Contemplating getting Skyrim for Xbox rather then PC

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#1 Edited by Beaudacious (927 posts) -

 I’ve been a diehard pc gamer for so many years, but burn after burn of console port I guess I’m just tired. I’ve been thinking of getting Skyrim for the Xbox 360 instead of my pc as I slowly pull away further from my pc. The big loss of course isn’t controls or graphics, but mods. Although I have to say I’ve played oblivion for about 150+ hours on pc. I never actually finished it, in big part due to mods, and the openness of the world. This time around I’d like to actually finish the story line, and I feel that it’s bountifully more probable on the Xbox 360.


I haven’t decided for sure yet, and I was thinking of picking up Oblivion for the Xbox to see how that played out. If the controls are as intuitive for Skyrim on consoles as brad said I don’t see to many obstacles. Also I have this scary feeling of console port for the pc version.

Any of you guys thinking of getting it on a platform other than the pc? Or have I just committed elder scrolls blasphemy?

#2 Posted by Jimbo (9800 posts) -

Don't worry, we all make bad decisions from time to time.

#3 Posted by BonOrbitz (2183 posts) -

I'm sticking with the PC because it's 6 years old so it's time to upgrade anyways. I would certainly miss the mods myself, but it's sounding like it's turning out to be great on the console. It's really up to you... If you have a rig that can run it, then why not? If it is a port from the console, I'm sure Bethesda wouldn't botch it for their loyal PC supporters.

#4 Posted by Hobbies (976 posts) -

If you have a computer that can run the game well, you would be absolutely crazy to get it for the 360.


Play it through without mods (even multiple times if ya like), and then delve into them. Is that so hard?
#5 Posted by yoshimitz707 (2451 posts) -

I'm getting it for 360 first and then picking up the PC version a year later when there a re tons of mods to try.

#6 Posted by ryanwho (12082 posts) -

I wonder how much of the ridiculous Bethesda mod scene has been contingent on using the same engine for the last 8 years.

#7 Posted by ToxikPandaKoi (109 posts) -

Xbox FTW!

#8 Posted by Vaile (355 posts) -
@yoshimitz707 said:
I'm getting it for 360 first and then picking up the PC version a year later when there a re tons of mods to try.
This sounds like a safe bet.

I prefer the 360 controls, so that's what I'm picking it up for.
#9 Posted by Funkydupe (3311 posts) -

360 controller on the pc isn't possible then? 

#10 Posted by Hzaife (160 posts) -

Ill be getting it for PS3, i cant sit in front of a PC for these long ass RPGs anymore. I need to sit on my couch relaxing in front of the big screen with the surround sound.

Ill get it for PC just to "have" the superior version way down the track

#11 Posted by StrikeALight (1114 posts) -

Makes no sense not to get if for the PC, if you can run it.

#12 Posted by Bwast (1342 posts) -
@ryanwho said:
I wonder how much of the ridiculous Bethesda mod scene has been contingent on using the same engine for the last 8 years.
People aren't going to let a new engine stand in their way of creating juvenile sex slaves. 
#13 Posted by OdinsThunder (156 posts) -

PC for me. I've decided never to support consoles again.

#14 Posted by Bollard (5426 posts) -

If its anything for you to consider, I've played Oblivion for just as long as you solely on Xbox (ie, no mods). I've never touched the thing on the PC, but if mods are the reason you kept play it then maybe just buy a wired 360 controller and play it on PC?


For me I'm coming for the continuation of the Oblivion story arc. I'm getting it on PC for the better graphics more than anything else. I might try the mods but I'm still yet to get into that scene.
#15 Edited by Kyle (2323 posts) -

I have no problem with the notion of playing an Elder Scrolls game on consoles, but what confuses me is the fact that you seem to have no discernible reason for wanting to do so. In fact, it seems like you're limiting yourself on purpose?


Dude, newsflash: Everyone played Oblivion for a hundred hours without finishing the main quest. Because the main quest was DOG SHIT.

Also, you can just plug a 360 controller into your PC and play it that way. Or buy a wireless 360 controller adapter for PC, they're great.

#16 Posted by Delusibeta (68 posts) -

Yeah, if the reason for buying the console versions was "because the mods distracted me", then it sounds like you're cutting off your nose to spite your face.

#17 Posted by No0b0rAmA (1490 posts) -

Why would you not let yourself play the superior version of the game that includes hundreds of more hours of game time thanks to mods? RPGs are meant for PC, dont shell out your money on a console version of Skyrim.

#18 Posted by Kyle (2323 posts) -
@Bwast said:
@ryanwho said:
I wonder how much of the ridiculous Bethesda mod scene has been contingent on using the same engine for the last 8 years.
People aren't going to let a new engine stand in their way of creating juvenile sex slaves. 
Amen.
#19 Posted by Jimi (1126 posts) -

The PC version is going to be superior, there is no point getting the xbox version if your pc can run it.


