Freelancer is a game I've always been sorry that I missed and I was ecstatic to find it on a bargain rack about two weeks ago.
And I'm happy I did; I've put all of my other gaming projects on hold and logged quite a few fun hours. I like finding older gems.
While I was playing it a thought came to me: Why wasn't this game ever ported to a console? Freelancer is a very satisfying PC experience but seems perefctly suited to the console world.
The graphics are still great today, but didn't even need a top notch GPU to look good in the early 2000s. The controls are not overly complex; you could comfortably play all aspects of this game easily with a gamepad.
I'm no tech expert but I don't see any obvious technological barriers for a PS2 or an Xbox. This game could possibly have been a sensation if someone had managed to release it for either platform.
So that got me thinking: What other PC-only games should have been ported to consoles?
I vaguely remember freelancer.. was it like tachyon: the fringe?
I can't really think of any pc games that would go to consoles, as I pretty much only play FPS and RTS's, which imo are better on pc. Even games like Final Fantasy type RPGs, with the blue menus, they practically belong on Windows!
**** that, phantasy star (the old ones, not the new ones with PSO (lol just noticed POS rearranged)) and chrono trigger/cross!
I got a few emulators and roms from the old days I play on my PC hooked up to my TV, great fun, although playing N64 games is weird because the controller is so different (goldeneye is a PITA to control, better on n64), but Killer Instinct I/gold are awesome.
I also first time I played diablo was on the ps1, I think soon after that I started playing starcraft, those were the days.. Starcraft should never have gone to console, it sucked, I played it on n64, it struggled, still though a good try. C&C on the 64 ran good I think, can't remember.
Crysis should be ported to the consoles. That way the developers can take advantage of the "next-gen" graphics and "7 core" processors so they can get 60+ FPS at Ultra settings. That way, us poor PC gamers can finally see Crysis graphics the way they were supposed to look!