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THQ Apologises For Shoddy Darksiders 2 PC Port

DSOGaming writes: "Now that’s a nice surprise. THQ’s community manager Mat “Sledgehammer70” Everett apologised for the shoddy PC port of Darksiders 2." (Darksiders 2, PC)

Puddlejumper75  +   1274d ago
as much as I love PC gaming between the crap ports and valve I think I may move back to consoles.
john2  +   1274d ago
vote with your wallet and support indie teams. At least that's what will make those triple-A companies change their attitude
Treian  +   1274d ago
or just have a console and a PC.
deletingthis34675334  +   1274d ago
Meh, a platform is a platform. I am a PC gamer yet I got this on console. No need to abandon PC just because of some cheaply ported console games. I see nothing wrong with gaming on multiple platforms but whatever floats your boat.
xX-StolenSoul-Xx  +   1274d ago
I bought the game for pc and It did irritate me not having settings. Still the game does look well all I really wanted to do was play the game. If they update the graphic settings later on then right on but right now im enjoying my game.
starchild  +   1274d ago
Why? It's not like it's unplayable on the PC. It's just not as good as it should be. It doesn't have the options that we expect in our PC games, but it's still better than playing on the console.

You can use MLAA or FXAA and play at higher resolutions and frame rates. Use a controller if you don't like the mouse acceleration. It's still better than playing it on the console, so why would you give up PC gaming just because some games don't take full advantage of things the PC can do very easily? It's disappointing for sure, but not nearly as drastic as you are making it out to be.
shutUpAndTakeMyMoney  +   1274d ago
Lol you think console is better? This is bad becsaue it's a console port. lol

Your going to the source of the bull crap..
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ThanatosDMC  +   1274d ago
Dont forget to add Darksiders 2 on the Nvidia control panel or it blackscreens or gives you a BSOD. Put the game on Maximum performance. I get random pop ups from Draw distance. Looks really awful when recording gameplay.

Random slowdowns even on Turbo when there's nothing going on screen.
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PiccoloGR  +   1274d ago
Pffffffff. THQ should had delayed the PC version if it wasn't ready yet
StayStatic  +   1274d ago
It's okay , ill still buy it to support the PC platform and use a controller which I was going to use anyways :)
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NastyLeftHook0  +   1274d ago
then make the pc versions better.
BEZZ  +   1274d ago
Quite normal, good game on PC ;)

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BuckyBarnes  +   1274d ago
Bought this for ps3. I hate pc game controllers, and playing an action game on the pc = no thanks.
mynameisEvil  +   1274d ago
PC game controllers? You realize you can plug a 360 controller into a PC and it'll work just like normal? And that you can download drivers to allow the use of your DualShock 3 on the PC for it to work, again, JUST LIKE NORMAL?
rdgneoz3  +   1273d ago
Yep, gotta love using a DS3 for PC games.

AO1JMM  +   1274d ago
I am playing my Darksiders 2 copy on PC with an Xbox360 controller.
Khronikos  +   1274d ago
I play with my PS3 pad lol. Motioninjoy drivers emulate native 360 pad games like this and many others.

And even if the game is just a port it look miles better at 1080p native with 60 fps or even 30 and some 8xMSAA or so. Well, you could force it in the first one anyway. These games play awful on the consoles with shoddy framerates, jaggies up the wazoo and sub 720p most of the time.

PC all the way though I love my PS3 for sony games.
Qrphe  +   1274d ago
You can even use your DS3 on your PC if you have one.
Somebody  +   1273d ago
Please, BuckyBarnes.

I'm a loyal PC gamer which means I don't have a console (whatever rocks my boat, right?). My brother had a bad experience with Black and Call of Duty on the PS2 and they ruined console shooters for him for a very long time. He recently bought an X Box 360 and I'm the one who taught him how to use the controller properly. A PC gamer taught a new console gamer how to use the controller properly for the X Box 360. Now, he's enjoying playing CoDMW3 so much. I'm happy for him.

All that thanks for my experience with PC games/ports with my Razer Onza. Once you plug that on, my PC ports became console games in terms of controls.

As for action games on the PC, it all depends on he way it's optimized. In my personal experience, an extremely optimized optimized game for the PC would certainly better than controllers. Action games that throws multiple types of swarming enemies (a bunch of brawlers with range units staying so far back) at you would really need the precision/freedom of the mouse to dispatch quickly. I don't mean 2600dpi headshot kind of precision in FPSes but the mouse's ability to quickly turn around and let you choose which enemy that you want and need to kill first. Use a controller and the next enemy it'll automatically choose is the one next to you, not the enemy far back in the corner who had just whipped out a nuke launcher. The first Darksiders and both Batman Arkham games were superbly optimized for the PC controls that I seldom use my controller.

I also noticed that whenever I connected my controller, the games became slightly easier. The characters take less damage than they would when playing with the PC controls. I tested this with Wolverine's Origin game and let him stand in the middle of the room. Machine gun fire tend to hurt him less with the controller on. Switch to PC controls, he's dead in seconds. Weird....
AO1JMM  +   1274d ago
Shoddy? Looks awesome and plays even better IMO. There is nothing shoddy about it
mynameisEvil  +   1274d ago
It's still a shoddy port. 720p textures are apparent in 1080p, for instance. There's pretty much no graphical options to speak of, mouse acceleration is EXTREMELY different between normal viewing mode and aim mode. There's also the problem where the framerate randomly tanks for a small while on some computers. Some weird d-pad thing has been left over, even when you aren't using a controller.

Then there's just some things that you can tell are things a console game would have. For instance, you can't just hit a button on your keyboard to get to the map, you need to bring up your inventory first, then you can navigate to the map screen.

So, yeah, things like these are the things PC gamers look at in their ports to determine whether they're good or bad ports. In this case, the port was thrown together. Thankfully, the game is great, so most people don't care too much.
Khronikos  +   1274d ago
True the port was a total afterthought just be thankful it is not as bad as the Dark Souls Port with locked SUB720p FRAMEBUFFER FFS. My god.
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Aaronosuke  +   1274d ago
While I admit its annoying not to have more than a couple options to tweak for the graphics settings, the game still looks and performs better on pc. No issues with controls ever as I always use my ps3 pad for these types of games. If you guys really want to make the game stand out a bit more download the FXAA injector, makes the game look even better.

The thread and download is here plus some screenshot comparisons at the bottom.
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Psychotica  +   1274d ago
They didn't stop to think that PC gamers will remember this the next time they release a game..
PS3gamer4life  +   1274d ago
this game is really good it seems like it could be online doing quest with friends
taquito  +   1274d ago
the pc version stilll looks 100x crisper, runs at a butter smooth 60 frames, native 1080p, you can use nvidia FXAA and the game looks nearly a full generation beyond the ps3/360 version like every multiplat and it is a full $10-$15 cheaper
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NeoTribe  +   1273d ago
Consoles ftw.
Krew_92  +   1273d ago
From my experience it's not that bad of a port, still better than most games nowadays that's for sure.

Although I know they could do better.
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