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Gaming Aliens vs Predator Review and Video

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 15 Feb 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

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  2. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I like the video adds a nice dimension.
     
  3. Eggy

    Eggy New Member

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    Nice review. Not as bad as I expected to be honest. I still find the HUD to be horrid though.
     
  4. LeMaltor

    LeMaltor >^_^

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    Nice video, I'll read the rest later :D
     
  5. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    I was sure this was one of AMD's DX11 flag wavers, but couldn't see any mention of it in the review, in fact all i spotted was a DX9 labelled screenshot. Are the DX11 features not worth mentioning or is there a comparison feature in the works?
     
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    i loved this game DEMO
    cant wait
     
  7. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    isn't gunsmith's walk through of crysis not warhead
     
  8. Dave_M

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    Doesn't look that gory. Half Life had more gore when you hacked people to bits with a crowbar. Left a right mess on the floor. Never seem to get much in the way of blood decals nowadays :(
     
  9. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    Ive done both Crysis and Warhead
     
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    Same thing happened with CoP. Have to say I'm a little disappointed.

    As far as the game goes, all I am going to say is this; shock horror.
     
  11. memeroot

    memeroot aged and experianced

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    any chance of commenting on how well the game works with 3d vision?
     
  12. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    I doubt it - it just gives us headaches.

    Our Review code was DX9 only.
     
  13. Skiddywinks

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    What the? Why on Earth did they only give you DX9 code? Sorry for jumping to the conclusion you are all just lazy *******s, but maybe mentioning that in the review would help!
     
  14. Baz

    Baz I work for Corsair

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    From what I understand DX11 was a later addition to the game - it's been great to have a game a decent amount of time before before launch though, and gave Joe plenty of opportunity to play it through.

    I fail to see how some fancy lighting and texture optimisations would improve on what is a fairly derivative but not entirely without merit game though. In fact we actually praise the game's graphics as they are in DX9 - they look very nice indeed. DX11 isn't some magic "make everything look better" wand, as we saw with Colin McRae DIRT 2 where the difference was barely noticeable.
     
  15. Skiddywinks

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    I fail to see either, and that is why I am reading the review. I want to know what you guys, the professional journalists, think. It's not like I feel ripped off that you didn't have a sentence of "DX11 IS AMAZING OMG", but the fact that it was not mentioned at all is what bugged me. If it's ****, I want it to be pointed out that it is ****. If you aren't impressed, say that. It's important people know what the deal actually is, rather than just the marketing.

    Still, without DX11 code, my point seems a bit moot!

    I have to agree though, the details and textures do look very crisp regardless of the fact it is DX9. Watching that video did impress me quite a bit. Shame the actual game looks boring and derogatory.
     
  16. Metrology

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    like the video......nice touch.
     
  17. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    I'm glad VLC played it, because Media Player wouldn't.
    I like that the commentary went exactly in time with the footage. It wasn't just talking over stock footage.
     
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    strange, my wmp played it fine (on win7 and have ffds codecs installed).

    I am a little dissapointed with how you felt the alien and predator campaigns play, i guess i'll have to see if i find it getting repetative and boring. Thanks for the unbiased review though bit-tech - it's good to see a review come from competent reviewers with open minds.

    Next: please do a dx11 vs dx9 review when it's released.
     
  19. Sim0n

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    "This guy's a spry bugger"

    LOL
     
  20. bigc90210

    bigc90210 Teh C

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    Are there dedicated servers for this? i've read so many "yes there are" "no there aren't" reports that i've no idea whats going on with it.

    hopefully there will be, if there arent its gonna seriously mar the game
     
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