- Sep 11, 2008
Consoles are actually always a step behind PCs in terms of graphics, but lets not get ahead of ourselves. You buy a PC for utterly different reasons from why you buy a console, and if anything I'd look at the fact that the newer consoles get the more like PCs they're trying to be.ciortas1 said:Decent-good means medium-high graphics, and it's a given I'm talking solid FPS rates, are you even serious?acosn said:snip
Of course it makes no sense. I mean why would anybody play on anything but the highest graphics, right? Except they do. And the machines they do it on are called consoles.
They probably are. Excuse me, but being by far the most profitable developer in the world, you'd think they would pay their long time fans, the people who got them there, back in one way or another, and not fuck them over time and time again. I hold no respect for them for shamelessly pandering to the lowest common denominators for the sake of nothing other than profits. Profits they're not using even a fraction of on actual game development.
Come on. I mean really. Did you open the spoiler box, did you not understand the question posed, do you want it to be even simpler?
Actually Blizzard isn't the most profitable developer in the world, but they remain competitive because they don't expend nearly as much keeping AAA titles selling well.
And no, they don't owe their fans anything. Pandering to your respective audience is a sign of hackery and flagging that you've run out of ideas as a developer.
You seem to forget they're a corporation and their number one goal is making as much money as possible. And no, I'm not saying that from the perspective of a tin foil hat. Some companies think that it means releasing as many marginal quality games. Blizzard understands that it means actually choking the market of their IP's and keeping demand artificially high by simply not releasing them that often.
Oh, and yeah, I hold a great deal of respect for them not wasting resources on making their games look pretty. I like my games like I like my cars- functional, running 5 years later with minimal maintenance and still looking good.
My real driving point is thus-
If their choice of graphics really bothers you that much don't buy the game. Blizzard will listen to that like they listened to the blow back from their RealID push. Blizzard sales literally dove by almost a quarter in the week of and after their announcement, and I'd say it has a lot to do with that. People didn't threaten boycotts and form face book groups over it. They actually did something.
Me? I've never been one who was overly distracted by graphics.