Please provide some examples of how consoles are toys and PC games provide a more cerebral and engrossing experience.
You don't think this is true? I guess I'm coming off as a fanboy here, but all I am saying is I like the type
of games that are suited for the PC. I really don't care what hardware they run on: if a console could play civilization in a reasonable way (revolution is NOT
civilization) on a console, I'd get one. Console games, because of their nature, are lowest common denominators. Games are designed to appeal to EVERYONE, and EVERYONE is usually fairly dumb. Name me a console game that is intelligent, and I will retract this statement. Console ports, like Assassins Creed, always tend to be completely mindless and brutally boring after the first 5 minutes. I have no idea how console people do it. Meanwhile, Ive been playing Warcraft 3 since 2003, and Civ games since the early 90s. These games are constantly challenging and, as a result, more fun. Maybe the level of difficulty involved with getting a PC to even play a game is what attracts the type of gamers that like these intellectually challenging gaming experiences... I'm not sure.
Yes...and tank-rushing never gets old. Or perhaps you were going to list Sins of a Solar Empire, or some MMORPG as "for adults" while all other gaming is "for children, since it can be done on a console". :P
MMORPG are utter ****. They are just as bad as any other button mashing, brain rotting twitch fest. I seriously doubt a game like Sins of a Solar Empire would appeal to most people. They would find it boring. Especially kids. I, however, do not think many kids would find Gears of War boring... which is ironic, because that was one of the most boring games I've ever played. I don't understand how people can shoot at things for 20+ hours and still think its fun. That'y why I say PC games may be more adult: kids would be bored silly by a lot of em, because console games have reduced their attention spans to 4 seconds.
Since you dont list resolutions, framerates or detail levels...its hard to argue your crysis point. If its 1400x1600 with medium detail level at 20fps, I dont consider that reasonable. If its 1080p at 50fps at HIGH or ULTRA settings, then you're FOS.
I just meant on your standard 20" computer monitor at 1680x1050 on meduim settings, it was very playable. And keep in mind this game represents the absolute high end of computer requirements. This $500 machine would likely be able to play everything else on earth maxed with no problem. Not to mention the PC is backwards compatible with tens of thousands of titles that have been released over the years.
Its true if you want to keep playing the newest, greatest games you need to continually pump money into your system. However, I consider this an asset; its something that cannot be done with a console, and is an advantage on the PC. I appreciate that while a console stagnates for 5-6 years, the PC releases an optional graphics upgrade every 6 months or so. By the end of the last console generation, the difference between PC and console graphical quality was immense, and I have no doubt by the end of this generation it will be no less noticeable.