Originally Posted by DarkMatter
Even with auto aim they "have" to do it that way for two reasons (at least):
1 - Usually in a console you play from farther away. That makes it harder to see the details (enemies included) even with the higher screen. The screen size/distance ratio is much higher in the PC.
2 - Thanks to point one, in part, the FOV issue is not so noticeable in the TV. In fact, because you are farther from the screen the FOV should naturally be smaller. And also by making it smaller, you improve performance on constrained systems that are consoles. Less FOV = less details on screen at a time = less memory/power required.
About the PC version of multi-platform games, although it's not ideal, nowadays is much better than with previous generations of consoles. The ports are much better right now than in the past, even if they spend less time optimizing them. Because consoles and PC share a lot more nowadays, the game engine and various things are already better optimized than in the past. Maybe because they spend less time on them it's easier for things like this FOV issue to appear, but this things can easily be fixed with a patch, the core of the game can't.
wow finally a logical answer..
people need to stop bashing consoles and get over the fact that they have been around for a very long time and aren't going anywhere.
i am a pc gamer, and a console gamer, yes i like the mouse/keyboard thing way better but in the same aspect its just a matter of getting use to a gamepad. when i first got my xbox 360 i couldn't play FPS to save my own life..now i go usually 30 kills and like 4 deaths on cod 4. so because you tried to hook up your 360 gamepad to your computer and play far cry 2 or whatever doesn't mean other people aren't good with it, your just not use to it is all.
EDIT: reason for gaming on consoles more than pc's...because you have to wait like 20 minutes sometimes to join a server cause they put all these extra sounds and shit on there server and change the entire gameplay because they like doing that? its hard to find a server on any fps game that doesnt have some time of mod on it. consoles...thank god you cant do that or id give up online gaming