Pros This review is for the PC version. The game has a wonderful story and I recommend those who have a console system get the game. They will get their money's worth of entertainment. PC gamers should avoid this game like the plague.
Cons The PC version of this game is a horrible console port. No mouse cursor in menus (First big warning sign), no video options (prepare for frame rate drops) and a sloppy control scheme. You will spend more time fighting the interface than the enemies
Summary What could have been an awesome game is an exercise in frustration. A mouse and keyboard are supposed to be MORE precise than a game pad. All that was done in this console port was...
1. Bind the WSAD keys to the left analog stick.
2. Bind the mouse to the right analog stick.
3. Call it a day.
The left analog stick normally controls movement. With only four keys, you can no longer 'turn slightly to the left' and will frequently jump around when you just wanted to turn. This console port is about as bad as the port of Resident Evil 4, which had zero mouse support and tried to use a keyboard to replace two analog sticks.
Microsoft recently scrapped a project that would let PC gamers and XBOX gamers play games against each other. They scrapped it because the mediocre skilled PC gamers with their mice controllers were decimating the console gamers.
Bottom line: The PC version, unless you have an Xbox 360 controller, is a waste of money.
Pros Had no issuses until I got above 4x AA. After that framerate went to hell. Looks good running athlon II x64 630 quad core and nvidea gtx 260 overclocked only to 621mhz.stock is 575 Keep in mind this requires a dual core and recomends a geforce 8600.
Cons Its a beast and you need a beast to run it. people want to run full resolution with 16xq aa on a buget pc and expt good fr. Im about 1100 in to my pc.200 or so since i got a pkg...is into the 1080p 22 inch mon and it looks and runs great with min aa
Summary Good game if you have a good pc
Pros Fortunately the uninstaller is about the only thing that does work.
Cons 26 GB program. Even on top end gaming system super slow when it does run.
Summary Vivid visuals and cutscenes, phenomal game trailers left you expecting a great game, not one you cannot even get to run. Tested on 4 different systems from middle of the road to top end gaming rig. Result was the same on every one.
Crashes and bugs:
Crash on install, crash on startup, get to menu screen and no menu bug, crash on save, crash on titles, freezes entire screen goes to white, audio stuttering bug, no audio, poor controls, maximum frame rate locked by program, memory leak that drops frame rate to 1 every 10 seconds when it does run. Current patch is 1.2 and the game crashed more after installing it.