Did I mention a while ago, they released the recommended PC specs for TW3. I would have had to buy a new rig upwards of 1200 bucks, easy, to run it. Just it.
She was a gold digger, my ex.
Yeah. Pretty, clever, a lot of fun, but always wanting some new expensive upgrade. Think of all the booze you can get with the $800 you saved going to PS4.
Yeah. I’d hit you with the tech speak, but I can sum it up thusly: “Expensive.”
Of course, what’ll happen now is that the interwebs will get their balls in a knot saying stuff like “If that’s the MINIMUM specs then it’ll look like SHIT on consoles!” Of course, if the specs had been, you know, reasonable, they’d have said “They dumbed it down for consoles!”
The interwebs can say what it wants to make it feel better about all the booze it’s missing out on.
We’ll be here, with our consoles, playing and getting drunk.
What, sorry, was getting on my coat to go to the liquor store.
What’s amazing is that it’ll look amazing anyway. I’m sure the mountains in the distance in DAI would be in sharper detail on a high end PC, but shit. That isn’t worth 800 bucks. We’re not talking about either a) pretty game vs. ugly game or b) can run it, can’t run it (see TW2). If we were talking about that second one, ok. Different story. But damn, interweb.
Oh no question, ‘can run it/can’t run it’ is critical. And ‘pretty/ugly’ is a serious consideration, since if it truly looks like crap, you’ll be less inclined to bother.
But ‘looks mind-blowingly fantastic/looks standard-issue fantastic’ is not worth 800 bucks. It’s like Tomb Raider on the PS4 vs. on the PS3. You got great hair! I got inferior hair. We still played and enjoyed and discussed the hell out of the game. Standard-issue fantastic is OK with me. It’s certainly good enough when you’re also enjoying $800 worth of booze.
Of course, we’re the people who wouldn’t spend 10 bucks on a bog unicorn which was obviously the most amazing thing ever, so clearly our standards are suspect.
We are cheap bastards.
One of the many ironies of the whole resolution thing (and I say this as a reformed PC gamer) is that the majority of the people who are flocking to fora and message boards to say “Pfft! MY PC can handle that NO problem and it’ll look SO much better than ANYTHING you console peasants will ever see” are the same idiots who will say “Games were SO much better in 1994/1996/2000/2004/any year a big PC game came out than they are today.” Yeah, when games were are PIXELATED 32 bit messes!
“Console peasants” would be a good name for a band. Or a blog! Too bad we already titled ours.