There's nothing more frustrating than installing a much-anticipated game only to find out that there's absolutely no way it will play on your PC without a hardware upgrade. Nothing, that is, except finding that it does run, but only with framerates in single figures and all graphics settings set to low.
Do you soldier on, knowing that you are in no way experiencing the developer's vision? Or do you regretfully put the disc to one side until you can afford a better PC? One thing's for sure: the minimum system specs on the boxes of games are a misleading, meaningless mess.