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Windows Rage: Buy on Console or PC?

Discussion in 'Gaming' started by Bauul, 10 Oct 2011.

  1. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Here's my dilema: as a massive id fanboy, I've been really looking forward to Rage. Now it's arrived though, I'm in a pickle as to which system I should play it on. Here are the options:

    PC - Pentium 4 single core, ATI HD 4770, 2Gb RAM, 1440x900 monitor.
    Pros: Proper controls, better graphics potential, eventual mod support
    Cons: Could play like a dog, or worse

    Xbox 360 - Elite with harddrive, full HD TV
    Pros: Graphics will be smooth and playable, if not as pretty as they could be
    Cons: Controls limited, no mod support

    So here are my options:
    1. Buy it for the PC and hope it plays well enough
    2. Buy it on the 360 and live with the limited controls
    3. Wait for six months until I can afford to upgrade my PC and then buy it, but obviously this means waiting until mid next year and having everyone else finish with the game before I get around to playing it.
    What does everyone reckon?
     
  2. megadriveguy

    megadriveguy Active Member

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    uz1_l0v3r New Member

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    360 for convenience and the fact you have a weak system
     
  5. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg New Member

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    360 It'll have more resale value so you can punt it in 6 months once you've got your new rig and you can bump the settings to 11
     
  6. Parge

    Parge the worst Super Moderator

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    360, since your PC is very slow. It'll look far better on 360. Don't worry too much about the controls, you're only killing the AI.
     
  7. Jedra

    Jedra Supermodel

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    I would get the 360 version. A lot of people seem to be having issues with the PC version. It looks great on the console, whereas I don't think it is making the most of a good PC.

    I chose the 360 version over the PC version and I am glad I did.

    The only issue I have with the 360 version is that you still have to swap disks even when installed;

    Disk 1 : Part One
    Disk 2 : Part Two
    Disk 3 : Multiplayer
     
  8. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    360.. Won't be very enjoyable on a p4.
     
  9. knarF

    knarF Noob

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    With the state of the PC release according to what i've seen on the internet i'd be tempted to stick with the 360 in this case.
     
  10. Mik3yB @ CCL

    Mik3yB @ CCL Everything is not going to be OK

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    Buy now for 360 so you can play a newly released game.

    Then later down the line when you've upgraded your existing system or bought a new one, re-buy Rage for cheap (should be easier to play on a pc in a few months all being well!!).

    So in summary. Buy both :D
     
  11. Crazykid14565

    Crazykid14565 New Member

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    i myself prefer pc games mainly as the quality and experience has always been far better for me, if your pc can handle the game then i would recommend buying on pc as it is most likely going to be cheaper than console, apparently on the Xbox 360 it comes with 3 disks so if you don't want to be messing around changing disks go with pc. :)
     
  12. The_Beast

    The_Beast I like wood ಠ_ಠ

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    I've heard even on a decent PC it takes ~1 to load textures when moving fast :(


    IMO, I wouldn't buy it at all. The reviews I've heard aren't good
     
  13. Dwarfer

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    I'd buy on the PC but wait until the bugs have being sorted first!
     
  14. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Neither.
     
  15. Jedra

    Jedra Supermodel

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    I just completed it on Hard mode on the 360 - missed a few things and clocked up just over 25 hours. It was a lot of fun and I would recommend it. It's not a massive leap forward in gaming technology, but it is a very decent shooter.
     
  16. Bauul

    Bauul Sir Bongaminge

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    Thanks for the feedback everyone.

    As much as it just feels unatural, I think the 360 is the way to go. I'd practically need a new PC to do it justice, and I simply can't afford that at the moment.

    Also, hopefully by the time I can upgrade the mod scene will be in full swing. If Doom 3 is anything to go by, they'll still be modding for it in 2018.
     
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    yeah it's fixed with some cvar tweaks though.. issue I have is with ati and their driver fix.. I get lags- ended up putting a older driver in 11.6 and disabling catalyst ai.. the textures load in fine.. I'll post up a short video

    here's a link to the steam forum.. made a few adjustments to his v2.0 config and it runs as good as it can and looks good.. getting around 30fps without fraps running

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?p=25524360#post25524360

    http://forums.steampowered.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2154053

    run the ragecfg.cfg and this in the shortcut

    Code:
    +set com_skipIntroVideo 1 +cvaradd g_fov 15 +r_swapInterval 1 +vt_maxPPF 8
    also had issues with the new update.. reverted back- it'll run without cat ai but it still has the crazy texture issues- just finish the game with the old ati 11.6 drivers I guess
     
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  18. uz1_l0v3r

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    Good point.
     
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