Burn wrote:23rd in Australia ... probably a week later for it to get to me.
Autobot032, you got your copy yet and taken it for a spin? I want to know if it's worth getting for the PC or just upgrading my net connection and getting a PS3.
No, I haven't. I was going to, but now that HFTD and Generations are starting to hit stores, they are my first priority. Plus, it'll give Activision and Big Moon Studios a chance to patch the game.
Here's the general consensus on the PC version:
It's a terrible console port.
Doesn't require an absolute powerhouse PC to run it because it's based on the Unreal 3 engine. (NVidia 8800 series cards do not run it though. So you'll need at least a 9000 series or better with 256 mb or above.)
Does use the XBox 360 controller, if you so wish.
No long, drawn out system to create an online account. (I heard that it's literally as easy as picking a screen name and just going for it. No password required.)
Pretty much identical to the console versions, but costs $20.00 less.
Campaigns are way too short. (Some people have beaten the entire game in less than 10 hours.)
The colors and contrast sometimes make it difficult, and darn near impossible to see the backgrounds and foregrounds. (And you need to, because there's ammo strewn about.)
Locked at 30 FPS. (Now some find this problematic, I do not. That means it should be blown away by most video cards. Plus if you use a HDTV, the TV's automatically set at 60-120 FPS (depending on the set.)
Locked at 720p (console and PC).
No customizable controls. (I think you're stuck with either the arrows or WASD, I can't remember which, but you cannot customize it for your style of playing. Same goes for the controller. It's locked in on the 360 keyset.)
Sometimes, connecting to the server can be a bit challenging. Like it's overloaded and you have to wait to be queued in. Other times, you get in with no problem.
No DLC is currently planned for the game at this time. (Doesn't mean they won't change their minds in the future, or that a patch won't be available.)
Since we have a slew of figures coming (HFTD Bumblebee, Starscream, Generations Drift, Bumblebee, etc,) plus I have preorders of FansProject stuff and TRNS-01....I'll have to wait a while before I buy the game.
And that's fine by me. I want to see if they work the kinks out, or add content to it, before I plunk down $40.00 TransFormers or not, I really don't need buyer's remorse right now.
All in all, I'd say most people are definitely swayed by the game and recommend it, but there are quite a few naysayers who say the stuff that's lacking, is enough to kill it for them.
I'm going to go PC, regardless, I have to, but if you have the choice, I'd maybe wait it out a bit and see which version tops the rest.
NOTE: Realize that I am not a perfect Christian, nor do I profess to be. I apologize if anyone's ever offended by me, I'm not perfect. Don't hold my posts and opinions against other Christians.