Looking over some good stories online this morning and came across a lovely piece by Computer and Video Games about 5 games that were originally on 360 or were not originally multiplatform and then became so and were better for it.
I'm a PS3 owner and I could be biased as all hell about the graphical representation of several games but to be honest there hasn't been much outside of Portal 2, Battlefield Bad Company 2 and the Uncharted series that has personally stunned me graphically and for someone who grew up playing Playstation and N64 and a clear addiction to Minecraft, graphics has never been a big thing for me but theyare taken into account depending on the style of gameplay and visual elements. A game looks great if there are no graphical glitches that take me out of the game or things that are specifically outstanding.
The games they list, which you can read on their website and their critique or just read now are:
Child of Eden
Mass Effect 2
Whilst I've played all of these games on one console or another, two that specifically stand out, Bioshock and Oblivion have a different story. Those two games have had a troubled graphical past on both consoles and their PC counterparts. I remember when I finally got to play Bioshock on PS3 and whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the experience I did notice the load times, depending on certain areas were quite long and there were a few graphical bugs which they may or may not have ironed out in patched releases.
One in particular was whenever the Bee power would be in your hand, the bees themselves as well as scars that would form, would be poorly rendered or would take a long time to load. Also some pop-in graphcs would happen when looking outside or zooming in for a far distance.
Another game on the chopping block, Oblivion, was a game I only experienced recently. The Game of the Year edition, in fact, which had a few graphical glitches such as characters mouths not moving in sync with the dialogue and some NPC/animal buffering which would make objects and elements disappear and re-appear in an errie fashion.
It genuinely creeps me out when stuff like that happens and makes me wonder about the quality control department or the game testers for those games. I think that PS3 graphics are fairly top-notch, nothing really on PC, but you know, still fairly up there, but I think the actual gameplay and quality should be the degree which most games should be judged, almost everything else is pretty superfluous.
Any games you think of that are better than the 360 counterpart or vice-versa?