Originally Posted by Mwarren
Yea I meant with 100% accuracy it can't be done with the PC. I find emulators to be a PITA when I can just spend $10 on a game that I don;t have and have it for good on the console HDD and trophies also if the support trophies.
I have no need for an emulator if I already have the game and like I said I could care less about graphics. Console is much more convinient I find PC gaming to be much more time consuming setting up games and what not. PC games are not like what they used to be now most are console ports or are easy/boring games released from devs with a low budget but we're treading terrority that I already mentioned days ago.....I like the older PC games I'm not a fan of the newer PC games because they're just too easy.
Now it just sounds like you and others including em are arguing for arguing sakes though as nothing new is being said....we're just bringing up things that were already talked about the bottom line is that the new games for the most part are lacking majorly when it comes to difficulty and/or storyline and gameplay compared to the older games.
It's hard to find a game on any platform that will satisfy you like some of the older epic's would. When Dishonered is highlighted as the best game in most PC gamers opinion to be released in '12 for the PC that's pretty sad considering how darn 1 dimensional the gameplay is in that game and how easy it is and lacking in general.
Diablo3 and Torchlight 2 are both button smashers and nothing more....both were boring the only game that I enjoyed on the PC this year was Hotline Miami.
Actually it seems that you're
just arguing for argument's sake, as you've fallen back to typical hearsay about PC gaming spread by console gamers. Consoles are more convenient definitely, since it's designed for casual gaming while PC is far more flexible. But setting up games and all that stuff... most console games require installation nowadays, and installation is far more quick on PC if you have a decent and maintained hard drive. So consoles are only more convenient than Steam games because they boot instantly, due to the light OS. But for most, PC is more convenient for obtaining games thanks to Steam. And Steam's interface is far more convenient than PS3 or XBOX Live, especially since it's not as slow as a snail.
The fact that most games nowadays are easy is not exclusive to PC. It's far more common on consoles, and this trend began with consoles being the target audience. So I really don't know what rock you live under. Games right now are generally easier, but this is mostly the case on consoles and not PC. There are exceptions, and most of them are on PC.
And what's this nonsense about "low budget"? You're really just making things up and/or have no idea what you're talking about. First of all, it's both obvious and nothing new that the highest budget games are usually either multiplatform or console exclusives. This was the case from '04-'07 too, in fact we've seen larger budget PC titles in recent years, namely Crysis ('07) and The Witcher 2 ('11). Let's not forget SWTOR which had an absolutely massive budget. The big budget SP console games just put all that money into voice acting.
Dishonored does not have one-dimensional gameplay in the least bit. Have you even played it? And even if you have, it doesn't surprise me that you've missed... everything, as most console gamers do. It's your precious console exclusives that are completely
one-dimensional. The Metal Gear Solid series and Uncharted series, which are the biggest SP titles on PS3 and in today's console gaming world, consist of doing the same thing throughout the game. No matter how you choose to play these games does not
affect anything, except for stupid little unlockable items in MGS. They're more repetitive, and consist of going down the same exact paths, doing the same exact things, watching the same exact cutscenes, and result in the same exact thing every time.
To avoid this one-dimensional console gameplay, look to PC. But back to Dishonored, it lets you choose stealth, which is brilliantly thought out and has clear paths for stealth killing or sneaking and killing nobody at all. This actually affects gameplay in various ways; it affects characters' reactions toward you, it affects how certain scenes play out, it affects the ending, and it changes the design of the world itself. Killing more people makes the world more dark, and more plague rats and weepers will be found. Up the difficulty and it is not a very easy game, it provides quite a good challenge that forces you to be strategic. It is a much better stealth game than MGS because it is not one-dimensional. Oh, and you said Dishonored is "lacking in general"? And how is this? The story is simple in essence, a revenge tale defined by the players' actions, but it flows with a unique style and has a ton of lore.
I'm really curious as to the real reason for your completely inaccurate bashing of PC gaming and games in general. It's not like PC gaming killed your family or something, unless your family consisted of Korean StarCraft players. Perhaps PC gamers have put you down too many times with their superior attitudes? I'll admit, that whole gig is silly, but gaming is just a hobby after all.Edited by boredgunner - 1/21/13 at 4:39pm