IGN: Bioshock Infinite on consoles is "graphically underwhelming"

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IGN: Bioshock Infinite on consoles is "graphically underwhelming"
 

 
It quickly becomes clear when you start playing Infinite that Columbia is both exactly the same as the originalís underwater utopia of Rapture, yet simultaneously completely different. One is underwater; claustrophobic. The other is endless; the sky is literally the limit. Both are utopias Ė idealistic clusters of humanity Ė with cracks beginning to show through beneath the magnificent facades.


Take the time to soak in the sights.

On that note, however, let me warn you console players up front: unlike its jaw-dropping-in-2007 predecessor (Iím not counting BioShock 2 here, as that wasnít our first trip to Rapture), BioShock Infinite does not have the same technical wow-factor going for it. Yes, Columbia is stunning from a scale, scope, and art-direction perspective, but on a raw graphical level it is a bit underwhelming on the Xbox 360 version Iím starting with. Textures are muddy and low-resolution and the framerate takes regular slight-but-noticeable dips. It reminds me of the console version of Dishonored in that way.

Do these minor issues take away from your experience at all? No, but Iím very curious to check out the PC version during the course of my review. Presuming you throw a beefy enough rig at Infinite, the olí mouse-and-keyboard may prove to be the best way to explore Columbia, particularly since, with no multiplayer modes, you donít have to worry about choosing your platform based on which network your friends will be playing on.

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 BioShock Infinite Review in Progress - IGN

image hopefully this is one of those cases where the ps3 version is better.

99 comments for "IGN: Bioshock Infinite on consoles is "graphically underwhelming""

 03-18-2013, 02:31 PM         #2
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its like 6+ year old hardware, it all looks underwhelming especially compared to PC games.

For people who don't play PC im sure it will look great.
 5 years ago '06        #3
Soraci7 34 heat pts34
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I'm not copping, BS2 was an underwhelming game as a whole. In fact the series is one of the most overrated this gen.

The entire hype of the franchise lives off the 1st 10minutes of BS1

Other than that, its nothing to write home about.
 5 years ago '04        #4
Da Ill One|M 4602 heat pts4602
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Who the fu*k cares...I play Bioshock for the story not the graphics
 5 years ago '11        #5
Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209 OP
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I play for both. Bioshock 1 looks pretty nice on the pc.
 03-18-2013, 02:35 PM         #6
IronMaiden 
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 Da Ill One said:
Who the fu*k cares...I play Bioshock for the story not the graphics
A lot of people care.

I care deeply about performance and non jaggie edges with my current games. PS2 and under? I can deal with what limitations were in place in those era. No reason to accept sh*tty coded or poor performance games in this generation.

And don't act like graphics don't play any part in what you currently play. It's icing on the cake and everyone loves that extra icing. Sorry but i will take full MSAA/FXAA @ 1920/1080/2048x1080 @ 60fps over sub-HD 20-30fps. Enjoy your story while i enjoy the story with incredibly smooth frame rate and beautiful graphics. I get to have my cake and it to on PC.


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 5 years ago '05        #7
Krazie 134 heat pts134
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Game's gonna be fu*king fantastic.
 5 years ago '04        #8
Da Ill One|M 4602 heat pts4602
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 IronMaiden said:
A lot of people care.

I care deeply about performance and non jaggie edges with my current games. PS2 and under? I can deal with what limitations were in place in those era. No reason to accept sh*tty coded or poor performance games in this generation.
Only PC gamers care about graphics and that sh*t...
 5 years ago '12        #9
LicensedLegend 11 heat pts11
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After reading all that... my premium edition is still on it's way.
 5 years ago '04        #10
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 Krazie said:

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Game's gonna be fu*king fantastic.
Yep Only basement virgin PC gamers care about Graphics, because they have to justify spending all that money on that brand new GPU... fu*k it I'll play Bioshock:Infinite or any game with stick figures and in Black and White if the story is the same... I don't give no fu*ks...i'll still enjoy it
 5 years ago '11        #11
Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209 OP
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 Da Ill One said:
Only PC gamers care about graphics and that sh*t...
 Da Ill One said:
Yep Only basement virgin PC gamers care about Graphics, because they have to justify spending all that money on that brand new GPU... fu*k it I'll play Bioshock:Infinite or any game with stick figures and in Black and White if the story is the same... I don't give no fu*ks...i'll still enjoy it
i forgot how stupid you get when people bring up pc stuf
 5 years ago '04        #12
Da Ill One|M 4602 heat pts4602
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 Jesszman said:
i forgot how stupid you get when people bring up pc stuf
I forgot how stupid your mom got when she didn't swallow you instead...


I stated nothing but facts...


facts aren't stupid...
 5 years ago '11        #13
Jesszman 2209 heat pts2209 OP
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 Da Ill One said:
I forgot how stupid your mom got when she didn't swallow you instead...


I stated nothing but facts...


facts aren't stupid...
you get salty at the smallest things. you didn't state facts. you stated a biased opinion. only pc gamers care about graphics? nobody believes that.
 5 years ago '04        #14
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 IronMaiden said:
its like 6+ year old hardware, it all looks underwhelming especially compared to PC games.

For people who don't play PC im sure it will look great.
Cool story bro
 03-18-2013, 02:59 PM         #15
Cya Nerd 
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Lmao now all of a sudden people don't care about graphics

Consoles are aged outdated
 5 years ago '06        #16
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The graphics will be fine. All the article says is that pc has better graphics. Which is a given. I cant wait to be satisfied come the 26th.
 5 years ago '06        #17
coolio 57 heat pts57
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nah, i game on console and still care about graphics to a certain extent mediocre graphics wouldn't stop me from playing a great game, but a game with sh*tty a.ss graphics would be hard to get into

everybody cares about graphics to a certain degree..when people say they'd still play w/e game even with stick figures or whatever the fu*k, as long as the story's the same, it's usually just lies to try and prove a point


better graphics do make the game better, but we're at a point now where we know what kind of graphics to expect from current gen consoles and they're fine for current gen, so its not a problem
 5 years ago '04        #18
Da Ill One|M 4602 heat pts4602
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 coolio said:
everybody cares about graphics to a certain degree..when people say they'd still play w/e game even with stick figures or whatever the fu*k, as long as the story's the same, it's usually just lies to try and prove a point
No point to prove, It's true, Graphics don't enhance the story which is what I care about...
 5 years ago '09        #19
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Got it and Crysis 3 for free with my Sapphire 7950.....

can't wait.
 5 years ago '07        #20
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 Soraci7 said:
I'm not copping, BS2 was an underwhelming game as a whole. In fact the series is one of the most overrated this gen.

The entire hype of the franchise lives off the 1st 10minutes of BS1

Other than that, its nothing to write home about.
I feel ya. I liked the first game by i wasn't enamored with it.
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