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We’ve had the first ten hours of the PC version of Deus Ex: Human Revolution on our Steam accounts for a week or so now. We can’t talk about what’s in it or how good it is overall until the 11th (Wednesday next week), but we’ve been given special permission to talk about how it holds up on PC early. Elements of the PC port are being handled externally by Nixxes, and we’ve talked before about whether that’s good news or bad. But now we can actually tell you how it feels.

Runs great at 1920×1200 on my 2.8GHz quad-core Q9550, 4GB RAM, and Radeon 4800. We also tried it on our puniest machine, a dual-core E6750 with 2GB of RAM and an 8800GTS. I’d describe it as functional but not pleasant – averaging around 20fps. That rig can’t run Crysis 2 at more than a slideshow even on its lowest settings, but does run Portal 2 perfectly.
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It sounds great. Although I still wish it wasn't a console port :<
    
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It sounds great. Although I still wish it wasn't a console port :<
Sadly, that is pretty much going to be the case with almost all future games... except perhaps RTS games, since they don't port well due to the controller.
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BF3 is made on the PC first then downscaled to consoles after, I'm hoping Skyrim is the same way as well.

Two things from the article:

1. How does a PC review site have such a ****ty computer? I mean its not that bad by normal standards, but seriously? a 4800? Time for an upgrade...

2. I found this mis-informed quote hilarious:

"How is it a console port when its being developed on the PC from the ground up? A console port is released on consoles and then later released on PC after they have PORTED everything over to work on PC. Something that is made on PC from the ground up isn't a port just because its also released on consoles, especially when they are specifically making certain features for the PC only."

I don't know, the fact that this is a console port, and the limited graphics options that you have I feel like this is a budget purchase for me at this point.
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graphics dont make the game im afraid.
    
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Its a sad day when Deus Ex ends up being ported to PC, glad to hear it runs good however. Im still going to buy it.
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2. I found this mis-informed quote hilarious:

"How is it a console port when its being developed on the PC from the ground up? A console port is released on consoles and then later released on PC after they have PORTED everything over to work on PC. Something that is made on PC from the ground up isn't a port just because its also released on consoles, especially when they are specifically making certain features for the PC only."
Lol... Does this person think that true "console" games are designed and built on consoles?
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I mean aside from the fact it's being ported from consoles (which honestly I don't care about as long as it's done good unlike Bioware but more like Capcom):

What scares me the most about the game is this:
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Elements of the PC port are being handled externally by Nixxes, and we’ve talked before about whether that’s good news or bad. But now we can actually tell you how it feels.
External development ALWAYS fails somehow. I've yet to see a single success from a video game port to ANY system from ANY other system not done by the developers.
Maybe Deus Ex will be the first? I'll be weary.
Edited by OmegaNemesis28 - 5/6/11 at 11:07am
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As a fan of the first deus ex, I'm very pleased with their HUD for the pc version. It keeps the deus ex 1 toolbar, instead of just using an auto hiding AND LARGE EASY TO READ BIG CONSOLE BUTTONS.

The great thing about the interface in deus ex, is that it gave you all the information you needed, was clear, was small so never got in the way and it never disappeared, so you knew what gun or item was in your slot 5.

Then came invisible war. This has a horrid interface, it is far too big, doesn't tell you enough , and is just annoying. For instance, the slots don't have their numbers on them any more, and are bent around, and so I constantly found myself not going into the right slot. I'm really glad they learnt from this.

Shame about how it runs though, it doesn't look as good as portal 2, and yet needs a much better computer. This game might hate dual cores as much as gta4 did.
     
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any game designed to the limitations of their lowest system is a port. Such as this game.

So far early previews have been positive, but if i buy this game, im buying it and pretending its not an DE game.

3rd person views, regenerating health. Insta kills. all i can say is bah.
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