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Rogue Nine
07-05-2009, 10:16 PM
Are first-person shooters better for you on a PC or a console? (Note there is only one correct answer to this question).

Trench
07-05-2009, 10:31 PM
Um... The correct answer? The only one I've ever played is Republic Commando, and that was on computer. So I'm not really sure.

Da_Man_2423
07-05-2009, 10:44 PM
Mouse and keyboard all the way.

urluckyday
07-05-2009, 10:49 PM
Well...every first person shooter except for Halo has been better on PC...Halo is the only exception to the rule.

acdcfanbill
07-05-2009, 10:56 PM
Well...every first person shooter except for Halo has been better on PC...Halo is the only exception to the rule.

Having played Halo on PC I respectfully disagree.

Every type of shooter is better on PC. Off the top of my head, I can think of platformers and fighting games being more intuitive on consoles.

jrrtoken
07-05-2009, 11:11 PM
Anyone that says "console" must provide a Master's thesis supporting their beliefs, complete with Excel spreadsheets and in-depth visual aids to prove themselves. :carms:

EnderWiggin
07-06-2009, 12:03 AM
PC, obviously.

_EW_

TriggerGod
07-06-2009, 12:13 AM
No contest, console PC

Sabretooth
07-06-2009, 01:56 AM
Needs a 'Real Life' option.

>_>

Fredi
07-06-2009, 02:16 AM
PC, No other way :p

Jeff
07-06-2009, 02:27 AM
Depends for me. Some games I just don't know why I prefer one or the other but it's not always PC or always console. I'd say in general I like multiplayer fps games on console (xbox live) and single player ones on PC but that is not always the case. Definitely like Valve games on PC (Left 4 Dead etc). So I wouldn't say I prefer one over the other. I will say it takes more skill/practice to be pro at console fps than PC though. Obviously that is why everyone likes them on PC better but I don't mind console controls at all.

Commander Obi-Wan
07-06-2009, 03:33 AM
**** PC, console all the way. I haven't played a PC game, let alone a shooter game on PC, in the past five years. Mind you, I barely play my 360 anymore. Not until later this year when all the sequels come out.

Drunkside
07-06-2009, 04:30 AM
Isnt a poll like this kinda useless? :xp: PC IS better, everyone who has played any shooters on both pc and console knows that...

Astor
07-06-2009, 04:54 AM
I adapt easily to both - at a pinch, i'd say PC, but I'll happily play an FPS on console if it were an exclusive title.

True_Avery
07-06-2009, 05:03 AM
For anyone who puts in Console, try precision aiming with a sniper rifle with a console joystick and get back to me.

Hell, mouse and keyboard third party attachments are banned from the 360 specifically because it makes you better at it. I think that says enough.

Prime
07-06-2009, 08:54 AM
**** PC, console all the way. Epic Fail.

Q
07-06-2009, 09:04 AM
I like both. Keyboard/mouse is usually simpler/easier, but the same FPS on a console is usually more challenging and can be more fun depending on my mood.

Giant Graffiti
07-06-2009, 11:34 AM
Neither.

Miltiades
07-06-2009, 11:52 AM
PC, of course.

Mandalore The Shadow
07-06-2009, 01:51 PM
Console i cant understand how anyone can find it EASY to play a 1st person shooter on a PC

Endorenna
07-06-2009, 02:02 PM
The only FPS games I've tried are JK:Outcast, Republic Commando, BF1, and BF2. The only one on a console was BF2. I can play it in FP, but I really prefer third-person on everything. BF1, JK, and Republic Commando are all murder on the PC. I far prefer consoles.

Maybe I just like having the crouch button and the shoot button within reach of one hand. ;)

swphreak
07-06-2009, 02:11 PM
I can play FPS on either.

SG-17
07-06-2009, 02:56 PM
Neither, FPS are a load of garbage. TPS are where it is at. SWBF and SOCOM FTW.

Rogue Nine
07-06-2009, 03:10 PM
Console i cant understand how anyone can find it EASY to play a 1st person shooter on a PC
You point where you want to shoot with a mouse, then you click the button. :p

It still amazes me how people keep picking the wrong answer.

