Originally posted by Edge
Also, I'm wondering where the whole "consolitis" idea comes from.
If you had played the game when it was released (without the patch), you would have seen many symptoms of "consolitis". 90% of the patch fixes removed these symptoms.
Aside from the long and frequent loading times, the tiny maps and the simplified interface, the game shipped with a great many console specific optimizations, like mouse lag, huge on-screen text, obtrusive menu systems, and an interface crafted for use with a gamepad.
Oh, and that stellar performance at 800x600...my FX5900U and my 3.3ghz machine should not be dipping into the teens on ANY game, not at that res.
The developers have flatly stated that this game was designed with the console in mind. They were very specific and quite open about it.
While I do agree that the game is fun, it is also a dissapointment and is seen by many, including me, as the beginning of the end for pc games, hence the overly bitter communities.
[EDIT] Edge, I also had a state of the art rig when Deus Ex was released and it performed beautifully, FYI.