This game will be at the top of my list when I rebuild my computer to a Haswell or IB-E i7 and 2x 7970s. I wanna see this at 2560x1440! -- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
I too have loved the game so far. Took me away from PoE, so that tells you how much I like it!
I run dual 670's and the game does push them to the max most of the time. I run in ultra with SLI and have my CPU running Physx for me. I pulled 60 fps on the benchmark with sync on. I turned it off and normally see 50-80 fps in the game.
I use a 360 style controller and it plays great. Can customize the button layout, something I like.
i got this for free from giga for my video card purchase beat it last night on normal with 73% map completion . going back through now to clean up the mobs i missed and the secret stashes and things.
all in all its a brilliant game. there a couple mini boss fights that are challenging enough to make them very fun especially the end boss. i particularly love the swarms of mobs that come after you and you have to use the terrain and dodge effectively to survive.
what is everyone's favourite weapon. i am partial to the bow and the rifle, favour the bow though it is just too yummy -- Hen Wlad Fy Nhadau! "What happened in here?" " Seems to have been a bit of a squabble." "They're all dead!" " More of a tif then."
Yeah dude, the shit is sick...the TressFX tech is ridiculous. You can't tell the difference in the cinematics and the gameplay, its insane.
FWIW on my system I ran 48 FPS max on the in game benchmark and 38 FPS average. This was on ultra settings with everything enabled.
I'm about 15% through the story, and I've shelved it for the moment. Since I play games left handed, this one is a real challenge for me, so I am going to wait a couple days until I can pick up an Xbox controller to really go wild on it...I don't want to spoil any of the fun because I'm ass backwards and the controls feel clunky in my wrong-handedness. --
Let me put it this way. Have you ever heard of Plato, Aristotle, Socrates?...Morons.
I'm experiencing crashing issues running this game on a 670 with the latest Nvidia drivers. I'm not running it maxed out since I have a single GPU, but most settings are on high or above and it runs at around 48 - 60 FPS (obviously with tessfx off).
While the game is fun so far and I did enjoy what I played, I'm going to hold off until a driver / game update comes out to fix the issues with Nvidia cards before playing more. Not being able to run the game maxed out is fine to me, but crashes aren't something I want to deal with.
Plus, with QTE's being extremely annoying, it'd really piss me off if I got past one and had the game crash on me.
Truthfully, I very rarely do serious gaming on my PS3. I either use it to watch media or the odd fun game with other people. My graphics card is in no shape for the game so if the PS3 was remotely comparable I'd opt for it because I'm not in the mood for a GPU upgrade.
I can't speak to how well optimized it is for older systems, but it looks gorgeous on 1) high-end systems and 2) AMD cards. -- Those who would give up Essential Liberty to purchase a little Temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.
I think I will add this to my games to play when I upgrade list. By then I'm likely to get it cheap on Steam.
I assume you guys are finding the gameplay as good as the graphics?
It's one of those highly scripted games that's similar to Uncharted in that it's trying to give you a movie-like experience. Lots of QTE's and events which you can't avoid throughout. While it does look good and is overall fun, it depends on what you want out of your game. Personally, I don't feel that this game has any replayability and based on reviews the multiplayer is just tacked on, with nothing special. I have no interest in that aspect, regardless.
If funds are an issue, then this would be a good $20 game. It is fun, don't get that wrong, but I personally dislike having options taken away from me, and so that does detract from it a bit. I'm more of a fan of Deus Ex kind of games where you can take multiple routes and be a lot more creative rather than being restricted to a more linear approach like here in Tomb Raider.