Endorenna
07-06-2009, 03:38 PM
You point where you want to shoot with a mouse, then you click the button. :p

It still amazes me how people keep picking the wrong answer.

Ah, I've always been better with joysticks. :p

RC-1183
07-06-2009, 04:58 PM
the only games i have played on the pc is the orange box and fear but i would still have to say i like the console better.

K_Kinnison
07-06-2009, 05:05 PM
PC.. I can be highly accurate with mouse aim. and my left hand plays the keyboard like a virtuoso pianist. My hands are just too big for the tiny console controllers

Negative Sun
07-06-2009, 05:31 PM
FPS, I've only really played BioShock on the 360 but I'm PC all the way!

Alkonium
07-06-2009, 05:38 PM
I'm good with either, but if I have to choose, PC.

Insignia_Enithma
07-06-2009, 05:57 PM
PC, I find it impossible to aim in a FPS with those analogue sticks, or at least aim accurately and smoothly.

Chevron 7 locke
07-06-2009, 09:36 PM
PC all the way. :D

Pho3nix
07-07-2009, 08:37 AM
Definitely PC.

Jae Onasi
07-07-2009, 12:47 PM
I picked PC because it makes Rogue Nine happy. And PCs are better anyway.

Mav
07-07-2009, 02:57 PM
Ah, I've always been better with joysticks. :p H-H-How?? Isn't it physically impossible to be more precise with a joystick than a mouse.

FPS games will always be better on the PC. :carms:

Stream
07-07-2009, 03:57 PM
Has to be the 360.

Endorenna
07-07-2009, 05:30 PM
PC.. I can be highly accurate with mouse aim. and my left hand plays the keyboard like a virtuoso pianist. My hands are just too big for the tiny console controllers

I'm the other way around. My hands are so small, I can't use the keyboard easily. Heck, I can't even use the 360 controllers easily. -_- Playstation for me!

Titanius Anglesmith
07-08-2009, 01:03 AM
I play both, but I prefer PC, of course.

Venom750
07-08-2009, 09:57 AM
360 because the keyborad and mouse get a old after a while the controller i find suits better

LordTrilobite
07-08-2009, 11:30 AM
In a shooter, aiming is important.
And the mouse is simply superior in terms of precision and stability.

However, needing to take the time to aim properly often means less pacing in a game, while consoles are better for fast-paced action-packed games where precision is less important, and reaction more important.

Ray Jones
07-08-2009, 05:15 PM
Easy: shooters - PC, racing games - console. Poreid.

mattig89ch
07-09-2009, 02:43 PM
iunno....I would go with consoles. but thats just because thats what my friends and I play. Still a tough call though

LordOfTheFish
07-09-2009, 08:44 PM
PC, but some games I did like better. Xbox pwns PS2/3 and Wii.

Darth Eclipse
07-09-2009, 09:28 PM
Are first-person shooters better for you on a PC or a console? (Note there is only one correct answer to this question).

FPS games, in my opinion, are WAY better on consoles. They are more simple, more immersive, and BETTER GRAPHICS! The only thing better about FPS games on PCs is mods.

jrrtoken
07-09-2009, 10:29 PM
They are more simple,...and that's supposed to be a good thing?more immersive,The most "immersive" FPS that I've ever played was System Shock 2... and that was on a PC.and BETTER GRAPHICS!And I raise you Crysis.

You have failed. Have a nice day. :)

EnderWiggin
07-09-2009, 10:46 PM
They are more simple

More simple? How is this possible? Aren't they the same game? :confused:

_EW_

Titanius Anglesmith
07-09-2009, 10:57 PM
More simple? How is this possible? Aren't they the same game? :confused:
I guess he's referring to the fact that there are fewer buttons on a controller than there are keys on a keyboard? I could argue that that actually makes it more complicated...

mattig89ch
07-10-2009, 11:04 AM
I would disagree. That makes it easier, because there is less button combinations. just the basic shoot, jump, crouch, switch weapon, move, and some others (don't remember any other commands), which is all you really need in an FPS.

