Help a lazy gamer out.
September 16, 2009 10:07 PM   Subscribe

Is there a site that tells me which version of multiplatform (ps3/xbox360) games is the better one to get with regard to bugginess/availability of DLC etc.? I know that I can go look up individual reviews for specific title/platform combinations, but is there a specialist site that tracks the differences in a more at-a-glance manner?
posted by juv3nal to Sports, Hobbies, & Recreation (5 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Eurogamer has their face-off series of articles, which address this very question. They don't cover every game under the sun, but you should find an entry for most major multiplatform releases.
posted by doctorpiorno at 4:52 AM on September 17, 2009


Of the major review sites, it seems to me that IGN is the best at consistently talking about the differences between multiplatform releases. I know that's not what you're looking for, but I hope it'll be helpful.

Or, if you just want sweeping generalizations: if there's a significant difference between the two versions, and there isn't always, it's either that the PS3 version looks better or the 360 version has more DLC and/or a more active online userbase. There are exceptions to that rule, certainly, but that seems to be how things usually go.
posted by box at 6:12 AM on September 17, 2009 [1 favorite]


Oh, and if there's a Wii version (and there usually isn't), it looks much worse and features some tacked-on remote-wiggling.
posted by box at 6:14 AM on September 17, 2009


the 360 version has more DLC and/or a more active online userbase.

Be that as it may, my default posture is to favour PS3 for online stuff as I don't want to pay for XBL Gold.
posted by juv3nal at 10:21 AM on September 17, 2009


If PC is an option, its definitely worth considering as well. PC games tend to have more mod-ability, which can increase your replay value. If your system is high-end enough, they look just as good too.

DLC availability on PC is generally pretty solid - I've had free TF2 updates for over a year that XBox users are still waiting on.

PC releases do lag sometimes, often for years (HALO 3 for example).
posted by Wulfhere at 10:22 AM on September 17, 2009


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