Estil 1,118 Member · Posted November 23, 2019 Share Posted November 23, 2019 (old NA topic from back in 2013 (has it been that long ago?); I thought it'd be appropriate to bring back this discussion seeing as how we're about to enter the 9th gen next year) Now, everyone here knows I'm very much a traditionalist retro gamer. That being said, I have nothing against modern gaming at all, even though I don't really understand a lot of it (I don't do online gaming and what is up with all this stream and cloud stuff?). But I can't help but wonder when I look at videos of upcoming X1/PS4 games (like that recent side-by-side comparsion video IGN just did a few days ago) I can't help but wonder...can't the PS3/X360 do the same thing if they really try to push the system?See, with previous generation transistions, the difference in graphics (and sound) was like night and day. Those of you like myself who were kids back when the SNES was first released in 1991, remember how blown away we all were by Super Mario World? Super Mario Bros 3 clearly pushed the NES with everything it had but Super Mario World was so much more colorful and detailed and bigger.When the N64 came out, remember how blown away people were by Super Mario 64 and how much crisper and less jaggedy the visuals were compared to the early PS1 games? How about when the PS2/GC/Xbox came out and showed 3D games where everything didn't have those sharp points?UPDATE: Here's another really perfect example of exactly what I mean...I just recently got a copy of Luigi's Mansion for the GC (the launch title if you recall; I had one right at launch but I stupidly sold it years ago). Now, this is only the launch title and I believe I read somewhere that Nintendo said it was only using about 5% of what the GC was capable of. But even so, it was very VERY clear that even this launch title looked WAY better than even the very best N64 graphics. And I was totally blown away seeing the Super Smash Bros Melee intro for the first time in 2001...I never seen graphics like it! And again, that was a game that came out right after launch! See, THIS is the kind of graphical leap we all fully expected with each new generation of gaming. But now when I see videos of the PS4/X1 games, I often can't help but wonder if the PS3/360 could do those same kind of graphics if the system was really pushed. But with the GC, there was never any doubt the N64 was no match for even the earliest GC games.See what I mean? It used to be the difference between generations was like night and day. But now when I see videos of say PS4 vs PS3, why is it that I can't help but think that the PS4 isn't making it look all that much better?Am I just blind? Am I so out of touch with current gaming and pop culture? Or have we reached a point where graphics just can't get much better? UPDATE: Like I said I brought this back because we're about to have the first 9th gen consoles come out next year (PS5 and whatever the Xbox 4 ends up being called). I imagine for those too, the graphics wouldn't look hardly any different? Whatever happened to the 80s and 90s when we could see tech at shows and whatnot really pushed to the limits and it was clearly leaps and bounds ahead of what we currently could get in a home console/PC. Maybe I'm just blind...I still haven't gotten around though to doing much on PS3, much less PS4 or PS5 so I guess there's that as well... 2 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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