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Batman: Arkham Asylum Patch

The version 1.1 patch for Batman: Arkham Asylum should now be available on Games for Windows LIVE, among other things adding PhysX support to the superhero game (there's a new video on the YouTube with comparisons with and without PhysX). A manual version of the patch is also available thanks to The Patches Scrolls, available on FanGaming, FileFront, Gamer's Hell, The Patches Scrolls, and Strategy Informer.

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101. Re: Arkham Asylum Patch Sep 26, 2009, 16:41 StingingVelvet
 
Too bad AA and resolutions have little to do with gameplay.

They most certainly have a large impact on gameplay to me. The more flaws in the image, the less immdersed I am in the game world. Going back to my Infamous example, the constant jaggies and texture fade took me out of the game, made me feel less like I was there. Crysis is an average shooter, but the amazing graphics make the game so immersive that I feel like I am really stalking through the woods, and the game is thus a better experience because of how "there" I feel.

Visual quality is subjective, not objective. So is sound quality.

And the point I am making is that just isn't possible. Again, I use MP3s because I don't care that CDs sound better... the quality is not objective, CDs sound better whether I listen to them or not. PC graphics are better even if only half of gamers would notice.

Quantifiable things like more AA versus less are not subjective.

Now if you want to argue Okami looks better than Crysis to someone with certain taste in visuals, that is fine, but another arguement altogether. My point has nothing to do with comparing one game to another, my point is Okami would look and play better on PC.

If you sat down 100 people beside two televisions, one hooked up to a PC hidden under a table and the other hooked up to a hidden console, I think you'd be really surprised at their determination of what is better or worse.

So if you sat 100 random people down and had them play Batman: Arkham Asylum on a PC and then an Xbox, hiding the machines so they don't know and using the Xbox controller on each one, and the PC version is maxed out, you really think people would choose the Xbox version? For what reason?

I could see some saying they look the same, because a lot of people are just completely uninterested in graphics, but I can't see anyone choosing the Xbox version in that scenario, which seems to be what you are implying. That scenario kind of backs up my point, when you take all factors but the actual gameplay away, what reason is there to choose the Xbox version?

Which is really what everyone has been saying to you all along, you can claim superiority until it's the only word you can type but it doesn't matter. I'm a PC gamer and I can recognize that, why you two can't seems to point more towards wanting to make consoles look bad rather than saying anything positive about the PC which is why this whole discussion bothers me so much. The PC doesn't need to look good, we know it's good and that's enough. The world at large will never care so who exactly are you trying to teach here?

Your never ending quest to prove to me this about something it isn't will never work, because I have no deep seeded agenda against console and I am not a fanboy. As I said, I have always owned both consoles and a gaming PC for my entire life... when I was a kid I would play Mario games on my NES and then play Space Quest on my PC. I would play Jedi Knight on my PC and then Goldeneye on my N64 with three friends on a couch and have a blast. I am somewhat of a rarity, I played both continously. Right now I have a PS3 and PC, and I had a Wii but I sold it when it was worth money because I did not enjoy it.

My entire point for this and the other thread has been agreeing with Jerykk that PC games are the best versions when it comes to gameplay. That is it, done, finito. If you can play Wanted on Xbox or PC, the PC version looks better, runs better and has more options for controls, including identical controls to console. If all other factors outside the actual gameplay experience from menu to exit were eliminated, there is no reason anyone would choose to play it on a console.

All those factors are not eliminated though, we have installs, we have configuration, we have tweaks and hacks on old games, we have compatability issues, etc. etc. So people choose console most of the time, because the added gameplay enhancements are not worth the hassle. I get that, completely. I am not belittling them, I have my countess comparisons to me doing the same thing in other mediums.

Stop trying to paint my comments as something they are not.

You are trying to equate gameplay with visuals because that's where the PC holds an advantage. Visuals contribute to gameplay, they do not comprise it. Sound contributes to gameplay, it does not become it by itself.

PCs hold more than visual advantages, they also have control advantages, either in superior mouse aiming or in the option to choose between more control methods. The absolute biggest reason I am a PC gamer is for tweak and mods, the ability to run and play a game more how I want to play it. Turning off the grain filter in FEAR 2, turning of Depth of Field in Riddick, making KotOR run in Widescreen, making Deus Ex 2 have better textures, turning off the compass arrows in Oblivion, etc. Most of those are visual I guess, but the point is I have options console gamers do not. That is mostly why I continue to buy mutliplatform games on PC.

This comment was edited on Sep 26, 2009, 16:47.
 
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