Hey guys, so i have a problem with my gaming pc, it just isn't as fun as my console was.
I've been trying to figure out why this is exactly and I think mainly it has to do with the consistency of experience. While it is true that games on my ps3 look worse, at least the frame rate seemed more stable all be it of course lower. And of course the textures are muddy and the resolution is often only 720p. Then again that all seems totally acceptable to me, perhaps it's conditioning but in the context of playing on the console itself with a controller in my hand I stop caring about the particulars of the games looks and just experience it for the most part anyhow.
Contrast this with the way I play PC games. Various different games may have different levels of graphical fidelity and the frame rate can often be inconsistent (say from 24 to 60 and back and forth in many games when playing to the max). Given that I have payed my own money on the various components of my PC I'd like to see it utilized to its fullest potential but that can be hard to discern with such a variable experience during a play session on any given game. And the fact that some games that I can play on the PC are several years older and worse looking doesn't help things either. The hard swings that make it apparent I'm dealing with a computer and not some magic game box as I had learned to feel like consoles were from when I was a kid playing the n64 is not welcome actually.
I also obsess about the game looking as good as it can rather than just playing it, it does lead me often to care more about games on my PC as tech demos rather than things to experience.
What's real shitty is console games do look significantly worse to my eyes now making those experiences less fun.
Is there any way for me to love my PC as much as I did my console experiences?
and yes again I know this is all in my head and it's my own damn fault.