360 or PC?

#1 Posted by DrShilliams (86 posts) -

I've been waiting to play the Witcher 2 for ages but not bothered due to the graphics card in my current machine. However I've just upgraded to a HD 6850 (for Diablo 3) and was wondering if I'd get a better experience with The Witcher 2 with the new hardware, or after waiting this long just stick with the 360 version. Rest of my machine:

Intel Core i5 Quad Core 3.33GHz

6GB DDR3 RAM

I'm not a big PC gamer so any advice is appreciated.

#2 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -
@DrShilliams said:

was wondering if I'd get a better experience with The Witcher 2 with the new hardware, or after waiting this long just stick with the 360 version. 

Welcome to Giant Bomb, congratz on the PC, and don't be mad, get the PC version.
#3 Posted by MentalDisruption (1642 posts) -

Go with the pc. Even if you don't like the mouse and keyboard controls you can always just plug in a gamepad.

#4 Posted by Swoxx (3003 posts) -

Get the PC version.

#5 Posted by Sooty (8082 posts) -

The 360 version looks awful. Of course I'm jaded because I've played it through on PC maxed out, so it's only logical it'll look bad to me. It'd be crazy to go for it on console.

#6 Posted by owack6 (220 posts) -

At this point the PC version will go for 40$ less at least i think, so ye don't be crazy !

#7 Posted by katanalauncher (215 posts) -

Get the PC version.

But wait until the 360 version release, because there will be a big free content update and you can bet your ass they'll put it on sale.

#8 Edited by DrShilliams (86 posts) -

Cheers, that was quick. :P

So you think even with that card it'll look better than the 360? I guess the only thing is whether to wait for the new content to arrive before playing through it?

#9 Posted by katanalauncher (215 posts) -

@DrShilliams said:

Cheers, that was quick. :P

So you think even with that card it'll look better than the 360?

Yes, alot better infact.

#10 Posted by Marz (5658 posts) -

your PC is ready, just turn off Ubersampling and your good to go.

#11 Posted by owack6 (220 posts) -

@Marz said:

your PC is ready, just turn off Ubersampling and your good to go.

Always be Ubersampling.

#12 Posted by mosdl (3229 posts) -

@owack6 said:

At this point the PC version will go for 40$ less at least i think, so ye don't be crazy !

Its 40 on steam and gog.com already, so yes, PC version.

#13 Edited by Sooty (8082 posts) -

@DrShilliams said:

Cheers, that was quick. :P

So you think even with that card it'll look better than the 360? I guess the only thing is whether to wait for the new content to arrive before playing through it?

The 360 is 7 years old...the 8800GTX that came out in 2006 can run Crysis on high, and Crysis looks better than anything on console by far.

Come on guy.

Edit: Also I would wait for the new version, it's not that far away now. I can't wait to jump back in with that stuff in a fresh playthrough!

#14 Posted by believer258 (11992 posts) -

PC.

Cheaper, better looking, runs better, access to mods, and you can use a controller just fine if you want to. I don't see why you wouldn't go with the PC version, unless you're just searching for more gamerscore.

#15 Posted by owack6 (220 posts) -

@believer258 said:

"access to mods"

Oh ye only way to play RPG's is no weight limit only with the power of the PC.

#16 Posted by AndrewB (7669 posts) -

Psst! At the risk of sounding like an echo, go for the PC version. I hear the 360 version will look decent, but there's no way it will look better than the PC version, and you can even play The Witcher 2 with a 360 gamepad.

#17 Posted by DrShilliams (86 posts) -

Thanks folks, I'll wait until the enhanced version releases on PC.

#18 Posted by Azteck (7449 posts) -

You won't regret playing it on PC.

#19 Posted by GrandHarrier (180 posts) -

360 because why not.

#20 Posted by SlashDance (1828 posts) -

Wait for the enhanced edition, play on PC. :)

#21 Posted by AhmadMetallic (18954 posts) -

So many green names praising the PC, it's refreshing.

#22 Posted by Butano (1746 posts) -

Why wait? The enhanced edition is a free patch for PC :D

#23 Posted by scarace360 (4828 posts) -

PC ALL THE WAY!

#24 Posted by IAmNotBatman (654 posts) -

360, yeah try making this laptop run Witcher 2... fucking LOL

#25 Posted by HellBrendy (994 posts) -

@MentalDisruption said:

Go with the pc. Even if you don't like the mouse and keyboard controls you can always just plug in a gamepad.

Does The Witcher 1 have gamepad support? I couldn't stand the keyboardcontrols so i just quit playing.

#26 Posted by defaulttag (890 posts) -

@HellBrendy said:

@MentalDisruption said:

Go with the pc. Even if you don't like the mouse and keyboard controls you can always just plug in a gamepad.

Does The Witcher 1 have gamepad support? I couldn't stand the keyboardcontrols so i just quit playing.

No it doesn't.

#27 Edited by OllyOxenFree (4976 posts) -
@IAmNotBatman said:

360, yeah try making this laptop run Witcher 2... fucking LOL

I think you do not know the purpose of this thread...
 
Also, PC.
#28 Posted by IAmNotBatman (654 posts) -

@OllyOxenFree: You are correct.

#29 Posted by valrog (3671 posts) -

I know I'm late to the party, but if you can (And looking at your specs, you can), definitely get it on PC. Besides obvious reasons, there is one more thing to keep in mind. If they do more updates after the Enhanced Edition (Which is not entirely unimaginable), there will probably be some problems with the 360 version (I don't mean technical aspect, I'm talking about Microsoft's policy regarding such updates), but the PC version will not have such "limitations", so this makes it the best choice regarding additional content. And everything else.

#30 Posted by Barrock (3545 posts) -

Official Xbox Magazine gave it an 8.5 which about what the PC version got from everyone else.

#31 Posted by Landon (4152 posts) -

Wait for the Wii U version

#32 Posted by DeF (4923 posts) -

@DrShilliams said:

Thanks folks, I'll wait until the enhanced version releases on PC.

The good news is that anyone who owns The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings before the 17th will receive the upgrade to the Enhanced Edition for free!

- from the press release

so, if you buy the retail disc (currently $29 on amazon.com) now, you get the enhanced edition upgrade in a patch for free, just like everyone else who already owns the game. if you buy it on gog.com, you'll get it for $40 and will automatically get the digital premium edition with lots of new goodies (CDProjekt created GoG so they like throwing even more free stuff in with your purchase of their own game^^).

whichever way you choose, PC is the way to go!

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