Pc, xbox or ps3

#1 Posted by Vampire_Chibi (162 posts) -

I was at my friends place a week ago and he showed me his character in skyrim on the xbox and i was immediately like "hey, dude what's wrong with your screen?" and then my other friend pointed out, that it's suppose to look like that.

This experience was like WOW!! those the game really look that bad on xbox? i mean my personal rig can easily take skyrim on ultra with 150+ mods and not break.

So my question is: "Do you want to switch to pc after noticing the big difference" or do you prefer console as it lets you sit infront of your bigscreen.

or do you have another argument to using the pc (except mods ;p) or your preferred system?

#2 Edited by Viking_Funeral (1736 posts) -

You can play PC games on an HDTV with an HDMI cable.

I assume many people play or prefer the 360/PS3 versions because they don't want to or can't spend more for a PC, that's where their friends are, they prefer to use controllers, or some combination of those. EDIT: Though using a controller for the PC version of Skyrim is fairly easy, making it even easier to play the PC version on an HDTV.

I love PC gaming, but entry into its ranks isn't exactly cheap or easy.

#3 Edited by _Chad (963 posts) -

I don't have a computer that allows me to play games on max settings. I can play Skyrim at high. I'm not playing games because the look amazing, it helps, I play games for fun. I do like to play on my xbox more than my PC for a few reasons. I have a really nice recliner in front of my TV and I like to use a controller (I have an wired xbox controller for my pc games that aren't shooters) and I like my 50 inch screen more than I like my 20 inch monitor. Also I have more friends that play on the Xbox than on PC. 

#4 Posted by ze_ro (181 posts) -

I've been on a console phase for a couple of years, only because my pc was getting pretty old. But last week I finally managed to get the parts for a new rig... and WOW! I pretty much knew how good these games look on pc compared to consoles, but still when I finally got to fire up battlefield 3 and witcher 2...just wow. Now I'm in the process of getting proper mods for Skyrim, and it's going to be oh sweet gaming goodness.

#5 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

Sure, PC no doubt looks better and in some ways for some games, may well control better. But are those differences worth the cost? Not to me.

#6 Edited by PenguinDust (12450 posts) -

I played Oblivion on a 360 then switched to PC. I didn't even consider a console version of Skyrim after that. These Bethesda games (FO3, included) perform so well on PC, I refuse to play them any other way.

#7 Posted by Stete (723 posts) -

Skyrim is, without a doubt, a superior experience on a PC. The fact that it looks better ain't that important, a game of this scope needs all the processing power behind it to keep it from breaking, plus the addition of the steam workshop gives it a major advantage over the console version.

#8 Posted by Divina_Rex (351 posts) -

PC. Faster load times, better graphics, and mods! Even crazy mods.

#9 Posted by Old_Corncob (134 posts) -

I'm glad you asked this question.

For you next thread, I think you should pose this head-scratcher:

"Would you rather find a $100 bill, get punched in the face by an obese albino transvestite, or accidentally put a dog turd in your mouth?"

Similarly difficult to decide.

#10 Posted by MariachiMacabre (7050 posts) -
@BrockNRolla
Sure, PC no doubt looks better and in some ways for some games, may well control better. But are those differences worth the cost? Not to me.
This is my answer as well. Having put over 700 hours into Skyrim on the 360, the graphics don't mean much to me. If or when I get a really good PC, Skyrim would be an instant buy. But until then I'm enjoying it just fine on 360.
#11 Posted by Thrustache (19 posts) -

I play on the 360 in the living room because hiding in the basement or home office makes my wife go berserker. I have to share the TV and don't get to play as long or as frequently as when I was on the PC but quite frankly there is nothing wrong with that.

I used to be PC only for the most part. Making the change to 360 only was pretty easy to do. Sure the graphics aren't as great but you pay for performance on the PC. My most recent video card setup (dual ATI 6970s) cost more than a new Xbox 360 and 15 games at the $20 price point. Getting caught up spending that kinda loot was pretty much madness looking back on it. I'm mostly playing all the same games and they just lack a bit of the extra spit and polish that high end hardware gets you.

#12 Posted by AndrewB (7491 posts) -

My argument for using PC is that the game looks breathtaking at a framerate steadily over 60 with everything maxed out, the official high-res texture pack, and (I know you didn't want mods brought into this, but...) certain well-made mods that just add a bunch of density to the objects and foliage within cities. Graphics aren't everything, but the jump from my old PC to my new one wasn't even as drastic as the 360 to a modern PC, and even that was like night and day.

The PS3 obviously got the raw deal on Skyrim, and the 360 textures are straight-up horrible.

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#13 Posted by Hizang (8534 posts) -

@Divina_Rex said:

PC. Faster load times, better graphics, and mods! Even crazy mods.

This made my day.

#14 Posted by Galiant (2179 posts) -

Definitely not on PS3 if you have any interest in the DLC. I want Dawnguard but I don't want to buy Skyrim again at full price...

#15 Posted by Gruff182 (852 posts) -

@Divina_Rex said:

PC.

Thats all you had to write.

#16 Posted by jasonefmonk (350 posts) -

This is a bit of a silly question. Given a few small conditions anyone would prefer the PC version. Myself, I would need a capable tower connected to my home theatre, and play with a PS3 controller.

#17 Posted by Vextroid (1358 posts) -

I play on PC because I have the ability to, cheaper and mods.

#18 Posted by _Zombie_ (1462 posts) -

If I had the money, I'd switch to PC in a heart-beat.

#19 Posted by Example1013 (4834 posts) -

if you have a Kinect you can shout at your xbox.

so there's that

#20 Posted by Rafaelfc (1313 posts) -

well, I think now it's clearly

PC

Xbox 360

an abyss

ps3

no DLC for ps3's is FUBAR!

#21 Posted by mrpandaman (864 posts) -

@Example1013 said:

if you have a Kinect you can shout at your xbox.

so there's that

You can get the same voice features that the Kinect provides on the 360 through mods on the pc as well. Although, I cannot attest to how well they work as well as on the Kinect.

I don't really care about the graphics a capable gaming PC can give you, but I do like a lot shorter load times and the plethora of free mods out there for Skyrim.

#22 Posted by SgtSphynx (1269 posts) -

@PenguinDust said:

I played Oblivion on a 360 then switched to PC. I didn't even consider a console version of Skyrim after that. These Bethesda games (FO3, included) perform so well on PC, I refuse to play them any other way.

This exactly.

#23 Posted by Nux (2305 posts) -

I'm not a big PC gamer and I don't have a PS3 so 360 verson it is.

#24 Posted by Klei (1768 posts) -

@Divina_Rex said:

PC. Faster load times, better graphics, and mods! Even crazy mods.

this is fucking glorious

#25 Posted by Iron_Tool (215 posts) -

PC all the way!!!

#26 Posted by JSwan13 (274 posts) -

I'd rather play it on the PC but I bought the 360 version when it came out, before I had a PC good enough to run it, I just can't buy something that I already bought.

#27 Posted by worldalpha (6 posts) -

I have Skyrim on my 360, but I have been intrigue with the mods for the PC. Still hasn't gotten me to sell out the money though.

#28 Posted by Hyunickel (30 posts) -

I want to get the PC version after getting burned with the PS3 release. Though I was kind of hoping a GOTY edition would be out by now..

#29 Posted by buft (3301 posts) -

I played the whole way though on Xbox, game looks fine but the loads take forever, Playing on the PC now and the mods and fast loading times make it the superior version

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