If you did go for the xbox one chances are you would buy the game twice for mod support once you have completed the game. On the issue of mods distracting you, here is a tip;
Don't get any mods until you have beaten the game.
#20 Posted by SlasherMan (1725 posts) -

If you have a PC that can handle it, buying it on console seems unwise.
Like the guy above me said, always play the game and finish it in its vanilla form, and only then then start experimenting with mods. It's what I usually do anyway.

 @Vaile said:

@yoshimitz707 said:

I'm getting it for 360 first and then picking up the PC version a year later when there a re tons of mods to try.
This sounds like a safe bet. I prefer the 360 controls, so that's what I'm picking it up for.
 Are controls really an excuse anymore when you can use your 360 controller on PC?

But hey, it's about what you find yourself enjoying more at the end of the day. If you think getting the 360 version will guarantee that for you moreso than the PC version, then by all means go ahead and get it for that.
#21 Posted by GrandHarrier (180 posts) -

For a lot of people, getting a console version is a near  guarantee that it will work. And there aren't usually enough truly game changing mods for that to be an issue; most of them end up being little more than cheats of some kind or another, whether it be character stat / performance mods or overpowered items / spells of some sort.

I realize this is just me, but the last time that I cared about mods, was back in UT2K4. So I'm a little biased.

#22 Posted by Arker101 (1474 posts) -
@No0b0rAmA said:
Why would you not let yourself play the superior version of the game that includes hundreds of more hours of game time thanks to mods? RPGs are meant for PC, dont shell out your money on a console version of Skyrim.
Seriously, I don't have a powerful enough machine to run anything, but I still know that mods and console commands make those games 100X better. You should be getting it for PC
#23 Posted by Origina1Penguin (3501 posts) -

Unless your computer is technically inferior, there's no reason to shy away from the PC version if it's your prefered platform. If you're afraid the user interface will be designed for gamepads (like Oblivion was), then buy a gamepad. Except for shooters and strategy games, I've been using a 360 controller for a lot of PC games that support it.

#24 Posted by Beforet (2916 posts) -

I am going to play the PC version, but I don't necessarily think you'll miss out too badly with the console version. Fallout 3 was good enough to stand without mods; Skyrim should be similar if not better. Not like Oblivion which I can not play without at least a half-dozen mods to fix it's issues.

#25 Posted by Zippedbinders (983 posts) -

I don't see why you wouldn't get the PC version if you can run it. It would be cheaper, run better, and be patched far more easily. Then, you know, millions of mods.

#26 Edited by Stahlbrand (838 posts) -
@Beaudacious said:

I just committed elder scrolls blasphemy

Shortened it for ya.
#27 Posted by BaneFireLord (2922 posts) -

If I could, I would buy it on the PC, but my computer is kind of not a gaming computer. I'm buying it on Xbox day one and when I get a better PC I'll buy it on there too.

#28 Posted by animateria (3252 posts) -

But the mods, man, the mods!


Also someone mentioned the 360 controller on the PC, it totally works on Fallout NV, I'm sure it will on Skyrim.
#29 Posted by DonPixel (2585 posts) -

@Beaudacious:  Don´t take this the wrong way dude, PC Guy here to.. but I think your being a little over dramatic, PC gaming has been influenced by console design sure: control scheme and UI mostly, just look at the Witcher 2, but anyway saying that everything is a port!? no no noup... even games like Hot pursuit, which is infact a direct port looks a plays way better in PC imo.

 

PC all the way till dead.

#30 Posted by Creigz (183 posts) -
@Jimbo said:
Don't worry, we all make bad decisions from time to time.
This.

If you buy it on Xbox, you might very well regret it, especially if you've dumped so much time into mods and stuff. I bought Oblivion on my Xbox, and after seeing what it can do on PC, i regret it.
#31 Posted by FreakAche (2952 posts) -

Without the PC version, you won't have access to mods, and without access to mods, you won't be able to experience awesome stuff like this.

#32 Posted by thornie_delete (436 posts) -

Opens door.. loading screen... wait 4 hours... loading screen...  walk 5 feet... loading screen...  more than 2 enemies on screen.. 15 FPS...  loading screen...  sneeze... loading screen... 
 
Yeah, let's just say I learned my lesson playing any Bethesda IP on a console.  

#33 Edited by FrakesFace (46 posts) -
@GrandHarrier said:

For a lot of people, getting a console version is a near  guarantee that it will work. 

This is untrue. I hear more reports of save corruption and other severe technical issues on the Xbox version of Oblivion than the PC version. Plus, access to utilities like the command console, along with community made patcheshas made the PC version of Oblivion incredibly stable, despite the number of game-changing mods you can cram into it. 
#34 Posted by Matfei90 (1288 posts) -

Mod support for any Bethesda game is reason enough to take the PC version if that's an option for you.

