Dark Souls Review/News
Posted 03 July 2012 - 06:27 PM
Posted 03 July 2012 - 07:34 PM
I'm still glad that the PC version will run better though.
Youre only assuming that. there is no guarantee that this is true. that lag in the game could be caused by something in the Code, like Skyrim and FONVs lag drops, a lot is caused by Code, and not hardware. as such, if the Game is just going to be ported over, that same FPS drop thats basically in the same place for everyone, could still happen on PC. hell for all we know, the game could run worse, since its a console port. depends on how well they port it really. and considering From is a small studio, there is no guarantee hey will be doing an amazing port. considering they are a small studio, and you gotta split it up between Armored Core, Dark Souls maintenance, and undoubtedly Dark Souls 2, that only leaves a small group working on the port. considering its coming out quite fast, and under short notice (as in they haven been working on the port since release, rather months after the release) it truly doesnt speak well for the port. however, i feel like they wouldnt have gotten themselves into the port if they couldnt handle it. though, ive been listening to others opinions and such, and i think it woulda been better if they waited and just put Dark Souls 2 onto it so it could be fully coded for PC and not just a port. if Dark Souls ends up being a bad port, then that pretty much ruins the chance for any future Soul Series game from being on the PC.
Posted 03 July 2012 - 11:04 PM
Edited by Rennn, 03 July 2012 - 11:10 PM.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 12:32 AM
Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:28 AM
Well dark souls was made for consoles and ran poorly plus it isn't even close the best looking console games. That and the rumours the PC version is gonna be bad doesn't give me high hopes for pc dark souls
this is what makes me think it wasnt a hardware limitation. Demons Souls and Dark Souls, while gorgeous, are not the best looking games on the console. there have been better looking games with more on the screen then dark souls. with no lag drop. i really think it has to do with the code. because the Ps3 has had much better looking games on it, with no issue. but since the game was written for xbox too (which has worse hardware), well, it hurts the game. and i think thats why you see the lag issues. Dark Souls and Demons Souls are very graphically similar, and Demons Souls never had lag drops. because it was coded for PS3, which has better hardware. Dark Souls was coded for both systems, and yous see issues.
now of course, if they rewrite the code for PC, none of this will matter. but if they only rewrite some of it (which is what happens in many ports) then its possible this issue will remain. and this ofc brings me back to my "From is a small studio" statement. given the amount of time they are doing this in, and given they dont have even hundreds of people working on this, it just leaves me a little skeptical of the port....as i said, they shoulda taken the petition as people wanting a Souls game on PC, and not Dark Souls. they would have been much better off if they build game from the ground up for the PC (and then separately for consoles) and not port anything at all. cause as i said, if Dark Souls port does end up sucking, well that ruins their market in the PC, and there is a lot of money to be made there, so they really cant afford mistakes.
but maybe im being pessimistic, and they will actually port it just fine and nothing will go wrong. its not impossible. its not even unlikely. but ya i see it as ~40% good chance it wrks and ~60% bad chance it doesnt.
Posted 04 July 2012 - 01:55 AM
Posted 05 July 2012 - 01:54 AM
We'll see for certain in August, I suppose.
Edited by Rennn, 05 July 2012 - 01:55 AM.
Posted 05 July 2012 - 04:49 AM
still, i dont see it being a hardware problem. i see it as the game having to be played on the xbox, so the game itself, which would have had no problem on Ps3 only, had to be altered to play on the xbox, and hence it hurt the Ps3 performance.
it all depends on how well the port is. i wanna see it be worth it on the PC. and even if they Blighttown lag still is there, its not like the games not worth it anyways.
Posted 15 July 2012 - 02:21 PM
But I found out that you can get it cheaper over here: http://www.gamersgat...-to-die-edition It is 40$ no matter where you live. You get the Steam Key and can activate it on Steam. Same version, lower price
Posted 15 July 2012 - 03:09 PM
Edited by hector530, 15 July 2012 - 03:10 PM.