So the big thing with everyone and the Vita is that it can render graphics identical to a Playstation 3. Thus far, I'm convinced it will most likely live up to the hype. I decided to take a more in depth look by comparing Golden Abyss first to Drakes Fortune (the first Uncharted game) and then to Uncharted 2. Read on and be sure to give your feedback on what your opinion!
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The first thing I noticed with this comparison is the difference in detail. Holy crap is all I have to say.
The Vita version has much more detail than the Ps3 game, take note especially in the diffence in detail on Drake
himself. To be fair this was an early Ps3 game, but the fact I'm saying
a portable game beats that is more than enough for me. Another thing the Vita triumphs on is shadows. The shadows on the Vita
are much more realistic and detailed. The water also seems to have better reflections on the Vita. The Playstation 3 does have one
noticeable victory here, shaders. The bump mapping on the rocks seen in many current-gen games has yet to be seen on a Vita game.
The textures are still detailed but seem to not have the same bump mapping quality. Perhaps this will improve with later Vita games,
but the difference is definitely noticeable.
The differnce is VERY apparent when you look at these two images. Textures, lighting, everything looks better on the Vita version.
I decided from these images it's time to step it up a notch and take the battle to Uncharted 2.
Winner: Definitely Vita
Alright So I believe Vita meets it's match with Uncharted 2: Among Theives. The shader difference I noticed before is much more
apparent in this comparison. The detail in Among Theives also seems to be at a much higher level. Still, they are rather close. Do
you think Vita still wins even this one? Comment below with your opinions.
Winner: Playstation 3
The Playstation Vita is definitely treading on the heels of the Playstation 3 in graphics quality. Comparing closely with some of the Ps3's highest quality games. We'll just have to wait for more images to surface to really see what the Vita is capable of. Of course, like any system, it will only get better. If this is the quality the Vita will be starting at, I'm excited to see where it goes.