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Old March 24, 2013, 07:28 PM
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Just started plying this a few days ago. Loving it. 12 hours in and I got to my first boss. I'm seriously not ready for that confrontation though. I tried to back out but my ride (chopper) was not there. So, I'll have to restart it. But that's OK, it will give me a chance to tailor my augs the way I should have in the first place.

This game reminds me a lot of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory sans zip line. Man I miss playing that. Buggy as hell on Vista 64bit. Anyone else enjoy this game?
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Old March 24, 2013, 07:41 PM
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If I recall correctly, the first boss fight is won through tactics, not augs. The area you fight him in has everything you need to defeat him. It took me more than a few tries to figure it out.
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Old March 24, 2013, 07:46 PM
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Only downside to this game is that it'll crash quite a bit if you run it on an nvidia graphics card. Had no issues running it on a 7970, the minute I switch to nvidia and it crashes periodically. Oh well!
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Old March 24, 2013, 07:58 PM
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Just started plying this a few days ago. Loving it. 12 hours in and I got to my first boss. I'm seriously not ready for that confrontation though. I tried to back out but my ride (chopper) was not there. So, I'll have to restart it. But that's OK, it will give me a chance to tailor my augs the way I should have in the first place.

This game reminds me a lot of Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory sans zip line. Man I miss playing that. Buggy as hell on Vista 64bit. Anyone else enjoy this game?
Oh ya! I picked this one up through Steam for $5 or something silly like that. Great game! I got side tracked with Medal of Honor Warfighter, Borderlands 2, and a few other newer games, so I only have about 7 hours in on it, but I fully intend on finishing this one!

It's running smooth as can be for me on 7 64bit.
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Old March 24, 2013, 08:39 PM
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Only downside to this game is that it'll crash quite a bit if you run it on an nvidia graphics card. Had no issues running it on a 7970, the minute I switch to nvidia and it crashes periodically. Oh well!
These were well documented issues. I had some initial stuttering and crashing problems on an Nvidia card; however, the right combination of settings made them go away. I remember I had to use a third-party Nvidia driver controller program (I think it was RivaTuner) in conjunction with the Nvidia control panel. Eventually I was able to get rid of all stuttering and use v-sync while maxing all settings. I enjoyed the game immensely after that point. The initial stuttering was very inhibiting to the experience.

From what I remember, the biggest change came from locking the refresh rate at 59Hz in RivaTuner. That basically got rid of the stuttering. Then, I forced vsync in the Nvidia control panel and set pre-rendered frames to 1. That's off the top of my head anyways.
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Old March 24, 2013, 09:43 PM
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I agree this is a good game. Boss fights are rubbish though, they play completely differently from the rest of the game, basically a prime example of how NOT to do boss fights, and really have little to do with the story apart from being the guys who attacked you at the beginning.
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Old March 24, 2013, 10:54 PM
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Only downside to this game is that it'll crash quite a bit if you run it on an nvidia graphics card. Had no issues running it on a 7970, the minute I switch to nvidia and it crashes periodically. Oh well!
Funny, just after posting this I had a repeatable CTD. It was the "Lesser Evil" mission. Just before getting to the ball court, the game would freeze and I'd have to Ctrl+Alt+Del to get out of it.

I disabled DX11 then went back in. Got past the point where it would crash then re-enable DX11. It sure didn't like DX9 path though. VERY slow. That is the only bug I've come across so far.
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Old March 24, 2013, 10:56 PM
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If I recall correctly, the first boss fight is won through tactics, not augs. The area you fight him in has everything you need to defeat him. It took me more than a few tries to figure it out.
Yes, but I didn't even have level 1 armor.
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Old March 27, 2013, 06:22 AM
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Might be a driver issue, just find the right one. my 560ti ran it no problems. Yeah it's a good game for sure, just a shame the bosses were outsourced, The Missing Link DLC is better, and it's a standalone app. Should be another thread here on it.
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The Director's Cut version was released today, supposed to fix a bunch of the boss fight stuff. Includes the Missing Link DLC content as well.

If you already own the original, the Director's Cut is only $9.99 on Steam. If you also own The Missing Link, it's only $4.99.
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