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Console Ports: What Annoys you Most?

Poll Results: What annoys you most about console ports?

Poll expired: Dec 2, 2011 This is a multiple choice poll
  • 15% of voters (72)
    Poor graphics
  • 21% of voters (101)
    Poor performance
  • 17% of voters (82)
    Poor controls
  • 13% of voters (65)
    Poor customizability
  • 10% of voters (51)
    Lack of dedicated servers (when applicable)
  • 8% of voters (43)
    Restrictive DRM
  • 9% of voters (45)
    Delayed release
  • 4% of voters (20)
    Other (please explain)
479 Total Votes  
post #1 of 63
Thread Starter 
PICK THREE OPTIONS


Want to see what annoys PC gamers most when games are developed for consoles ahead of the PC.


Poor graphics
Blurry textures, low poly-count, bad models, poor effects and lighting, lack of advanced graphics settings

Poor performance
Game runs slower on high-end PC than on six year old console. Or buggy, glitchy, etc.

Poor controls
Extreme mouse acceleration, bad keyboard mapping, UI designed for thumbsticks instead of mouse, oversized UI elements

Poor customizability
No FOV control, no keyboard remapping or mouse sensitivity editing, no resolution changing, no mod tools

Lack of dedicated servers
No dedicated or modded servers in multiplayer games, or no multiplayer at all

Restrictive DRM
Always-on-line DRM, glitchy programs like SecuROM, etc.

Delayed release
PC version launches days, weeks, months, years after console versions
Edited by Phaedrus2129 - 8/4/11 at 11:57pm
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Fixed control schemes, graphics to an extent, & dumbed-down gameplay/simplification (ala Dragon Age 2, Deus Ex: IW, etc)
    
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I think the thing that annoys me the worst is the whiny PC gaming community that skip the purchase, leave a very small amount to purchase the game, while the rest pirate it. They wonder why PC is getting the shaft, well it's partly their own dang fault for not supporting good games regardless if they are ports are not.
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I think the thing that annoys me the worst is the whiny PC gaming community that skip the purchase, leave a very small amount to purchase the game, while the rest pirate it. They wonder why PC is getting the shaft, well it's partly their own dang fault for not supporting good games regardless if they are ports are not.
Not the thread for this. If you start baiting people your posts will be deleted.
post #7 of 63
I selected pretty much every option you had lol. Didn't see that you only wanted three options. It would be nice to see ports done well, such as bfbc2.
post #8 of 63
Honestly I don't have a huge issue with porting. It's been going on for years and years. However my biggest complaint would be when a game is supposed to be "PC ported to the consoles" but it turns out its the other way around. Or games like the CoD series, where they're only rehashing the same game over and over and over again just to make money.

As long as its a good game, plays well enough, the controls are standard PC controls, and the graphics are superior to the console counterpart, I'm happy with a port. My main concern is getting a good game, by a company that cares at least enough to give us the bare essentials that we ask for as PC owners.
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Performance, I should be able to play GTA IV with my system at 720p, but it lags, both cpu and gpu usage never goes over 30%
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Mouse issues (control problem), poor performance (because I don't want to spend 300€ on a CPU and 500€ on a GPU setup to be able to play at anything but low) and buggy glitchy DRM (simply hate it)

Others, not such a big issue to me... maybe dedis.
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