Console vs. PC: How Do You Roll With Your Games? [Reader Feedback]
Perhaps it doesn’t rise to the level of the PC vs. Mac religious war, but PC gamers and console gamers often express strong opinions about their platform of choice. While one platform isn’t inherently better than the other, each has its own strengths and weaknesses. Which do you prefer, and why?
While I game on both platforms, the PC is my preference. Here’s why:
- It mainly comes down to the interface for me. A controller just feels too constrained, and not nearly as precise as a mouse and keyboard;
- The PC experience is more flexible and open-ended. Skyrim, which I’m loving, is an example of that. The game has been out just a few days, and already there are several mods online to expand or alter the game;
- PC games generally look better. When the Xbox 360 and PS3 were first released, their graphics could compete with PCs. That didn’t last long, though. Now, you can build a budget PC that outperforms a console.
Yes, the PC has its flaws. The infinite configuration differences lead to more bugs, and you’ll spend more money on a PC than a console. But to me at least, the other benefits are worth it.
How about you?