CommanderQ
07-10-2009, 11:51 AM
I say PC. With the right setup and a good graphics card, a computer can show so much more, add so much more detail, and make the game even more enjoyable. Far superior to the console, which can only go so far, as the PC can be modified and created to be a super computer..bwahahaah!!:D

Negative Sun
07-10-2009, 05:47 PM
Crysis.

You have failed. Have a nice day. :)
Game. Set. Match. PastramiX, well done!

Cmdr. Cracken
07-10-2009, 06:01 PM
I'm divided.

One one hand, I was raised on the keyboard and mouse aiming system and do ok with that.

However, CoD4 and Halo3 taught me to use the thumb sticks fairly efficiantly. I suck with both, really. ;)

I vote the third hidden option: Both?

Serpentine Cougar
07-12-2009, 02:00 AM
FPS = PC, in my mind. Console joysticks work better for games where you run around in third-person, but you can't have first-person without WASD.

purple_tentacle_
07-12-2009, 02:08 AM
Well...every first person shooter except for Halo has been better on PC...Halo is the only exception to the rule.

I like them for pc but am more confortable on my console. I am into the adventure games for pc.

Negative Sun
07-12-2009, 06:08 PM
PC, but some games I did like better. Xbox pwns PS2/3 and Wii.
Just a small clarification:

PS2 > Xbox
Xbox 360 > PS3

Wii doesn't compare to anything else.

m'kay :thmbup1:

purple_tentacle_
07-12-2009, 11:16 PM
PC, but some games I did like better. Xbox pwns PS2/3 and Wii.

Just a small clarification

Dude wii is the most popular right now and it is ontop of the market. Wii and PS3 are both the best right now. Xbox is just old crap. The 360 is way better than the original xbox. so dont say that its better than the wii. Oh and every one is tired of the xbox and the 360. It was fun at first but now its just the same, a bunch of punks walking around with a xbox shirt on tlaking about Halo or Gears of war and they all have there head in a hole.

m'kay:thmbup1:

Rogue Nine
07-13-2009, 04:06 AM
Dude wii is the most popular right now and it is ontop of the market. Wii and PS3 are both the best right now. Xbox is just old crap. The 360 is way better than the original xbox. so dont say that its better than the wii. Oh and every one is tired of the xbox and the 360. It was fun at first but now its just the same, a bunch of punks walking around with a xbox shirt on tlaking about Halo or Gears of war and they all have there head in a hole.

There is so much fail in this post. So much fail. :ugh:

jrrtoken
07-13-2009, 08:24 AM
There is so much fail in this post. So much fail. :ugh:No, he has some merit.

At least with the Wii the remote is mapped similar to a mouse; i.e., you don't have to spend all of the time actually aiming with an analog stick, you can just point and click, like a mouse. Now, it's not as accurate or intuitive as a mouse, but it's still leaps and bounds better over any analog stick, where you actually spend more time lining up shots than actually firing them. Same goes for the DS's touchscreen.

mattig89ch
07-13-2009, 02:55 PM
hm, well the PC has thepotential to show so much more. But the average person who uses a PC finds themsleves behind the curve and lacking the hardware required to show the best of the best graphics....thats another reason why I like the console, almost always garenteed to work and show some really good graphics. Not the best, no, but almost...

Rogue Nine
07-13-2009, 03:31 PM
No, he has some merit.

