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#1 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

Probably Driver 3.

As a big fan of Driver, I had been following the game for years, and it showed a great deal of promise based on what had been said and shown. It was doing a lot of cool stuff with physics, it boasted like 80 vehicles, and it had third person combat. So I pre-ordered it, brought it home, and became almost instantly disappointed. The framerate made the game unplayable. Everyone had been bashing the gameplay, and it's true that the on-foot stuff was poorly done, but I found it literally unplayable just on a technical level. I could have forgiven it otherwise, and that is why it was so disappointing.

Thankfully I was able to get a refund. Blockbuster for some reason charged me $80 for the game.

#2 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

I don't think they're going to be able to communicate that game's beauty through consoles the way that they can on the PC. Those consoles are built on technology from before the Witcher 2's engine was even being built. That said, the game was created with consoles in mind. It scales pretty well.

The fact that it's a DX9 game softens the contrast, I think, because they aren't doing the tessellation, etc that we see in some of the DX11 games. It could be a lot worse when you consider the fact that Crysis 2 in DX11 is extremely pronounced in its superiority over the DX9 console versions.

#3 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

I built a machine just recently. It's a mix of parts both bought and salvaged from my old PC. I need a new monitor, since this one only goes up to 1280x1024, and it's not a widescreen monitor.

AMD Athlon II X3 3.3GHz *

3GB DDR3 RAM

Nvidia GTS 250 1GB

AuzenTech X-Studio 5.1 sound card

500GB Seagate Barracuda HDD

* Most of these can be unlocked (and overclocked, if you like) to Phenom II X4's. I just haven't tried it yet.

It isn't a high end rig, but it runs most of the new games well enough. I can play Skyrim on Ultra at 1280x1024 at a very playable framerate. I also use the FXAA Post Process Injector mod. Skyrim is actually an interesting game technologically. The game does not demand that much from the GPU, but it does from the CPU. Where it gets weird is when you find out that it's threaded for 2 cores. Therefore the optimal CPU solution for Skyrim is one of the newer dual core Intel processors. So my processor is more than adequate for the game, since what you want is two cores that run at high clock speeds.

#4 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

@kyrieee said:

@avidwriter said:

My cheap ass will wait for $5 on steam :P

Eh, this game is so worth your money man

Srsly. It won't go on sale for $5 for a couple years, I'd think. Steam has gone out of their mind on many occasions, but don't hold your breath on $5 Witcher 2. Deus Ex Human Revolution was $17, and I could see Witcher going down to $12.49 on a big sale. But $5? I would be shocked.

#5 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

I run Windows 7 Home Premium. It's a great OS. I also run Windows 8 Developer Preview, which is pretty neat.

#6 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

Some of the responses in this thread are comedy gold.

Honestly, I don't put anything past Bethesda when it comes to jank, or just general lack of tightness. It's a huge world where all sorts of weird ass stuff can go down. I made the mistake of questioning everything in Oblivion...

My name is Brandon. I used to be sane. And then I played Oblivion...

#7 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

1. Replace my Xbox 360 that died and then mysteriously came back to life, and then died again (this time for good, I believe).

2. Buy a PS3.

3. Finish The storylines of every class in The Old Republic.

4. Finish the entire main quest in Skyrim and put at least 150 hours into the game.

5. Play through the entirety of The Witcher 2.

As you can probably tell, I have issues with completing games. I am not good with finishing my games. I want to change that!

#8 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

@WinterSnowblind said:

@xplay25 said:

@Beforet said:

You know what Final Fantasy in 2012 doesn't look like? Versus 13. That game is never coming out, is it?

It is indeed coming out. Probably not this year, but next year is quite likely. It is simply that Square-Enix showed the game too early. They were marketing the Fabula Nova Crystallis series quite heavily, and this is one of the core parts of that. Nevertheless, they have been in full production since early fall, so it is coming out. The technology is all there at this point, so all it takes is creating content. So 1-2 years is the range we're looking at. In Playstation world, this is obviously not a big deal, since FFXII came out in 06, the year that the PS3 launched.

They'll still have to delay it for the 360 port.

They can release the PS3 version and then bring the 360 port out 6 months later or something. It's hard to say how they are handling this, if the assumption is correct in the first place. But man, if it does come to 360 (likely enough), I will still get the PS3 version, I think. The Xbox 360 port of FFXIII had severely compressed CG, and lesser quality graphics.

#9 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

@Beforet said:

You know what Final Fantasy in 2012 doesn't look like? Versus 13. That game is never coming out, is it?

It is indeed coming out. Probably not this year, but next year is quite likely. It is simply that Square-Enix showed the game too early. They were marketing the Fabula Nova Crystallis series quite heavily, and this is one of the core parts of that. Nevertheless, they have been in full production since early fall, so it is coming out. The technology is all there at this point, so all it takes is creating content. So 1-2 years is the range we're looking at. In Playstation world, this is obviously not a big deal, since FFXII came out in 06, the year that the PS3 launched.

#10 Posted by xplay25 (19 posts) -

@the_OFFICIAL_jAPanese_teaBAG said:

@xplay25 said:

I'm not sure that I agree with the premise, but I will tell you that Final Fantasy Versus XIII will be the type of JRPG that can make a big impact over here. Final Fantasy does pretty well outside of Japan, though. Versus will just be bigger than FFXIII or FXIII-2. The reasons are very clear and, despite the quality of those games, this one will resonate even better with the western market.

I dont know about Versus XIII... Like the main reason why I really want that game to come out is because some of the gameplay footage made me reminiscent over the many times I have gone and visited family in Tokyo. Im a bit iffy about that combat system and even though the teasers were absolutely stunning, I just havent seen any gameplay footage that made me go "wow, this game looks incredibly fun to play"

The combat will surely be the main point of contention, since it is more in the vein of Kingdom Hearts, and perhaps Devil May Cry, than most JRPGs. I could be wrong, but that appears to be something that a lot of people (though not necessarily you) don't care for. The gameplay footage that has been shown is all from well before full production began on the game, so perhaps we will get to see more of it, and in a more complete state, later this year.

Let's hope that the game impresses both of us, and is less polarizing overall than FFXIII was. By the way, I think that's pretty cool that the game brings those good memories to mind for you.

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