Do you care if another platform has a better version?

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#1 Posted by Kell_the_Gamer (873 posts) -

If you play on a console do you care if the PC version has better graphics? If the game re-releases on another platform with exclusive content do you go and get it, does it make the version you have seem feel less enjoyable?

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#2 Posted by JohnF111 (14187 posts) -
Not really but I do like hearing whiners complain that the devs are milking the game because they re-released it with more content at a cheaper price. It's entertainment gold if you ask me.
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#3 Posted by tagyhag (15874 posts) -

It depends on how bad the inferior version is, or just how good the superior version is.

If it's something like Skyrim for the PS3 compared to the PC, I do care.

If it's something like the console version of Darksiders 2 compared to the PC, then the difference is negligible.  

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#4 Posted by Kinthalis (5503 posts) -

Consolites do. 

 

Then they start to:

 

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#5 Posted by arto1223 (4412 posts) -

I went with the 4th option. I get all my multiplatform games on PC and I update my current PC/build a new PC alternating years to ensure that I am always able to play games nearly maxed out while recording.

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#6 Posted by Ly_the_Fairy (8541 posts) -

If multiple versions release at the same time, and I have all the systems the game is available on, then sure I might care.

 

If a better version of a game is released years after I've already played it then it's not as if I look at my current system as if it's a piece of junk.

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#7 Posted by BPoole96 (22817 posts) -

Yes, I would like the best version possible. Bugs and poor performance give me a lesser experience

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#8 Posted by Thefatness16 (4673 posts) -

No. I guess I'd care if the version I played is unplayable or something.

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#9 Posted by GarGx1 (9437 posts) -

I play on PC, get the best version of most multiplats by far. If the PC version is crap, I'll just wait for the mods to fix it and then get it.

Think I may get some popcorn and watch how this one goes ;)

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#10 Posted by Goyoshi12 (9687 posts) -

Yes, yes I do. Sometimes, I lie awake in my head, staring up at the ceiling in the cold, desolate night thinking, wondering, pondering, " Why...why did I get the 360 version? The PC was right there! How could I have been so foolish. Tomorrow....tomorrow I rectify that mistake and sacrifice myself to the almighty god of PC gaming....Gabe Newell. It is the only way...it must be done."

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#11 Posted by Riverwolf007 (26023 posts) -

i do, for any game i'm not getting on pc or does not have a pc version i'm going to get the next best version.

it could totally be the ps4 getting the best versions this time around over the nextbox  and if so that's the version i will get.

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#12 Posted by Kell_the_Gamer (873 posts) -
Oh wow, I should had proof read my poll options...
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#13 Posted by GeForce- (305 posts) -

Yes I do, I want the best experience as possible and that's why I game on PC.

When I go back to consoles to play some exclusives, it shocks me how big of a difference there is in terms of visual quality and the performance.

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#14 Posted by mems_1224 (56917 posts) -

Since I got my PC any single player games I want to buy I get on PC. every multiplayer focused game or game I just want to rent I get on 360.

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#15 Posted by Riadon2 (1598 posts) -

PC is always the best version.  I don't care because it doesn't effect me.

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#16 Posted by Floppy_Jim (25834 posts) -
Devs better give me my grass and mic shadows or they can go to hell.
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#17 Posted by Stinger78 (5844 posts) -
Owning multiple platforms is the best way to own the best multiplatform version of a game, but it's not always the easiest for most people. For at least the "DreamCast / PlayStation 2 / GameCube / Xbox" generation, I owned, and still own all of them, and for this last gen - Wii/PS3/Xbox 360 - I did the same, while also owning multiple configurations of PC systems capable of running games as well or better than those systems, and I tried to get the one that either looked the best, - usually the PC had the most content, or on the system my friends had it on for online multiplayer - usually Xbox 360.
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#18 Posted by OneInchMan99 (1248 posts) -

No,I'm constantly being told PS3 multiplats are a broken mess,but I have yet to find one that did'nt look and play great and I've played over 40 this gen.Guess its just fanboys sounding off,as usual.LOL

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#19 Posted by LegatoSkyheart (29665 posts) -

Graphics are 2nd to Extra Content.

Although sometimes the Extra Content doesn't satisfy and just getting any version works too.

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#20 Posted by goblaa (19304 posts) -

Well, I don't play on PS3 or 360 so it's rare I get the worst version of something.

