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#1 11 years ago

I didn't even pay for this game (it came free with my 8800 GTX) and I can say it wasn't even worth my time to take it out of the CD envelope and install it. whoever decided to rush the game to get it out before christmas should be cock punched. and I hope they read this and see that every customer that has come into my store has been purposely turned away from this game by me or my associates. Honestly I'm pondering taking them off the shelf and sending them back marked as deffective. It's utterly rediculous. Just because of the ammount of problems it has. I can't count how many times I've gotten the blue screen, on brand new systems (that's right, plural) while playing this game.

This is a warning to those that either haven't bought it or haven't opened the package yet.

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#2 11 years ago

Ok mr... I never had any problems with this game. Maybe the problem is at your end? I think so.




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#3 11 years ago

have you tried the latest patches? i my self have had no problems with the game but it would seem you didn't give the game a fair chance, try downloading the latest patch, try playing and Then make up your mind i myself love it! iv played it through once as a swordman and i am making a start on playing through as a mage :) .




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#4 11 years ago

Did you ever consider that perhaps as you got this free you didn't ever intentionally want it? Perhaps this isn't the genre for you. Medievil and all. I mean, I never play the games that I got free with my rig because they aren't my thing.

A little arrogant of you to think that it doesn't work for anyone at all. I've never had any issues with it either.




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#5 11 years ago

i also never had any problems :P your just a noob :P (hmpf okay :( im just jealous becouse your kick-ass vid-card :P)




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#6 11 years ago

dieachtung;3460687I didn't even pay for this game (it came free with my 8800 GTX) and I can say it wasn't even worth my time to take it out of the CD envelope and install it. whoever decided to rush the game to get it out before christmas should be cock punched. and I hope they read this and see that every customer that has come into my store has been purposely turned away from this game by me or my associates. Honestly I'm pondering taking them off the shelf and sending them back marked as deffective. It's utterly rediculous. Just because of the ammount of problems it has. I can't count how many times I've gotten the blue screen, on brand new systems (that's right, plural) while playing this game.

This is a warning to those that either haven't bought it or haven't opened the package yet.

:0wned::mihailhatesu:

Send me the dvd by mail, I'll be happy to try it out on my computer, and I'll tell you if it works or not :)




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#7 11 years ago

works just fine for me, great game too.I have a 6800 GT OC, once texture detail is set to medium (there is little to no difference between medium and High, except for performance) it's butter, never crashed once for me.




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#8 11 years ago

I got the exact same grapichs card than you, but i havent had any problems with this game , perhaps you should check if your grapichs card fan is connected. lol




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#9 11 years ago

Sorry to say folks, but the OP does have a very good message. I did not go out and buy this game when it came out, but after it did I was glad I did after reading too many reviews pointing out how buggy this game is. Afterwards taking a look at UBISofts tech support forum gave me a pretty good idea that there were serious issues with this game. Then to make a long story short, a friend's co-worker gave me his DVD, apparently he was never able to get it running and at this point is just too angry to bother trying anymore. So this weekend I installed the game and loaded it up, and surprise surprise...it crashed. Having a general idea of what many were complaining about I took a shot and tried my own fixes. The first did not work, but the second did. So I got the game loaded and running, except it crashes periodically. At this point I can not get more than 20 minutes of gameplay. I have to say this is nor only a pretty poor product, but is almost unexcusable that it is still selling. Most companies proper method of dealing with a problem like this would be to pull the product temporarily until issues are resolved.

But game companies do not need to do this, and why? Because the general purchasing population of gamers are basically ignorant children that just do not know any better. Sadly this is just another in a long list of games that are released that should never have been. Anyone remember Daikatana or M.A.X. 2? M.A.X.2 by the way was a game that was virtually unplayable, yet do a search and you will find you can still purchase it! Freakin unbelievable.

So my advice is this, take what we have to say with a grain of salt, fine. But before buying any game, do the research. Read the reviews, visit different gaming forums and read what others have to say. And do not rush out to buy any game on the first day of release. If people would be better informed consumers then game companies would not continue to release games long before they are ready for release. Fact is time is money and the sooner they can get games out the door the better it is for them financially. And sadly as has been seen way too many times, game companies WILL release a game even when they know it has significant problems that can not be resolved, they just figure that even poor sales and poor reviews will be better than just scrapping it all together.




