I play Team Fortress 2 on the Xbox 360, as well as innumerable other shooters. I played Team Fortress Classic, Counter Strike and other innumerable shooters on the PC. I’m a big fan, lets say that.
Now, I post on the Steam forums every so often and I generally get shit for playing on consoles and not “manning up” and playing on a PC. Generally these people are ignorant of my background and I shrug it off. But it still raises the question: Console vs PC shooters?
Now, I’ll be honest. I don’t have a preference. The biggest difference I can discern is cheating - I think there are far fewer console cheaters than there are on the PC. Besides that, it’s little things like clear explosion sprites (but honestly, in this day and age such customization is pretty much prohibited, especially in the case of Steam where you wouldn’t be able to play on Valve Anti-Cheat servers which prohibit any sort of individual customization) and timers and such that give people advantages over one another. The other thing is that I’m pretty good at PC shooters and only marginally good at console shooters. The joysticks make games more difficult, I think, and thus more fun to play. Sucks when you max out the sensitivity though (which I eventually do with every console shooter; and once you’ve done it to one you’ve pretty much maxed it out on all of them).
What do you guys think? Do you prefer a console shooter or a PC shooter?
It is beyond me as to why no one released a mouse and keyboard addon to connect to the xbox 360 to play FPS. Having said that, I prefer console games to PC games because its simpler to run and install and make sure it works at nice graphic levels, though I’ll probably get HL3 for pc to complete the set. I would like my friends to not be such bitches and want to play console FPSes but they don’t, which sucks, so I don’t find myself doing much multiplayer wise. I would really like to play TF2 because I love the concepts and art. I’m not a fan of internet communities and the CS community is exemplary of why I’d rather not play online. I don’t find it fun to play by myself against random people like this.
I find it incomprehensible that people other than Valve and Blizzard and maybe another company or 2 even try to make games for the PC considering the levels of piracy involved.