Neoseeker : News : Dark Souls PC will be "straight port"
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Northern49 Apr 17, 12
< Hates consoles more and more every day.
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Crafter Apr 17, 12
Modders to the rescue, as usual these days, I suppose...

Maybe Blighttown was designed at 10 FPS?

I am worried, though. Namco is tripping over themselves time and again with this, and who do you think will get the blame for poor sales? PC gam-PIRATESPIRATESPIRATES. It's almost not worth releasing it on PC if you're not gonna add anything at all and are using the abomination known as GFWL to boot, IMO...
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chautemoc Apr 17, 12
Crafter I'll be skipping it, regrettably. I encourage others to do the same lest we wind up with more garbage ports.
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Supernova1332 Apr 17, 12
I could look past everything but the minimal keyboard and mouse support. Why port it if you aren't going to support the 'pc controllers' to the fullest. Hell, I doubt it will even support mouse thumb buttons now.
The game smoothness is also important but there will likely be community tweaks and fixes available after release... I hope.
Disappointing Namco Bandai, disappointing. Doubt I'll get this until it goes on sale now, or after a few price drops.
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ChuckP Apr 17, 12
Being able to play it is enough for now, if it will be a decent port or the Saints row 2 experience all over again only time will tell.

Also I agree with the first statement, but after hating them for 6 years it doesn't matter much now.
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chautemoc Apr 17, 12
Supernova1332 I might be able to look past everything but the awful textures and poor kb/m mouse support. That just won't do.
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chaotic Apr 17, 12
Wow. This one bit of news completely killed any and all excitement I once had for this. Definitely not getting it now.

This blows. I loved this game on Xbox and really wanted to play it on PC. Oh well.
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chautemoc Apr 17, 12
chaotic How do the textures here compare to the Xbox textures?
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chaotic Apr 17, 12
quote chautemoc
chaotic How do the textures here compare to the Xbox textures?
They look the same to me.
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chautemoc Apr 17, 12
chaotic Figured. Apparently the PS3 version looks much nicer, but it's easier to port from 360 to PC.
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THM Apr 17, 12
I'm hoping for an easier difficulty for PC version?
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Paradox Apr 17, 12
Why are people so mad over this? I primarily play games on PC by the way.

The only bad thing is the minimal keyboard and mouse support, but you would obviously use a gamepad for this type of game anyways. I don't think a port HAS to have extra graphical options, features, etc for PC, it's just something nice to have. They're probably just testing the waters and seeing how much it'll sell without risking anything.
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chautemoc Apr 17, 12
Paradox They're mad because it's lazy and a cash grab that perpetuates a poor standard that's been going on for ages now. People are equally annoyed with the rare poor port to console, but for some reason we all get confused when people are upset about a poor port to PC...

It's a hardcore RPG...these have always been a natural fit for keyboard and mouse. I disagree strongly: graphics options for any remotely demanding game are needed for scaling and troubleshooting purposes (nice for tweaking as well). Optimization is absolutely needed: if the game has a low framerate and stutters frequently as many poor ports do, that's not enjoyable or acceptable, particularly given the power of PC. Higher quality textures and such are needed because PC can handle them, and without these technical advantages, there's not a whole lot of point on playing on PC over console, or spending the extra time and money building a rig. Anything else, yes, is nice to have.
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The Darkest Shadow Apr 18, 12
You aren't entitled to be angry, you actually got the game in the first place.

Jesus Christ people, when did gamers become so whiny and self-entitled? The game was never coming to PC originally, one petition later and you actually get the game, sure it's not exactly how you wanted it but you're still getting it.

Do you have any idea how many PC games or the features that come with them I'd like to have available on consoles? No? That's because I don't complain about it because I'm grateful for what I have.

Yes a straight port is a quick and lazy route, but you got brand new content to a game you weren't originally going to get.

For once in your *bleep*ing lives gamers, be happy with what you get and please stop acting like any company actually owes you anything.

They make the games to make money, at the end of the day that's what it's all about.
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