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#10 11 years ago

sbn;3488909Sorry to say folks, but the OP does have a very good message. I did not go out and buy this game when it came out, but after it did I was glad I did after reading too many reviews pointing out how buggy this game is. Afterwards taking a look at UBISofts tech support forum gave me a pretty good idea that there were serious issues with this game. Then to make a long story short, a friend's co-worker gave me his DVD, apparently he was never able to get it running and at this point is just too angry to bother trying anymore. So this weekend I installed the game and loaded it up, and surprise surprise...it crashed. Having a general idea of what many were complaining about I took a shot and tried my own fixes. The first did not work, but the second did. So I got the game loaded and running, except it crashes periodically. At this point I can not get more than 20 minutes of gameplay. I have to say this is nor only a pretty poor product, but is almost unexcusable that it is still selling. Most companies proper method of dealing with a problem like this would be to pull the product temporarily until issues are resolved.[/quote]

Well firstly, your basis that the game is totally flawed from simply looking at how many posts there were in the Tech Support thread is poorly based. Who the heck posts in a tech support forum who doesn't need help? The couple hundred posts in there are not respective of the THOUSANDS of players who get it to work and never say a thing. I can't help but get over how that's a really poor way to base if the game is any good or not. Secondly, reviewers aren't always right. Nor are they always wrong...

I am not saying that this game is lacking in bugs by any means, nor am I saying that it should be this way. The fact that "no-one should ever buy this game, ever" is a really stupid and single minded thing to say. Fine, so it didn't work for you. Tough luck. I've had games not work for me for no reason in the past and this is just one of those issues. Most of the time it's a driver issue or something to do with that.

sbn;3488909 But game companies do not need to do this, and why? Because the general purchasing population of gamers are basically ignorant children that just do not know any better. Sadly this is just another in a long list of games that are released that should never have been. Anyone remember Daikatana or M.A.X. 2? M.A.X.2 by the way was a game that was virtually unplayable, yet do a search and you will find you can still purchase it! Freakin unbelievable.

That's a nice way of saying the general gaming population is full of idiots which really isn't a nice, or smart, thing to say on a public board for the purpose of the general gaming population...

Game companies unfortunatly DO need to do it. If they had things there way it would never be released. Publishers (i.e Ubisoft) set deadlines. This game was rushed for the christmas deadline and it's unfortunate that good developing was the sacrifice for this. If you are to blame anyone blame the publishers. The statement that "this game should never have been released" just isn't true. Admittedly it could have used some more developing time. I bet if you were to ask the developers they'd agree that they were put under alot of pressure to get it released on time.

And do you want to know a nice beautiful little reason WHY games that, as you put it (which I disagree with) are "virtually unplayable" are still on the shelves today? Ever hear of a little thing called patches? In the majority of examples of games produced by proffessional companies, if it's broken, it can be fixed. That is what Publishers rely on. The fact that whatevers broken when they rush it to release they can get patches thrown out to fix it. Having never played M.A.X 2, even after a brief google search I managed to find pleanty of Patch links. Games can be fixed.

[quote=sbn;3488909] So my advice is this, take what we have to say with a grain of salt, fine. But before buying any game, do the research. Read the reviews, visit different gaming forums and read what others have to say. And do not rush out to buy any game on the first day of release. If people would be better informed consumers then game companies would not continue to release games long before they are ready for release. Fact is time is money and the sooner they can get games out the door the better it is for them financially. And sadly as has been seen way too many times, game companies WILL release a game even when they know it has significant problems that can not be resolved, they just figure that even poor sales and poor reviews will be better than just scrapping it all together.

Developers will release games when they are incomplete (or atleast still buggy) as you say, when the Publishers tell them to. Theres none of this "They're knowingly trying to decieve us" rubbish.

I know for a fact that on the release date, the Developers (note not the publishers who take very little responsibility for all of this despite it being mostly their fault) were as shocked as we were that it didn't work for as many people as it didnt. I can now affirm that it's a hardware/software configuration problem. They didn't have enough time to test it on a large enough range of machines due to, you guessed it, publisher pressure. So therefore as far as they were concerned, it worked on every machine they had tried and worked flawlessly. You cannot blame the developers of the game, nor can you say that this game isn't fantastic, because the publishers pushed the release date and thus shortened the amount of testing that could be done.