Re: What is the latest game you played and what did you think?
Have to agree that Silverfall sucked.
Currently playing Splinter Cell - Double Agent. The graphics are great, the voice acting top notch, and the physics engine is as ubisoft as they come. You can do virtually anything you can imagine as far as acrobatics go. Hang from the ceiling with a wince, rappel off buildings, climb edges, pipes, railings. You can interrogate people to figure out keycodes or hack computers to override them. You can drop down from ledges and land on guards, knocking them unconscious. The freedom is immense, greater than any of Ubisofts previous games. It's clear that Ubisoft are taking their engine to a new limit of freedom, and it feels good.
As shiny as all of these features are, however, they do not outshine the countless bugs and glitches the game also contains. Think Murphy's Law. I personally had to download an AMD Dual-Core Booster, because the game literally ran in slow motion. Everything was at 50% speed. Unbearable. Others have had to downgrade their DirectX to the first version of 9.0c in order to run it. A few have needed special drivers. It seems, in general, to be pretty badly prepped for release. And the same with sound. After playing for a while, my sound started feedbacking. It would echo until it got super-loud and sounded like a siren. New drivers didn't help, no. I needed special drivers. This is the general norm for the whole game. If you can be bothered to download all the crap you need to run it, it looks and runs pretty decent.
While the singleplayer will provide a few hours of fun, the muiltiplayer probably won't. Unlike the xbox version, the pc version does not feature coop, which is a huge dissappointment. Infact, it barely has any multiplayer modes compared to its xboxian brother. The spies and merc mode is fun, but hopelessly imbalanced. I am not impressed.
On the whole, the game isn't all bad, but won't have you disconnect your phone and shut the shutters.