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Gaming Dead Space

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 21 Oct 2008.

  1. impar

    impar Minimodder

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    Greetings!
    No demo.
     
  2. NightrainSrt4

    NightrainSrt4 What's a Dremel?

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    Game does look very interesting. Always a fan of the survival-horror genre.

    Once you get a bit into the review its apparent its a review of the pc version of the game but is there anywhere else that it explicitly states its a review of the PC version before you get too far into the review? It would be nice right at the beginning, especially with porting causing so many issues on many games now or days. Granted I know console reviews are the exception here at bit-tech, and rightfully so with the focus on PC's.

    I just can't help but wonder what the game would have gotten for a score if it was either played on a console, or even had the remote used for it. I've got a PC far more capable than my 360, but lately with so much going on I'd rather sit on the couch to play games than be huddled in front of the 22"er on the PC at a desk after a long day of doing that anyway.

    So any hint at what the score could be like if it were the same overall experience sans the control issue?
     
  3. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    It says at the very top of the review. Every review. It shows you what platforms the game is out on, with the platform it is reviewed on being italicised.

    If it was on a console? Dunno, because I didn't play it on a console. I'd like to say +1 to the review, but that would be speculation mainly.
     
  4. NightrainSrt4

    NightrainSrt4 What's a Dremel?

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    Ya, I just remembered as I just went back and checked the tab portion. Came back just now to edit what I could and you already beat me to it. You are mighty quick with responses =).

    I figured it would be speculation, as you couldn't do anything else. Either way the game does look very interesting. Thank you very much for a quick response, and Thank you for what you guys do here with everything. I always look forward to reading the articles and checking out mod progress. First thing I do every day when I have free time. =)
     
  5. docodine

    docodine killed a guy once

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    I remember that this had a really cool trailer. Seemed like a Star Trek episode.
     
  6. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    More useful advice! Good job I pre-ordered FarCry 2. :D

    Cheers Joe!
     
  7. Horizon

    Horizon Dremel Worthy

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    terrible controls? where'd they mention that in the article?
     
  8. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    -pattoe- What's a Dremel?

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    This looks like a good buy for me, will need a 360 controller for the pc.

    Ive acquired a promo copy of Farcry2 and im not so impressed, that said I havent tried it on HD yet so who knows :p
     
  10. Phil Rhodes

    Phil Rhodes Hypernobber

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    Oh look, another potentially excellent game wrecked by a nasty case of consoleitis.

    There was a time when I was ambivalent about consoles...
     
  11. rtrski

    rtrski What's a Dremel?

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    Could you clarify the "controls are sticky" part? Is it just a matter of not enough responsiveness/sensitivity to mouse movement? If so, perhaps that could be patched rather quickly. Most games seem to have a mouse sensitivity slider these days, but if they just defaulted to a certain value mapped to the range-of-travel of the controller's thumbstick, and missed, then as the reviews come back one would hope they could tweak it.

    Any comment about the duration of gameplay and replayability? As a single-player storyline only, those are key factors in the gaming value determination. No matter how enjoyable it is, I wouldn't pay full price for a 6 hr game. (Not that shorter games can't be enjoyable, a la Portal, just not at $50ish.....)
     
  12. Gunsmith

    Gunsmith Maximum Win

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    remember there is an issued with directx 9 and 10 in the number pre rendered frames for control input due to ms loving thier little ******* lovechild xbox a little too much, i know in the nvidia drivers you can set the number of pre rendered frames from 3 to 0/1 thereby solving laggy input but i dont know how you would do this on ati cards. might be worth giving this a try.

    i've already ordered it as i love sci-fi games and i loved doom 3 and crysis
     
  13. sl1xx

    sl1xx What's a Dremel?

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    i hope the controls are nothing like alone in the dark 5,omg what a total let down it would be again.
     
  14. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    All of those Space screenshots and not much action taking place whereat. My erection has subsided.
     
  15. General Crespin

    General Crespin The Lord of Ruin

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    I'm not having any problems with controls' responsiveness, C2D 3GHz, 8800 GTS 512MB, 4GB RAM, Vista 64-bit.

    Y'all try turning off V-Sync and see how that improves the controls. :) The game is much more fluid and responsive with V-Sync off, the consensus I'm getting from threads around the web is that V-Sync is broken.
     
  16. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    just got into chapter 6 now... i say this is much better than Crysis. its abit of apple and orange, i know, but i'm so much more entertained with this one. heh, graphic aside, even FarCry2 is better than Crysis.
     
  17. ComputerKing

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    cool game and dam scary :( never felt that from long ages, I LOVE THE GAME :)

    Controllers need some time to get used to it ;) I'm on chapter 2 now, LEAVE ME GAME.
     
  18. Tokyotony

    Tokyotony What's a Dremel?

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    Load times? It takes like a couple of seconds to load a save and the initial load, dunno where the hell you got that from.
    And plug in a game pad, play it again.
     
  19. ComputerKing

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    the load times is fast! I don't feel it. it's nothing. you press e and boom you are done, no waiting.
     
  20. Tokyotony

    Tokyotony What's a Dremel?

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    What he said, except not so boom for me as my PC is a little dated, still runs it on Medium oh so fine.
     

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