By Fripplebubby 0 Comments
Yessir, I had filled out the beta application months ago in high hopes, and just the other day I received word that I could participate in the beta. So I did.
The first thing that happened was the disappointment of a crappy game installer. I set it up to download all day while I was away, and later I would come home and start it up right when it opened, at 4pm that night. Unfortunately, this was not the case. The game corrupted (?) or something of the like, and the installation failed. So I attempted to download it again, and even that didn't work. I deleted the game off my HDD and tried again, and it finally worked. Unfortunately, its an 8 gig game and the beta had just started (10 hour download). Damn!
Many hours later, I actually began to to play APB. Now here's the thing, it's a CB and i'm not supposed to talk about deep elements of the game, and I don't want to be the guy that leaks anything, but let me tell you this: Even in it's unfinished state of current, this game has a lot of potential. Everything about the game oozes of quality and work, even though some of the graphics look a little dull as of now.
Here's one thing I can tell you, however: You'll need a pretty high-end system to run this hoe. I have a middling-to-bad rig (GeForce 9500GT, 3 GB Ram, Dual Core 2.5 GHZ) and I ran into some frame rate issues whenever other players were around. MAJOR framerate issues, and the game doesn't look all that good yet. Think of GTA Vice City, only on a little bigger scope. In any case, it's possible that it's just poorly optimized, and it's possible that i'm just lame. Bear in mind however, that my rig can run Bioshock 2 and Borderlands really well, but not this.