I heard on the Quicklook the framerate drops considerably and it seems to be a real turn off, but Brad mentioned that it doesn't effect playability too bad. Does anyone have this already that can tell me if it totally would keep me from buying the game for the console?
So how bad IS the framerate on the 360?
Playing through the main story (about 8 hours or so?) the game only chugged a little when things got really hectic. Definitely noticeable, but certainly not game breaking.
However, when playing the post-story stuff, I started using the Aura of Thorns for the first time (I played a Destroyer), and when things would getting really crazy then, the slowdown seemed a LOT worse and seemed to last longer when it would happen. I don't know if the aura actually had anything to do with it or not, but I thought it worth mentioning.
That said, while the slowdown is a problem (that I'm hoping they can at least reduce with a patch), I'd definitely recommend the game anyway. The PC version is better, sure - for more reasons than this - but the XBLA version is still great.
" I heard on the Quicklook the framerate drops considerably and it seems to be a real turn off, but Brad mentioned that it doesn't effect playability too bad. Does anyone have this already that can tell me if it totally would keep me from buying the game for the console? "it did it on PC as well. Just when there's a lot of shit going on on screen. No big.
" I think we should come away from this discussion with the following conclusion....It's time for a new Xbox. Maybe not necessarily a new PS3, seeing the system has a lot of power but hasn't really been fully utilized but the Xbox 360 is starting to show its age. And im an Xbox fan as well. "Or, you know, optimize better. If the console can play Vanquish, a very pretty game that renders every fucking bullet on screen without slowing down, which also happens to load ridiculously fast, then it should play this just as well as on a PC.
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