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View Poll Results: What do you think of Battlefront?
I have it on PC and it's great! 28 41.79%
I have it on a console and it's great! 9 13.43%
I have it on PC and I hate it 1 1.49%
I have it on a console and I hate it 0 0%
I have it on PC and I'm disappointed 13 19.40%
I have it on a console and I'm disappointed 0 0%
I have it on PC... best Star Wars game ever. 7 10.45%
I have it on a console... best Star Wars game ever. 9 13.43%
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Thread: PC vs Console Opinon (not a console war)
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Old 10-03-2004, 02:13 PM   #1
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PC vs Console Opinon (not a console war)

I've heard a lot of people say Battlefront is great, and I've heard a lot of people say Battlefront is bad, but I've also noticed more of the people that liked it were console gamers and more of the people that didn't were PCGamers. I haven't gotten the game yet, although I plan to get it very soon, and this will help put things in perspective.
Basically, which platform do you own it, and how good is it?

EDIT: Don't disable this thread/poll saying there are already Battlefront opinon threads, because the sole purpose of this one is to see which platform likes it in which way by how many people. I have alreadyseen how good was battlefront posts, but they were too generalized and no one ever specified which system, and I think there is a difference of opinon related to which platform it is being played.

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Old 10-03-2004, 02:16 PM   #2
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Us consule games have been waiting for a battlefield game to come out for the consules for a while.


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Old 10-03-2004, 02:20 PM   #3
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ok, so it sounds like I'll like the game
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Old 10-03-2004, 03:29 PM   #4
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You know..so far I have only played games on a PC but I am seriously considering an XBox. There is so much fiddling and farting about on a PC, updating/fixing this and setting that or tweaking the other. Am I being naieve in thinking there is alot less hassle with a games console ? I am very attracted by the idea of putting the game in and getting going quickly on a peice of hardware that is designed to do just one job !!
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Old 10-03-2004, 05:32 PM   #5
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I do play a few games on PC, so I can compare... yes, it is a lot less hassle, but consoles also have less potential as newer and newer PCs come out. I think you might want to wait for Xbox2 at this point, especially since you're still fiddling with the idea.
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Old 10-03-2004, 06:06 PM   #6
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well, so far it looks like PCGamers have a less positive reaction to the game than console gamers, but I think I'll wait a bit longer.
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:35 PM   #7
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yea, it's definatly PCGamers that hate or just aren't satisfied with Battlefront... all the console gamers like it or love it. And, since I'm mostly a console gamer...
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Old 10-03-2004, 07:52 PM   #8
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yea, it's definatly PCGamers that hate or just aren't satisfied with Battlefront... all the console gamers like it or love it. And, since I'm mostly a console gamer...
I got it for PC, and I have to say it's great. It's a port from the consoles, the graphics were MEANT to look like that, the only thing I could want are more AI and other options (Like droids fighting imps, ect) and possibly some PC controls for vehicles (Not console style)


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Old 10-03-2004, 11:18 PM   #9
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Got it on Xbox. Best Star Wars Game Ever!!


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Old 10-03-2004, 11:27 PM   #10
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Got it for PC, & I think it's pretty good. Not saying it couldn't be improved with a couple patches IE; MP FPS cap, server browser tweaks that displays pings in numbers not little bars, maybe a couple maps with higer/larger ceilings for flight, allowing admins to have a bit more control over their servers, etc. But all in all it's an enjoyable gaming experience.

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Old 10-04-2004, 01:14 AM   #11
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Got it on Xbox and the game is GREAT!

EvilDarkJedi, how does the game run on Xbox Live?
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:08 AM   #12
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EvilDarkJedi, how does the game run on Xbox Live?
Maybe you should ask someone else since I dont have Xbox Live.


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Old 10-04-2004, 06:33 AM   #13
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Some lag (not that often) and lots of voice brakeup. Best game ever for me. vs ... if only!
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Old 10-04-2004, 01:38 PM   #14
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I have it on PS2 and it's all I play now. I have a damn nice Pc that I use to play Counterstrike/Warcraft3/Doom etc., but I like the ps2 version of this best. Screw XBOX live. Free PS2 online simply can't be beat, not even by a nice PC with good hardware. This game rocks.
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Old 10-04-2004, 02:07 PM   #15
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You guys don't have... LIVE... wow... You should definatly get LIVE and Chaos Theory (Splinter Cell3) when it comes out... or Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow if you can't wait.
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Old 10-04-2004, 05:45 PM   #16
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The game is good for SP, I wish they didn't release MP at all over this crap they got.

I voted for I have it on PC and I am disappointed.


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Old 10-04-2004, 08:00 PM   #17
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Yea, it sounds like all platforms the game runs on are having issues with Multiplayer that should have been polished and fixed up before release.
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Old 10-05-2004, 07:37 AM   #18
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I only game on my PS2, even though I just got a new pc. I leave that alone, since I bought it for my wife and if something happened to it because of a game, oh boy.

I think this is one of the most satisfying games I have ever played. Growing up with Star Wars, playing with the toys, to re-visit that with this game is great.