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#21 Posted by faizan_faizan (7869 posts) -

It depends on how bad the inferior version istagyhag

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#22 Posted by bobbetybob (19370 posts) -
I'll always shoot for PC if I can, mainly for resolution and frame rate. I try to get 45 FPS on most games, for me it's the sweet spot for frame rate, 60 is great if you can get it but 45 means it looks pretty damn smooth and in the odd instance that the frame rate does drop it never goes below playable. Those two things alone make it more preferable to me. As for content I despise when a game gets "1 hour of exclusive content!" on another platform (love how nobody seems to complain now that the PS3 is doing this but hated it when MS was doing it) but it's not enough for me to get that version, especially since it's usually in huge games anyway like Far Cry and Assassins Creed, I doubt I'll miss a couple of side missions.
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#23 Posted by Articuno76 (19781 posts) -

I play on PC, get the best version of most multiplats by far. If the PC version is crap, I'll just wait for the mods to fix it and then get it.

Think I may get some popcorn and watch how this one goes ;)

GarGx1
You didn't actually answer the question... And no, I don't care as long as the version I get is highly competent.
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#24 Posted by Agent-Tojed (160 posts) -

Since most multiplats are pretty much equal (in terms of gameplay and whatnot), not really. But if it's like Black Ops for the Wii or Graces for the PS3, then yeah , it matters.

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#25 Posted by KungfuKitten (24658 posts) -

Yeah I do care because I always have the equipment to play the best version, but sometimes they **** it up and I ruin a pillow.

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#26 Posted by LazySloth718 (2345 posts) -

 

I like to feel that they did a good job and got the most out of the platform, which %99 of the time on PC they don't do, rather relying on hardware to chew thru bad code.

I find bad software to be endemic of the PC starting with the OS itself, fragmented architecture makes it difficult to achieve any kind of efficiency.

Not so much that "PC gaming" is bad, it's the "architecture designed by committee" of the PC that I find utterly incompetent.

The world will never move on to better technology and innovation until "the PC" becomes a relic of the past, which is difficult because there are so many economic stakeholders that depend on it for their livelihood.

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#27 Posted by Riadon2 (1598 posts) -

 

I like to feel that they did a good job and got the most out of the platform, which %99 of the time on PC they don't do, rather relying on hardware to chew thru bad code.

I find bad software to be endemic of the PC starting with the OS itself, fragmented architecture makes it difficult to achieve any kind of efficiency.

Not so much that "PC gaming" is bad, it's the "architecture designed by committee" of the PC that I find utterly incompetent.

The world will never move on to better technology and innovation until "the PC" becomes a relic of the past, which is difficult because there are so many economic stakeholders that depend on it for their livelihood.

LazySloth718

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#28 Posted by Michael0134567 (28651 posts) -

Yes, and that's why I play multiplatform games on the Wii. They're the best.

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#29 Posted by faizan_faizan (7869 posts) -

[QUOTE="LazySloth718"]

 

I like to feel that they did a good job and got the most out of the platform, which %99 of the time on PC they don't do, rather relying on hardware to chew thru bad code.

I find bad software to be endemic of the PC starting with the OS itself, fragmented architecture makes it difficult to achieve any kind of efficiency.

Not so much that "PC gaming" is bad, it's the "architecture designed by committee" of the PC that I find utterly incompetent.

The world will never move on to better technology and innovation until "the PC" becomes a relic of the past, which is difficult because there are so many economic stakeholders that depend on it for their livelihood.

Riadon2

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#30 Posted by GeForce- (305 posts) -

 

I like to feel that they did a good job and got the most out of the platform, which %99 of the time on PC they don't do, rather relying on hardware to chew thru bad code.

I find bad software to be endemic of the PC starting with the OS itself, fragmented architecture makes it difficult to achieve any kind of efficiency.

Not so much that "PC gaming" is bad, it's the "architecture designed by committee" of the PC that I find utterly incompetent.

The world will never move on to better technology and innovation until "the PC" becomes a relic of the past, which is difficult because there are so many economic stakeholders that depend on it for their livelihood.

LazySloth718

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#31 Posted by LazySloth718 (2345 posts) -

No argument?

Truth hurts.

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#32 Posted by JamDev (992 posts) -
I get most multi-plats on console, just prefer the whole sofa, big TV thing. Will get the PC version if the console versions are seriously gimped or KB/M is more suitable for the game but the graphical polish doesn't make much difference to me. Ultimately it's the same game, same animation, geometry, character models etc. I don't find the extra graphical fidelity really affects immersion or gameplay. Not sure if I'll stick with consoles next gen though, depends if building a decent, easily upgradeable and good value gaming HTPC becomes more feasible or the home network, local cloud streaming thing works out.
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#33 Posted by whiskeystrike (12172 posts) -

Framerate/resolution is a big deal to me so I generally buy multiplats on the PC.

