Have you been reading the forums, or paying attention to topics concerning the once PS3 exclusive franchise Final Fantasy? If not, you're missing out on the argument of the century. If you own a PS3 and Xbox 360, for which console will you purchase Final Fantasy XIII, the biggest RPG this generation?
Many gamers on websites spanning the globe and forums alike are coming to the conclusion that it would just feels better to play the title on PS3. Some claim the graphics will look better, others say they don't want to be swapping discs and fear that one might get scratched. but does it really matter what system you purchase the game for? According to Square-Enix it don't. They say it'll run the same on both systems. The graphics will render the same, the length will be the same, and gameplay will be identical. The only difference now is the fact the title will be available in Japan exclusively for the PS3.
But recently, I've been reading some intriguing threads in forums where Xbox 360 owners claimed that the 360 version of the game rendered in 1080p whereas the PS3 renders in 720p, making the argument that it'll obviously look better on Microsoft's box.
Also, PS3 affectionados contend that the white engine that Final Fantasy XIII runs on was built specifically for the PS3 and therefore it's only natural that the game run better on the system the engine was made for.
At the end I would have to agree that it just feels natural to play the game on PS3. The reasons are obvious; almost every Final Fantasy title was exclusive to the Playstation brand and the big hitters like FFVII, FVIII, and FFX can only be experienced on it. Breaking that "tradition" would be like playing Halo 4 PS3. But that's my take and the majority of gamers who own both the Xbox 360 and PS3.
11/23/09 Ernice Gilbert