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Why does the intel cpu have to be faster than the amd? shouldn't it be the other way around?
    
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Why does the intel cpu have to be faster than the amd? shouldn't it be the other way around?
the only logical explanation is they're compairing P4 to Athlons.
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IMO the only good thing about this game was the story and voice acting.
I guess you're new to the whole videogames thing.

This was the best game I've ever played, and one of the most gorgeous too. DEUS EX was my previously undisputed champion but this dethroned it. If you like to read fiction at all, you'll love this game, as the story is written by a New York Times best selling author who now works for BioWare. The best thing about the game is that you get to chose if you're character is achingly "human," as in he/she is compassionate and puts himself at risk for galactic criticism to make ethical decisions; or you can chose to make him/her a ruthless war-general, or any mix in between. The dialogue options are very often touching, or humorous in their boldness. The whole game feels like you are creating a sci-fi masterpiece and enacting it as you unfold it, it's really quite remarkable.

It's the most dynamic game I've ever played.
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I guess you're new to the whole videogames thing.

This was the best game I've ever played, and one of the most gorgeous too. DEUS EX was my previously undisputed champion but this dethroned it. If you like to read fiction at all, you'll love this game, as the story is written by a New York Times best selling author who now works for BioWare. The best thing about the game is that you get to chose if you're character is achingly "human," as in he/she is compassionate and puts himself at risk for galactic criticism to make ethical decisions; or you can chose to make him/her a ruthless war-general, or any mix in between. The dialogue options are very often touching, or humorous in their boldness. The whole game feels like you are creating a sci-fi masterpiece and enacting it as you unfold it, it's really quite remarkable.

It's the most dynamic game I've ever played.
It's been done before. Mass Effect is awesome, but it's hardly the "groundbreaking" game many reviewers claim it to be. The game industry now suffers from the same faults the movie industry does; now they're recycling old storylines/concepts. It's great for new/young gamers who have yet to experience such concepts in games, but us older guys can see through the smoke and mirrors.
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It's been done before. Mass Effect is awesome, but it's hardly the "groundbreaking" game many reviewers claim it to be. The game industry now suffers from the same faults the movie industry does; now they're recycling old storylines/concepts. It's great for new/young gamers who have yet to experience such concepts in games, but us older guys can see through the smoke and mirrors.
Yea the storyline at its base is in no way unique. I still love the way its presented.

The dialogue in Virmire when you talk to that certain "thing", and when you got to Ilos and talk to the VI, those were some serious holy crap *** moments in terms of storyline.
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I guess you're new to the whole videogames thing.

This was the best game I've ever played, and one of the most gorgeous too. DEUS EX was my previously undisputed champion but this dethroned it. If you like to read fiction at all, you'll love this game, as the story is written by a New York Times best selling author who now works for BioWare. The best thing about the game is that you get to chose if you're character is achingly "human," as in he/she is compassionate and puts himself at risk for galactic criticism to make ethical decisions; or you can chose to make him/her a ruthless war-general, or any mix in between. The dialogue options are very often touching, or humorous in their boldness. The whole game feels like you are creating a sci-fi masterpiece and enacting it as you unfold it, it's really quite remarkable.

It's the most dynamic game I've ever played.
I feel similarly to you, but Mass Effect didn't manage to knock Deus Ex off its throne for me. It did, however, manage to weasel its way into my top five.

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I laugh at consoles.
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Thats it?

Thats all that it requires?
Minimum requirements mean very little. I'm sure the "minimum" for Crysis isn't THAT much higher, yet to play it at its proper detail, with good frame rates, it's still gonna take a decent rig. Heck, even "recommended" specs are pretty useless nowadays. My rig is well above Crysis' recommended specs, yet I get lag in the assault section if I put it on Max Detail.
    
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Originally Posted by Skeegle View Post
I guess you're new to the whole videogames thing.

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It's the most dynamic game I've ever played.
I'm confused how the "achingly human" part is "achingly human". Wouldn't "achingly human" be like consume everything, burn all the trees, get fat, and then kill everything that isn't familiar to you?

*cough*
    
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*Notes that the CPU requirement for AMD < Intel*
    
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