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#1 Edited by thornie (194 posts) -

The only question is, just how laughable and horrendous is this going to be?

They should just make Zelda into a freaking anime series already. Zelda has more in common with anime than it does traditional fantasy. Superimposing traditional fantasy over the Zelda aesthetic is just a disaster waiting to happen.

#2 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

Now that Patrick is gone, who is going to write for the main page? I get it, this is a video content/personality driven website, but man Patrick's articles were a joy to read. Not to mention the fact he was responsible for a VAST amount of content on this site over the past two years. Hopefully Alex picks up the torch and starts writing features. I know I'm in the minority, but I really don't want this site to turn into a Quick look, UPF factory.

#3 Edited by thornie (194 posts) -

Whatever, I'll buy it day one, and enjoy running around in a beautifully rendered city in an awesome time period just like I did with Unity. Screw the haters.

P.S. Played Unity on PC, never had a single problem. Ran a rock solid 60 on an old i5 and GTX 780 at 1080p on a combo of High/Ultra settings.

#4 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

Don't care. I just ignore them. I discovered them by digging through the boosts section when I was trying to complete a sidequest I wasn't leveled enough to complete... I gave them about 2 seconds of thought and never thought about them again. If you're dumb or rich enough to buy these things then who am I to tell you how to enjoy the game? If no one buys them, the devs will stop putting them in the game... Or, you could just carry on bitching about something dumb because the internet needs more faux outrage.

#5 Edited by thornie (194 posts) -

I'm about 4 hours in and I am absolutely loving this game. Playing on the PC and the game is jaw droppingly beautiful at times. Walking into St. Chapelle with the sunlight beaming through the stained glass windows reminded me of how awestruck I was when I visited it in person. As far as gameplay is concerned its a very good AC game. The best one yet? I don't know yet. I will say it reminds me a lot of 2 and brotherhood, so it's in the ballpark. I'm loving the mini games and side quests. Similar to the batman games when you choose to solve a mystery or crime through environmental investigation. Combat is solid. Guards no longer wait around for you to attack and instead gang up on you and can kill you pretty quickly. Traversing the world is IMO the best it's evr been.

If you like these kinds of games, I highly recommend it. It's nowhere near as bad as 3 or Revelations. Don't listen to the reviews. They've all been trashing the game, and I'm glad I ignored them this time around and just played it for myself.

Edit: forgot to add my favorite thing about the game. You can choose a play style via which equipment you buy. You can be ranged, melee, health, or stealth focused. I'm choosing stealth and playing the game like those early splinter cell games. As you progress with whatever focus you choose, you unlock new abilities based on your specific discipline. It's pretty neat.

#6 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

Loving the game so far. So happy I didn't listen to the jaded reviewers on this one. My rig is a bit old but I'm running at 50-60fps on high at 1080p and the game looks incredible. I installed the new nvidia drivers before playing so that may have something to do with the lack tech issues on my end.

i5 2600k

8gb ram

Gtx 780

#7 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

I think it's been hinted at that you'll be playing a lesser Northern family that makes a tiny brief appearance in a certain (minor) forest battle that takes place in book 5.

#8 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

Quick update... For whatever reason, when I loaded the game up last night the hitches in the framerate were gone. As I got about an hour into the game, it started up again. So I'm assuming that something is going on with the VRAM usage in the game. I solved the issue by capping the frame rate to 60 and played for about 4 hours with no slowdown. I also lowered the grass draw distance from Ultra to high and left all other settings the same.

#9 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

Cool, thanks guys. I'll try that when I get home today.

#10 Posted by thornie (194 posts) -

Hey guys, is anyone else getting a severe framerate drop in the second hub world? In the first area, I was anywhere between 70-100 FPS with an occasional and very short drop to 45 when a ton of orcs were on the screen. This second area with all it's greenery and trees is killing my rig, and I'm getting 20-40 fps average. Help?

i5 2500k, 8GB RAM, GTX780 running the game at High/Ultra (I did not enable the high res texture pack).