#35 Posted by Taklulas (401 posts) -
@ToxikPandaKoi said:
Xbox FTW!
no. just no.
#36 Edited by Burr (5 posts) -

I didn't necessarily hate Oblivion, but after the reception it got, it was one of the most disappointing gaming experiences of my life. If Skyrim isn't a real RPG, then god damnit Bethesda you better provide some gamepad support so I can chill on the couch and kill stuff. If not, make a real RPG with a real user-interface.

Though judging by the gameplay video, the interface looks just as bad if not worse this time around, so if there's no gamepad support then I'm not going to even try liking this... god knows I tried hard enough to like Oblivion. Anybody have any info on this game's gamepad support?

#37 Posted by Hunkulese (2696 posts) -

You're planning on buying an inferior version because you have no self control? If you want to focus on the story first don't look at mods until you've finished the game. While most ports aren't optimized for PC they're almost always better than the console versions.

#38 Posted by Bane (397 posts) -

Noooooooooo!! /vader

#39 Posted by SpartanAmbrose (833 posts) -

If I could hook my computer up to my 46 inch HDTV and surround sound, I would get Skyrim on the PC. I'll probably end up buying it for the PC eventually, but I'm going with the 360 version first.

#40 Posted by wefwefasdf (6729 posts) -

If I had a gaming computer that could run Skyrim well I wouldn't even think of buying it for the 360.

#41 Posted by matthias2437 (985 posts) -

Yeah PC is going to be better, if you have the ability to play it on PC then play it on PC. You want to use a controller? Plug one if to your PC. I played oblivion on Xbox first and it was really good, controlled well and was still fun but when I got it on PC even without mods it was far better.

Also I always see a lot of people saying they cant sit at a computer and play long games anymore, am I the only person that has a set up that it I want to play a PC game with a controller on my couch I just plug in a controller and sit on my couch? Hah

#42 Posted by kashif1 (1428 posts) -

I'm going ps3 but thats only because I can't run it, if you can run it then you have no excuse

#43 Posted by Ravenlight (8040 posts) -

I'm looking forward to another hi-res gold piece mod, easily the best mod for Oblivion, so I'm sticking with the PC.

#44 Posted by Taklulas (401 posts) -
@Beaudacious said:
 I’ve been a diehard pc gamer for so many years, but burn after burn of console port I guess I’m just tired. I’ve been thinking of getting Skyrim for the Xbox 360 instead of my pc as I slowly pull away further from my pc. The big loss of course isn’t controls or graphics, but mods. Although I have to say I’ve played oblivion for about 150+ hours on pc. I never actually finished it, in big part due to mods, and the openness of the world. This time around I’d like to actually finish the story line, and I feel that it’s bountifully more probable on the Xbox 360.


I haven’t decided for sure yet, and I was thinking of picking up Oblivion for the Xbox to see how that played out. If the controls are as intuitive for Skyrim on consoles as brad said I don’t see to many obstacles. Also I have this scary feeling of console port for the pc version.

Any of you guys thinking of getting it on a platform other than the pc? Or have I just committed elder scrolls blasphemy?

lol
#45 Posted by Meowshi (2911 posts) -

Your reasoning seems awfully questionable. You don't want to be tempted by mods, so you're buying the console version? That's nonsense, friend.

I think there's another reason you're not admitting here.

#46 Posted by Hitchenson (4682 posts) -

If I had the power I would section you.

#47 Posted by SeriouslyNow (8534 posts) -

@ryanwho said:

I wonder how much of the ridiculous Bethesda mod scene has been contingent on using the same engine for the last 8 years.

I wonder how much of the ridiculous Ryanwho commentary has been contingent on using the same Fox News coloured sensationalism lenses to view the world for the last umpteen years. All mod scenes are about using technology released in a fixed state and improving it beyond what the developers initially envisioned. Of course, all you see are the naked mods because that's all you look for, you desperate, sad little perv.

#48 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

This post is pretty old but:

@Beaudacious said:

Any of you guys thinking of getting it on a platform other than the pc? Or have I just committed elder scrolls blasphemy?

90 percent of Bethesda's audience is on the consoles, so it's pretty much the opposite of blasphemy.

Though if one already has a PC capable of running the game then I don't think you pass on the superior performance.

#49 Posted by FauxNinja (59 posts) -

I have a PC that can run Skyrim, but i'm gonna get it on the 360 first cos my computer desk is in a corner and I like to play games on my couch in front of my telly.. plus, it annoys my other half when she can't watch her shitty tv programs.. so win/win.

#50 Posted by ShadowMoses900 (190 posts) -

I say just get it for whatever platform you have the most fun playing on, like I'm getting Skyrim on PS3 simply because I enjoy the system more. But the PC version is going to be the "better" version to get if your into pixel counting (maxing out settings ect..) and if your into the mod community and all that. Although the 360 version IS getting timed-exclusive content, but I don't think anyone really cares about that and it will be available on all the platforms after a month or so anyway. 
 
Like I said though, just get it for whatever platform you enjoy playing the most, and for you I would say get the PC version as you stated that your a pretty big PC gamer.

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