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Originally Posted by cjoyce1980last time i neglect real life was halo 3 and i took time off work to play it also. looks like i'm going to have to do it again..... oh what fun i will have.
Originally Posted by phuzzPersonally I'm finding Ep2 to run much slower than Ep1 on my system (A64 3700, 1Gb Ram, nVidia 6800XT), and the graphics don't seem to be quite as pretty as before, even running slower.
I'm guessing it's the new physics system, and I think it's CPU bound, because in the first few minutes, when you send a mine cart or something down some rails to smash a baracade my system slowed down to about 1fps, then HL crashed.
So I played Portal yesterday and all was good :) (except water effects which also hit my pooter hard, roll on enough cash to upgrade)
Oh, and hooray for this man flu that's had me off work for two days... ;)
but take my advice and make sure that you play it in as few separate sittings as possible. This isn’t the type of game you should dip in and out of for five minutes at a time, though you easily could. This is the type of game you should spend some serious time on, exploring the world that Valve has delicately crafted for you.
such as stealing so many grenades from a charging zombie with your physics gun, which unlocks an achievement called HotPotat0wned.
Originally Posted by Redbeaverif i wrote that article, id give it 9/10 instead, JUST because it took so long to release. some may say its worth every second waiting, but not me. im not that patient. a few years to get a 6hr game that uses same graphic, same engine, similar story, to be released??? come on... whats the biggest obstacle? writing the story? ill buy that, its that good.
but no game this short is worth the amount of time waiting.
episode 3 better come in less than a year, or else Valve will be loosing many many players.
Originally Posted by Foda few years? it's been 18 months. movies which last 2 hours take longer to produce than that (and more goes into a game, trust me)
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