Thats excactly the reason why I am still at my PC...complexity.Simplicity over complexity is part of the reason Consoles are doing better and PC gaming is taking a hit though. PC gaming is starting to shrivel up and only include games that are still too complex for consoles in my opinion.
About Halo...I have only played the PC version and is was damn boring. Worst leveldesign I have ever seen...stupid enemys and a lot of them (with the stupid explanation that PC gamers with mouse and Keyboard can aim better then with a Pad...man then give us real enemys instead of cannonfooder).
But mainly the bad leveldesign was the part I when I lost interest in the game.
The outer levels are ok, but the inner rooms...
About Full Spectrum Warrior...haven't seen it yet...are their any pictures/videos and for what system are they?
I remeber Dune on NES/SNES...
But still strategy with a pad...mh I prever my mouse.
About the Wing Commander on console thing.
Since the X-Box and PS2 have made some advandcement concerning graphiks I belive that their is the posibillity to have something good on it...still behind the PC, but allready nice. Man I wait to see the first games with these new rendertechnologie (forgot the name)
So graphikwise their wouldn't be that great difference between PC and Console...except that most modern PC graca can do more then the console...and the low resolution of the TVs..except the HDTV makes its way into every home.
Fazit -> Graphic nearly equal.
Gameplay....well this is the point I mostly fear. Since Freelancer the "lets do things simple" style is something I fear the most.
Freelancer is just a FSP shooter to me. I miss most of the flying feeling I had...it was allmost like playing an arcade game on an Amiga..what was it called...right spaceinvaders.
Or like the first CD-Rom games like Rebel Assault.
I don't know about the other WC conversations to the console..maybe someone can explain his feeling about it.
Fazit-> PC or Console dosn't matter for gameplay...the (damn) "make it simple for the dump virus" seams to infect every system.
(Sorry nothing against everyone who likes it simple..but I miss the time where games where more "demanding".
Cutscenes....dou to the cost such a projekt would have with real actors and a set, cam etc and the wish of the companys of today just to make much much money (something I can understand, but takes much of the quality of games) their would only be CGI things.
Its a strange thing for me to have CGI characters for WC...but we had them in WC1+2 and we all where happy...so maybe if the CGI is good we can live with it again.
Overall Fazit: The difference between the Console and PC version shouldn't be that much.
Personal Fazit: I have to work harder on WC Saga to get rid of these console idea ^_^