Originally Posted by Seann
Honestly, I see alot of people screaming PORT, but don't post valid information on proving it's a port. If it is a port, could you please post information so I can read it? Though, it does make sense for it to be a port because the engine used in bad company was firstly & only specified for consoles, but who knows? if it is, then they have done a VERY good job IMO.
DICE has already said that BC2 is a port.
There is nothing wrong with a port though. When it is done properly. When you do the bare minimum and dont take advantage of the resources of the system you are porting it to, then you have you a bad port. A good port would be BC2, they took time optimizing it for the PC and taking advantage of the pc advantages and providing what gamers want.
mass effect 2, gta 4. Both good games, but both are bad ports. Neither took advantage of the PC properly and GTA 4 suffered from huge performance problems to start. ME2 is a bad port because it was an exact copy of the xbox version, the only PC differences were resolution and AA, and better texture filtering. When they could have easily given high res textures and better effects. Bioware did the absolute minimum possible. Another bad port is borderlands.
Port is generally just used as a derogatory term anymore though.Edited by Vhati - 2/11/11 at 11:21am