Bioshock Infinite: Buy the console version as well?

#1 Posted by Irishdoom (333 posts) -

I played through it on the PC, which was beautiful. A truly incredible game, front to back. But that's not the point. I'm considering buying it on 360 just to play it on the upstairs TV which has far better SOUND than my PC. Is it crazy to buy a $60 game twice? I could also play some sections for my wife that way, which I'd like to do.

#2 Edited by BeachThunder (11943 posts) -

Buy ALL the versions!

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#3 Edited by OldGuy (1557 posts) -

I'd temporarily move the PC to the TV and use a wired (or wireless - as I have a dongle) 360 controller if it was me...

#4 Posted by Colourful_Hippie (4351 posts) -

I think it's crazy paying that much again for 720p sub 30 frames but hey it's your money.

#5 Posted by Donkeycow (556 posts) -

@oldguy said:

I'd temporarly move the PC to the TV and use a wired (or wireless - as I have a dongle) 360 controller if it was me...

This. Buying the game a second time would be a waste of hard earned money.

#6 Edited by uniform (1835 posts) -

I have the game for both PC and PS3. Even on my ancient rig (8800 GT, Core 2 duo 3 ghz) it's quite a dramatic difference. The console version truly is an eyesore when compared to even a slightly above minimum system req. PC. Don't waste your money.

#7 Posted by louiedog (2335 posts) -

What's the distance? You could get a 50 ft HDMI cable and a wireless receiver for a 360 controller for less than the cost of the game. It would then work on other games as well.

#8 Edited by Chibithor (574 posts) -

I'd say try to see if you can spend the money for a way to play your PC games on the upstairs TV.

#9 Edited by BIGJEFFREY (5057 posts) -

I played both version, the console version has terrible low textures, but if you want a reason to play it again why not. ACHIEVEMENTS

#10 Edited by expensiveham (293 posts) -

Are you really that lazy that you would rather buy the game again instead of just getting a long hdmi cable or moving your PC? If you want i can come over and move your PC for you for just 55$!

#11 Edited by believer258 (11914 posts) -

If you've got income that's so easily disposable as to buy a $60 game that you already own, again, just so you can play it upstairs, then I'd bet you could come up with the disposable income to buy an upstairs gaming PC or maybe super-long HDMI and USB cables.

You have a number of options that are better than "buy the game a second time", especially considering that several of the other options involve the possibility of playing any of your controller-compatible games in front of the TV with better sound.

#12 Posted by flushpockets (85 posts) -

While everyone makes valid points about hdmi cables and moving the pc, I just want to point out, if you buy it again that's another chance to "vote with your wallet." The more sales a great game like this has, the more likely it is we get more original games instead of COD rip-offs.

#13 Edited by Wheady (106 posts) -

While everyone makes valid points about hdmi cables and moving the pc, I just want to point out, if you buy it again that's another chance to "vote with your wallet." The more sales a great game like this has, the more likely it is we get more original games instead of COD rip-offs.

this is a good point, but at the same time im sure this game already has a lot of votes, haha! i hooked my pc up to my tv for this game cause i wanted to play on a big screen and it was awesome.

#14 Posted by Humanity (9263 posts) -

@irishdoom: I did this and regretted it. I beat the game on PC and loved it - kept thinking about it non stop for a while. Really wanted to replay it to catch all the little hints in the story so I bought myself a 360 Premium edition. The visuals take such a drastic hit on the console version that I literally had a hard time continuing - and I predominantly game on the 360 so it's not like I'm part of the elite PC master race.

They do some weird stuff with post processed anti aliasing that completely muddles the textures. The framerate also isn't super hot. I've literally abandoned that playthrough and decided to replay it on PC instead. I've doomed myself to having Bioshock Infinite with 2 achievements on my Gamertag (such shame..) but oh well.

#15 Edited by rockman10 (53 posts) -

I bought console version, and it looks pretty great actually. Really having a good time with the game.

And, I dunno, I bought Dark Souls 3 times.. and FF7 probably 3-4 times.

#16 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

Redbox it, that's what I did. I mean I haven't played the PC version but I got it for the 360 from Redbox about a week and a half ago, had no problem finding it. Should finish it to day.

#17 Posted by jdh5153 (1034 posts) -

While everyone makes valid points about hdmi cables and moving the pc, I just want to point out, if you buy it again that's another chance to "vote with your wallet." The more sales a great game like this has, the more likely it is we get more original games instead of COD rip-offs.

Wouldn't a sequel having a lot of sales just drive them to make another sequel? Bioshock is great and all, but I think 'voting with your wallet' could have the opposite effect in this case and before you know it you'll be getting annualized Bioshock games / spin-off games.

#18 Posted by natetodamax (19207 posts) -

The console version looks a little ugly in some spots but it's still great.

#19 Edited by mikey87144 (1775 posts) -

I could understand from my situation, (planning on buying it for PC once it goes on sale), but your way is just a waste of money. You can buy a 50ft HDM1 cable for less than $10. You can move your PC to your upstairs TV for free. It's your money.

#20 Posted by Lelcar (618 posts) -

I'm definitely ok with buying Bioshock Infinite multiple times.

#21 Posted by LiquidPrince (15949 posts) -

As someone who owns the PC version and can play it on max settings, and was stupid enough to buy it a second time on PS3 (for science!) I'd say don't do it. Once you've seen the PC version, you can't really downgrade to the muddy tear filled console versions.

#22 Posted by ShaggE (6456 posts) -

If you simply must, just hold out until it's at a budget price. That way you can come at it with less replay fatigue, too.

I understand the appeal of having both console and PC versions of a game on hand, but there's no need to spend $120 doing so.

#23 Posted by JohnSublime (53 posts) -

I've bought several games twice over the years. Although to be fair it was usually console and then PC. A high amount of Bethesda games, Oblivion, Fallout 3, New Vegas and Skyrim were all bought on 360 and then on PC for me.

It's down to you if you think the game is worth it.

Could you not move your PC up to the room in question and play with a controller for the same effect?

#24 Posted by BlatantNinja23 (930 posts) -

just move your PC for a second?

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