Okay, no introduction for this title. Let me get straight to
the facts and figures. This has got to be the worst gaming experience
I have had during this review. The game is simply not playable
"out of the box". The multiplayer mode is the worst
of the two. Stuttering, choppy game play and screen tearing are
the major blow offs. Despite the high system requirements, even
our P4 system wasn't able put an end to those issues. Regardless
of high scores, all those anomalies were reproduced on the Ti4600,
no matter what game settings we've used.
The game engine used for developing the game is
called Refractor 2. It's a rewritten version of its predecessor.
The graphics aren't bad, but they aren't anything special either.
To be frank, the only two things I liked about this game are its
game play and physics. You will definitely not get bored. The
game engine allows you to use any sort of movable / standing objects:
tanks, jeeps, planes, boats, turrets etc. My favorite part is
riding in the jeep of course :) I like ramming it into walls and
other vehicles. Pretty fun heheh. Sniping isn't very accurate
(at least in the "out of the box" version). As far as
I can tell, the patch fixes the precision.
As we stated in the beginning, the game is choppy,
especially in the multiplayer mode. All I can say is that the
scores aren't adequate to the actual game play. As you apply higher
Antialiasing and Anisotropic filtering modes, the performance
decreases by a great margin to a point where it's actually not
playable. It's not a driver or card related issue. The game stutters
on different set of drivers. A recommended setting for BF1942
would be 1024x768 without any IQ options. Don't forget to patch
it of course.