The problems with the PC version of Arkham Knight splits the devoted fans of the Dark Knight into two.
Pretty sure the divide was already there..
You took the words right out of my mouth... LoL Was just going to say, wasn't the divide there all along... :)
"With the reputation that has been made recently with bad ports, the tempers of PC gamers are getting shorter and shorter." So? What are you going to do quit playing new games? I'm pretty sure console games released over the past year have been in much worse states. Having to wait to get the frame-rate over 30fps or getting maxed out graphics at high resolutions is not the end of the world. Also whoever bought this game on PC for over $30 is an idiot since it was being sold for $30 before launch and now $18 after on cdkeys.com.
Yeah, always some vocal rageholes when something is less than perfect, even if it is fairly trivial stuff really. It's not really a divide between console gamers and PC gamers though. Just a set of dissatisfied customers that are pissed at WB. On the plus side, you can pick up the PC version of Arkham Knight for ~£10 now lol.
It had a major microstuttering issue. That's when the game freezes constantly thus you're unable to control what's happening. That is not an ok issue on any platform.
Not really saying it is ok, nor that people shouldn't complain. It probably wouldn't get fixed if people didn't complain and/or take advantage of steam's refund policy. It's the rage and petty aggression that are unnecessary. The stuff that can spill over into console rivalry for no good reason, and set this apparent "divide". By the by, micro-stuttering is not really what you described. That's full fat stuttering.
Actually yes I would stop buying AAA games if the publishers can't be bothered to develop proper PC games. AAA gaming is a minor section of PC gaming whereas it's the majority of games on consoles. PC gaming wouldn't be harmed much by not getting the lazy AAA ports we get now. We play different games to what console gamers do. Before Batman AK came out I hadn't played a AAA game for months. I normally play either F2P like World of Warships, indie games or Early Access games like ARK Survival Evolved or Rust.
Yeah I know buggy games can really piss off anyone since we use our money to buy them but I would rather play these buggy games than ever switch to indies and horrible F2P games.
Not sure why console and PC gamers would or should be mad at each other over this. Shouldn't they be mad at the companies releasing broken games? I know there are antagonistic people on both sides, but the fault of a bad port isn't the gamers, it's the publishers Even bad ports on consoles alone shouldn't be something that is there to bring apprehension to the community...bad ports should be hated regardless of system preference, because it's a problem that affects everyone, even if one particular game doesn't have that problem.
The best thing that happened with Steam was refunds. WB has already felt it from PC gamers. I suspect Ubisoft will be next...
The return system is exactly what PC gaming needed. I completely agree with you.
arkham city and origins were also broken on PC at release, why are people surprised now that the same thing happened with knight
Console and PC gamers aren't divided. Console and PC fanboys are. They're busy arguing over their toys and giving gamers a bad name.
The divide isn't really a divide between fans its a divide based on working versions vs non-working versions. Console gamers for the most part are happy with game and PC gamers for the most part are rightfully not happy with it. Good versions of games usually produce happy customers...crappy versions tend to give way to angry consumers for that version.
I'm assuming he's referring to the difference between the console scores and PC scores for the game as this divide. Not the "war" between those fanboys.
To be perfectly fair, it runs fine on my system, and I really wouldn't know the reason of the fuss about it being an unoptimized game if I didn't have an internet connection. Seems like it's causing problems on mid-end systems, which is indeed a problem if true, particulary on AMD hardware. But if you have a upper mid-end or high-end system you should be fine.
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