[quote=“Team Andromeda”]I don’t becasue like I said with a PC you can add more Ram change your graphics cards ect . Now if you bought a PC at the same time as the X-Box there’s no way you could play the likes of Splinter Cel 3 with the same levels of graphics with out a upgrade . The PC spec needed to runs consoles games like Lost Planet is Ridiculous , I never seen the point in trying to compare a PC to a console , they’re both diff platforms meant for diff users .
I don’t want to come across like I’m having a go at your views , I just thinks ther both diff machines (in trerms of the user) at the end the day[/quote]
Don’t worry, I don’t think you’re having a go a my views - if anything I’m the one who’s causing a stir by saying that the PC is a better platform (in some ways). It’s healthly to debate the advantages/disadvantages of each platform IMO.
Regarding a RAM upgrade, its optional as to whether you add for memory to your PC or not. You could add more memory to the Nintendo 64 as well, but that didn’t make it a requirement to use the system. The difference between a console and the PC is with the PC you can choose when you want to upgrade (and what you want to upgrade), whereas with a console you have to wait until Microsoft/Sony/Nintendo decide to upgrade their hardware. I like having that flexibility, but if you don’t want to take advantage of that you don’t have to, and just buy a new prebuilt PC every 3 years (give or take).
Using the Lost Planet example, the recommended amount of RAM is 1 GB on Windows XP. If you’re using a three year old PC you wouldn’t be running Vista. I’d bet that most gaming PCs built 3 years ago would have had 1 GB of RAM. I agree that the recommended video card (GeForce 8800) is a little steep, but it is an exception to the rule - most new PC games will still run on the Geforce 7 range fine. And I would bet, from looking at the minimum specs (GeForce 6600), that Lost Planet would run okay on a GeForce 7 on XP, so long as you knew when to turn the graphics down. This is a compromise, but if you compare the situation to a current console from three years ago (such as the Xbox 1), the game is still going to run a whole lot better on the PC. Then when you do upgrade/get a new PC later on, the game will run that much better if you go back and replay it.
The Xbox and PC are very different machines, there’s no doubt about that. Yet, so are the PC and Mac, and people always compare them as general computer systems. My point is really that the PC should at least be considered by someone like waoko when thinking about buying a gaming machine - the PC is a unique experience in both titles and features, so it would be a shame if he/she passed up the PC simply because it didn’t fit into a predefined category as to what a console is.
[quote=“Team Andromeda”]Wii graphics don’t come close the best graphics seen on the X-Box , never mind 360 not matter what TV you’re using . Prime III plays just like Prime , there’s nothing in the gameplay that couldn’t be handled on a normal controler , same goes for most of Mario Galaxy bar the odd bit of motion control, which does your head in after a while .
And the Wii is not chepar than the 360 , Well the price diff is ?20 hardly anything these days . [/quote]
I’m with you on the gameplay thing - any of the games could be done with a controller, but the whole point of the Wii was to experience something different. Personally, I enjoy playing games like Wii Sports - it’s good to be more active when playing games, although I wouldn’t want to play something that active for long periods of time. It’s not for everyone though.
I didn’t realise the 360’s price had dropped so much. Still more expensive than a Wii when you take the harddrive into consideration, but that is a good point.
Graphics I’m still unconvinced about, as it largely depends on the game itself. Saying that, I didn’t enjoy playing games like Oblivion on a standard definition TV, because they’re designed with an HDTV in mind, whereas Wii titles tend to be designed with a standard definition TV in mind (exclusives, anyway).