Otherwise no.

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#34 Posted by campzor (34932 posts) -
no... to show an example.. i was a ps2/pc gamer last gen... ALL multiplats were bought for my ps2...
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#35 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

If it has extra content yes, or if it was something like in the case of Skyrim (which is pefectly fine on PS3 now). Otherwise no. I can't even tell which version is "better" anyway, I seriously doubt anyone really does either.

Most of the time I think the people that go around talking about "better" versions are just trying to justify their purchase.

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#36 Posted by ConanTheStoner (17287 posts) -

I always buy the worst version of a multiplat I can find and then come to System Wars so I can damage control it.

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#37 Posted by immortality20 (8543 posts) -

Meh, the far majority of games play awesome on 360. I don't care if PC can get more juice out of the graphics, there is no game I played on 360 that suffered huge problems that the PS3 version was better.

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#38 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

I buy a console based on my preference for the overall experience, mainly exclusive games that I have grown to like sway me. I liked to play Halo 1 & 2 on Xbox, but I didn't like the controllers or paying to play online. It looks like times sure have and are changing in the gaming business. I like reliability in a console  & to feel like the company is being just/right in the way they charge for things. I don't really like the way things are trending to be so $$$ demanding to  play games. I guess it's a sign of the times and trends in gaming. 

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#39 Posted by deactivated-57d8401f17c55 (7221 posts) -

Depends on how big the difference is, or whether one version is the main platform of development or not.

If it's a Bayonetta situation for example, I straight up passed on the Ps3 version even though I didn't have a 360 at the time.

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#40 Posted by HaloPimp978 (7329 posts) -

Yep I always need the best version.

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#41 Posted by M8ingSeezun (2157 posts) -

Nope. I have a life.

I'd rather be enjoying a game than making a hissy fit over something so trivial. I've enjoyed my PS3 for years and there's never been a moment where a "better version" of game has provoke me to run and buy a 360 or build a PC.

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#42 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

I like good graphics, but they don't have to be great or amazing for me to like the game. Terrible looking games definitely ruin the game for me, although that's not a very common thing. 

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#43 Posted by clr84651 (5634 posts) -

Nope. I have a life.

I'd rather be enjoying a game than making a hissy fit over something so trivial. I've enjoyed my PS3 for years and there's never been a moment where a "better version" of game has provoke me to run and buy a 360 or build a PC.

M8ingSeezun

My wife talked me into buying a 360 before the PS3 had come out. I started to lose interest for it pretty quick as I paid for everything and it failed twice. It was nice enough looking and all but the controls and feel was all wrong for me. 

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#44 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (17081 posts) -

Nope. I have a life.

I'd rather be enjoying a game than making a hissy fit over something so trivial. I've enjoyed my PS3 for years and there's never been a moment where a "better version" of game has provoke me to run and buy a 360 or build a PC.

M8ingSeezun

Lol same here. I remember seeing people fight over miniscule blades of grass in Red Dead Redemption, I was just like "WTF is wrong with you guys"? lol.

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#45 Posted by Nanomage (2371 posts) -

No argument?

Truth hurts.

LazySloth718
Very few people care about arguing facts with you these days zombiekiller,everytime you get severely owned(wich is almost every single time) you just disapear and come back a few days later with the same crap all over again,so there´s no point.
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#46 Posted by kalipekona (2492 posts) -

Sure, why not? I have a decent gaming PC and I enjoy the better graphics and smoother performance. This is especially true for games I really love.

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#47 Posted by AznbkdX (4227 posts) -

Not really since PC will always have the better version. ;)

In all seriousness though, it really depends on its graphical style, content and reinforcement such as better controls, online, downloadable stuff etc.

If its an artsy game, then I'll go for the one thats with the most content. If its a realistic game I'll probably slap it onto the PC.

Of course there are caveats such as exclusive content to them or less content on one or the other, but for the most part that extra stuff is gravy (rare on the less content and reinforcement from PC to console) and I'll stick to my above rules.

Watch Dogs is one of those rare times that might go to the Ninty system.

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#48 Posted by omarissac (177 posts) -
I chose a 360 over ps3 cause MP looked better, so i would have to say hell yes, i only have time for one console and, i wanna make sure most games are running better/looking better.
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#49 Posted by jun_aka_pekto (22595 posts) -

With most games? Yes. That's why I prefer multiplats on the PC.

The only exception is sports games. I prefer sports games on consoles even if the better-looking version is on the PC.