This game is pretty cool.
Basically, from what I've played so far, your Russian ship has crashed and your trapped somewhere in the arctic where some ancient tribal evil spirits are killing people and turning them into zombies bastards. When a body is found, you can relive their last moments and try to save their lives. Somehow completing what they couldn't saves their soul. Any form of heat is your friend. When you find a fire, light, or anything that produces heat, you can regain health and stamina. I have played for a little over an hour, and it plays like a low-budget horror flick. Quite fun!
The only thing really craptastic is that Nvidia card users are the only gamers that can enjoy this title because its very PhysX
heavy. The physics effects are pretty sweet and the water just looks real. It would be better if ATi cards could play it too
. If only ATi used PhysX
as well. I've always thought of PhysX
as a non issue before but this is the first game I have played where it seemed that if the PhysX
was taken out, then the game would actually suffer because it helps so much in presenting the stmosphere and movie like feel.
In the benchmark for the game my rig didn't drop below 70fps but in-game is another story. With the i7 @ 3.6Ghz, SLI GTX 260s and a 8800GT on Physx it doesnt drop below 60fps Totally Maxxed at 1360x768(720p). Very playable.--(running at SM4.0 not 3.0 as shown in screenshot)
Edited by kkbob33 - 8/31/09 at 1:44pm