Gaming on PC vs. Gaming on consoles. Let us discuss. Because I’m bewildered. And I don’t want to derail any game threads.
I’m not talking about the games here. Some games are console exclusive, some are PC exclusive. Buying into one or the other based on that seems obvious to me. As are points about mods, and small/big text, etc.
But I have to ask a leading question. If there is a big release that is on both, why do people choose PC?
For me, the PC is where I can type, and click, and mostly do work stuff. Way back in the days when computers were first on the scene, we had no choice but to use computers that were ostensibly for work and use them to play games. Thus SpaceWar, and games for the IBM PC, and a golden age of computer games.
But then consoles started appearing with graphic fidelity to give gaming another front. The Nintendo, the Playstation, the XBox. And now you have your choice to game on the PC or console for many titles.
To me, this is a no brainer. No installation issues. No startup issues. No hardware issues. A vastly, vastly improved control scheme that moved away from the archaic KB+M. Much tighter game design and UI. Analog controls. Vibration feedback. Very few bugs. Very few crashes. No tweaking. A tight and simple and reliable and consistent system. And much, much, much cheaper than PC gaming, maybe by as much as a third to a quarter as expensive.
So diehard PC gamers that choose the PC version. Can you give me an insight as to why? Because I’ve been a PC gamer since the 80s and am still a PC gamer, but never when it’s available to both. Consoles to me are prima facie better because they were designed around gaming. What gives?
I expect this thread to be a bit controversial, but please keep it civil. :)