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Submitted: 08/17/2013
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User avatar #1 - pockyrin (08/17/2013) [-]
It depends if the games controls are actually made for a PC or not.
Years back most games had full keyboard controls like rpgs such as baldurs gate. 100% built for PC. But (I guess mostly because of piracy) games on the PC now often seem like ports.

For an example Fable 3, when I played that on the PC, it had xbox controls mapped to the keyboard, everything was "press e to interact", and restricted to very few buttons. Whereas games built for PC have more controls. Sometimes you can change the controls but still some games that are also on consoles feel like console controls even on PC.

I'm explaining this terribly. But in answer to your question recently I like to use a controller more, for xbox and ps3, and also using a controller for any PC games that seem built to use them. I predominately would like to use the keyboard more but at the moment the only games I play that seem built for them from the ground up is Warcraft and League.
User avatar #2 - zytherman (08/17/2013) [-]
the only console i've ever owned to myself was a PS2.
I started playing Half-Life: Blue shift (A random game i found in my dads CD rack) on the family computer at around 9 and since then i've been playing games on the PC.

Im not gonna say that PC's are better, because they are more likely to have errors and stuff (Example Fall out 3) but I just prefer it because from a young age i've been using the mouse and keyboard and find it much easier to use my keyboard and mouse.

And in a way, out of a general average, the communities on most PC games are better than the x-box/ PS3 Equivalent (Some. not ALL, there are still some ****** communities, such as the TF2 community)

If someone was to buy me a console, by all means i would happily play on it, and finally get to talk to my friends who do not own steam or use their computers very much. But I dont really feel like buying one myself after all the money I've put in to my PC over the years
#7 - sinery (08/18/2013) [-]
>what platform do you prefer, Console or PC?
User avatar #4 - chrolt (08/17/2013) [+] (2 replies)
Really it's like asking which you prefer: spoons, knives or forks. Each is good in different situations, but you can't eat soup with a knife and it's really hard to cut beef with a fork.

I like my RPG's on pc, my 3rd person games on PS3 and sometimes I like to use my 3DS, when I find a loose nail and I can't find my hammer. I'm of course joking I like quite a few games for the system like pokemon and Fire Emblem.

I can't really chose between them it all depends on my mood. Being upper middle class is awesome.
User avatar #3 - solarisofcelestia (08/17/2013) [-]
I feel some games are best played on certain platforms. RTS games like Starcraft require a keyboard for best use as the user only reaches competitive level once he/she familiarizes himself with the keyboard.
However for games that have the user take control of one character at a time consoles are best. Games that are first person shooters or open world games lend themselves better to faster interaction between the user and the game. Using a controller can boost the player's response time and give a feeling of contention to the game character. Games like GTA, Skyrim, Fallout, Bioshock, Assassin's Creed, and even Mortal Combat are best suited for consoles.
Granted there are unique befits to PC's such as mods. Mods allow the player to expand beyond what was originally programmed into the game. It opens up a whole new world sometimes. However PC gaming has been a major disappointment to me because I don't have the most advanced computers to work with. Gaming computers need the fastest processing speed and image display capacities in order to play the game to the intended quality. I've played computer games that had to be set to the lowest image quality in order to play them. As always they never look as good as they do in the trailers.
So the choice is yours.
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