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 Post subject: Reviewed in PC Gamer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 2:37 pm 
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I just recieved my copy of PC Gamer and Retrovirus has been reviewed. They gave it 74%.

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 Post subject: Re: Reviewed in PC Gamer
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It's a surprisingly-good game, for an Indie. Definitely recommended, if you can run it with a decent framerate.


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 Post subject: Re: Reviewed in PC Gamer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 3:09 pm 
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An it's on sale until the 29th -- $11.99 ! :D


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 Post subject: Re: Reviewed in PC Gamer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 5:04 pm 
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Foil wrote:
It's a surprisingly-good game, for an Indie. Definitely recommended, if you can run it with a decent framerate.

If I can get a (mostly) playable framerate on a freaking Pentium 4 machine, I figure that just about anyone should be able to handle it. :P

I want to finish chugging my way through the singleplayer campaign before I try out multi, so hopefully after I finish that up, I'll be able to jump in a game or two.


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 Post subject: Re: Reviewed in PC Gamer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:06 pm 
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If I can get a (mostly) playable framerate on a freaking Pentium 4 machine...


Wiiiierd.
Regardless, that doesn't change the fact that my laptop slows to a slideshow when I'm in any sort of heavyish combat, even on the lowest graphics settings. And I'm not the only one who's been complaining about low framerates in singleplayer either. The others' specs are usually a lot better than mine!

The problem must be more complex than just complex graphics or something simple in the AI code (AI code is what the dev team thinks is causing the slowdown -- it makes sense since the slowdown is singleplayer-exclusive).
Maybe there's something in the AI code that's interacting with certain kinds of hardware to cause it to expend far more power than it needs to on running the game, but it doesn't do the same on other kinds of hardware?

'n yeah, I did try updating my graphics drivers and other drivers but there were no updates :? .

On the other fork of the tail, I should be asking what the graphics card on your machine looks like :P. You can't trick a trickster. Except sometimes, when you can. And sometimes, when the trickster thinks someone's trying to trick them when really they're not.

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 Post subject: Re: Reviewed in PC Gamer
PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 11:38 pm 
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Well, the card is a 1 GB ASUS HD 4670, so it's definitely not the bottleneck on my system in general. I wonder if it comes down to pure CPU core speed, since at least my chip is 3 GHz. What's your laptop run at?


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 Post subject: Re: Reviewed in PC Gamer
PostPosted: Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:38 am 
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2 and a quarter GHZ I believe.
Its graphics card is a 512 mb nVidia so it's not that much worse than yours.

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