adam1808's forum posts

#1 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

@Geno: Thanks, although the message boards dated back to 08 were having the same dips on cards that aren't even in production now. Are there any other spots where the game gets hairy? I wouldn't mind if I could cap it at 30 if it would just stay consistent.

#2 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

@Tsoglani: Anything that's a platformer is dreadful without a controller. But I agree the KB/M is necessary for your insanely deep RPGs.

#3 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

So I bought this for $2.49 during the Steam Sale, I always heard great things about it but I figured I'd wait for a sale because I love a cel-shaded look in high definition. Being a 2008 game I thought it was relatively safe to max out the settings and for the tutorial up until it opens out onto the plains it was looking fantastic at a solid 60 fps. Running towards the tree-temple thing I got huge drops in frames from 60 to 30 for no apparent reason.

I tried monkeying around to see what was causing the framerate to halve and I couldn't nail down what was doing it. According to fraps, the framerate wasn't dropping when looking at anything in particular. The framerate would just dive when walking forward.

According to the Ubisoft forum, there's no difference between "Medium and High" graphics quality when you have high res textures enabled apart from serious performance drops on the High setting. When I set it to medium, the game looked no different and ran at 60 with no dips whatsoever. Everything else was maxed during all this.

Have any of you guys had this issue? I'm guessing plenty of people will have picked this one up during the sale.

I literally have no idea about PC specs so here there's if something about them will explain this weirdness: Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-2400 CPU @ 3.10GHz, RAM: 4gb, GeForce GTS 450 2.7gb. I do know that they're all above the recommended settings.

#4 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

5. If you've never played a Civ game 3 and 4 will make sure you never play them again. They're great for someone who knows Civ but hell for a newcomer. 5 gets you thinking Civ thoughts better than its predecessors ever did

#5 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

Mario. Because it's his damn series

#6 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

All the calculating going on under the hood will probably tax your laptop regardless of which of them you pick. I'd recommend Civ IV just because it's nicer on the eyes and is comparatively more intuitive. It took Civ Rev and V to get me to go back and make sense of both III and IV.

#7 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

Play on normal. It's a power fantasy not a test of skill. It's like Arkham City, if you're dying all over the place the sense of unstoppable badassery is ruined. It's meant to be a cakewalk in other words. Also the early missions suck compared to the later levels. There's maybe one mission (POWER!) that stands out in the first 3 or so hours after the awesome opening. Give it time, blast through on normal and you'll get the comedy soon enough.

#8 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

1. Bastion

2. Half Life 2

3. Kotor

#9 Posted by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

@Jack268: Vanquish runs at 30, it may look fast but it's the same speed as a Gears or Uncharted

#10 Edited by adam1808 (1494 posts) -

@Fattony12000: funny, try to get some experiences from a community and this is what you get. Is it too much to ask for people to say if a game is broken in spots?