The dumbing down of video games by developers to suit the console audience, and in so doing, ruining gaming for PC gamers.

In the age of cross platform gaming, PC gamers have to put up with their games being dumbed down or "consolified" to suit the limitations of consoles like the PS3 and Xbox 360 and their undemanding users.
this will be legendary online. shame about the consolification.

lets face it even a GTX280 is slightly overkill nowadays due to consolification
by smiffydude September 03, 2009
Consolified:

Simplified enough for a console, though not always their fault. Or have the feel of a halfhearted port to the PC from console.

Either: Overlapping key assignments, for example tap for one thing, hold for another (DX:HR knock out/kill), or different effects in different situations (run/cover mass effect, or free run/jump assassins creed). Basically the controls feel cramped, and could be easily spread out on the keyboard/(8 button)mouse.

OR: Interface optimised for console, then ported to PC (eg: Deus Ex: Human revolutions - hacking, witcher 2 abilities, assassins creed select menu... etc etc etc). Alternatively crippled graphics for the PC, so consoles can run it too.

OR: The game just feels dumbed down, so that it would work with consoles not having a mouse (eg: Deus Ex: invisible war - 'simplified' inventory), or even more frustrating, not being able to select stuff on an interface with a mouse, but rather having to go through an awkward series of up down left and rights.

OR: Finally, and it has to be said: story modified for a 'console' audience.
Example of most consolification: Modern Warfare 2 (story, graphics, keys overlapping, and no looking around corners).

Example of a console game brought to the PC: Assassins Creed
by Bigfootmech November 01, 2011

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