Why is there not a bigger objection to this bullshit?

Dark Souls: Prepare to be uninstalled edition (that is if you can even install it).

 

 

 

What a fucking horrific console port.  This must have set them back all of what, 30 seconds?  I can’t actually back out of a menu without saving something because I have yet to find the equivalent of the B (back) key.  It definitely isn’t my escape key.  In order to run in higher resolutions I need to download a god damn mod?  How is this even remotely acceptable and how can anyone who has seen a number of these things in all honesty attempt to defend PC gaming?

IMO PC’s are on the way out as far as gaming is concerned, but how is it actually legal to sell a product that just doesn’t work?

 

19 comments

  1. More evidence PC’s are doing well – http://i.imgur.com/zk5II.jpg

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  2. I’d like to note that it actually runs fairly well once you overcome the initial, err, difficulties, that you face. Get the mod and plug in a controller, and you’ll have a fairly smooth experience that is far better than the console version. (I did, at least.)

    But yeah, as a PC port, it sucks ass. Namco Bandai can go fuck themselves. The fact that you need a controller to properly play is…. Well, it’s not good, I can tell you that much.

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  3. I found it sad how a guy I watch stream a lot was going to try playing this, but he didn’t have a controller so he just gave up. People keep telling him to just get one because it is a g”great game”. Personally I don’t give a shit how good the game is, I wouldn’t give a company who can’t make a proper port my money.

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  4. It is a great game. Probably the best action RPG of the last couple of years together with Demon’s Souls. But they’ve put no effort in the PC port other than actually porting it. It doesn’t even really suck compared to other ports which have a lot of bugs and poor performance, but they could’ve done so much more to utilize the PC. The port was requested and you shall recieve. 😡

    And AAA-games on the PC are deing ye. They’re still being released but are heavily console focused and thus gimped on the PC. Even games like BF3 which have the PC as their mainplatform (or so they say) are dumbed down as a whole to make it work on the consoles. Only a few games each year really use the PC platform, at least controls wise (graphics wise…..well……Crysis 2007 was the last?). But, smaller sized projects like f2p, kickstarter projects, ‘indie’/cheap games and mods are doing pretty well. So I guess the future of serious PC gaming lies in those areas. And ofcourse the simple flash/facebook game crap for everything else. :X

    The new generation of consoles will boost it a little bit I guess at their release, but after a couple of years it will be the same thing again.

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  5. It’s better than the console version. It warns you that you’ll probably need a controller. Sure it sucks that they couldn’t optimize it for PC but it’s better with a controller anyway. For 40$ you get one of the best games out there plus the DLC and the graphical improvements, wether it’s looks or framerate it’s just all around better.

    It’s not perfect but to say it’s the worst port ever, when it runs better on PC than consoles is silly.

    And with how complicated some parts of this game are the luxury of having a wiki available on your 2nd monitor or whatever your set up is, is one of the biggest upsides to the PC version.

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  6. hey drj i was going back and watching your blands stream to get ready for blands 2 and i seen how you said you couldnt find battlefield vietnam well i found it http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Vietnam-Pc/dp/B0001AO01Y
    i would like to see what you mean with how the choppers were

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  7. MugsyBinks:
    It’s better than the console version. It warns you that you’ll probably need a controller. Sure it sucks that they couldn’t optimize it for PC but it’s better with a controller anyway. For 40$ you get one of the best games out there plus the DLC and the graphical improvements, wether it’s looks or framerate it’s just all around better.

    It’s not perfect but to say it’s the worst port ever, when it runs better on PC than consoles is silly.

    And with how complicated some parts of this game are the luxury of having a wiki available on your 2nd monitor or whatever your set up is, is one of the biggest upsides to the PC version.

    I don’t have any issues with hitting up a wiki regardless of whether I’m using a console or a computer so I don’t see that as a selling point to any game. I’m not sure what could make a game any worse of a port besides just straight up failing to open up when I double click on it. There’s no options for PC anything, it wasn’t ported at all. They did the most bare bones job possible.

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  8. austin_w:
    hey drj i was going back and watching your blands stream to get ready for blands 2 and i seen how you said you couldnt find battlefield vietnam well i found it http://www.amazon.com/Battlefield-Vietnam-Pc/dp/B0001AO01Y
    i would like to see what you mean with how the choppers were

    It’s flying choppers with momentum and auto hover turned off.

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  9. WaldoDude: I don’t have any issues with hitting up a wiki regardless of whether I’m using a console or a computer so I don’t see that as a selling point to any game.I’m not sure what could make a game any worse of a port besides just straight up failing to open up when I double click on it.There’s no options for PC anything, it wasn’t ported at all.They did the most bare bones job possible.

    It may not be a selling point for you, but for someone without a laptop whose computer isn’t within reach of their console gaming area it’s a life saver being able to play it on PC. Did you play this game on console? Because for it being bare bones it still runs and looks better and nothing has changed about the gameplay. If you didn’t play it on console i can understand your frustration if you were expecting a fully designed for PC game.

