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#341649 10/12/06 08:17 PM
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I currently have: Dreamcast, Gamecube <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />
I will get a Wii soon
Maybe a 360 in a year or so, not so sure


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Since I now have sweet little girl to play with (7 months) I don't even get to use my PC to play something. So it will take some years for the need of such a box to come up again <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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I don't plan on buying one. Now that consoles have been brought up, i am going to express a concern i have. I am afraid that by going to consoles, it will be dumbed down to fit the console style of play. I see what happened with games like Oblivion and Dues X2, and they were dumbed down so they could gain acceptance by the console community. I love the DD games and i would hate to see something like that happen.

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me too, that's my worst fear for the next rpg


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#341653 20/12/06 03:29 PM
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i fear such a thing too


#341654 21/12/06 11:22 PM
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lets hope the main focus will be PCs


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#341655 09/01/07 02:01 PM
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I agree that too many games have been reduced for the common gamer.

Though I'd still like to see Larian's next gen game hit the next gen systems (I like to play a balance of PC and Console <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> ), I have to stress what I always stress for games, writing, and tv/movies:

Do not mess with the art of great work to make the noobs happy! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/badsmile2.gif" alt="" />

Just for example, I've seen too many movies reduced from their book selves because it would be "too complex for the audience". Sure, I can understand changing a few things to get more viewers, but come on: they always go too far....

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Back to the matter: ... +1 on the vote for some console work (as long as we keep the PC as the main goal: thats where all the fans are). <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

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#341656 10/01/07 12:18 PM
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I dont have any console, just computers, just bought a new one and in great expectation for it, since its a damn high configuration, i'm buying it to play Nwn2 but seeing the preview of next generation larian rpg, i think all the money im spending will make up when the game release. I dont have intention to buy a console, even more a new one, prices here for consoles like ps2 are way too high.


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#341657 26/01/07 05:38 PM
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I don't own one either, nor am I planning to buy one. My PC is all I need <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />.

#341658 26/01/07 10:45 PM
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Mii loves mii Wii


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#341659 27/01/07 05:58 AM
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I've just found a facinating thread over at MMORPG.COM on this very subject:

http://www.mmorpg.com/discussion2.cfm/thread/112786

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I find it's usually the young generations that are console gamers, I know thats how I started out. But as you get older you find the games on PC are better, more mature, more structured for people that are over 18 years old instead of 90% of the over-sexed, over-violent garbage you see these days on consoles.

Then we have a little thing called Modding on the PC that I would wager drives a good quarter of the PC gaming market, if not more. Games on PC are generally bigger and longer lasting to begin with. With modding in there, a game can be enjoyable and fresh years down the road.


I couldn't agree more with this quote <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />.

#341660 27/01/07 05:06 PM
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This thread isn't a console vs. pc thread.

#341661 28/01/07 07:15 AM
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This thread isn't a console vs. pc thread.

But it might help Larian with the bringing-the-game-out-on-an-console question.

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I believe that both platforms have their unique weaknessess and strenghth. (Uh, spelling ... <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/ouch.gif" alt="" /> )

I think it would be rather productive for Larian if we could figure out both, and thus giving Larian a hint where they have to invest more work (to soothe the flaws) if they realöly indend to bring it out on both consoles & PCs.


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#341663 28/01/07 01:36 PM
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I've got my wii hooked up on my computer screen. It's just a couple of mm to thick or I would have build it into my pc hehe.

I am a pc gamer since I think keyboard + mouse is just better then console controls. But this is where the wii shines out. Playing zelda I still mis a keyboard but the swinging of your sword just feels good. And wii sports wouldn't be the same with a mouse. So both have unique capabilities. But if larian is thinking of porting. Go wii, the mouse that you use with pc can be replaced with the wimote. I don't think it would be that easy to scroll the inventory with a 360 controller. And because of developer difficulties with PS3, the wii is the only one left. So if you do port port wii.

Imagine slashing you opponents with you wiimote hehe


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I'm like some of the others. I don't own a console and don't plan on it either. I do own a TV but I rarely watch anything on it except for sports. Why wait for news, scores, etc. to come on TV when the internet has it 2 minutes after it's happened <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#341665 06/02/07 11:22 AM
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I've got a PS2. Perhaps I will buy a Xbox360 one day, but not for sure.

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LOL I still have a Sega Genesis (CD) laying around somewhere, and I also recently won an Xbox 360 (compliments of Dell) which is still in the box .... cause basically I can play better games on PC and the others well there are "Emulators" that I can use on the PC to play console games <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#341667 13/02/07 09:15 AM
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"next gen" consoles: (At this point I am highly unlikely to invest in another console, but see below)

DS:
Most likely console purchase any time in the next year or so. It's priced right, so are the games, and it actually has console style games and alot of games that I like. Plus at c. 20M sold, I expect to see many more good games before it's life is over.

Wii:
looking to offer best console gaming experience as it's limited resources(compartively speaking v. XBOX360 and PS3) should force game designers to be more creative and less reliant on eye candy and other extraneous niceties in favor of actual games and game play. Also has a significant price advantage in both console and game costs. Solid first party title potential, and Nintendo QA.

XBOX360:
more M$ and hijacked PC games at higher prices.

PS3:
overpriced console and game, and looks to be set to not do all that well along with, again, having the same old, same old games plus, and likely, some hijacked PC games if Sony can move enough units.

A large part of the above is that I expect "console style" games for my console, and PC games for my PC. I don't care much for the limitations that console portability imposes on what would have been PC games. Also the XBOX360 and PS3 are seriously missing any sort of current or upcoming compelling titles, while even some of the simplest Wii games seem to be pretty enticing, but not enough for me to buy yet or ever maybe.

Currently as to recent consoles, I own a PS2 and was not impressed by most of the games that came out for it. As alluded to above the XBOX was a gimped PC with hijacked PC games(I own a PC for those), and the gamecube was late to the party(i.e. not much 3rd party support), and still didn't get it wrt propietary formats. I also own: intellivision, Lynx, turbografx, SNES, Jaguar, Nintendo 64(another disappointment), gameboy, gameboy color, gameboy advance, and a psx.

Of the above, the best bangs for the buck were provided by the Intellivision, SNES, psx, and various gameboys. The rest were mostly disappointing either from type of games, quality of games, and/or 3rd party support or lack thereof.

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#341668 24/02/07 12:35 PM
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Hello, everyone.

I've just found this on RPGWatch :

http://www.1up.com/do/newsStory?cId=3157441

I've got suddenly a very STRONG urge to bang my head to the nearest wall ...

<img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/memad.gif" alt="" />

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