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Old 10-05-2004, 09:06 AM   #19
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I have 2 awsome PC's one Vaio desktop 1 year old with ATI graphic card bla bla...with DVI output for my plasma tv, plus a brand new Vaio notebook also with ATI.
I bought it on XBox since I never use my computers for games, and all that about being comfortable in your living room with the console I could have done it too with the PC with the wireless keyboard and mouse (with no need to roll on a table)+plasma tv.
I do not know if the PC was the way to go or not...the only thing I can say is that this game rocks!!!
could it be better...yes
worse...yes
whatever
PC customers seem to be satisfied as well as XBox and PS2 for I have read, just play it in whatever fits your personal needs.
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Old 10-05-2004, 02:34 PM   #20
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I've heard a LOT of negative feedback about this game, mostly on other forums. Like this one. I just wanted to make sure consle gamers weren't the focus of this negativity.
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Old 10-08-2004, 04:19 PM   #21
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I got it for pc and personally i LOVE it... i like the combination of vehicles and infantry and the actual REALISTIC health, tho i wish objectives were better ( eg at hoth it don't matter if u destroy sheild gen or not) but i still enjoy gunning down people or sniping em
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Old 10-11-2004, 06:16 PM   #22
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ok, I rented it over the weekend, and I think this game is incredible. I don't see why so many people are so upset. The graphics are plenty good enough. The maps are not small at all, although they're not quite the size of Battlefield 1942. In fact, I think the slightly smaller size makes this game better than it would be with battlefield 1942. If you're not in a vehicle, you should not be condemned to spend the entire match making your way across the map once or twice as was in some of the BF1942 maps. Some said tatooine was far too small for star ships, but I guess those people just suck at flying or something because I have no trouble tearing it up and fighting enemy craft. The only problems I see (haven't played online...) is not enough maps, and the vehicles don't respawn quick enough. Some of the maps are a bit straight forward and not as open as BF1942 (Hoth) but there's still more than just rock paper siccsors strategy choosing, and it's still an awesome game. I'd give it a 10/12.
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Old 10-12-2004, 06:39 AM   #23
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I voted for having it PC and loving it.

I'm a long time Battlefield 1942 and Tribes player, and was struggling whether I should spend my money on Tribes: Vengeance or on Battlefront.

Now I know Vengeance is awesome, but I played this one a bit at a cafe before buying it (also read the bad reviews) and it was just so much simple fun that I had to get it.

A lot of reviewers have said that the game is too simple (dumbed down for consoles) compared to far superior games like Tribes and Battlefield, but I think that's why I like it - it's different, so I don't mind playing it. I still want to play Battlefield and possibly pick up Vengeance in the future, so why would I want 3 identical games? This is just pure simple action, and it's great!
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Old 10-12-2004, 05:49 PM   #24
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Tribes is/was awesome, but the mods are some of the first I've seen that actually RUIN a game. I hate all the mods made for any Tribes game save the UFO flying saucer and the Nuke. Everything else from the uberstrong multilaunched missles to the instagib instant shot laser thingies to the giant Mech armor that is, for some reason, not available for me, the mods just seem to be flashy ways to make the weapons incredibly inbalanced and takes all the cool strategy-based features away from Tribes. Actually, the duel mod is cool as well. I don't know where my Tribes 2 disc is though, so I'm deffinatly gonna get Tribes 3, but I will probably be stuck playing Single Player again...
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Old 10-13-2004, 06:41 AM   #25
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Tribes is/was awesome, but the mods are some of the first I've seen that actually RUIN a game. I hate all the mods made for any Tribes game save the UFO flying saucer and the Nuke. Everything else from the uberstrong multilaunched missles to the instagib instant shot laser thingies to the giant Mech armor that is, for some reason, not available for me, the mods just seem to be flashy ways to make the weapons incredibly inbalanced and takes all the cool strategy-based features away from Tribes. Actually, the duel mod is cool as well. I don't know where my Tribes 2 disc is though, so I'm deffinatly gonna get Tribes 3, but I will probably be stuck playing Single Player again...
Wow, it's not often I find someone who agrees that the Tribes mods were terrible.

My T2 guild really enjoyed Renegades, but I just didn't see the joy in being able to strap a full-sized turret to your back so you could place it anywhere. Or the unlimited placement of forcefields.
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Old 10-13-2004, 09:33 AM   #26
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but I like the ps2 version of this best. Screw XBOX live. Free PS2 online simply can't be beat, not even by a nice PC with good hardware
This is your opinion, so i'm not saying you are wrong.. But isn't the ps2 version the most 'dumbed down' of the 3?

1. From what i read in credible reviews the ps2 has the most frame lag, and the lowest scenery count (shrubs etc..).
2. PS2 offers less precision in control (compared to the mouse/keyboard), which is why they put in auto-aim which essentially isn't a good option in Multiplayer.
3. you cant communicate as with xbox chat, teamspeak, or by typing (if thats true?).

well, just thought that was odd. ah well, to each his own. i voted pc & i enjoy it.


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Old 10-14-2004, 05:16 PM   #27
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I don't want this forum to turn into a console war... so I'm just going to express MY PERSONAL OPINION and say, PS2 sucks. I'd rather play a pokemon game... on Gamecube, than play ANY game on PS2 (excecpt for Splinter Cell, maybe SOCOM, possibly Final Fantasy). You have your opinon, I have mine, but for a measly $50 a YEAR and almost every internet capable game coming with 2-12 months of free LIVE (I still haven't started paying for my account yet), I hardly see the PS2 service being better.
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Old 10-15-2004, 11:58 AM   #28
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I have it 4 ps2 and I love it!!!

I think some or the reasons why ppl like it more 4 console is that cuz even though PC is more "accurate" as infantry u still get really sweet controls for vehicles and starfighters while PC users need more hardware to feel da same.

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