This is a blog for the geeks… I am going to throw down my thoughts on Console Gaming Vs PC Gaming. I am not really going to talk about all game genres but I am going to try and talk about the big ones in terms of the different platforms. i think this will be a good point to start.
The biggest platforms now on PC I would say are FPS, MMORPG’s then properly RTS but think this is not what it was 10 years ago. On console imo (sorry lee) it would be FPS, Sports and racing simulators (Comment if you think otherwise). So lets talk FPS.
Two me this is were most debates start when talking which is the better platform to play on. I am very strongly under the opinion that PC FPS dicks console FPS. My reasons behind this is bigger server on 90% of games meaning you need more awareness more reactions more everything! I think the level of gamer on FPS is better than on console. This comes down to keyboard and mouse… you have faster reactions and more precision with a keyboard and mouse. Also you are able to customise your settings in regards to Graphics, Senitivity, button configuration. Now people may think that well by changing your settings you are gaining a advantage… if you think this you are a idiot as every PC gamer has this ability if he or she does not chose to use it then….idiot! Console FPS fans… comment here and let me know what you think… I have FPS gamed on console going back to Halo on Xbox or Socom on PS2… The most annoying thing for me in regards to Console FPS is the lack of loyalty shown to games. Every 6 months there is another FPS which every one goes to be it the next line in the call of duty’s or gears of war or Killzone, Halo the list really does go on. PC gamers… will stick try out other games but will more or less stick at a game for a couple of years be it COD, Battlefield, counter strike and even CSS. Once again you disagree with this please comment! I will say the loyalty shown by PC gamers is the shitty reason why WOW is still fucking going strong. Although the more Hardcore WOW players are slowly flitering away from it because it is becoming to easy to get end game rewards, this is going be what I am told… I luckly stopped playing the game when level cap was 70.
MMORPG… they are the devil of PC gaming… sole stealing games and console gamers are luckly they have not been poisoned by a massively succesful mmorpg! Don’t get me wrong I have spent alot of time on the games and believe that there will be more time in my life that will go to these games sadly. Due to the amount of time I have wasted playing these games I aint going to talk about them any longer.
Console for me come into their own for Sports Games… Being able to beat you best mate at fifa and ripping him for it for the next 3 days is always fun… take this online and play strangers…. well this is were I get super stressed. I could play my best mate in my house and lose 6 - 0 and not be to worried but put him in his house 5 mintues down the road and he beats me 6 - 0 i see red… and can not play my playstation until I get a new controller. Then add strangers to the mix… it only takes 2 goals! I have never even tried to play a sports game on my PC… I dont believe I ever will! Control Pad wins hands down on sport front.
RTS games are not my cuppa tea really. I will play them and get bored with in hours but they have there following. They have tried a couple of times to release RTS on consoles but it never really works again to lack of keyboard and mouse… trying to select 200 units with a anolge is just shit! Saying this some of my favorite gaming moments was playing command and conquer on playstataion one with a link cable agian my friend Rene… Good times… teaming up against computer components and then when they are down going against each other… the winnner would be the one who built more tesla coils or flame towers in the others base!
I would like to speak about driving simulators but for me I get very little joy from them. I think the most joy I have ever got was watching my mates play Gran Trismo 3 on my playstaion 2 whilst I rocked cod2 on PC… so sorry to people that like them they get as much time as mmorpg’s!
Basically I think if you find someone who is a good writter and has the time to really look into the pro’s an cons of console and PC gaming the conclusion would be what wins control pad or Keyboard and mouse and depending on game genre depends on the winner… but if we say that FPS is the biggest game type in the world… then sorry console fan boys…. Keyboard and Mouse wins everyday of the week!