My main quest got broken on the 360 version, so I’m going to have to start a new character (or, more likely, load a 10 hour old save) in order to finish the game. If I had the PC version, I could fix it in 60 seconds with the editor.
Other than that, though, the 360 version is aces. Looks great, runs great, controls great.
Wow, what happened? I played it all weekend almost non-stop and I had three hard lockups, all coming long into my play sessions. I heard about a memory leak in the PC version, could the same be in the 360? Or is heat most likely the simplest answer?
As to the question, I’ve found the xbox comtroller really easy to play with (marksmen focused character).
As for the original question: I’m pretty biased, so I’ll almost always recommend the PC version of something, but it should be noted that I’m already using about 5 mods that have greatly enhanced the game for me, so take that how you will…
The mods that are already out would make PC a no-brainer for me already.
I have a nasty bug that makes the game lock up hard (No escape to windows, no task manager) if I try to load a game from the main menu. That’s my only beef. Starting a new game and then hitting F9 is the solution, but it adds 10 seconds to loading and, thus, pain.
Honestly, I have tried them both and the interface is kind of tuned for a gamepad. Of course I am biased in this regard since I didn’t get a chance to try the PC version until well after I had gotten used to the 360 version. The gamepad controls things fine. I would suspect if you want to play a sniper type the mouse would give you better fine aiming but when you are just laying the smack down in your full plate and shield the gamepad actually works better IMO.
Playing the 360 version and loving it. Achievements. No PC configuration. Surround sound, giant screen, lazing on my couch. Seems to be the whole Oblivion experience intact from talking to my PC-playing friends.
If you like aggressive modding, that probably turns the tide to the PC version.