X360, PS3 Sunday, August 20, 2006 | 4:23 AM

The Darkness: 5 more

The Darkness: 5 more

Starbreeze releases five more screens of their next FPS, and to tell the least, it still rocks.
Look at the second picture, as you can see the edges are redrawn only on parts of the screen that are too dark, this could be a great improvement over the excellent Riddick because we shouldn't be dazzled by the lights when the night-vision is on, but we need some official info to settle this up.


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Commented on 2006-08-20 04:48:26
Game looks AWESOME! A definite buy.
Commented on 2006-08-20 04:51:31
...lol, I've been refreshing this page all day waiting for blimblim to post the shutokou battle's first 10 minutes, or the review. Nice pics (Specially the gun on the dude's mouth), but im getting desperate about SB.
There's one thing that bothers me though, werent the textures on the characters and the sharpness a lot better on old screenshots? I guess it was just a marketing strategy.
Commented on 2006-08-20 04:59:24
No its actually JUST as good chewbacca :)
Commented on 2006-08-20 05:03:44 In reply to chewbacaattack
Wow!!! I'm not too big on comics, but DAMN I need this game!!! I absolutely love that 4th pic. I hope it can live up to their Chronicles of Riddick fame.

What are these pics from anyway, Xbox 360 or PS3. Does anybody know?
Commented on 2006-08-20 05:10:07 In reply to chewbacaattack
Posted by chewbacaattack
There's one thing that bothers me though, werent the textures on the characters and the sharpness a lot better on old screenshots? I guess it was just a marketing strategy.
I think we should wait for more screens featuring THOSE creatures because other than that, I think we are at the same level of quality for the human beings.
Posted by MaxHartkopf
What are these pics from anyway, Xbox 360 or PS3. Does anybody know?
I have no idea, sorry...
Commented on 2006-08-20 05:36:40
HOT

Riddick was one of the best FPS games of the past 5 years. This game will own.

As for which version, I'd say the textures look too good for PS3. Pic #3 showcases just how nutty hi-res they are.
Commented on 2006-08-20 05:58:05
Oh, my god, the good aspects of Riddick with the good aspects of Vampire Masqurade: Bloodlines. Pwnzorz!
Commented on 2006-08-20 06:17:35
Nice nice nice, this is gonna be a fun game I think :)
Commented on 2006-08-20 06:33:04
Almost all of the pics look good except for pic 4. Just hope they get rid of *gasp* "Block fingers"!

As for textures, when games get bigger then the 360 will suffer from textures. In the end they will look bad compared to a ps3's textures. One word "compression".
Commented on 2006-08-20 06:44:21
I have had the pleasure of visting the starbreeze hq a couple of years ago, 18 months before riddick was released at the time it was a secret project they could only tell me that they had a game based on a motion picture in the works. When it was released i didn't care about it until i heard that it was from starbreeze and now it's one of my favorite games for the xbox, the darkness looks frigging awesome so far i hope it can match the quality of riddick, who knows with a little luck maybe i can visit them again their hq is a 1 hour drive from where i live.
Posted by Eddy186
Almost all of the pics look good except for pic 4. Just hope they get rid of *gasp* "Block fingers"!

As for textures, when games get bigger then the 360 will suffer from textures. In the end they will look bad compared to a ps3's textures. One word "compression".
The size of the dics have nothing to do with texture quality, the sinlge most important thing when dealing with textures is the amount of ram and both the ps3 and the 360 have the same amount (512 megs) but the ps3 only has 256 megs of video ram while the 360 has 512 megs of ram that can be used for anything, so in theory at least the 360 should have a slight edge when it comes to rextures. But in my opinion they both don't have enough ram by a long shot 1 gig should have been a minimum 2 gigs would have been ideal, so far my crappy 400£ computer delivers better graphics that both the 360 and the ps3 the developers need to step up their game a bit for me to be impressed.
Commented on 2006-08-20 06:45:48
Games aren't going to get suddenly bigger just because new optical discs came out. Besides, procedurally generated textures are where it's at now.
Commented on 2006-08-20 06:45:48 In reply to Eddy186
That would make sense if the PS3 was powerful enough to handle amazing textures but its not, so besides having longer CGI movies in games, PS3 won't offer much more then 360. And I'm talking about textures so amazing that they require 50GB of disc space.

It probably wont be till 2020 when we have graphics processor that can manage those kind of textures.
Posted by Eddy186
Almost all of the pics look good except for pic 4. Just hope they get rid of *gasp* "Block fingers"!

As for textures, when games get bigger then the 360 will suffer from textures. In the end they will look bad compared to a ps3's textures. One word "compression".
Commented on 2006-08-20 07:30:06
I seriously doubt we will see games on blu-ray for a long time, because if we do then be prepared to pay for it in loading time. The 2x bluray drive in the 3 is slow when reading BD disks (9mb/sec) compared to 12x dvd in the 360 (17mb/s).
Even so, the dvd read speed of the 3 is 8x, which is around 12mb/s.

So to fill the 416mb of avaliable memory would take 50 seconds off a BD. (current info is the OS in the 3 reserves 96mb)
Commented on 2006-08-20 07:50:22
The DVD read speed in the PS3 is faster than that of the BRD? LOL
Commented on 2006-08-20 09:01:54
i thought this was a spider man game. if its as good as ridick then im down. it obviously looks fantastic...
Commented on 2006-08-20 09:37:06
the environment and quality of graphics reminds me of Condemned
Commented on 2006-08-20 10:01:16
http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/3922/788_...
suck my gun criminal

http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/3922/788_...
I love this shot, nice glow. Looks shiny!

I am most definately going to buy this game.
Commented on 2006-08-20 10:46:03 In reply to Sath
Jack Thompson is going to have a hay day with this screenshot

Only gamers shoot people in the face :P
Posted by Sath
http://images.xboxyde.com/gallery/public/3922/788_0004.jpg
suck my gun criminal
Commented on 2006-08-20 11:38:52
Dual Desert Eagle? Im in.
Commented on 2006-08-20 12:05:17
The movement of your guns around barriers is one of the coolest things about this game. Your character will move the guns to the side or up or down if a wall or obstacle is in the way and you can fire like normal.
Commented on 2006-08-20 12:42:29
The game looks absolutely stunning! Graphics wise and from what you can do in gameplay!
Commented on 2006-08-20 12:58:26
MaxHartkopf : doesn't matter if these are ps3 or 360 shots, since both machines have roughly the same capabilitys graphically

this is looking promising, the certification board aren't gonna like it if you can shove guns in peoples mouths to blow their brains out tho :P
Commented on 2006-08-20 13:05:43 In reply to acm2000
Posted by acm2000
MaxHartkopf : doesn't matter if these are ps3 or 360 shots, since both machines have roughly the same capabilitys graphically

this is looking promising, the certification board aren't gonna like it if you can shove guns in peoples mouths to blow their brains out tho :P
Graphically no, but as for all-around power yes.
Commented on 2006-08-20 13:50:15
The 1st and 5th picture is looking crazy... such details! CoR is my favorite game at the moment. Cant wait for this!!
Commented on 2006-08-20 14:01:53
ahhh so the second picture is showing the NV

@ peoples.. yes, the power is different, but what you see on the screen is the same, so you can't judge it from the screens
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