    And complaining about needing a mod? That’s what makes PC gaming so great, you can mod shit the way you want. At least this game allows us to mod unlike some games. Yeah it’s something the developers could’ve caught, but at least the community has the option to fix or enhance things that the community wants/needs.

    I’m probably a little biased because i’m enjoying the game so much because at the end of the day even without all the PC settings it’s more entertaining than any game out there right now, even ones designed around specifically PC.

    Asking for a good game AND fully optimized for PC? Sadly that’s probably expecting too much from developers these days, but the dialogues you help create might make a difference eventually, hopefully.

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  10. MugsyBinks: It may not be a selling point for you, but for someone without a laptop whose computer isn’t within reach of their console gaming area it’s a life saver being able to play it on PC. Did you play this game on console? Because for it being bare bones it still runs and looks better and nothing has changed about the gameplay. If you didn’t play it on console i can understand your frustration if you were expecting a fully designed for PC game.

    And complaining about needing a mod? That’s what makes PC gaming so great, you can mod shit the way you want. At least this game allows us to mod unlike some games. Yeah it’s something the developers could’ve caught, but at least the community has the option to fix or enhance things that the community wants/needs.

    I’m probably a little biased because i’m enjoying the game so much because at the end of the day even without all the PC settings it’s more entertaining than any game out there right now, even ones designed around specifically PC.

    Asking for a good game AND fully optimized for PC? Sadly that’s probably expecting too much from developers these days, but the dialogues you help create might make a difference eventually, hopefully.

    I think you’re missing the point…

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  11. “And complaining about needing a mod? That’s what makes PC gaming so great”

    Yeah man! Pc gaming is awesome! Devs can be lazy and make a shitty game while modders fix it!

    “Yeah it’s something the developers could’ve caught”

    As if missing major resolutions is some sort of oversight and not just laziness.

    “Asking for a good game AND fully optimized for PC? Sadly that’s probably expecting too much from developers these days”

    As long as people, like you right now, sit here and defend this shit nothing will change. When crap like this happens and people aren’t vocal about it and just say stuff like “oh the modders will fix it” (IE: Any bethesda game) nothing will ever change and we will keep getting the same pile of shit games forever.

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  12. Roland:
    “And complaining about needing a mod? That’s what makes PC gaming so great”

    Yeah man! Pc gaming is awesome! Devs can be lazy and make a shitty game while modders fix it!

    “Yeah it’s something the developers could’ve caught”

    As if missing major resolutions is some sort of oversight and not just laziness.

    “Asking for a good game AND fully optimized for PC? Sadly that’s probably expecting too much from developers these days”

    As long as people, like you right now, sit here and defend this shit nothing will change. When crap like this happens and people aren’t vocal about it and just say stuff like “oh the modders will fix it” (IE: Any bethesda game) nothing will ever change and we will keep getting the same pile of shit games forever.

    You don’t think that’s expecting too much from developers today? They are lazy, they know they can get away with it, and it’s sad. And i like how you left out the part of the quote where i talked about people like DRJ creating a dialogue to help bring attention to these problems. But oh lord someone brought up a different point of view than Waldodudes better jump down his throat instead of being civil.

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  13. Is it too much to expect that the game I buy works and is good? No, it isn’t.

    I left that part out because it wasn’t relevant to what I was saying. You talk about hoping to make better games, yet when something like this happens you defend the game.

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  14. There were a bunch of articles on this before it came out and you could tell from the developers’ own mouths that this was going to suck shit through a straw. They basically said they had no fucking idea how to port this shit because they have no pc experience and they wouldn’t outsource the port to someone who actually knew how to find their own ass so its no wonder this thing was fuck.

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  15. WaldoDude: It’s flying choppers with momentum and auto hover turned off.

    Yeah i bought that and there is one server with ppl playing and goddamn are the helis fucking amazing so much better than this ass we have now.

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  16. Roland:
    Is it too much to expect that the game I buy works and is good? No, it isn’t.

    I left that part out because it wasn’t relevant to what I was saying. You talk about hoping to make better games, yet when something like this happens you defend the game.

    I’m defending the point that it’s the worst port out there when it still runs better than some games designed around a PC. Is it a terrible port? Yes. Does that make it a terrible game? No.

    You have every right to be outraged, you should be. But sitting here complaining about it to a bunch of people who already have the same mindset isn’t going to accomplish anything. Go post on the forums, go make a video, go post this on reddit, bring it to peoples attention who DO think this okay when it clearly isn’t. Because if all we do is complain to people who already agree with us, nothing gets accomplished.

    Sorry if you mistook my love for the game as me claiming this is an acceptable port.

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  17. i haven’t turned my xbox on in 7 months and I don’t miss it. The bitch is dated, and playing: DOTA 2, BF3, Blacklight:retribution, MAx Payne 3, yes even Diablo 3 has been very enjoyable.

    I support whatever brings me the best gaming experience and unites people online. I don’t think this website has ever been about a PC vs console mentality (speaking mostly to mugsybinks).

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  18. Gundogan:
    Btw, the framerate can be unlocked too now.

    http://www.gamerevolution.com/news/dark-souls-pc-framerate-limiter-removed-by-modders-15071

    I doubt that Waldo will want to give up online for the mod.

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