Not trying to start a war, just looking for unheard PC versions that are good.
Like, everybody remembers the N64 games, but barely anyone talks about the PC version, though it did a lot of stuff better. Higher res texture, wide screen, less fog, higher quality samples and better controls. Stuff like that was rather common back then, but there are a lot of games that are only remembered for their console versions.
Starshot: Space Circus Fever had voice acting, in multiple languages, on the PC. It's not a great game, but hey, it's something.
I've heard the Croc and Rayman games are way better on the PC, is that true?
It's turok2 that you're thinking of, and even then while some lightning effects do look worse others look even better. The framerate is overall better, aiming is better due to mouselook and higher resolutions. But you'll need a glide wrapper to be able to see the map.
Turok 2 on PC had a lot of problems but it did allow you to save your game anywhere, which was a significant improvement. I still prefer the N64 version but it's a much easier game on PC.
Every version of NFS. Support for analog controls since the first title, better graphics, dashboards, more vehicles and options, and out of the box you can mod it. Not sure how the series went after the retro cutoff except by graphics
PC>DC>PS (N64 ?)
graphics: PC>Arcade>PS2 (sega ages)>SS
content: SS>all (mhe a cutscene)
Crazy Taxi (hate me)
Original PC relase (you can change original song whit a mod; you can change the resolutionn over the DC limits)>DC>arcade>PS2>PC steam relase=XBOX live=PS network
Wait wait wait....
Are you talking about the original Blood Omen?
I have the CD-Rom of that, and I was jumping through hoops to get it to run on Windows 7 about a year ago. PS1 version is plain old not as good.
>PC>DC>PS (N64 ?)
The PS version of Shadow Man is absolutely awful. Looks terrible, and I can't think of a 5th gen game with a worse framerate (and there are a lot of games with a bad framerate). The N64 version is basically the Dreamcast version on lower end settings. It's perfectly competent. Impressive even.
Not too mention, with the N64 version, as you said, its basically the DC version but on lower settings. Also in the N64 version they removed much of the enemies that you would find on PC and DC. Not necessarily a bad thing tho! As it actually created a completely different and ominous atmosphere only found on the N64 version. Felt more alone and hopeless. Worth a play!
i dont remember a significant difference in the amount of enemies, but it's been years. do you have any examples?
agreed that the N64 version of Shadowman is creepier, the uncanny valley effect really works for horror games, must be why there was an explosion of horror games during 5th gen.
I still like the PC version though, mainly because the collision detection isn`t as annoying, faster turn speeds and voice acting where you can actually make out what is being said. Also that glorious soundtrack.