Well of course. It’s a tactical game that requires managing several people with tons of different abilities - how in the world could it be anything but horrific on a gamepad? The second dragon age apparently got super dumbed down, especially the console version, so that it became a button masher rather than a tactical game. That sounds like it just murders the game.
PCs are always going to have better control schemes because they can’t have worse. When a game works best with a gamepad, then use a gamepad on the pc. When a game works best with a mouse … well, you’re fucked.
It actually makes me sad sometimes. If you think of video games as a form of art, if the platform you’re playing on restricts you, you’re seeing a twisted, abridged, inferior version of that art. If you play dragon age on the console, you never really get to see its true beauty. Or if you play a bethesda RPG, you only get the mediocre stock game and never see the greatness that the community can turn it into. So the majority of people are experiencing a crippled version of this art, and that’s just sort of sad in general.
This is generally true. PC gamers are generally older and more mature. I haven’t played much on xbox live, but it’s just fucking ridiculous. It’s just FAGGOT FAGGOT NIGGER NIGGER JEW repeated on a loop. Kids trying to be shocking.
You occasionally get retards in PC games but it’s far rarer and those people are never welcomed. In fact it’s always funny when I’m playing a game and someone calls someone else a faggot, and suddenly 6 people jump in to say “hey, why don’t you go play on xbox live?”
Oh how I wish this was true. If PCs and consoles had seperate games, I would not give the slightest shit about consoles. This is only true for the wii - and I don’t give a shit about the wii. I never get in pissing matches over the wii or blame the wii for dumbing down my games. If we could go back to when this was true, I would be tremendously happy.
But starting with the original xbox, all consoles are is a shitty low end PC that can never be upgraded. They use the same graphics cards. The same libraries. The same code. 90% of the games made for consoles are also on PC (not the reverse, due to licensing issues, control unsuitability, technical requirements, etc).
Which means that all these games get developed for the lowest common denominator. It makes technology freezes for a decade. It means games are balanced around shitty controls. It means interfaces can be limited because you can’t see detail looking at a TV screen across the room. Etc etc.
This is just based on widely held ignorance. You can use whatever controls you want on a PC for any game you want. You like to play fighting, racing, and sports games with a gamepad? Do it! I use the same controller that came with my 360 to play PC games when it’s appropriate. Want to use a joystick? Great. A wheel? Yep. A trackIR unit? Go nuts. A wiimote? Plenty of bluetooth hacks. Want to play shogun: total war on your rock band drumset? If you can figure out a way to work it, go nuts.
Why wouldn’t you play fighting games on a PC? You can use the same controller. Capcom considers the PC version of Street Fighter 4 to be the definitive one. It’s the fastest with the least lag time, the best looking, etc. The professional SF4 tournaments aren’t using xboxes, they’re using PCs.
The only reason you could possibly have that impression is that because you are unaware that you can use gamepads with PC. Well, you can. The same exact ones that come with consoles if you want, or dozens of different models available to fit your needs and preferences.
The only thing consoles beat PC on is casual multiplayer with several people in the same room without each having their own display. Which is cool - there are a lot of times you’ll want to play rock band or have a tekken tournament with your friends passing around the controllers - but that’s the full extent of it.