graphics are based on the Unreal engine and it shows. Performance
on almost any D3D card with all visual options turn to their
highest setting is crap, pure unadulterated crap. I was running
the game on an Athlon 750MHz with a 32MB GeForce 2, and it was
basically a slide show. Turning off detailed textures helped
tremendously, but it still stuttered on a few outdoor scenes.
very notable point of interest is the conversation system implemented
by sci-fi novelist Sheldon Pacotti. The in-game conversations
are very realistic to say the least. Based on a question/answer
menu system you can choose how to play out almost every conversation
on your own interests. While this isn't really anything new,
it's done quite well, and adds that certain play-the-game-your-way
type of experience.
the demo only offers a short taste for what's to come in the
final game, this short foretaste of the game is certainly captivating
to the point where I want more. Is it better than Half-Life?
Well, it's hard to say from the demo but from what I can gather
the answer as it stands right now is "most likely".
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