posted on May, 31 2006 @ 08:41 AM
Just a note on the difference in some video cards... memory bitrate is the big one now, I usually make sure people buy the 256bit cards.
So anyway, you're looking for a fun game to test your card on... best out now just to run and marvel over... oblivion for sure.
For gameply I'd have to recommend HL:2, the graphics are very nice, and the puzzles and shooting are awesome without a doubt. The new HL:2 episodes
are coming out soon (First one on June 1st) and I think they support HDR (good graphics stuff, looks amazing on my old 9800xt) HL:2 covers 1st person
shooting, adventure, racing (come on... you ride a hoverboat for an entire level with a shooting helicopter chasing you) but it is a little creepy at
If you like the modern military thing, BF:2 is where it's at. Graphics of course are quite awesome, and you spend most of the time running around
and shooting everyone else. There are vehicles, and I gotta admit it's an awesome time loading all your buddies in a transport helicopter and
Planes, helicopters, tanks, jeeps, dune buggies, transport vehicles, amphibious vehicles, boats. the game has a lot to offer, and when you play on
ranked servers, you can win medals and awards and get new guns.
That's really all I can give you a 100% idea about, since that's what I've been playing as of late. If you just want a shooting game, with fun
monsters and crazy guns with real nice looking visuals, I'd get Serious Sam 2. It's like a funny Doom shooter with an hysterical commentary and
weird stuff to do. It's a blast if you just like Shoot-em-up. Bloody too....