- Oct 25, 2017
This doesn’t mean anything.Here's a video of me launching and configuring The Witcher 3 after a fresh install earlier today. You can see from Steam that it hasn't been launched since 2018 so this was not set up in advance.
Watch my confusion as I say to myself "hey, this doesn't look right" after loading up a save and then spend hours poring over the graphics options before I can play the game.
Welcome to the start of my video series detailing how difficult it is to "just play the game" on PC with all the production values that zero planning and 60 seconds of editing gets you, as I wait for another project to render out in the background.
I'm only half-joking. It's a project I've actually thought about doing for a while now thanks to this forum blowing things way out of proportion.
At the end of the day, it doesn’t matter how easy PC gaming is nowadays. Consoles will always be a more simple experience, it’s an undeniable fact.
Take my recent example of my own personal experience with Gears 5 PC. Launch night, I excitedly boot up the game. I play the first level. At a certain cutscene, the game loses audio, then freezes, then crashes.
Close and repeat, same glitch happens multiple times in a row. Eventually I skip the cutscene, and the cutscene after it is EVEN WORSE with models not loading, the scenery not loaded, etc.
Said fuck it, booted up the Xbox (thanks to crossbuy) and played there, it worked, looked great, easy as pie.
Could I have fixed whatever was causing all that PC weirdness? Probably. But my settings seemed fine, my PC was well above the recommended specs, and those glitches were random as hell. No way I wanted to try and diagnose problems, I just wanted to play my game.