I have been meaning to rant about this for sometime now. PC games and gamers and why I can't stand them. First off I grew up on consoles. I was around during the arcade frenzy of the early 80s and my first game system was an Atarii 2600. I also had Atari 7800. They all sucked by the way. I never played them. But when NES came out is when I officially became a gamer. Then PC games start coming around once CD Roms were invented. This led to PC gaming and instantly I hated that. PC games look great but I never could get used to them because:
* Keyboards - How the heck can people play games with a stupid keyboard? Unless it's a very simplistic game like an overhead god game like Tropico or a click game like Sims keyboards suck for gaming. If you need to do anything more complex than arrow scrolling and mouse clicks then it's a total pain. I can't imagine playing a shooter, turning the camera and doing many other things with the letter keys. Just messed up.
* Controllers. So yes from the start they made controllers but they sucked too. It took forever before they made a Playstation style controller and when they did they were not compatible with most games. I had the game Alice and never played it because the controller I bought in the 00's would not detect. I don't have time for that. So all of it was trashed.
* Memory - If your computer is not the latest greatest version out there you can't play most PC games. Not enough memory. I have a pretty powerful computer and when something as basic as Sims 3 came out you still had a huge 20 minute load at the start of the game. Buy the add ons, which I did, and you start to get bad lag and you have to constantly save to not lose progress. I have so many unifinished stories on Sims 3 because it's just such a pain to turn on and get started. And that's just game play. It's even worse when creating characters or building houses. I had the world builder which basically is the program the designers use. I'd have happily made my own maps but I never even touched it when the basic creator in the game totally sucked. With consoles you don't have to worry if the game is too big for your system or if the game will break your system and not let you do anything else. If the game is too big for the system it doesn't get released to the public.
*Online - nowadays they seem to really force this on you. I don't want to go online. I don't want to share and upload my characters all the time. If something doesn't work from online it's very difficult to play offline. Again this was an issue with Sims 3. I kept getting nagged I would not be able to get gifts from friends. What friends? I don't have friends there anymore. I had some but we aren't friends anymore for various reasons so it does not even apply. I play alone. When a game comes out and it has a multiplayer aspect I don't even care about that. Maybe only a little if it has private online. Seeing a trend here?
*Mods - I think most mods are stupid and ruin the game play. Not necessary. If I were a designer and some one messed with my programing I'd be pissed because it's my story and I want the player to play it the right way. The only mod I used in Sims 3 was the one where you could change the clothes at any time. The reason was you spend hours in the creator designing clothes the way you're supposed to but then the characters get jobs and always wear the work uniform instead of the clothes you took forever to make for them. When it comes to characters clothes do make the man. But when I see stuff on youtube like, Put 100 giants in the castle in Skyrim, or remove all the trees from the land, it's amusing at first but then it quickly gets stupid and pointless. Mods like that tend to crash the games and the game was not intended to be played that way anyway. It's not like a glitch or an exploit. It's not something you figured out on your own that you can be proud that you played within the parameters of the game. No it's hacking. I saw one of GTA where they added Johm Marston from Red Dead Redemption. I was impressed and my first question was, what parents did they use to make him look like that? They didn't. It was a mod and they stuck him in. Now I have zero respect. That person can't be proud he made the character in the creation engine with his own artistic skills. No longer impressed. It's not something I could reproduce on my PS4. It's also super annoying when you're doing an image search and you find an outfit you think is cool only to find it's a PC mod. Then you have to add Xbox or Playstation but PC mod images still make their way in. I was looking up outfits for Witcher 3 and I got pissed at the mods. I want to know what REAL outfits are available for those of us that don't cheat and play the game right. I know it's annoying if you create a character and they don't have the right clothes or hair but the PC people take it to the extreme. I don't want to be Sonic the Hedgehog in Skyrim when I'm totally the wrong scale and texture. There aren't any horribly cartoony blues in that game. Why was that even a popular thing to do? Again this is ruining the story the designers wrote for you to play. If you want to play your own story or fave character then make your own game.
*Gamers - They are arrogant jerks. You see it on youtube all the time. Someone puts up a video and reviews Game X on playstation let's say. People are talking in comments until a PC Gamer comes in and says "PC IS BETTER!" Now it turns into a flamewar about PC vs consoles and it's no longer about the game being reviewed. That's rude to the author of the upload. You see why I screen my comments and keep such tight control on everything? I keep my comments clean and on topic. The PC gamers don't seem to realize the huge problems with thier games, and having to constantly upgrade their machines. Consoles don't have that problem and we aren't elitist jerks with all the said problems I have already listed.
*No resale value -Forget going to Game Stop or an independent store and trying to sell you used game. They don't take them. Hell you can't even give them to your friends. I'd have liked to have given some of my Sims 3 to my friend Peregrine but once you put in that code the disc is useless. Hell you can't even really put it on another computer yourself. And being that everything's online now you can get banned from you own game for installing on a laptop or a computer in another room. With consoles? Put that game in anyone doesn't matter. Sell it? Yes please. Give it away? How nice.
*No library - Again I come from the gaming age of the early 80s when it was so awesome to have all these games on a self. I like having a hard copy be it a cartridge or a disk on my shelf. Chris and I literally have a bookshelf full of games we are proud to own and display. Everything's becoming download now. I wish I had a CD of Beat Hazard Ultra. I like all the packaging and the booklets that come with discs. You don't really go to a store and buy a PC game. The PC game section is tiny to non-exist in a store. In a way that's good as it doesn't clutter from looking at my console games and I don't give a damn about PC games. Very rarely will I play them.
* Poor translation - PC games translate horribly to consoles. I knew Sims 3 would be terrible when they announced it for the 360. We rented it for laughs and it was horrible. Again a simple click game it's one where the menu is not hard on the letters of a keyboard since you're not doing precision aiming, lock on, running or anything like that. But the lack of buttons on a controller makes a PC game to console terrible. Sims 3 was a joke. We will never buy that and it was so watered down. Sucked. And when I played Hitman the controls took me forever to learn. The controls were my biggest complaint about that game. It could have been so easy had they been GTA controls but no the game took me a month just to learn to use Agent 47 effectively.
So in conclusion PC games suck. I don't want anything to do with them.
Now for some awesome news. Fallout 4 has officially been announced. Everyone is very excited about this. I'm excited. I hope the customization in this is better. At least to the level it was in Skyrim. Here's the trailer.
It looks like this one takes place earlier than the others. I know those are flash backs but seeing that blimp and tech that still works makes me think it's not long after the bombs and technology still sort of works and hasn't been destroyed from age and people stealing and bad use. The flash backs are cool to see what stuff really looked like when things were new and clean. And looks like having a dog is a big part this time. I hope that's optional as again even as a character I prefer to play alone sometimes. I'd like to get a dog when I'm ready and if I'm a dog person. Depends who I create in this. But I hope the creation will be better for faces, hair and even let you design body type.Current Mood: