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wuyanxu 9th October 2008, 09:42 Quote
the demo's performance is a little to be desired. on my 8800GTX (to be replace today), only getting 25 to 30 in the first level with many shuttering.

but it certainly is a worthy game to be tied with a great film series
Joeymac 9th October 2008, 09:53 Quote
Has anyone ever liked a quick time event............ ever??? Why do they do this? Why?? I hate them. It's now difficult to find a game without them. Can't something be done! Think of the children!
Maybe bit-tech can fix this... Can you guys give a developer a nice, short, sharp slap when ever they a present a game to you with one of these? Or when you get a phone call inviting you to come see something; can you ask them "does it have quick time events?".. and when the reply is invariably "yes", can you just yell an expletive, insult the person's mother and hang up?

We need action people!
phuzz 9th October 2008, 09:58 Quote
The demo is ok, but it's only about 5 minutes long, which is annoying considering it's a 700Mb download. (and takes almost 5 minutes to install, especially if you have to clear out your c: drive before you have enough space.)
CardJoe 9th October 2008, 10:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by Joeymac
Has anyone ever liked a quick time event............ ever??? Why do they do this? Why?? I hate them. It's now difficult to find a game without them. Can't something be done! Think of the children!
Maybe bit-tech can fix this... Can you guys give a developer a nice, short, sharp slap when ever they a present a game to you with one of these? Or when you get a phone call inviting you to come see something; can you ask them "does it have quick time events?".. and when the reply is invariably "yes", can you just yell an expletive, insult the person's mother and hang up?

We need action people!

Quicktime in Fahrenheit was OK. God of War as well.
Joeymac 9th October 2008, 10:31 Quote
In those games it was actually more part of the game mechanic. That's fine, it's where the game is interrupted by a cut-scene, they make you push arbitrary buttons and you have to repeat the video over and over to learn the sequence. Which is utterly stupid.

In the force unleashed demo you have to take out the walker thing at the end, I was ripping it a new one using some nice sith combos. But oh.. what's this. It's suddenly invincible until I do this other new, one-off, combo which magically makes the light-sabre work properly and cut the thing in half. :(
Tyrmot 9th October 2008, 10:58 Quote
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Originally Posted by Joeymac
Has anyone ever liked a quick time event............ ever??? Why do they do this? Why?? I hate them. It's now difficult to find a game without them. Can't something be done! Think of the children!
Maybe bit-tech can fix this... Can you guys give a developer a nice, short, sharp slap when ever they a present a game to you with one of these? Or when you get a phone call inviting you to come see something; can you ask them "does it have quick time events?".. and when the reply is invariably "yes", can you just yell an expletive, insult the person's mother and hang up?

We need action people!

QTE in Shenmue worked pretty well too...
julianmartin 9th October 2008, 12:02 Quote
Good article Joe, very much enjoyed that read, thanks! :)

In your opinion then...worth the buy?
adamc 9th October 2008, 13:03 Quote
QTE in Resi 4 was good...
This is obviously not going to get near GoldenEye, but if it betters EA's efforts then that's ok.
xaser04 9th October 2008, 13:04 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
the demo's performance is a little to be desired. on my 8800GTX (to be replace today), only getting 25 to 30 in the first level with many shuttering.

but it certainly is a worthy game to be tied with a great film series

Ran fine on my Laptops 8800mGTX with no noticable stutter at 1920*1200 2xAA. Maybe a driver issue?
samkiller42 9th October 2008, 15:14 Quote
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Originally Posted by wuyanxu
the demo's performance is a little to be desired. on my 8800GTX (to be replace today), only getting 25 to 30 in the first level with many shuttering.

but it certainly is a worthy game to be tied with a great film series

Ran fine on my 8800GTX OC at 2560*1600, 4x AA, and everything else on high, but the cut sceen before the game started was stuttery.

Sam
CardJoe 9th October 2008, 18:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by julianmartin
Good article Joe, very much enjoyed that read, thanks! :)

In your opinion then...worth the buy?

Too early to tell at the moment. Wait for the review ;)
Cadillac Ferd 9th October 2008, 18:29 Quote
Quote:
Originally Posted by Joeymac
Has anyone ever liked a quick time event............ ever??? Why do they do this? Why?? I hate them. It's now difficult to find a game without them. Can't something be done! Think of the children!
Maybe bit-tech can fix this... Can you guys give a developer a nice, short, sharp slap when ever they a present a game to you with one of these? Or when you get a phone call inviting you to come see something; can you ask them "does it have quick time events?".. and when the reply is invariably "yes", can you just yell an expletive, insult the person's mother and hang up?

We need action people!

I agree wholeheartedly sir, the second I hit a quick-time event in The Force Unleashed's demo was the second I stopped playing and decided I didn't want to buy the game.
Hamish 9th October 2008, 18:44 Quote
i played the demo, it took 3 mins to complete
none of those 3 minutes were very good
i dont think i'll even bother to steal this one :p

edit: is this why people dont release demos anymore? :D
Cupboard 9th October 2008, 20:19 Quote
On the face of it this looks like a branded re-make of CoD4 with different guns and an odd single player. Which on the face of it isn't bad as such, but if that is all you wanted then what was wrong with CoD4? sorry if I seem a little underwhelmed...

On the the plus side they do seem to have a ship full of parcans http://images.bit-tech.net/content_images/2008/10/quantum-of-solace-hands-on-preview/b11.jpg
Kurayamino 9th October 2008, 20:29 Quote
Ahhh Goldeneye stunning game, I don't know if this is a Goldeneye though!
Spaceraver 10th October 2008, 06:16 Quote
When I get myself a decent rig again, then maybe I'll buy it.
Sidenote: Sean Connery is the best Bond there is. His voice is still thrilling to listen to.
This will probably get added as a sig but what the hell: If I had been a woman I'd marry Sean Connery. The man is sex.
Cupboard 11th October 2008, 15:08 Quote
I have now played the demo, and it is ridiculously short for such a huge download. However, the gameplay is fine, ir rather linear and badly explained. There is an awesome machine pistol which is rubbish but great fun (did that make sense?).

I had no lag at 1400*1050 with max settings but the cut scene at the end was unwatchable with slowdowns every couple of seconds..
Did anyone else watch the into-videos (the ones while it is loading)? One of them was hugely out of place.
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