

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

    #12 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  20. braindead1981

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

    #20 1 year ago
  21. Fin

    @15

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

    #21 1 year ago
  22. venom06

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

    #22 1 year 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 1 year ago
  24. venom06

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

    #24 1 year ago
  25. Legendaryboss

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

    #25 1 year ago
  26. Legendaryboss

    Anyway this did better than i expected.

    #26 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  31. GreedyGrumpy

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

    #31 1 year ago
  32. stretch215

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

    #32 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  44. stretch215

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

    #44 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  48. monkeygourmet

    @47

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

    But, hits are hits I suppose… :)

    #48 1 year 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 1 year ago
  50. G1GAHURTZ

    @45:

    From the Gametrailers review:

    “Who are these VIPs?”

    “They’re very important people.”

    #50 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  55. monkeygourmet

    @53

    “We need to emote…

    Lets have him punch a dog in the face!

    Perfect!”

    #55 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  64. bitsnark

    @63

    He’s pretty great in Boardwalk Empire too!

    #64 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  74. TheBlackHole

    “Fact is, Next Generation is underpowered”

    Isn’t that the case with EVERY console generation?

    #74 1 year 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 1 year ago
  76. Fin

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

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

    #76 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  82. Legendaryboss

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

    #82 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year 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 1 year ago
  88. Z-Giochi.com

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

    #88 1 year ago

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  • Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare video shows Ascendance DLC early access weapon

    As you know, Xbox Season Pass holders now have early access to the Ascendance DLC Pack bonus weapons for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. Now you can watch a trailer for the weapon. The OHM directed energy hybrid weapon can switch between an LMG and Shotgun “on the fly,” and it also includes the OHM-Werewolf […]

  • March PS Plus games include OlliOlli 2, Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty, more

    March PlayStation Plus titles have popped up on the PS Plus page. Noticed by NeoGAF user skynidas, the titles include: OlliOlli2 (PS4/VITA) Valiant Hearts: The Great War (PS4) Oddworld: New ‘n’ Tasty (PS4) Counterspy (PS4/PS3) Papo & Yo (PS3) Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment (PS3) A notice has also been posted on the EU PS […]

  • Sci-fi horror game Caffeine will release on Xbox One, PS4 alongside PC – new trailer

    Caffeine creator Dylan Browne has announced the Unreal Engine 4 game will be released on Xbox One. The game will be published through Microsoft’s Indie Program. As previously announced, it is also coming to PC and and now PlayStation 4. Caffeine is a sci-fi horror game which stars a young boy who has been abandoned […]

  • Xbox 360 Preview program invites going out this month

    Much like the Xbox One Preview program, starting early this month, invites for the Xbox 360 Preview program will start rolling out. Select invitees will be able to join program directly from their Xbox 360. A special Xbox Live message will be sent, directing users to head over to their Settings page. Further instructions are […]

  • Tron: Legacy director in negotiations for Gran Turismo film

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  • Fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation is available for download

    The Trigger, which is is the fifth add-on pack for Alien: Isolation, is available to download from today. In it, players will “compete against the clock” across three new maps in Survivor Mode. Set before the events of the main game, players step into the shoes of Sevastopol Station’s Ricardo who will do what he […]

  • HBO Go app now available on PlayStation 4

    Sony has announced the HBO Go app will be made available for download later today for PlayStation 4. The app works just like the PS version. Now you can watch True Detective, Game of Thrones, Veep and more through your console. Information on installation is available through the PS Blog.

  • Skyrim mods no longer restricted to 100MB in size

    Bethesda has announced a beta for Creation Kit update 1.9.33, lifts the 100MB size restriction for Skyrim mod makers. The beta is for both Skyrim’s PC launcher and the Creation Kit which will allow for unlimited file sizes. Here are the notes: Creation Kit 1.9.33 Update Creation Kit now supports unlimited file sizes for mods […]

  • Mad Max release date set for September, PS3 and Xbox 360 versions canned

    Mad Max from Just Cause developer Avalanche Studios has been given a September release date, along with the new of a last-gen cancellation. The axing of the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions were announced via Game Informer. Mad Max is the magazine’s featured game for the April issue. Avalanche, according GI, nixed development on […]

  • MGS 5: The Phantom Pain out in September, Kojima “closing the loop” on saga

    Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain will be released in September, according to an IGN Italy video, which also features Hideo Kojima discussing “With Metal Gear Solid 5, I’m finally “closing the loop” on the Metal Gear saga. The video has since been removed, but an image cap of the date is posted above. […]

  • Forza Horizon 2 Rockstar Energy Car Pack now available

    The Rockstar Energy Car Pack for Forza Horizon 2 for Xbox One is available now, alongside the free car for March. The free car is the Acura Integra Type-R, and the Rockstar pack included the following vehicles: 2014 Volkswagen Beetle GRC 2015 Subaru WRX STI 1996 BMW 850CSi 2015 Jaguar XFR-S 1970 Volkswagen #1107 Desert […]

  • 3DS firmware update kills web browser exploit

    Nintendo has issued a 3DS firmware update which fixes a web browser exploit that was being used to run pirated Game Boy Color ROMs since January as well as inject code within downloadable games. Another piece of code, per Eurogamer, changed the setting on the handheld to make it region-free. The exploit was only available […]

  • Unreal Tournament video shows updated textures on Outpost 23

    The latest footage from Epic’s new Unreal Tournament has surfaced, and it shows off the game’s first high-textured map which is called Outpost 23. As you can see from Zaccubus’ video, its the same are which Epic showed in the flythrough video from last year, only with updated textures and some new areas outside. The […]

  • Final add-on for Sunset Overdrive arrives in April

    The final add-on for Sunset Overdrive, Dawn of the Rise of the Fallen Machines, will be released in April. On April 1 to be exact. No, that’s not an April Fool’s joke from Insomniac Games either. Below, you can watch a fist-look at the new story, area, and traversal mechanic.

  • Heroes of the Storm playable at EGX Rezzed

    Heroes of the Storm will be playable at EGX Rezzed. This will be the first UK public hands-on with the online team brawler. Blizzard will also host giveaways and friendly tournaments at its stand. Tickets for all three days of Rezzed are still available, and you can purchase a pass through the official website. EGX […]

  • PES 2015 Data Pack 4 coming next week with Winter Transfers, new faces

    Data Pack 4 for Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 has been dated, and it updates the game with Winter Transfers, new player faces, and additional stadiums. The latest free update contains real-time player transfers made within the January window, and player ratings have also been updated. Additionally, a number of improved likenesses to key players will […]