Gaming in high definition provides the best possible picture and sound quality, and allows us to play the games they were meant to be played.
The Final Fantasy series has had a long history of amazing prerendered cutscenes and equally as beautiful real time graphics.
With the wait until FFXIII launches we can't help but think how good these graphics can get. The folks over at Intermezzo ran a series of comparison shots of the Japanese demo on high end HD TV's and the good old family analogue.
The models used to compare were:
- 14 inch Sony WEGA (2000)
- 50 inch Pioneer plasma (2006)
With about $3,600 and six years separating them it wasn't going to be hard to guess what the results would be. What was surprising however was how bad the analogue picture looked even without the comparison.
With square promising that they were working hard on making it so that text was readable on SD TV's we may have another case of unreadable text that was found in Banjo Kazooie: Nuts and Bolts and Capcoms Dead Rising.
The economy being in the state that it is, those who haven't yet purchased a HD TV may just have to settle on these blurry graphics for just a while longer... although most people that can afford a PS3 probably have an HD TV.
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