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IGN reviews Lost Planet: Extreme Condition for PC

Fighting giant aliens in walking tanks is an idea frequently revisited within the science-fiction community. Just look at a large part of popular anime, Starship Troopers, Aliens - there are myriad examples. With games, such an idea seems popular since gamers tend to accept that any semblance of plot, character, or logic can be shoved out the door in favor of flashy graphics and the ability to detonate satisfyingly sizable amount of explosives. Lost Planet adheres to such a notion.

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THWIP3737d ago

"Using a Vista system with 4 GB RAM, a GeForce 8800 768 MB card, and a quad-core processor, we stilll weren't able to fully crank up every setting. On our Windows XP machines with lesser hardware, the game still looks pretty, but the settings have to be turned way down. If you don't have a rig toward the higher end of the mid-range spectrum, you may want to pass on this game."

WOW...how completely insane. Why not just recommend getting a 360 for $400, and playing it on it's LEAD PLATFORM? If you have to spend $1500-$2000+ to enjoy ANY game, or "pass on it" because you can't afford that, something is SERIOUSLY WRONG.

And 5.8 is BS; this reviewer is clearly biased toward pc-centric and pc-exclusive games. IGN gave it an 8.5 for the 360. :o

CrazzyMan3737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

maybe this is because, game can impress x360 users, which don`t have much games compared to PC, but won`t impress pc users, which saw a lot of games on pc. =)

or maybe, great game on x360 = just average game on pc... :)
anyway, 1up also gave low score for this game.

power of Green 3737d ago

" gamers tend to accept that any semblance of plot, character, or logic can be shoved out the door in favor of flashy graphics and the ability to detonate satisfyingly sizable amount of explosives".

Everybody i talk to in lobbies(alot of people) just think the game's fun(Huge with casual gamers, family fun and gamers of all ages), alot of team based gameplay is being realized in LP actually it has to be people are so good you need stradigy and good communication to be successful. People see the flashy graphics but long sence forgoten about it as the reason this game first appealed to them. lol

power of Green 3737d ago

This game should not have been made for the PC its a console game by nature.

djt233737d ago

"Using a Vista system with 4 GB RAM, a GeForce 8800 768 MB card, and a quad-core processor, we stilll weren't able to fully crank up every setting. On our Windows XP machines with lesser hardware, the game still looks pretty, but the settings have to be turned way down. If you don't have a rig toward the higher end of the mid-range spectrum, you may want to pass on this game."
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I could never play that game on my laptop or cp
"4 GB RAM, a GeForce 8800 768 MB card",WOWOW the game make my laptop and comupter look like crap

PS360PCROCKS3737d ago

ARE YOU KIDDING ME!?!?!?!

""Using a Vista system with 4 GB RAM, a GeForce 8800 768 MB card, and a quad-core processor, we stilll weren't able to fully crank up every setting. On our Windows XP machines with lesser hardware, the game still looks pretty, but the settings have to be turned way down. If you don't have a rig toward the higher end of the mid-range spectrum, you may want to pass on this game."

GeForce 8800 - $741.44
http://www.antonline.com/p_...

Intel Quad Core - 1,112.98
http://www.directron.com/bx...

New motherboard for Quad Core - $227.97
http://www.keenzo.com/showp...

Two new 2 GB DDR2-1200 memory 525x2= 1,050 <<---I would splurge for the memory on this one.

and I can't find the new heatsink/fan/whatever for the quad core so i am just using $60.

Grand Total - $3192.39 ok so let's see maybe I am wrong and their are other deals to get some of this a lil cheaper (I am not a PC gamer) I just googled everything and took the lowest price. Anyways the point here is that for $3200 I can play Lost Planet at ALMOST it's full potential? Or I can spend $460 for a 360 and a copy of the game and not worry about adjusting any settings and it looks nearly as good. Hmm this is such a hard thing to decide on...Oh and the kicker is $3200 is not even good enough to play Lost Planet, how do you plan on running crysis? Some of ya'll are INSANE!

Counter_ACT3737d ago

Ive got an nVidia 8800 with a Intel Core 2 Duo (Dont know the specifics) but I havent run into a game I cant play on full yet. EXCEPT the Lost Planet demo. I got my new PC a few weeks ago and I was a bit pissed off that the demo lagged a bit on full. Obviously I put it down to bad coding. :P but it looks like its just very demanding.

Charlie26883737d ago

mmm...it seem you dont know where to buy PC parts dont you?

Intel Quad Core $559
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

Motherboard $169
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

GeForce 8800 Ultra $669
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

2GBs of eXtreme performace dual channel RAM $139 x2 = $278
http://www.newegg.com/Produ...

a grand total of $1675

Its pretty decent money for a VERY high end PC

No wonder people get the bad impressions from PC gamers when people go and blindly buy overpriced parts

if you think of upgrading your PC visit newegg its so cheap its a steal (and for even new stuff and they sometimes throw free stuff)

PS360PCROCKS3737d ago

"ok so let's see maybe I am wrong and their are other deals to get some of this a lil cheaper (I am not a PC gamer) I just googled everything and took the lowest price."

That was my disclaimer...when I was done I even asked myself why I didn't visit newegg, lol...But $1675 to me is insane to play some games. Especially since with these parts you cant run LP in full which means you wont be able to play the myriad of high tech games coming up late 2007 and 2008 for PC without more money spent. Your right though on the pricing, but the memory I added was DDR2 1200 not 800, the 1200 is new and insanely expensive.

Charlie26883737d ago (Edited 3737d ago )

I think LO for the PC was poorly optimized like for example FEAR and FEAR exp, my current PC runs FEAR with all in high and smooth like silk but the expansion that doesn't really add much graphical burden hardly ran on my PC since it was VERY poorly optimized, I think we have the same example here, next gen PC games like Crysis, Haze and UT3 should run with all in ultra high with that one (or maybe the LP engine was no built properly for PCs?)

I own a 360 and it is currently replacing my PC for most multiplat games since my PC has fallen a little behind but I am upgrading my PC for around 800 bucks to be high end (not as this one but close, the new quad core REALLY elevates the price)

here have a bubble for having to deal with old crazy Charlie :P

Edit: FIRESTARTER89 has a VERY good point maybe the extreme resolution presented problems and the DX10 Nvidia drivers are not at their best right now

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