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Thursday, January 27, 2011

Rift: Planes of Telara :: Half-Ass Review


Alright, I don't really feel like typing out a whole review just yet, partially because I'm busy and partially because this is just a first impression.

When I hopped in the game, I was able to understand exactly what do do, because the combat system and the controls etc are all similar to WoW, which is a good thing.  Why change something up, when you don't have too.

One thing that jerked me was the graphics.  They're decent, not the best, yet, I was still only pulling 22 FPS not in combat.  I put the graphics down to Medium,  and was able to get 40 FPS (On low I got 80).  I posted in the chat, and other people had similar problems.  A guy had a GTX 580 and an i7 920, and was still only getting ~30 fps on High settings.  My friend had a similar situation.

Besides that one thing, which I'm going to assume will be fixed by launch or by next beta date, it was a decent game.  Notice how I said decent.  Being a WoW player, it's pretty much exactly like that, except you probably get a little more originality because you get to select 3 tree specs, meaning you would have endless amounts of versatility, but I'm going to assume, just like WoW there is always going to be a cookie-cutter spec, with a few points here and there.

I'll post more later on, as of now, i'm not to impressed.

13 comments:

  1. That's pretty poor performance. What are your specs?

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  2. My Phenom II X6 1050T (3.2GHZ, 6 Core) 4GB RAM, 460GTX 1GB

    Up to date, and I think my machine should be overkill for it.

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  3. looks pretty cool, now following.

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  4. Following.

    http://tinyurl.com/4dku4h8

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  5. 6 cores? nice! Let's see if this game will be any good.
    Following.

    http://dutchanon.blogspot.com/

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  6. are you going to do a more detailed review on it later?

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  7. even on 50 fps it is hard to play.. 2 is crazy

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  8. Yea your specs are not the issue. I had low performance and I'm running a 2.8 i5 Lynnfield(not that lame sandy bridge *mini rant*) with an HIS 5850 and had similar problems. However hopefully they'll fix the bugs and polish the graphics before release.
    ~Master Maniacal

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  9. i might have to look into this game further.

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  10. my computer prolly couldnt run this then haha

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  11. Not really impressed by this game, but thoughtful review on it.
    TehHappyPlace

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