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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 #31 of 63
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Originally Posted by Phaedrus2129 View Post
The former {poor / simplified gameplay} is maybe a symptom of poor game design in general, throughout the industry.
True, poor game design isn't confined to one platform, but it does seem that in general a lot of "consolised" games have simpler mechanics than their PC based brethren.
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post #32 of 63
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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

Delayed release
PC version launches days, weeks, months, years after console versions

.. oh shoot. . i picked 4 .. sorry!
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post #33 of 63
Poor performance. It really annoys that we get games that have fps locked 30 and other **** like that. What annoys me even more is that a lot of the problems can be fixed by changing stuff in the ini files. Like changing maxSmoothedFps = 30; to maxSmoothedFps = 60;. I mean devs don't even bother to do any porting work any more they just click compile to PC, slap on a price tag and PC gamers get ****.
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post #34 of 63
What is most annoying to me about console ports is the PC gaming community's (whiny) reaction to them.
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post #35 of 63
I REALLY hate 3rd person perspective (over the shoulder? etc), go back to 1st person makes game (for me) more enjoyable.
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post #36 of 63
No advanced graphic options.
 
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post #37 of 63
I think I've seen the press start to continue once in a PC game...forgot which game...but that goes in line with just overall controls of ports.

They just don't feel right.
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post #38 of 63
Quote:
Originally Posted by dwarfer66 View Post
I REALLY hate 3rd person perspective (over the shoulder? etc), go back to 1st person makes game (for me) more enjoyable.
Wut? Did you just start playing games last week or something...?

Quote:
Originally Posted by ohzer0 View Post
I think I've seen the press start to continue once in a PC game...forgot which game...but that goes in line with just overall controls of ports.

They just don't feel right.
Meh. It's happened in many ports many times before (For some odd reason MGS1 comes to mind). It's just with Crysis 2 the PC Fanboys cried bloody murder over something so insignificant...
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post #39 of 63
1. Poor controls

2. Poor customizability

3. Poor graphics

DRM does not bother me. Unlike many PC gamers, my gaming PC is only for gaming (and listening to music). They can spy and hack my gaming pc all they want. The most they will get is my steam login.

If I want to play multi-player, I play Left4Dead 1 or 2. There are plenty of servers for that. No complaint there.
     
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post #40 of 63
I get most upset when playing a port that still has all the xbox controls showing up on my screen instead of keyboard shortcuts. Thats just lazy.
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