At least with the Wii the remote is mapped similar to a mouse; i.e., you don't have to spend all of the time actually aiming with an analog stick, you can just point and click, like a mouse. Now, it's not as accurate or intuitive as a mouse, but it's still leaps and bounds better over any analog stick, where you actually spend more time lining up shots than actually firing them. Same goes for the DS's touchscreen.
It would have merit if he actually said that in his post. All I read was 'lol xbox sucks because it sucks lol'.

stingerhs
07-13-2009, 06:55 PM
come on, this one is a no brainer. there's just no way that you're going to match the speed and precision of a mouse compared to the clumsy, auto-aiming joystick. the difference is just amazing when you compare the exact same game on the PC to any console.

the difference becomes even more apparent when you get into multiplayer where speed and precision become that much more important. nabbing a headshot on one person and quickly turning around because you're taking damage from the rear borders on the impossible when it comes to consoles.

so, yeah, no contest: mouse and keyboard pwns joysticks (aka, consoles).

purple_tentacle_
07-13-2009, 10:36 PM
come on, this one is a no brainer. there's just no way that you're going to match the speed and precision of a mouse compared to the clumsy, auto-aiming joystick. the difference is just amazing when you compare the exact same game on the PC to any console.

the difference becomes even more apparent when you get into multiplayer where speed and precision become that much more important. nabbing a headshot on one person and quickly turning around because you're taking damage from the rear borders on the impossible when it comes to consoles.

so, yeah, no contest: mouse and keyboard pwns joysticks (aka, consoles).

Ya I like the speed of the mouse and the accuracy. But I am still more comfortable with my console.

Kurgan
07-14-2009, 12:52 AM
Unless a good game gets created on the console and then the PC port is butchered, it's always going to end up that the PC version will be equal, if not better potentially, because you have the choice of controls (since after all, you can use all sorts of controllers on a PC, not just mouse+keys, and via programmable buttons and emulation, you can use just about anything even if the game doesn't support it officially), there's the possibility of mods (note I say possibility, since not all games permit it)... and at least until recently, the possibility of official updates and online play were possibly ONLY on the PC (still, the few games that do have the latter are generally poorly supported on the console that I've seen, by comparison).

A few consoles do give the ability to use mouse+keys for FPS games, however as consoles use fixed hardware, the possibility exists, that over time the PC user will be able to get upgraded hardware, better performance and then surpass the reflexes (and thus skill) possible in the FPS title if it were on the console (witness such a disparity eventually surfacing in Quake3 on the Dreamcast vs. the PC).

One good thing about console FPS games is the near universal way they've accepted voice chat in recent years, though I'm sure people will point to the downsides of that too.

But yeah, unless the creators sabotage their own game, the PC version will meet or exceed the bar set by any console FPS.

Given the price ranges of the latest crop of consoles, this makes the whole debate about hardware that much more silly IMHO... sure the latest PC games have steep requirements, but once you shell out all the expense for consoles to get up to speed, you might as well have bought a decent PC. Right? (and nevermind scalable graphics)

I love consoles too, but let's face it... for FPS games, PCs win, period.

PS: The WII is pretty popular with people I know (doesn't mean it's the best of course or with people you know). Most adults I know who still play console games own a WII (not a 360 or PS3, at best they'll have a PS2 if they even still play it). It appears essentially to be a souped up Gamecube with gimmicky controller options (nothing wrong with that), that combined with the lower price appeals to casual gamers (which outnumber hardcore gamers, who at least until recently, were more likely to go PC-only anyway).

purifier
07-21-2009, 10:06 AM
:laughing:

I almost didn't catch it when I read the question, it's a old nerd tech joke man.


Can anybody say: Console Window!

You know - the thing that drops down on your PC during a game that your playing, you hit the tidle key, type in cheats, etc.


And the PC, well that's obvious is it not.

Good One..... Rogue Nine.


Ooops.

You know what! Apparently I still didn't catch it, well sort of.

I still believe that it's a tech joke, but not the one that I'm thinking of.

Ok, let me see - you are refering to the console as the game video console and the PC as the Player Controls.

In which case you wouldn't play any game with just a console, you would play with the Player Controls. So the right and only answer would be the PC.

Am I right? Or am I just being an idiot and overthinking this?

Tobias Reiper
07-25-2009, 06:32 AM
Am I the ONLY one here who says Console?
But when I say console. I only mean the 360, my reason being this:
When you play with a keyboard, controls and keys are spread out, and you need to have, like me, a photographic memory, so that you can remember where every key is on the keyboard and not mess up by hitting the key to put your reload then have to scramble for the right key when you mean to move away from the enemy in tense fighting moments.
However the 360's Controller keeps the buttons simple and easy to remember, I can use half the buttons with my thumb alone, and it's pretty much well... better.

