Oh please.#1) Most console games suck unless you're 12-16. All flash, no substance.
And most PC games suck unless you want yet another generic 3D shooter. ;p
I love my PC for gaming - I'm not planning on getting a console to do any hardcore fragging like UT2k3, or in-depth stuff like Planescape : Torment.
But console games can be more innovative than PC games - you're not going to find something like Rez or Jet Set Radio or Shenmue on your PC (Can you tell I'm a Dreamcast fan?
). They do certain things extremely well - 2d shooters, or fighting games, or in fact any multiplayer game suited to playing with friends on the sofa, instead of with some random geek on the other side of the world. To say that they're only suited to 12-16 year olds is clearly shite.#2) PC games will always look better than consoles.
Bullshit. There was nothing around to touch the beautiful textures & animation of Soul Calibur when that came out. There was nothing to touch the detail in MGS2. Splinter Cell looks gorgeous, especially the lighting/shadowing work. I've been told that the latest Resident Evil on the Gamecube is impressive, but I've only seen video trailers for it so far.
There are always products on both consoles & PCs that push the envelope. PCs have more raw power, but consoles can be pushed farther since it's a static, well-known platform.#3) People use PC's for other things besides just playing games.
I use my stereo for more than just playing CDs. Does that mean I don't want a portable CD player?#4) Consoles are moving into 2-3 year upgrade cycles now. Only another year and a half till PS3/XBOX2. Will you upgrade than? Guess you'll have to if you still want to play console games.
Uhuh. Want to play any cutting edge 3d games on your PC in 2004? Guess you'll be upgrading then. This comment was edited on Dec 13, 19:57.