I reiterate: Nobody has seen the PC version in action yet, and it isn't out for almost another quarter of a year.
oh, ffs. I can see why EA et al lie like motherfuckers and let their PR guys handle everything.
The interview where most of the DS info came from was a dev answering questions in a totally honest way about exactly what they are doing with the resources they have available and what customers should expect. I'm thinking it would have been better if he had kept his mouth shut, or gave some generic PR cleared answers.
If the game plays EXACTLY the same as the console version then it will be a great addition to the PC game catalog. And if there are a few nice extras, like better AA/1080/>30fps, then whoohoo!
And, are 2nd hand purchases really considered 'ripping off the developer' these days? Really? What about if I played the game on my friends console and their copy? Did I steal the game from the Devs?
The PC version might be the prettiest, bestest version of the game... But that won't make it a 'PC version'. The PC platform is significantly different from the consoles. It offers different opportunities and possibilities (much better high end hardware for example), but at the same time requires different considerations and different approaches (broad range of hardware used, customisability, options etc). Making a PC port without embracing those opportunities and considerations shows that they don't understand or really care about the platform... they're pushing the game onto PC because they see X additional sales and want to do as little as possible to get those sales.
Now, they might have heard the uproar when GFWL (among other things) was revealed, and might be making changes for the PC version, but they haven't told us if they are. If they're doing some custom PC stuff, why not tell us about it, put our minds at ease after the initial announcements and the apprehension that they created? For me, their silence confirms the suspicions that they're just going to try and push the port through, and standard as they can, rather than embracing the port and making a really good job of it.
ARPS unofficial motto - And then we leave. No heroic stands.
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They've already confirmed there will be more than one resolution to select, the 'no resolution change' meant the textures wouldn't be upgraded.
What you're saying is basically This part of dog excrements stinks a bit less than the other parts! If you're not happy with eating it then you won't be happy at all!
won't even start with this part.
Last edited by Tres; 04-06-2012 at 12:33 AM.
I fail to see the analogy, care to elaborate.
1. DS isn't my favorite movie, nor favorite game. I haven't even played it.
2. DS is a game that yet has to convince me to spend even a minute playing it, not to mention buying it. So far it's really not doing too well in this aspect.
Last edited by Tres; 04-06-2012 at 12:58 AM.
Well, it's one of my favourite games. So I'm glad everyone now gets a chance to play it regardless of platform. It may not be a brilliant port, a good port, or even an acceptable port, but as the original was so godamned good (I can offer nothing but anecdote here), this is still a good thing.
To go back to the analogy, if I were to show you said movie, (being one of my favourites and being evangelical about it) and you didn't like it, fine. If you didn't like it because it wasn't on blu-ray, then I don't get that kind of thinking.
To be honest, if you're not convinced to spend even a minute, why are you still in this thread and not reading about other things you are interested in?
@Sabrage: Really? I just don't understand that. I mean, I've put up with GfWL to play DoW:II. It was annoying, and irritating, and took ages to install. Would I prefer the game didn't have it? Absolutely. Did I still love the game. Yes. Would I have missed out on all that fun if I had boycotted it just due to GfWL? Yes.
So, while it may not be that big of an issue for some games (it's still a horrible issue, but recoverable), if I were to lose my Dark Souls data after playing it for a considerable amount of time, I'd commit genocide.
I'm here giving this game a chance to interest me. In fact I would be interested on default in normal situation just because there are so few good melee fighting games out there (well, in fact just one, Mount&Blade). So far not only it didn't but also even managed to irritate me if it indeed has a fixed resolution. Not to even mention fixed FPS or lack of optimization for mouse and keyboard.To be honest, if you're not convinced to spend even a minute, why are you still in this thread and not reading about other things you are interested in?
I guess all I'm trying to say is that demon's/dark souls are both on my mythical, rarely sumonned all time top ten list of video games, and I'd urge everyone to try it, who doesn't have a console.
From my perspective, the original version was 10/10, and this version, whilst clearly could have been much better, still can't be any worse than the original, so it's going to be brilliant.
I'm just trying to separate the quality of the port and the quality of the game. In this case the game is so good, its worth it as long as they just make the thing work on a PC.
But this is the Internet, and you are perfectly entitled to your own opinions, and your concerns are perfectlly valid, and i share most of them, its just we've come to different conclusions, and clearly no-one here is actually going to change either sides mind about this.
I guess, as someone who bought the original DS purely on reccomendation (an awful lot of them it has to be said) its a question of faith, as much as anything else.
@heister/rauten: ah well that's fair enough. Any way you can back them up for DS? Like using Dropbox or something?