supertrunksman

Struggling to get into PC gaming

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I tend to play most of my games on PC nowadays, but I still love and appreciate consoles like the PS4 very much. I understand the awkward feeling of transitioning, though.

 

Games off the top of my head I would personally recommend:

- Divinity Original Sin 2 if you want a slower paced, super immersive RPG experience. One of my favourite PC games for sure.

- Terraria is a game both on PS4 and PC, but I recommend checking it out on PC if possible, since it's the best "minecraft-esq" game on Steam, in my opinion.

- Final Fantasy XIV is another game on PS4 and PC, but it was intended for PC useage. I love this MMO with all my heart, and it definitely helped me get better at micromanagement, reaction time, and juggling lots of combat rotations. All around great experience!

- Ori and the Blind Forest is a really nice and cozy, beautiful 2D adventure game. Very pleasant experience with that game.

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On 3/21/2019 at 2:37 PM, supertrunksman said:

I had always heard that PC has a lot more selection than consoles and I'm thinking that was probably an overstatement, or just a statement more geared towards legacy games.

That was only true 10 years ago, around the time the ps3 launched.  Nowadays not so much. 

Your PC selection varies between indie games and many mmo games, and the standard AAA you will find on console.

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I can relate to this topic as i built a nice PC and couldn't switch to it for a while, only thing it got used for was FF14 which i initially played on PS4 for years. However... there are titles that I absolutely loved the experience such as Witcher 3 and AC Odyssey, and in my opinion if you have a game that you absolutely love and have invested many hours in, it is worth the experience on PC. I have over 200 hours on Odyssey on PS4 and Ubisoft sent me a free PC copy of the game for being part of the Google beta and now i'm 70 hours in and sadly, I will probably not go back to the PS4 version even to finish the trophies. The fps jump alone is incredible in that game. I know fps isn't the "be all end all" but some experiences are just undeniable.

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Crysis is good on PC. Sure it's been ported to PS3 & 360 but the console versions are pared way down, especially with a reduced draw distance. At first, Crytek wasn't going to even bother attempting it on those systems. Crysis & Crysis: Warhead (a PC exclusive with Psycho as the player character) are available on GOG & have gamepad support. You can get unofficial HQ texture packs for them.

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Why PC gaming is better.....because of mods!!! and fk u to censorships! GTAV never been more violent...

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OP here.  I still really haven't done much as far as PC gaming.  Though I am slowly starting to get into learning Blender/Unity, so at least I'm slowly getting into using my PC more. 

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PC has a lot to offer but it is true that sometimes its a hassle.

You can play older games in graphical quality that wasn't imaginable on consoles at the time, some of my favorites Deus Ex, Max Payne 1-2-3, Mafia, Fallout 3 & New Vegas, the Hitman games, especially Blood Money. If you want to play an older game always check google for mods that improve graphics.

Then you have access to user content. Fallout New California  for example was released not long ago. I occasionally play Thief 1&2 fan missions which are still being actively made and for the last 20+ years, hundreds and hundreds of missions and campaigns, some of them far exceed the quality of the originals (because game developers have restricted time while fans have all the time in the world).

Unique game like Commandos (1998) highly recommended.

Turn based Heroes of Might & Magic (2&3 my favorites) that you can sink hundreds and thousands of hours into.

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There's always the rpgs on dlsite, both the all-ages and adult only sections. For the most part there just aren't many turned based rpgs on pc, and the ones that are aren't graphically demanding

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On 21/3/2019 at 2:12 PM, supertrunksman said:

So last week I built a new PC to hopefully start shifting into PC gaming.

I'm having an issue getting into it.  Game-wise, it's hard for me to really play something on PC as it seems like anything I can get on PC is already on PS4.  I actually prefer to play my FPS games with a controller as well, so that kind of hurts my PC potential.  I'm also having issues switching to KB+Mouse.

 

Anyone able to make some recommendations on games that are exclusive to PC (or just not available on PS4) that might be able to help pull me over to the PC world?  You can check out my profile to see what types of games I typically play.

 

Dude, you need to play some classic old-school (mostly) PC exclusive games then! Here are a few suggestions:

 

-Sacred (Diablo-clone that surpasses Diablo IMO)

-Sanitarium (Great, but often overlooked point-and-click game)

-Warlords Battlecry 2 / Tzar (Fun RTS if you want something other than Age of Empires or maybe Emperor)

-Freedom Force / Freedom Force vs. The Third Reich (imagine Dragon Age but a few years earlier and with wacky superheroes fighting nazis and communists)

-F.E.A.R. / Bulletstorm (pretty sure they aren't PC exclusive but damn they're fine shooters)

-Arcanum: Of Steamworks and Magik Obscura (I'm just gonna say that in this one you can convince the main villain to commit suicide, pretty fun. If it works)

-TES III: Morrowind (just... N'WAH)

-POSTAL 2 (Pure catharsis)

 

If any of this doesn't do it for you, maybe you can do that fun thing were your pc becomes any gaming platform you want and maybe try some region locked stuff that's never go see a western release, you might find some gems you never imagined!

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Just got to take it slowly, especially if one is used to console. PC isnt all about gaming, gotta take in everything. Get used to the freedom, but most time you might end up not playing a game but making a game :D better thru modding or just the way you like to play it. Oh the beauty of it all!!!

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