Before you start to flame bait this article, I do understand that the demo shown on “Late Night with Jimmy Fallon” was pre-alpha footage.
Something really does bug me about some console owners. When they see footage of a PC version of a game, they always seem to believe that the graphics will not be as good on consoles. Usually, when I play a game, I want to get the best graphics as possible. But then when I read comments on people’s thoughts about Battlefield 3’s graphics on console, it just annoys me that they are some who are just not happy.
When a person buys a console, it means they are committing to the graphics it may have. Sure, there are exceptions (take Deadly Premonition for example, where the developers just didn’t make a good attempt at the graphics) but for some games, there just is no exception, one being Battlefield 3. Now you may say:
“The only reason I have a console is because I can’t afford a gaming PC” – Well since you can’t afford a gaming PC, then you need to get the next best thing. And yet it STILL doesn’t make you happy? What more do you want from DICE? They’re trying to make a game as brilliant and as entertaining as possible. They’re trying to be as realistic and as sensible making the game as possible. And then you get gamers who just can’t live with the fact that their console just does not have the power to maximise the graphics to be as the PC. It can be close; very close, but it can never match the bar set on PC’s.
If you’re not happy with the graphics having slightly less quality than the PC if you have a console, then you obviously don’t have any right to be a gamer, because therefore, nothing will make you happy. Complaining over a tiny difference in graphics is just pathetic… seriously. Would you rather have the Wii’s graphics, or the console graphics if you don’t have a gaming PC? Not to mention, Battlefield 3’s graphics is pre-alpha. Overtime, the graphics will change; there’s no doubt about it.
Do realise too that most shooters never run as great on console than it would do on a PC. Not even exclusives, even though they’re designed to fit around the console, like SOCOM, Gears of War, Killzone and so forth.
EDIT: Somebody just told me that the Xbox 360/PS3 are 5-6 years old. It’s no wonder the graphics are slightly dumbed down.