This is just my impression, purely emotional and anecdotal yet I will include examples of why I think the way I do.
I have been PC gaming since the early 90's when I discovered Star Wars X-Wing and could not believe the screenshots on the back of the box. As all old school gamers should recall the screenshots on the box always look 300x better than the actual game, but I digress. The point is the graphics, sound, gameplay was all leagues above the Sega Genesis games I was playing at the time.
So anyway, my point is I have been around a while and have been an exclusive PC gamer since 1993'ish. Consoles and the PC were always very different from one another with a few standouts....game UI's, first person WASD/mouse play, and depth.
So now I am finding more and more, much to my displeasure, that the closer consoles become to being PC's...the closer PC's are to becoming consoles. Quite the paradox.
My impressions on this:
It seems to me every cross platform release has a console UI. PC gamers will know what I am talking about. I love PC game menus I can click through with ease, but typically I find myself having to shift through a ton of crap that is obviously meant for a controller.
All games coming out now seem to have this weird 3rd person spin in a circle controller combat. It is just awkward playing this crap with a keyboard and mouse. These new release seem to mostly contain control meant to be played with a controller. Historically the only PC gaming you needed a controller for was sports gaming. I always had my madden controller, other than that the thing collected dust. The most recent and prevalent exceptions to this off the top of my head would be Farcry 3 and Bioshock Infinite. Farcry 3 had the terrible console UI, but featured pretty good PC control.
We've all heard the term dumbed down and it has been beaten to death. Not much to say here other than I agree, if the game is released on both consoles and the PC you can bet your arse it is going to be watered/dumbed down to the lowest common denominator.....the console.
To sum it up, if a game is released on the PC and console you can bet your arse it will be designed to use a controller, have a crap console UI, and lack the depth of a PC exclusive. The problem is the majority of big titles these days seem to be released on both platforms, we are seeing less PC exclusives than ever. It is too costly for dev's to make a PC version and a console version that are not 99% copies of one another, so it seems this trend is here to stay and get worse with time.
Take from it what you want, just needed to rant more than anything. Seriously disappointed with the state of things.