Ooops.

You know what! Apparently I still didn't catch it, well sort of.

I still believe that it's a tech joke, but not the one that I'm thinking of.

Ok, let me see - you are refering to the console as the game video console and the PC as the Player Controls.

In which case you wouldn't play any game with just a console, you would play with the Player Controls. So the right and only answer would be the PC.

Am I right? Or am I just being an idiot and overthinking this?
You're overthinking or Rogue's just trying to trick us:
PC is used to refer to Computers, so he's asking us if we think First Person Shooters are better on say... the Xbox or on the Computer.

Da_Man_2423
07-25-2009, 08:28 AM
Am I the ONLY one here who says Console?
But when I say console. I only mean the 360, my reason being this:
When you play with a keyboard, controls and keys are spread out, and you need to have, like me, a photographic memory, so that you can remember where every key is on the keyboard and not mess up by hitting the key to put your reload then have to scramble for the right key when you mean to move away from the enemy in tense fighting moments.
However the 360's Controller keeps the buttons simple and easy to remember, I can use half the buttons with my thumb alone, and it's pretty much well... better.

I'll assume you have played a PC FPS before, but seriously, it's not like people who play on the PC are constantly struggling with controls. If you play FPS's on the PC, you know what you're doing. You don't need a photographic memory at all. You're basically describing the experience of someone completely new to PC FPS's, which everyone has to go through, console or PC.

Darth Avlectus
07-25-2009, 10:00 PM
Neutral :carms:

Who still has (and plays with) NES Zapper and Super Scope 6?

(And certain "adaptations" or incarnations of these games where the mouse replaces these perpihperals are prohibited on this site! :p)

GTA games take a bit of adjusting to on the PC (definitely meant to be played w/ a controller). However, I like Orange Box on the PC--and I'm gonna love Garry's Mod once I have resource enough to get it.

Yeah go ahead and give crap--I'm still not changing my mind and wish for a third option: apathy.

Hawkstrong16
07-26-2009, 11:44 AM
PC. I use a tracball mouse so its so easy to aim, fire, run like hell(depending on the game) I can beat some of my friends who use a controller when we play online and they are far better then I am, but the PC makes it faster and easier to respond

Tobias Reiper
07-27-2009, 05:21 AM
I'll assume you have played a PC FPS before, but seriously, it's not like people who play on the PC are constantly struggling with controls. If you play FPS's on the PC, you know what you're doing. You don't need a photographic memory at all. You're basically describing the experience of someone completely new to PC FPS's, which everyone has to go through, console or PC.

I can still guarantee that anyone new to PC FPS's really should give up, because people on CS:S have godly reflexes and cut you down the instant you expose your cheeky little face.

Kado Sunrider
08-02-2009, 01:47 AM
all of you are dead wrong. Point and click isnt a first person shooter, its a first person sit on your ass and move your hand and click the button. If you want a real FPS you have to go out to your local arcade and play those Jurassic Park and other games where you hold the gun in your hand, point at the screen and pull the trigger. Other than that, your just kidding yourselves.

/endrant

kaputcha
11-01-2009, 04:51 PM
all of you are dead wrong. Point and click isnt a first person shooter, its a first person sit on your ass and move your hand and click the button. If you want a real FPS you have to go out to your local arcade and play those Jurassic Park and other games where you hold the gun in your hand, point at the screen and pull the trigger. Other than that, your just kidding yourselves.

/endrant

Awesome! You just failed so hard! :thmbup1:

Akaan Par'jila
06-06-2010, 12:17 AM
Definatley PC. I can't stand FP shooters on consoles

GeneralPloKoon
06-09-2010, 04:11 PM
I'm going to commit heresy, I like FPS games more on consoles. I enjoy Half-Life 2 on the 360 as much as I enjoy it on the PC. Maybe even more....