Buyer Beware: PC version unplayable framerate

#1 Posted by Wipeout (260 posts) -

I bought this game for $10 during the steam sale and was sourly disappointed.  I have a quad core CPU and a new 6870 video card and can run BFBC2 Vietnam at 60 FPS locked, and Starcraft 2 at similar frame rate, even with x4 AA and x8 AF.  New Vegas and Call of Prypiat all run slick as can be on the highest settings.  However, this game has no graphics options to tweak, and it runs at about 4 fps.  It suddenly ramps up when you're looking in certain directions.  There is a soupy slow feeling to the controls and there is a generous amount of input lag that makes the swinging mechanic impossible to use.  What a technical mess.   
 
Stay away from the PC version.

#2 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -

Yup the wonderful magic that is a crappy pc port. Thankfully those aren't as common as they used to be 2-3 years ago.
 
I still get chills from Saints Row 2

#3 Posted by Wipeout (260 posts) -

Saints Row 2 was bad, this is even worse.  At least they give away Saints Row 2 with just about any THQ purchase, so its basically free.

#4 Posted by Animasta (14648 posts) -
@Wipeout said:
" Saints Row 2 was bad, this is even worse.  At least they give away Saints Row 2 with just about any THQ purchase, so its basically free. "
and to be fair, I do get around 30-40 fps in saints row 2 with the same build pretty much
#5 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5250 posts) -
@Wipeout said:
" Saints Row 2 was bad, this is even worse.  At least they give away Saints Row 2 with just about any THQ purchase, so its basically free. "
At least you didn't pay full price for this one either. Just like with any pc purchase I usually like to wait a day or two just to check the forums for any excessive bitching about performance. If it consists of people complaining they can't figure out why their games won't work on their 8400gs or the like, then I'll usually decide to pick it up. However if it's a bunch of people with many different systems complaining about performance issues then I'll swallow that disappointment and wait for (IF) a patch ever comes out.
 
The only PC game I ever preordered was RE5 off steam. Capcom has a pretty solid engine that runs on PC wonderfully well so I had no worries there.
#6 Posted by Wipeout (260 posts) -
@Laketown said:

and to be fair, I do get around 30-40 fps in saints row 2 with the same build pretty much "
Yeah I get about 30 if I turn off a few things like HBAO, but BC runs about about 3 or 4 fps unless you're looking in the right direction.
#7 Posted by HitmanAgent47 (8576 posts) -

I just want to say saints row 2 runs perfectly with an i7 processor. I guess they should of made that the minium requirements. However I never played bionic commando on the pc. Other capcom games runs very well, this one doesn't I suppose, don't let it reflect all capcom games.

#8 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Good to know, thank you. 
#9 Posted by 1337W422102 (1005 posts) -

Damn, I was thinking of checking out the PC version.  The 360 version is the first 360 game I bought, but I found it really disorienting without mouselook.

#10 Posted by Parsnip (1076 posts) -

PC version works fine over here.

#11 Edited by TonisIsaBitchnInferiorego (5 posts) -

that is untrue. Your lieing.
#12 Posted by NoCookiesForYou (756 posts) -

Sure Saint's Row 2 wasn't the greatest pc port ever, but was running it really that bad? I got solid 35fps out of it and i have older generation quad and 4870x2 and i ran it with maxed out graphics. True it was released in 2009, so running it with a newer pc now should be no problem at all.
 
How about GTA IV? That game is one of the most poorly optimized pc ports i've ever seen. I even remember some developer who was part of making it saying that it was meant to run in future pcs. I mean what the fuck is that.

#13 Posted by chilipeppersman (1145 posts) -

@Parsnip: Yea im with you dude, I never had problems with the pc version, and I actually thought the visuals were smooth and looked pretty nice. Weird you had such a bad turn with it.

#14 Posted by Jrinswand (1695 posts) -

@HitmanAgent47 said:

I just want to say saints row 2 runs perfectly with an i7 processor. I guess they should of made that the minium requirements.

Yeah, cause i7 processors totally existed when Saint's Row 2 came out.

#15 Posted by Parsnip (1076 posts) -
@chilipeppersman
Whoa, blast from the past. 
 
 
 
I recently played through Bionic Commando on PC again, and it still works great over here. :p

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