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Originally Posted by CardJoeUnoriginal? Yes, because we see techno-fantasy games in re-imagined versions of plague-filled London all the time.
Arkane were very careful - to the point of explicitly stating - that this was not a steampunk game. Art director Viktor Antonov repeatedly said in interviews just what you did: That this is not steampunk because there is no steam, no valves, no bolts. He deliberately removed them in order to create an art direction which was unusual and informed by his industrial design background.
So, I'm curious why you were expecting steampunk?
I'm also curious what negative consequences you're talking about. I don't remember seeing any of those.
Originally Posted by HovisSteampunk requires steam, there's no coal, no fires, no pistons and pumps.
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Originally Posted by hugo60Shame it doesn't sound too good from your comments. Was going to pick this one up and play it on my day off, thinking twice about it now.
Originally Posted by FizzbanTo whom do you speak? Me?
You misunderstand. ALL formats did exceptionally well. This is a must have game whatever the format.
There were differences, but nothing to prevent buying. The PC clearly reigned, but that was more or less a given. PS3 and XB360 were close in most arenas. PS3 had sharper textures but there was screen tearing. XB360 had instances of colours being a little bright and the textures wern't so clear. There was less tearing generally, but during fights it was there.
I would have linked the review, but I did not want to irritate Bit-tech ect ect..
Originally Posted by Adnoctum
EDIT: There are no benches in any review I can find, so it is possible that no one has been able to independently run a benchmark. I did find this on the Bethesda forums which does a wonderful job at clouding the issue further. To the question "Will my system play this?", an Arkane producer comes back with the clear-as-mud answer "It depends on how you will play" - Run & Gun will use the CPU while Stealth & Powers will lean on the GPU.
Originally Posted by SlowMotionSuicideShut up and take my money!
Originally Posted by GravitySmackedMy money has already been taken, roll on tomorrow!
Originally Posted by FizzbanI pity us UK folk..pipped to the post by pirates. We have to read about the Americans experiences for 3 or 4 days before we get a go. It's that or pirate a game you have already pre-ordered. Something aint right there.
Worldwide releases are not unknown, and they should be a standard. We all pay the cash so we should all play on the same day (give or take the time difference).
Originally Posted by HovisYou can use a VPN to make Steam think you are in America. It has it's risks though.
Originally Posted by HovisI'm waiting for it to grab me. Have put a couple of hours in and I'm not feeling it yet.
Originally Posted by CardJoeIt's enough to say that it's a game made at usual AAA levels of quality technically, but with greater stylisation and a unifying creative purpose.
Originally Posted by dolphieIt's not terrible and I think the average gamer will love it, but then they love everything anyway. For anyone who was playing Thief games like 20 years ago and expected things to be far more advanced these days, you'll probably be pretty disappointed.
Originally Posted by m0ngy......
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