So... Who's still getting Dark Souls PC?
09.06.2012 @ 18:26 #1
Why? The port wasn't what they expected/asked for, it won't get many enhancements from the console versions, it also uses GFWL.
My take on all this? I'm not even remotely angry at From/Namco, after all they ARE taking a financial risk relasing the game on a platform fully draconian to them, so it's only the natural thing to do to try and minimize costs by giving the port to a small developer team and little funds/time to try to keep it as cheap as possible, at least until it proves to be profitable. On the other hand there is From, who said to be "testing the waters" with this port, so this is a pretty good chance to convince From and other japanese developers that there is actually a very profitable market for their games on the PC, they just need to know how to approach it.
So what's your take on all this? Are you still willing to buy the game? I post this here because there is hardly a community more qualified to answer a question about PC RPGs than the Witcher fanbase.
09.06.2012 @ 18:28 #2
Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magick Obscura
09.06.2012 @ 18:43 #3
Those of you who don't have one of the console versions, though, seriously, you need to play this game, even if it's not or poorly optimized.
09.06.2012 @ 18:44 #4
09.06.2012 @ 19:26 #7
Bishop's Hood, a picturesque hamlet in the Peak District National Park.
09.06.2012 @ 21:34 #11
09.06.2012 @ 21:40 #13
However it turns out none of that will happen, and the PC version uses GFWL on top of that, so I'm not interested in the PC version anymore. I'll eventually finish my play-through on 360 and then I'll probably never play the game again.
09.06.2012 @ 23:46 #16
I can understand the other things being too expensive and difficult for a port that wasn't intended in the first place but not even being able to fix some of the biggest game breaking issues from the console version when putting it on PC is just pathetic and disappointing.
I'm on the fence. On one hand, it's still a good game. On the other, it's looking to be a cheap and rushed port that they just want to throw out there to rake in some extra money and I have no respect for that mindset. In an interview one of the project leaders said they just want to get the game out as soon as possible. That's not okay.
10.06.2012 @ 05:16 #19
I can deal with GFWL frankly and bad controls (I did with Witcher 2) but I cannot deal with an FPS lock.