MattyC64c wrote:Lets face it, the PC doesn't get much of a look in on Retro Gamer. When did you first play games on a PC and were you impressed?
For me it was when my Amiga 1200 couldn't "cut it" any more. Not for me, because it will always be my most favourite computer in the entire world, but for my wife. My trusty Amiga managed to put her through College and some of University, but unfortunately it could only go so far. The dreaded "compatibility issues" with PCs and Macs finally forced me to buy a Windows PC. A Celeron 266Mhz "monster" as I recall.
As for games, it was the Emulation scene that got me the most. Messing with .cfg and .ini files to squeeze extra speed was a game in itself!
Upgrading the entire motherboard so I could run an AMD K6-2 350mhz chip practically doubled frame rates on everything! Then I discovered a 3DFX card...
MattyC64c wrote:Did you play PC games in the good old days of DOS? Do you still play PC games?
Absolutely. My first love was always Adventure and Point & Click games, so the PC was well served by these. More-so than my trusty Amiga in fact. I could fire a list off until Doomsday about all the great DOS games. That is; back before Doom
came and changed the world. No more interaction via senses, wit and intelligence. Just point your gun graphic and shoot until dead. Nearly twenty years later and what's changed?
Modern PC games? Not really. Beyond games that can only realistically be played on a PC (MMORPGs for instance) it's finished for me. The constant push to buy kit every 3 months is something that I fell out of love with a LONG time ago. PC games are graphical demos anyway. Why spend £500 on a GFX card when I can play the same game on an entire
console costing 5 times less? The whole "It's in super-high rez with fantastic textures!!"
is just a bullshit argument to a guy who's more than happy to play Megadrive games in 320x224 with a whopping 64 colours on screen at once!!
The modern PC Gaming scene is done. It's all graphical demos. Like the late Nineties Amiga scene.
Freestyler: A customer that's too hard to please, complains all the time and wants everything for next to nothing.