Friday, April 4, 2008

Warhammer 40K: Dawn of War 2 (Official Announcement - Part II)

...but one of my favorite attributes of the average PC strategy game is its modest system requirements. As a gamer on a budget, it’s been a constant struggle over the years to get a solid 30 FPS out of the latest shooters – from Quake 1 to Crysis – without having to make severe compromises in visual quality. But no matter the computer, no matter the game, I have never had a problem running a strategy game until Company of Heroes.

No, don’t get me wrong – I’m not bitching just because my computer can’t run Company of Heroes well. I made several budgetary compromises when buying the parts for my current computer in 2006, and you get what you pay for. But I firmly believe that games like Company of Heroes and Crysis, which gamers have had difficulty running well on hardware that isn’t even a year old, are one of the chief reasons that people – including myself – are turning away from PC gaming.

Let’s face it: as good a game as Starcraft is, part of the reason it’s still incredibly popular today is that it requires the computational power of an abacus and several rubber bands to run flawlessly...

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