Will you buy Skyrim for the PC or a console?
" I've been debating this. On the one hand, since it's a game I'm probably going to be pouring a lot of time into, I kind of want to earn the achievements that matter. On the other hand, PC versions of Bethesda games have a track record of being kind of awesome. "If achievements are the only thing making you consider the console version then you'd be downright insane to not buy it for the PC.
Yeah it will probably be the ps3 version for me, my laptop can't run shit, though I've been thinking about building me a decent gaming rig for a while now, I might just start saving money so maybe when it get's released I will already have a bad ass computer waiting for it, no competition there, PC games are cheaper, look way better and sometimes the controls are better as well, also as with any elder scrolls game modding is almost a must, to fix the dumb ass decisions bethesda makes.....
fun fact though is that I've been playing elder scrolls 2 : daggerfall on my laptop heh, at least that I can run :P, once you get past the terrible raycasting engine and severe low view distance it's a fairly fantastic game, the scope of the thing is ridiculous, the land mass you can travel about is literally about like 10 times bigger than oblivion, or even more I don't know for sure.
I'll easily be spending around 100 hours in this game, so I'll definitely be buying it for consoles. Console controllers are much more comfortable to use than a keyboard and mouse which is a big plus for a long ass game like this.
Of course if the elder scrolls games had ever required a more precise controlling scheme, I would consider the PC, but since this has never been the case I think I can safely assume that I'll be fine.
Im definitely gonna buy it for PC when it launches. Admittetly im not really into mods (unless they are cosmetic and don't affect the gameplay) having a command console can prove quite valuable when bugs start creeping around (*cough* New Vegas *cough*) but ill probably buy the game of the year version for my ps3 once it comes out (I did buy GOTY versions of Morrowind and Oblivion for the original xbox and PS3 even though I had the vanilla versions on PC).
I'll be buying it on console. I don't imagine any of my machines would be capable of running Skyrim, so I'll stick to console. If I could I'd buy it on both and enjoy the mods on one, and the achievements on the other, but it won't work out that way for me. Shame, but there's not much that can be done about that.
" Even 5 years ago it was fairly obvious that Oblivion was designed console-first. I'll be playing on the 360 for these reasons thrice; couch, projector, and achievements. "Yeah but mods easily fixed that. Also Bethesda has said that they are addressing the menu/inventory issues in Oblivion.
If I can help it, I'll buy it on a PC. Sorry, but I like a mouse. A controller is great for platforming games like Super Meat Boy and Prince of Persia, but for just about any FPS, TPS or RPG, I prefer playing on a keyboard. WASD for movement, mouse for aiming/looking, and convenient keys you assign functions to. Plus, I don't have to play it on the TV, I can play it on my Computer, and in a shared household, other folks don't take too kindly to someone taking up the TV all day.
My PC is able to run recent games at med-high graphic levels. Like Arkham, ME2, DA Origins, and Prince of Persia. But, I'm worried about this one. If it is as big as Oblivion, AND has a new Engine... I'm using an HP DV7 laptop. It gets pretty hot when running games like Arkham and ME2. I have a fan, but it has overheated ONCE while playing Borderlands. Time will tell I guess.
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