L4D Dev Hilariously Nails The Dif B/T Console And PC Gamers
PC Games N managed to score a pretty great interview with Left 4 Dead developer Chet Faliszek last week at E3. The best part of their little chat? His perfect explanation of the difference between PC and console gamers. In most situations, PC gamers and console gamers tend to make the same choices. However, when it comes to weapons, they tend to line up in almost cliched camps;
“Experience wise, mutation wise, what they wanted to play was the same across all platforms,” Faliszek said. “But if they had to choose between a sniper rifle and a chainsaw, the PC players would choose a sniper rifle and the 360 players would choose a chainsaw.”
Before we get too persnickety or gloaty, depending, the choice has to do with interface. PC controllers are a hell of a lot more precise, making ranged weapons better for mowing down zombies. Console controls are bit clunkier, favoring melee attacks over guns. A Chainsaw overcomes the lack of precision while delivering carnage handily, hence the difference.