Is it worth replaying a game on PC if you’ve played it on console?


Hello YouTube, it’s Tango Echo Alpha here,
armed with my cup of tea as always. Apologies if I sound slightly unusual in this video
– got a bit of a cold. So I was recently going through some old YouTube
videos and found an old request from one of my viewers which I realised I hadn’t done!
So it’s time to put that right! This video was requested by one of my viewers,
Charged Exo and they asked – “could you make a video talking about if it’s worth buying
a game again if u already played it on console?”. Well Charged Exo, the answer if yes and here
is that video. If you have a topic that you’d like me to feature in a future video, feel
free to leave it in the comments section below. I guess the first thing to do is answer the
question Charged Exo has put forward – is it even worth buying and playing a game again
if you’ve played it on console. My answer to that is “possibly”, which might surprise
you all! Whilst it’s tempting to splash out on a game
again on PC, to enjoy it as part of the PC master race, have a think about how much you
enjoyed the game in the first place and how much replay value you’ll get out of it. I
can’t imagine many people lining up to repurchase all of the Assassin’s Creed titles for example,
as for most people, playing those games once is more than enough. Or it is for me anyway…. Other games can only be enjoyed a certain
way on PC. For example, Battlefield 4 only supports 60 players on PC – it’s just not
possible on console. Talking of first person shooters, arguably playing Battlefield and
the like is a much more enjoyable experience on PC because of the ease at which you can
control your player with mouse and keyboard. For me, trying to play Battlefield 1 on XBox
with my work colleagues is a less intuitive activity. Battlefield on my PC also looks
superb in comparison – 1440p at around 100fps in ultra, compared to the XBox chugging along,
often below 30 fps – comparing the two in the asthetics department just isn’t fair really. The same can be true of games like Crysis.
Can it run Crysis? Well, I’ve played Crysis 2 and Crysis 3 on both console and PC, with
the games looking absolutely amazing on PC if they are running on a monster rig powerful
enough. On console, they just weren’t the same experience and if you want to see what
I mean, fire up Crysis 3 and play the intro where Prophet lands on the Cell rig in the
rain. Part of me wishes I had played these games first on PC and not on console as I
think the experience would have been more impressive on PC the first time round. The
same is true of games like Metro Last Light – these are games that need a powerful PC
to play at their best and when doing so, you avoid the compromises that had to be made
to run them on underpowered console hardware, that hasn’t kept up at the same pace of development. Other games just begged to be replayed anyway
– more so if you only played them on console and now have a monster gaming rig! Games that
immediately spring to mind are Fallout 4 and Skyrim. Only recently did these games get
mod support added on console, whereas on PC, we’ve had it for a lot longer. Fallout 4 in
particular as well as games like The Witcher 3, are games that makes consoles chug along
and in the case of the XBox One, often way below 30fps. I’ll stick with playing it at
1440p thanks, with buttery smooth frame rates. Would I play Fallout 4 and The Witcher 3 again
on PC if I had played them on console? Absolutely, but I would rather play it on PC for the best
experience possible in the first place. Although some games get ‘definitive editions’
on console to bring them up to date alongside the PC, these are just cash grabs from publishers.
Yes, I am thinking of Grand Theft Auto V, Tomb Raider, Sleeping Dogs, Skyrim and Bioshock
Infinite etc. I bought them once on PC thanks and got the definitive edition first time
round. Would I buy those games again on PC if I was moving from console? Certainly, especially
considering the enjoyment they gave me, that they are amazing games and can be picked up
quite cheaply in Steam sales nowadays. Other types of games are definitely best played
on PC. XCOM 2 is one of my favourite recent games, possibly my favourite game of 2016
and although it has been ported to console, arguably strategy games are best played on
PC. Having talked with friends who have played XCOM 2 on console, it’s not as straightforward
experience as it is on PC, with the mouse and keyboard making real time strategy games
much more intuitive to play. Thanks for watching the video – I hope you’ve
enjoyed it. I’ve mentioned a few games that I think are worthwhile playing again on PC
– let me know what ones you think are worth playing again on PC in the comments section
below. I’m Tango Echo Alpha, armed with my cup of
tea as always and I will see you all in the next video – bye now!

6 comments

  • BHC Impuls3

    I agree with everything there

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  • Candarian Gaming

    Everytime pretty much, unless the game doesn't even run on pc

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  • Hollieghwood

    I just recently got a pc and I'm so curious about this! I mean I don't normally re play games but some games I can tell the graphics on same games could be enjoyed sooo much more!!! I currently play Overwatch on PS4 but recently started playing it on PC and it feels like a whole new game!!!!

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  • TKR

    Nice interesting video Tango good topic to talk about 🙂

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  • The Prime

    As a new pc gamer , to buy as my first game on my gaming pc , should I get overwatch or CSGO, as I have heard they are amazing on pc , but which to buy first

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  • Richard Dale

    Interesting video Tango. Some games need to be played with mouse and keyboard IMO. What's your favourite Tea by the way? Armed with my cup of tea as always, love it.

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