Angry Birds vs. Angry Birds
Pretty well everyone on this planet has played or at least heard of Angry Birds, and many also know that Angry Birds is available on the App Store as well as the Android Market, but barely anyone knows that it’s also on the PlayStation Network. Yes, that means you can play Angry Birds on your PSP, but for an increased price-$3.99 over $0.99 on the App Store and free on the Android Market (it’s free on Android because there are in-game advertisements). So what it boils down to is it worth the extra money to get Angry Birds on the PSP? In the first-ever post of Plus/Minus, we will compare Angry Birds App Store iPhone/iPod (also iPad)to Angry Birds PlayStation Network. (Note: there is not link to buy the PlayStation version, you must buy the game on the PlayStation itself.)
I, Ernesto Guillermo, will be doing the comparison from the App Store point of view, and making his formal debut, Hatok, will be doing the comparison from the PlayStation Network point of view.
Graphics-Angry Birds App Store (Ernesto Guillermo)
The graphics make full use of Apple’s Retina Display—especialy if you purchase the HD iPad version of the game. Everything is smooth, the fps (frames per second) is extremely high, and it’s most pleasing to the eye. Angry Birds definitely didn’t cheap out. There is absolutely nothing to complain about when it comes to the graphics. Even seemingly simple things like when you zoom out, the foreground and background adjust accordingly. Details like this were not missed in the making of this game.
Graphics- Angry Birds Play Station Network (Hatok)
The graphical quality is on par with that of the iPhone's visuals, however, the PSP presents these visuals in a widescreen view. There is nothing gained from this presentation, nothing new to be seen, and the screen itself is likely to be lower in quality than that of an iPhone's. The fact that the visuals feature no improvements makes the $3.99 price tag all the more jarring, nearly matching the $4.99 price tag of the HD version of the game for the iPad.
Sound Effects/Music-Angry Birds App Store (Ernesto Guillermo
The theme song is like one of those little jingles from commercials that always get stuck in your head. They aren’t good or bad, but by the end of the day you’ll know the whole song by heart. The theme music only plays during the main page of the game; otherwise no-music, only sound effects can be heard. Those sound effects are fairly good, though some can get a little annoying. The objective of the game is to slingshot birds into pigs—and the pigs can make some really annoying grunts. Other then that though, the music and sound effects are quite good.Continued on the next page