Eh, I'm not really trying to convince you; to each his own. I only care to the extent that annoying consoles get exclusivesSpecially Cork wrote: ↑Mon May 11, 2020 4:27 pmI can just never have this mindset. I'd always prefer to take the inferior version and save some money. Even if you gave me £2k cash right now, I'd just rather spend it on something else than a maxed out gaming PC. I knows yours is an extreme example and you can pay a lot less, but I bought my Xbox One for £99 off eBay and I've got just as much out of it as I would have with a modern gaming PC sooo you'll never convince me otherwise.
That's the thing though, it makes no sense to spend even just £99 on some box that only does an inferior version of what another piece hardware I own already can do, because even if I never played another PC game again I'd still have tons of PC hardware laying around my house. Until I built this ridiculous machine, the last machine I built of parts I paid for myself was a Vista machine... I just bought MacBooks for my personal/school/work use and built cheapass gaming machines from spare parts I accumulated. Sure, I was always behind the curve of the latest cutting edge games but I could play tons of stuff with little to no investment. Finally in 2018 I was able to save up and buy a decent nice GPU in the GTX 1070 Ti, my first GPU I've purchased myself since the X800 Pro in 2005. At $350 that was really splurging for me but I could play anything at ultra settings at 1080p which was really cool for me.
Besides, on PC I can torrent games to test them out and then if I actually enjoy a game enough to commit my time to it I can then actually buy it. It's way cheaper assuming you're going to have a desktop computer anyway; of course this is something that not everyone will have but I have many other reasons for owning one outside of games.
As to why I have such an outrageously ridiculous computer now, well, last year my gf wanted a desktop computer for photography work and to play games with me, so I started handing her down my best parts like that 1070 Ti and buying new stuff for myself, and for the first time in my life I had a live-in girlfriend and 2 solid incomes and no real financial strains, so I took the opportunity to act like a big kid and build the outrageously powerful desktop computer experience I'd always wanted. This machine and its price represents not any sort of necessity but instead the flaws in my character.
anyway, as far as the topic goes, obviously I'm gonna want the PC version of Shenmue III when I have a PC rig that absolutely blows the PS4 away, and even if I didn't have that kind of outrageous rig, whatever computer I would have owned in just a couple years would play the game in a way that absolutely blows the PS4 away. I love being able to play older games at even higher settings, with improvement mods, etc.