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3 years ago#11
http://www.gog.com/game/arcanum_of_steamworks_and_magick_obscura
PC hardware doesn't need to match console hardware in price when PC gamers save literal thousands from the software they buy.
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3 years ago#12
Playing FF7, still as good as it ever was (I still like FF5 and FF6 more but the PS era games are still great).
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3 years ago#13
Majoras_pants posted...
JRPGs were on consoles and RPGs were on PCs, that's basically the way it was for a LONG time. And then with the Xbox, RPGs started dropping on console, and the 360 and PS3 made it common for RPGs to be released across the boards while JRPGs crawled away to handhelds.

And games have definitely been dumbed down since to accommodate console gamers.

Look at what Bioware has become, and bethesda. It's just been a mess ever since. Having to down down mechanics to work on controllers and dumb down plots to appeal to casuals hurt the genre pretty bad.


i was agreeing with you i that sense. but wrpgs have been on both since the start. ultima is a good example of that. ultima 1 was on atari systems, and the rest followed that, even ultima 7 was on snes. these were of course dumbed down version to fit console limitations, but it was still happening. companies have been making shoddy ports of successful pc games for as long as gaming has been around. most of blizzards games were on consoles throughout the 90s, starcraft, diablo, warcraft. every one of them (diablo being the only one that is relevant to this thread). it's really nothing new. the hit in quality that pc games have been suffering the past few years is however.
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3 years ago#14
The sad thing is most mainstream gamers would feel overwhelmed because of the status quo already set for the past 10years.

Hopefully SP:SoT is decent
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3 years ago#15
what's sp:sot?
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3 years ago#16
GTL581 posted...
what's sp:sot?


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3 years ago#17
ahhh, completely forgot about that. if it ever comes out
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3 years ago#18
Meh... I could never get into Arcanum. Tried on three separate occasions and on the third I felt like I might stick with it but then I ran into a bug that ate all of my save files and so I gave up on it. I just don't feel like they did a good job with the gameplay, compared to Fallout or Baldur's Gate or the rest of those games. I did recently play through Fallout 2 for like the 10th time though and I'll give Planescape: Torment another runthrough before too long. PS:T is still my favorite RPG ever, and I helped kickstart the new Planescape game (not that they needed the help!) because even if they can pull off something 80% as good as PS:T it will still be freaking awesome.

But anyway. Awesome old games don't stop being awesome when newer games with better graphics come out. Sure, some games will lose a bit of their shine as newer games with better mechanics come out, but true greatness will remain great.
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