Middle-Earth: Shadow of Mordor Discussion
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I have 12 GB ram with i7 cpu X990 @ 3.47 GHz
and 2GB DDR5 VRAM.
Not a Super Gamer Desktop, but I hope I can play the game at a good quality video setting.
I am still gonna try out high, but else it's not worse than going one below that, because requirements for high, should be pretty quality even on medium
I believe you are slightly misinformed or have been slightly misled. None of the reviews were for the PC title.
In fact there has been some controversy regarding review copies for the PC. Almost all PC review copies were only given out as brand deals, meaning that in order to publish the review, the reviewer would not be able to show things like bugs, or express negative opinions about the game and they are PAID for this "service."
Why would a company allowing their game to be reviewed before its release date inspire confidence?
It is pretty standard practice to send out review copies ahead of release date, and while most of the time these are held by an NDA until release date, reviewers can sometimes offer impressions of the game. It is nice they let some console NDAs go out before the actual game release, but this time around, they seemed to have tainted the PC market reviews.
Usually, when a company withholds review copies, it is so the game can sell before people have a chance to put out legitemat reviews. This seems to be the majority of cases for PC review copies of Shadows of Mordor from what I understand.
It seems like a pretty stupid move, because the game looks pretty great and seems to run very solid. The way they handled PC reviews seems to be a major screw.
I would check out TotalBiscuit's take on the issue (on YouTube) for a more informed opinion on the matter if you actually want to know more, as my quick two cents may not be 100% accurate.
OS Win 7 Ultimate
i7-3960X CPU @ 3.30GHz
16 gig ram
AMD Radeon 7900 Series, 3 vram
I let the game auto config best settings and I am very pleased
with the game's performance.
Under advanced settings it preset Mesh Quality, Shadow Quality,
Texture Filtering, Vegetation Range on Ultra.
Presets for Lighting Quality, Ambient Occlusion, Texture Quality
is set to High. All other options are checked.
VSnyc is off, game runs very smooth at steady 71 fps, fps is set to unlimited.
Pretty confident even ppl with less powered pcs can trust the game to pick presets that actually let the game run smoothly.
Btw, game rocks eh? Nice buy.
[Edited by ae_LON, 10/1/2014 11:55:31 AM]
1) Yes streamers were offered paid brand deals. however they were NOT restricted in what they showed or talked about. They could spend the entire time bad mouthing the game if they wanted.
2) None paid deal pc review copies were sent to people who aren't streamers.
The idea being the paid deals were to be don'e over a week, showing the entire game and the different modes. since this was taking them away from their other content they were paid by WB.
As for TB's take on it, he needs to stop being a hypocritical ****. Oh no, paid deals are unethical, despite have 2 paid deals on the go at the moment, and having been involved in 2 of the bigest paid deals of the past decade. Planetside 2 and Pacific Rim
[Edited by Stormsguard, 10/1/2014 12:20:11 PM]
BUT, You are missing the point. There were no PC reviews available before the embargo date without being tainted by money exchanging hands, or none that I could find, and I've already spent enough time trying to be helpful.
I'm not an expert, I was just trying to offer a word of warning, so I'm not claiming to know exactly what's going on, but from the information I was able to find:
1) Other than TotalBiscuit explicitly saying the brand deal with YouTuber's included some kind of clause about showing glitches and some kind of restrictions regarding negative comments I was unable to find anybody showing the terms of the agreement, so if you have a source, please let us know. I assume, since he was offered the deal, he knows what the terms were.
2) True, because no PC review copies were sent to anyone!
Offer whatever justification you want for the brand deals, the initial problem still stands, PC reviewers weren't given a chance to properly review the game before the embargo date, and this creates problems for us, the consumer, and creates community backlash that wouldn't have otherwise existed.
The issue isn't with brand deals, it is with the practice of replacing legitimate critique with brand deals, and injecting money and incentive into the equation that muddies the waters.
TB can defend himself with regards to criticisms of his own paid deals. I don't know why Pacific Rim is relevant in any way to the discussion, it wasn't a video game, or a review, or a preview. The Planetside videos are clearly meant for promotional and entertainment purposes, even branding themselves as propaganda, and he seems to make a genuine effort to try and inform people when they are watching paid promotional material. I don't understand the hate, but love him, hate him, he is one of the more transparent critics I've come across and offers a lot of helpful, factual, information.
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